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Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

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Address: Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 290229
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Santa day

We booked to see Santa at 11.30 my sister in law was 11.20 but they were able to get the kids in together to see Santa which was great as they was all having a giggle with Santa... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
kelly m
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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London
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Look no further... The whole place is beautifully laid out with "tons" of free parking and free admission to the boutiques and tea room areas. You pay to visit the animals. Buy some animal feed for £1 a bag - it acts like a magnet to the animals and enjoy having the palm of your hand licked by very grateful... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so pleased to hear what a lovely day you had with your granddaughter at Barleylands. We've got lots of newborns on the way ready for Easter, a giant hen house and hatchery and there'll be plenty of opportunities to bottle feed our lambs. We'd love to see you there! More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my two year old here what a lovely day she loved the sheep and pigs even tho was cold she had fun was nice to go inside the warm play area had bit lunch then visited the craft shops bought some sweets ordered few things for my daughters bedroom got to collect next week .

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

Thank you for your kind review. We're delighted that you had such a lovely day and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We booked to see Santa at 11.30 my sister in law was 11.20 but they were able to get the kids in together to see Santa which was great as they was all having a giggle with Santa. Then we all had our pics done In the globe my only things I would say that in the globe it's dark... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We take all comments and feedback on board. We hope you had a lovely visit with Santa and wish you a Happy New Year from everyone at Barleylands! More 

Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great parking and good location. Got lots on offer for children and lots of different craft shops. Otherwise I would recommend pre planning to get the most of it.

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

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed all of the activities on offer in the Farm Park and got to look around The Village. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and get to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great day out, well worth taking the chicken as lots to keep them occupied through the day, would defiantly return

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

Thank you for your comment. Barleylands has plenty of activities both indoors and outdoors so there’s plenty to do whatever the weather. We hope to see you again soon. Season’s greetings! More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic venue and a great couple of hours children totally loved it worth every penny. And lovely elfs and staff xxx

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

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your day at Barleylands and wish you a Merry Christmas! We hope to see you again soon. More 

essex,
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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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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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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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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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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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 attraction reviews
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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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