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West Lodge Rural Centre

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Address: Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering NN14 2SH, England
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+44 1536 760552
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

We are an open, working farm with play areas, acres of beautiful walks, a...

We are an open, working farm with play areas, acres of beautiful walks, a large variety of farm animals including pigs, sheep, cows. Activities on offer include free barrel rides, piglet racing, cuddle corner petting sessions with the smaller animals. We also run pony rides and tractor tours of the farm at a small extra cost. Lots of picnic areas and a large family restaurant.

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Great day out!

Fun filled activities for both parents and kids! Had an awesome time playing and cuddling the furry animals. The easter bunny was a special attraction! Lots of animals in the farm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun filled activities for both parents and kids! Had an awesome time playing and cuddling the furry animals. The easter bunny was a special attraction! Lots of animals in the farm to learn and have fun with! Went their with another family. Their kids were overjoyed and didn't want to leave! Rode the toy train! yohoooo! would love to visit... More 

Thank sukanyasarkar4791
Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see the animals with some information talks going on around. It is good fun for younger children and sometimes the animals are hard to see but I suppose that's farm life and the animals do not always perform as we would like them too (and indeed why should they!) On the negative side I found the shop... More 

Thank karen k
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice wander around the centre with our little man. Lots to look at. Went on the long walk didn't see another soul until we got back to the animals. Will visit again when he gets a bit older.

Thank Brasso_uk_78
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited West Lodge on Easter Sunday, so were expecting a busy day. However... finally an attraction that plans well!! We arrived just after ten (with a number of other people) but were greeted by attendants helping with parking. They had 3 queues open for entering the park; but little to no queues at them, meaning we had a little... More 

Thank Linda B
Kettering, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The children love it here with the animals and playground, highly recommend. The playground is big but can be very very busy in school holidays, shop and food a reasonable price but take a picnic,can even ride on a horse for extra cost but ring to book first.

Thank Sarah W
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my daughters 3rd birthday, we hadn't been before and didn't realise how big it was. We all had a fab time feeding the animals, especially feeding the lambs. We went for a lovely long walk and my girls loved the play area! The piglet race was funny, seeing them with their teddy bear jockeys. Unfortunately the... More 

Thank Keeley T
Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All children under 2 are free, so it was under £14 for both my husband, daughter and I this Sunday. It is 50p cheaper to book online. I thought this was great value for money as we stayed from 9:30 - 12:30. The farm does not have a particularly large array of animals and unlike other local farms, unless you... More 

Thank EGradus
Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited with my daughter and 10 month old grandaughter. although she is still a bit young she loves it here the playground is suitable for her age with room to develop, she loved the sandpit area. where apart from an unleashed three year old and a preasous mother that supervised from a distance it was a safe area. for older... More 

Thank funandlively
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely day out with my 7 and 11 yr old and their friends. They enjoyed feeding the lambs and stroking the guinea pigs. They loved the playground and enjoyed the barrel ride. We only went for a couple of hours but there is definitely more to see. I'd go back. Nice little cafe and clean toilets. Helpful, friendly staff.

Thank Kelly R
Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this farm with our 3yr old Granddaughter as a birthday treat. We were pleased to see the advice on entry suggesting it was Muddy, though in fact the pathways were quite clean. The staff were spoke with were helpful and engaged with visitors. The play area has been hugely improved since the last visit we made giving ample... More 

Thank Cathy K

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