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Address: Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
Phone Number: +44 1268 290229
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Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with...

Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with excitement there's so much to do whatever the weather. Say hello to farmyard friends big and small, meet birds of prey, handle reptiles, run wild in the indoor play, jump aboard the tractor & trailer ride and miniature train and join in changing daily activities.

The Farm Park is now also home to the South East's largest reptile display collection with the permanent Reptile House from Snakes Alive. Explore over 50 enclosures bursting with snakes, lizards, tortoises, amphibians, mini-beasts and more plus enjoy interactive reptile experiences where you might end up holding a huge Burmese python or a monitor lizard!

With the indoor animal barn you can get close to the farmyard animals and cuddly creatures and join in hands on activities including animal bottle feeding every day! Also undercover is an indoor sand pit, ball blasting arena and toddler inflatable as well as the Indoor Play Barn packed with soft play adventures.

Daily timetabled activities in the farm park vary and can include bird of prey flying shows, hand-on reptile session, hilarious 'Lamb National' sheep racing, goat grooming, petting cute guinea pigs and bunnies and more. There are bumpy tractor and trailer rides and even a miniature train. Plus you'll find extra special events every school holiday including babies galore at Easter and spooky happenings for Halloween.

On sunny days head to the outdoor adventure areas complete with an enormous jumping pillow, zip wire, climbs and slides to explore. There are go karts to race and children can grab a welly and challenge their parents at Crazy Farmers Croquet. Little ones can take to mini tractors and didicars to transport themselves around the farm park! Interested in the history of farming? Head to the Discovery Barn to see vintage tractors, machines and interactive exhibits.

Next to Barleylands Farm Park, you'll also discover Barleylands Craft Village. A great place for unusual handmade gifts and seeing crafter in action it also hosts bi-monthly farmers markets, and boasts an Italian cafe and an a la carte restaurant. Plus annually the site transforms into the Essex Country Show.

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Family day out

With a combination of animal interactions and fun playgrounds Barleyland is an excellent and fairly cost effective day out. My six year old daughter really enjoyed feeding the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the tiptree cafe and pottery barn. I thought the cafe was a bit over priced the cream tea scones were a bit over done But for 4 of us having different thing just over £20. Then went to the pottery barn The kids loved it But pricey but something different and I would go back Helpful staff.

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Thank peter36
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to Barleylands and we hope to see you again soon. Merry Christmas! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Family visit on a Saturday 4 Dec, my two girls 8 and 6 were visiting pottery barn with their mum, I was left to look after our 2 year old daughter. I thought a visit to the farm for 30mins would be keep her occupied...... the cost of this was £22 for 1 adult and a 2 year old, so... More 

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Thank BrentwoodFamily
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We sympathise with your point of view and agree that half an hour is not long enough to enjoy the Farm Park to the fullest and everything we have to offer. We’re delighted that your daughters had so much fun in the Pottery Barn and you enjoyed visiting The Village. Barleylands Farm Park makes a... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots to do and lots to see. Spent ages in the many shops and had a lovely lunch in the Tiptree Tea Rooms

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Thank Julia F
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a great time at Barleylands. There's lots to do both indoors and outdoors. It's great to see you enjoyed The Village and in particular The Tiptree Tea Room. We hope to see you again soon. More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

With a combination of animal interactions and fun playgrounds Barleyland is an excellent and fairly cost effective day out. My six year old daughter really enjoyed feeding the lambs and handling the snake as well as jumping on the bouncy pillow and, most of all, the air gun room (which daddy and grandad also enjoyed a lot.....). The farm is... More 

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Thank pcotter34
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for recommending us as a good day out. We're really pleased your daughter enjoyed feeding the lambs and was brave enough to handle one of our slithery snakes. It's great your family enjoyed our cannon ball shoot out too. We have recently opened our new Tiptree Tearooms and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Well I can't fault the effort put in to make this evening a really spectacular fright night. My kids aged 4 and 9 both totally loved it. Perfectly pitched and plenty to do. I will return again next year. Only thing I would of liked to of seen would be maybe a hog roast. Well done to all the staff... More 

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Thank Hayleyflower
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a five star review. We're really pleased you and your children enjoyed Spooky Nights and found there was plenty to do. We will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to our staff. We hope you will visit us again this Christmas to see Santa and his elves in our festive grotto. We look... More 

Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Surprising whats on offer at this attraction.Shops.Various workshops ,cafes distractions et al.Busy most times,parking (free).You can have a fun day here,especially when there is something good going on .

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Thank Jeffrey S
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Barleylands and had time to visit The Village too. We hope you managed to see our daily events like the Snakes Alive Interactive Reptile Talk or our Birds of Prey display during your time with us, as these run all week. To... More 

Plouguenast, Brittany, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have had several great days out at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village and our kids and grandchildren love going there. It is a very reasonably priced day out and the children can have up close and personal interactions with the animals. There are little ride on Tractors and Scoobys (don't know if that's what they are actually called but,... More 

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review. We are really pleased you and your grandchildren enjoyed your time at Barleylands, we always recommend visiting our website to save on your ticket price! We try hard to make sure there is lots to keep little ones entertained at Barleylands whatever the weather, so we're really glad you found lots to do.... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great for very small children. But, the Imperial birds of prey accamdemy & the snakes are fantastic.

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Thank darrenmoore2016
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Whilst there's lots to keep little ones entertained within the farm park, there is lots for older children too including our bouncy Jumping Pillow, Tractor and Trailer Rides and the opportunity to feed our farm animals. It's great you enjoyed seeing our Birds of Prey and visited our Snakes Alive... More 

Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Chris Philpot and his family welcomed us and took us on a tour of the various units, from glass blowing to embroidery. We then had a fantastic Afternoon Cream Tea in the Tiptree Tea Room, complete with a glass of Prosecco. We were made to feel very special, the food was very scrummy and plenty of it, we were even... More 

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Thank evalynda66
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are really pleased your enjoyed our special WI cream tea and crafts afternoon, including a tasty Tiptree cream tea and guided tour around The Village. The studios in The Village have lots of events and craft taster days scheduled throughout the year so we recommend following The Village Facebook page to keep... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ok but lots of goats and sheep and not much in the way of other farm animals or insight as to why you'd find these animals on a working farm. Reptile house was fun and some staff knowledgeable others a bit non plused. The adventure play areas were good and 5 and 8 year old's really enjoyed them. Just fund... More 

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the Snakes Alive Reptile House and adventure play areas but disappointed you found us a bit overpriced. We are one of the few farm parks in the region to offer a family ticket, however, to save even more off ticket prices recommend you buy online to save a... More 

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