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Arion Farm Education Park

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My fiance and I decided to take our 10month old daughter to see the farm on a couple of... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
simsy89
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Great Place

I visit Arion Farm often with my daughter she loves the Pony rides. Staff are supper friendly, the... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
MircoT147
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 Oct 2017
“Up close and personal”
29 May 2018
“Great Place”
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Arion Farm Park was established to provide a safe environment where children and adults can touch and feed a variety of farm animals and birds. You can learn about their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy. Also available are pony...more
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890 McLeans Island Road | 1.8 km past Orana Park, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
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+64 21 881 279
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I visit Arion Farm often with my daughter she loves the Pony rides. Staff are supper friendly, the animals are well cared for highly recommend tis place for kids of all ages to introduce them to farm animals. They also have a little cafe that...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We had the most delightful afternoon at arion farm it is perfectly set up for little people lots to do and set up very safe for children Our highlight the little kids (goats) jumping around and acting up ! Staff were lovely and itโ€™s not...More

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Arion890, Public Relations Manager at Arion Farm Education Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

That's great thanks fionag544. The goat kids are always a hit at this age, the bonus is they grow up to wonderfully entertaining adults who then raise the next batch of cheeky kids.

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I decided to take our 10month old daughter to see the farm on a couple of recommendations from friends. It did not disappoint us. For $10 adults. Free for 2 years younger or 5 for 2-14 year olds it is cheap. $2...More

Thank simsy89
Arion890, Public Relations Manager at Arion Farm Education Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you simsy89, we look forward to seeing your daughter for a few more free visits over the year! We do our best to keep the costs down for families.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I came with my 11yr old daughter. They were so friendly and welcoming. There was plenty to see and interaction with the animals. Will definitely return.

Thank MichelleM10718
Arion890, Public Relations Manager at Arion Farm Education Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

That's great Michelle, hope you both can make it back over the summer.

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Spent hours here feeding and watching the farm animals. My daughter enjoyed the pony ride although I thought it was very expensive for 10mins and the guy taking her look liked he just couldn't be bothered which was a shame.๐Ÿ˜• Apart from that we took...More

Thank SonyaDevonW
Arion890, Public Relations Manager at Arion Farm Education Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hi Sonya, I'm pleased you enjoyed your time at our park and spent some quality time by bringing a picnic. I'm sorry the pony ride experience was not up to standard, I am very late with the replies as I have only just taken on...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Went there with my 2 year old girl and we left after 5 min because the unfriendly staff and the animals you can not pet. What you see on the website is not what you getMore

Thank andrewenoemiaf
Arion890, Public Relations Manager at Arion Farm Education Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hi andrewenoemiaf I am sorry to read this review of your experience, as I see it is a while ago and I apologise for the tardiness. If you would like to try again then I invite you to make yourself known to Suzie our Farm...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

No cafe just a few picnic tables but nonetheless a great way to spend a few hours with young kids. Loads of friendly and tame animals and pets up close that you can feed and interact with. Pony rides for the little ones... Friendly staff....More

Thank Hartshay
Arion890, Public Relations Manager at Arion Farm Education Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you Hartshay, you have a good eye for detail. We indeed are on the more shabby chic side or as we call it, rustic and did you know we now have a cafe. We hope to see you back.

Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Good alternative to the zoo for toddlers. Typical farm yard animals, get to pet most of them. Toddlers and young kids love it, get to interact and feed the animals. Much more interesting than just watching them from afar

Thank Christian G
Arion890, Public Relations Manager at Arion Farm Education Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you Christian G. This is indeed what we are aiming for, we want to encourage kids to touch and feed where possible. We now have a cafe where the adults can sit and watch the kids play. We appreciate your feed back.

Reviewed 28 November 2015

My children and I absolutely love this place! You can really get hands on with the animals, and its such an easy day out. The staff are so lovely and helpful, and you can see they are passionate about the animals that live there. The...More

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Arion890, Public Relations Manager at Arion Farm Education Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you debsgill34. The sun has indeed been shining so I hope you have been visiting. We try to keep the costs down as much as possible, our staff are often volunteers so its great to hear your positive comments.

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