Multi-purpose family fruit farm with a popular local-food café plus a host of imaginative activities for kids of all ages.
Muddy Boots has grown from a simple roadside tent selling soft fruit to one of Fife’s most popular destinations for family days out and sourcing locally grown produce. The family-run grounds are home to one of the best value-for-money play parks around – complete with inflatable pillow, ride-on tractors and plenty of friendly farm animals in the adjacent field. Not only that, its Seasons Café, which overlooks the under-7s play area, can certainly hold its own when it comes to good, wholesome food. With chunky pine tables and huge logs crackling in a central glass fireplace, its menu offers a range of home baking, freshly made soups and seasonal specials all made with good ingredients – many straight from the farm. Light bites, from burgers and paninis to filled croissants and toasties, which are also available on the children’s menu, are a mainstay alongside morning rolls filled with Puddledub sausages and bacon. You’ll find the likes of home-made lasagne on the daily specials board and there’s also a gluten-free menu to choose from.
- High point: Good selection of breakfast and lunch options
- Low point: Limited selection of readily available condiments and accompanying sauces
A family-run farm which has developed its range of activities to thoroughly deserve the ‘fun day out for all the family’ tag, Muddy Boots boasts a soft play barn, a jumping pillow, grass sledging, zorbing and pottery painting amongst its activities for kids of all ages. Yet, despite being incredibly child-friendly on and off the menu, the wood-burning stove centred café appeals to those with a more grown-up appreciation of food, blending heartiness with a locally sourced (often from the farm itself) sense of quality in its range of soups, sandwiches, salads and specials. Burgers and sausages are from Puddledub farm, while Muddy Boots’ own home-baked cakes are a destination item in their own right.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Capacity: 114
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2008
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