If you’re looking for somewhere fuss free but with a stunning location and somewhere the kids will be entertained then Fernygrove Farm café is ideal.
A small café located on the site of Fernygrove and Hornbuckle farm that offers breakfast and lunch options and is kid friendly. From cakes to cooked breakfasts, everything is homemade and made fresh and you can really taste the difference.
Situated off Hawthorn Hill in Warfield between Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot and Bracknell, the farm covers over 600 acres and also has an onsite farm shop selling local produce.
The indoor part of the café has a large airy seating area with views of the calm surrounding fields.
The outside area offers comfortable seating with a mixture of picnic tables and rattan seating. The tables are positioned close towards the café which then allows for an extremely spacious grassed play area for children.
There is a small sand pit on offer, along with a wooden play trail and my sons favourite, a wooden play tractor. There are also some chickens in a nearby enclosed pen which brings much enjoyment to many visitors. The countryside surroundings really make this a beautiful hidden treasure.
The space is all enclosed so is a perfect space to sit and observe from a short distance while the children run wild, exploring the open area. My boys love having that independence to explore but knowing they are in still in my eyesight.
The café was clean, with friendly staff enforcing covid restrictions. There was a que when we arrived but we were seated quite quickly.
Refreshingly, Fernygrove Farm café does not require booking. Its opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 9am-3pm. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Each year they have a stunning Fernygrove bluebell walk open on the perimeter of one of their fields. They charge a small fee for this and donate the funds to charity. Unfortunately with covid restrictions it wasn’t been possible the last two years but it proves to be very popular so be sure to pop it in your diary for early spring.
Be sure to look out for the pigs on the drive in.