Roves Farm
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A great family day out come rain or shine! Meet & feed the animals in Pets Corner. Hop on a tractor ride to explore the farm. Sit and relax with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake from the tearoom, while the children run off steam in the heated indoor play barn or outdoor adventure play. There's lots to do whatever the weather! Twice daily toddler time sessions every weekday in term time, include bubbles, stories & games for the little ones. During school holidays there is a year round calendar of themed activities & special events to keep you busy all day. So go and enjoy some 'Hands on Farm Fun & Adventures' with the help of the Roves Farm team.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • victoria1187
    Oxford, United Kingdom6 contributions
    So much fun!
    I’ve been here quite a few times with my two boys (3 and 1). They absolutely love it! There is so much to do! They have toddler music sessions, discovery sessions, tractor rides, soft play and a huge “rabbit warren” where children can go in with glow sticks. They also have lots of animals and sessions where children can feed lambs and stroke rabbits. Everything is included in the price so it’s really good value. We will be going back for my youngest’s birthday soon and both boys are already looking forward to it!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 February 2023
  • Barbara T
    Abingdon, United Kingdom582 contributions
    Another good day out
    Still good to visit even in February, though there were no themes or animal racing. Not as busy as usual so lamb feeding was easier with a good amount of time to feed. The tractor ride is now paid for extra - not a lot to see at this time of year, but they enjoyed bumping about. Liked being in the animal barns without them being crowded. Pleased to see there were no money grabbing commercial rides, hopefully they've been discarded. The indoor play area is always great - very safe and fun for all ages. 2 year old enjoyed the activities in there as well. Food is very good with reasonable amount of choice and prices.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 20 February 2023
  • Aaron R
    1 contribution
    Fun and Farm Shop
    We had a lovely day at Roves! Play parks, dino encounter, animal races and a browse around the Farm Shop. While in there, amongst other delicious bits, I bought a couple of Rib-Eye steaks. WOW! They were great value, well butchered and tasted AMAZING!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Lu S
    1 contribution
    Amazing Hen Do
    We had an amazing time at Roves Farm for a Hen Do, great breakfast, amazing cafe, cute animals..popped down the road for great fun at Black Cat Archery with axe throwing. Then back up to Roves for great cake and treats. Was an excellent stress free day, organised by Roves, the Bride loved it, as did the whole group. Thank you so much!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 May 2023
  • paige
    Swindon, United Kingdom5 contributions
    very happy
    5/5 experience! me and the family went with tweens not knowing what to expect , it’s definitely an experience mainly for the little children but even us adults had a blast holding and playing with all different types of animals like pigs,sheep,goats,guinea pigs,rabbits and even a snail and tortoise! the cafe is lovely with great selection of food and massive play area! a cute little shop as well with fresh food and veg. our favourite part of the day was the tractor ride for £1.50 and the lady sarah had us in stitches with her jokes and the vast variety of knowledge she told us! if we go again it will definitely be for sarah aha!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 June 2023
  • LancNS
    216 contributions
    Nom nom
    Can't comment on most of the farm as we only used the cafe for lunch (they're open to walkers of the nearby Nightingale Wood). I had jacket potato with cheese and salad, very yummy. The kids enjoyed their kids meals, especially the chips. All reasonably priced and quickly served.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 June 2023
  • ChiC1985
    Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom24 contributions
    Great family day out
    Really lovely farm to visit with lots to do. There's both indoor and outdoor play areas, and there were lots of activities for children (and adults). Our highlight was the meet the animal session where you were able to hold and stroke some of the animals that live there. Farm shop and cafe are good and well priced, with produce directly from the farm.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Sylvia C
    4 contributions
    The best day out!
    Just had an amazing day at Roves Farm. My grand daughter brought her own 9 year old daughter with her, plus a friend of the same age. They had a whale of a time. There was so much for them to do and see. We felt happy that they were in a secure place with no worries of any danger. The cafe was great with plenty to choose from and loads of places to sit. There's a special eating area where dogs are welcome with tieing up rings in the walls! All of the play and climbing areas were solid and safe. The toilets, including a disabled toilet, were spotless. All the animals were in lovely clean pens with plenty of food and water. The pigs, although their sties were full of clean straw, chose to lie in the mud, but that's pigs for you! They looked very contented. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times and we'll definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely day!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Beckie L
    6 contributions
    Great day out. Caters to your own budget
    A great day out with lots of variety of activities for the children. Really good value for money as in your ticket price you can see animals and they have staff interacting with the children throughout the day. There is a charge for extra things such as glow bands, ride on tractors and the tractor ride (which is 100% worth it) but theee are optional and even without these the children are kept well entertained. There is a large variety of food available and they cater for a wide range of allergens/lifestyle choices. There is also areas for you to bring your own picnics The toilets are kept clean and the staff are very attentive to customers.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Somerset Girl
    12 contributions
    Staff let us down on two occasions
    Think we caught them on a bad day? Visited last year and had a great time so decided to visit again. First issue was we ordered some slushes and icecreams at the cafe, spent nearly £25 on just a few snacks. One of the icecream had a vile taste to it so went back to complain and felt this wasn't dealt with nicely. No offer to help, opportunity to move bad icecream off and a new scoop on, just got met with "it tastes the same as it always does". Felt the manager was very rude and not understanding. Icecream and slushes have a huge markup, would it have really mattered to have just given one scoop for free? Then we did the petting at 3.30, animals are just dumped into areas and no staff are there to advise anything about them, can you pick them up, can you even touch them... you just have to decide for yourself. We asked a member of staff what breed the piglets were and he responded "the pork kind". We know pigs so we didn't find that funny and he was stand offish and a bit rude also. After these 2 encounters we disappeared to the den building and spent hours hiding in the woods! This bit was fab and made the day for us. Lady on reception also was lovely and gave us some tokens FOC because she couldn't take any cash. Not sure if we will visit again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 September 2023
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GroovyTraveller01
Dubai, United Arab Emirates136 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We came from Bristol for the Haunted Hayride but would have driven an hour more it was so good. Came with low expectations for the teens thinking it would be too young. But it was even better than the one we went on in the US last year! Incredible acting, especially the child actor. It was utterly immersive. A really scary story. We'd love to have been able to pay a bit more to go a second time, if there were spaces. Maybe an idea for next time? And the veggie hot dog and homemade chips were fresh and delicious which was also unexpected. Really friendly staff. We came away with two reasonably priced pumpkins too. We can't wait to come back next year with a small group of well-behaved teens.
Written 28 October 2023
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Fladun
Swindon, UK27 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
I used to visit Roves Farm weekly with my pre schooler and always had a great time. Went back today with my children who are school aged now and some friends. Just feel so disappointed by the experience.

Firstly I cannot believe you now have to pay extra for the tractor ride! The unbelievable entry price always used to include the tractor ride. I cannot understand what I am now paying £30 for? Soft play and petting some animals. The wand making class was a twig each and some wool/ old stickers.

The ghost hunt was basically loads of children shoving each other to find the next cardboard ghost. Several children running to parents crying because of the chaos. Poorly organised basically.

The food always used to be great and still is, cannot fault it. Also reasonable prices.

The staff are very hit and miss. Some are over the top, in your face nice and others are very short, snappy and rude. Today I witnessed one member of staff stomping around and literally throwing the chain off a no entry sign in front of children and scaring a lot of the animals nearby.

I would rather go to millets. The staff are all pleasant and the activities are far better quality. Also no need to pay £30 to pet a goat!
Written 25 October 2023
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Alessandra L
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely place to spend a day with the children. There is so much to do, there is a time table with all the daily activities, children are in contact with the animals and can feed them. The girls had a fantastic time, also you can have a little trip on the tractor and enjoy the surrounding open space. There is also a lovely indoor soft play area. :)
Written 9 October 2023
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mikeyntracy
Swansea, UK749 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nice Farm Fresh Breakfast.

Good Service and Pleasant Staff.

Had a look around and the animals.

Goats and Pigs.

Would have been better if sun was up but hey ho.
Written 4 October 2023
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Mikeioutsideondon
London, UK36 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
We took the grandkids to Roves farm yesterday and we all had a great time. The staff are so friendly and helpful.
Written 10 September 2023
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Somerset Girl
12 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Think we caught them on a bad day?

Visited last year and had a great time so decided to visit again.

First issue was we ordered some slushes and icecreams at the cafe, spent nearly £25 on just a few snacks. One of the icecream had a vile taste to it so went back to complain and felt this wasn't dealt with nicely. No offer to help, opportunity to move bad icecream off and a new scoop on, just got met with "it tastes the same as it always does". Felt the manager was very rude and not understanding. Icecream and slushes have a huge markup, would it have really mattered to have just given one scoop for free?

Then we did the petting at 3.30, animals are just dumped into areas and no staff are there to advise anything about them, can you pick them up, can you even touch them... you just have to decide for yourself. We asked a member of staff what breed the piglets were and he responded "the pork kind". We know pigs so we didn't find that funny and he was stand offish and a bit rude also.

After these 2 encounters we disappeared to the den building and spent hours hiding in the woods! This bit was fab and made the day for us.

Lady on reception also was lovely and gave us some tokens FOC because she couldn't take any cash.

Not sure if we will visit again.
Written 3 September 2023
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Beckie L
6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
A great day out with lots of variety of activities for the children.
Really good value for money as in your ticket price you can see animals and they have staff interacting with the children throughout the day.
There is a charge for extra things such as glow bands, ride on tractors and the tractor ride (which is 100% worth it) but theee are optional and even without these the children are kept well entertained.
There is a large variety of food available and they cater for a wide range of allergens/lifestyle choices. There is also areas for you to bring your own picnics
The toilets are kept clean and the staff are very attentive to customers.
Written 30 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sylvia C
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Just had an amazing day at Roves Farm. My grand daughter brought her own 9 year old daughter with her, plus a friend of the same age. They had a whale of a time. There was so much for them to do and see. We felt happy that they were in a secure place with no worries of any danger. The cafe was great with plenty to choose from and loads of places to sit. There's a special eating area where dogs are welcome with tieing up rings in the walls! All of the play and climbing areas were solid and safe. The toilets, including a disabled toilet, were spotless. All the animals were in lovely clean pens with plenty of food and water. The pigs, although their sties were full of clean straw, chose to lie in the mud, but that's pigs for you! They looked very contented. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times and we'll definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely day!!
Written 17 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ChiC1985
Walton-On-Thames, UK24 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Really lovely farm to visit with lots to do. There's both indoor and outdoor play areas, and there were lots of activities for children (and adults). Our highlight was the meet the animal session where you were able to hold and stroke some of the animals that live there. Farm shop and cafe are good and well priced, with produce directly from the farm.
Written 27 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BartyLawrence
London, UK77 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We have just returned from a wonderful weekend camping which we will remember as a family forever! All the staff at Roves Farm have been fantastic and my son absolutely adored Frankie the tortoise! We look forward to returning again for another tractor ride around the farm.
Written 26 June 2023
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