It was sunshine and smiles all round when the Cowbridge (Gateway) Monday Club went on their annual summer mystery trip on June 19.
This year, they headed west to Folly Farm, near Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire.
On arrival, the Cwtch coffee house was the first stop for most, before heading to the Jolly Barn with its various farmyard animals and those brave enough were able to milk the cows. There was a ‘double take’ before realising they were only life-sized models.
Next, it was all aboard the land train for a ride to the outskirts of the farm, passing donkeys, Shetland ponies, various breeds of sheep, goats, red deer and llamas. Those who were interested visited the piggery.
After a break in the shade, the group headed to the zoo where interesting animals, including lions, giraffes and penguins were enjoying the sunshine.
After ice cream and a visit to the gift shop, it was back to Bancyfelin for an evening meal. A lone red kite welcomed everyone, performing an aerial display.
Thanks to Sarah McFarland who handed out loom bracelets she had made earlier to all the ladies and to everyone who made the trip possible.
A warm invitation is extended to anyone over 16 years old with learning disabilities to join the group on the second Monday of every month for an evening of fun and fellowship in the United Free Church Hall, Broadshoard, Cowbridge from 7.30pm to 9pm.
For further information, contact president Betty on 01446 773373, treasurer Sue on 01446 772788 or secretary Ann on 01446 781309.