Under 5s Play Areas loved by kids and parents

Posted on April 20th, 2018

Sometimes I forget just how much we have at Coombe Mill. We are always building and developing, if not a holiday lodge or cottage then a new play area or activity for children to enjoy. Whether it is outdoor play or indoor play, structured or free play we have it covered so that being on holiday doesn’t mean always needing to go out for the day to keep everyone entertained.  It was one of those ‘fill in’ sorts of days on the farm for my kids before their little cousins headed home. With a long car journey ahead playing on the farm in our specially built under 5s play areas was the sensible option.

Under 5's Play Areas Loved By Kids and Parents

Cars, bikes and scooters go beep beep!

Clio and Guy caught up with their cousins and their dog in the little ride on play area while their parents packed the car. This is a lovely fully fenced and gated play area especially for children under 5 – and their carers! I love watching the cousins together, despite the age gap it is a lovely bond they are developing.

Cousins Together in the ride on play area at Coombe Mill

I think my own kids were quite exhausted with their little cousins constant requests to be pushed, pulled, watch this and watch that and follow them on equipment they had long since outgrown .

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Seeing the joy in the little ones faces reminded me of the hours I spent with my children playing in this same space; I remember it as a blissful hour to enjoy a hot drink and sit back to watch them play. The chippings have been replaced by tarmac since then which is much easier for the ride on toys. The little play house seen below is now in the chicken field, currently housing the start of a spring goose nest.  and Farmer Nick has built a new bigger play house in the Play area.

Ride on Play area at Coombe Mill 12 years ago

Back to the here and now and the new play house built by Farmer Nick is in the middle of this under 5’s play area  has steps to climb up and a lovely space to play. There is handy storage underneath for the ride on toys to keep them dry. 

Play House in the Ride on Play Area at Coombe Mill Holidays

Finally tired out by his cousins, Guy thought he could kill two birds with one stone and get the dog to pull the Little Tikes car around. Needless to say the children much preferred Guy on the job as the dog soon went the wrong way!

Dog pulling little tikes car

Under 5’s Play barn

I think the little ones would have happily stayed riding round but my own were keen to move on and took them across the path to the play barn. Again this is gated and just for children below the age of 5 with plenty of space for adults to sit and watch, or in the case of my kids, chase them round and round.

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From ball pit to slide and back again they went, tumbling over and under obstacles. The laughs and squeals were quite infectious.

By the time it came to hop into their car seats these two were ready for a good kip on the long ride home.

Under 5s Play Areas loved by kids and parents

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