Visit a petting farm in the middle of the woods just beyond Manresa. Especially fun for little ones, the Granja in the village of Navàs has plenty to keep you occupied for the day.
In the animal zone, kids can meet the birds of prey, feed some of the farm yard regulars and ride a pony. At the Toca Toca sessions, children can handle the farm’s smaller residents and, if they dare, the more exotic creatures. The farm is also home to wild animals – hedgehogs, racoons and emus. Read about the animals here
Bring a picnic or purchase the catering pack for 10€. You can also enjoy a hot meal at one of the restaurants in the nearby village (10% off if book through the farm). Choose from a set menu or barbecue option (12 or more people) with kids’ menus available.
In the afternoon head to the games area for treasure hunts and workshops. The Granja organises special seasonal events and can host your children’s birthday party.
If you fancy stopping overnight, stay at the nearby Alberg de Castelladral or Masia la Plana, (prices range from 25 Euros Bed & Breakfast for an adult and 19€ for a child) with a choice of half and full board options.
Opening times: Weekends and holidays from 11am (arrive at 10.45am).
Visits last 2 hours accompanied by a guide. Price €9.50; €7.50 child (2-12 yrs).
Games from 3pm-5pm: €7.00 & pony rides: €3.00.
By Car: C-16 towards Berga. Exit 71 Navàs Sud. At village entrance turn left El Mujal. Can is 300 metre on right hand side.
By Bus from Barcelona: ALSA bus no. 11-13 from Ronda Universitat at 9.30am arriving 10.51am. Pre book taxi to take you 4km to farm. Return transport leaves Navàs bus station at 6.04pm.
Full information and reservations at the website: http://www.granjanatura.com