Hasty's Adventure Farm
Hasty's Adventure Farm
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  • Ace D
    Colchester, United Kingdom10 contributions
    Lovely day out for little ones
    I took my grandchildren, who are 1 and 4, and we had a lovely if chilly day at Hastys farm. The 4 year old really enjoyed himself, feeding the animals, riding on the sledge and looking for the numbered wooden eggs around the farm. My only criticism would be that the toilets were quite messy.
    Thank you for the lovely review. Apologies re the toilets, we pride ourselves on our housekeeping, so have added further checks during the busy parts of the day.
    Written 29 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Claire S
    13 contributions
    Great place to visit would recommend
    Ok so price has increased … as it probably was under priced when it first opened. Great amount of things for kids to do here, still loads of room for them to add more. Overall a good day; staff are polite and helpful and go karts/tabogans/large park area are ideal For aged 5-9 Will return here; look forward to seeing it improve as time goes on as well Thanks for always being so polite to deal with too!
    Thank you for the lovely review. It's so nice to hear from returning customers who have seen us grow over the years. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Written 29 April 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Kylan G
    1 contribution
    We loved it. But the price is high!
    A party of 12 consisting of 11 adults and 3 children under 3. Had an amazing time and a perfect place to little ones. Spent 3 hours here and could’ve spent more. Sadly we’re from Lowestoft and couldn’t. Prices could be a little cheaper as it is quite expensive.
    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Team Hasty's
    Written 16 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Lauren Sherry
    6 contributions
    NOT wheelchair friendly
    Well what an absolute waste of £57. Family of four adults and a 2 year old, 1 adult being in a wheelchair, I can safely say the entire place is NOT wheelchair friendly whatsoever, nor is it pushchair friendly, the soft play area wasn’t really what we expected, the pricing of ice cream and the food was ridiculously expensive, almost £5 for a bacon and cheese toastie? Not enough tables for people to sit down and relax, the only enjoyable part of the place is seeing and feeding the animals. All in all, if you’ve got a child 2years and under or someone in your party is a wheelchair user I really wouldn’t bother.
    Thank you for your feedback and we will take your comments on board. We do have an "Access for all" page on our website, this is for customers to see our pathways and terrain before they visit so guests with prams and wheelchairs know what to expect when they arrive. We are glad you did enjoy feeding our friendly animals. Kind regards Hasty's team
    Written 22 May 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Kerry J
    2 contributions
    Overcharged
    I leave this poor review down to the staff at the front desk! Of whom over charged me. We was a family or 3. One adult, one 6 year old and 1 nearly 2yrs cost me £41. My friend who paid straight after me for the same ages was charge £35! We was a group of 6 so they definitely knew they’d overcharge and didn’t even mention it! I didn’t even realise at first until my friend said how comes you was charged more and I got two bags for animal feed? I went back to the desk which I was refunded £9 which still I paid more than her with the feeds but I couldn’t be bothered to argue as the staff wasn’t even apologetic about it and made it seem like I was causing an inconvenience! Due to this I will not be returning to the farm due to the customer service received! Please make sure you check the price you’re being charged as I don’t think this was a one off and more than likely do this quite a lot due to the repose of the staff!
    Thanks for your review and giving your feedback on our customer service. I can only apologise for you being overcharge. If you feel the refund is still incorrect please email us at info@hastys.co.uk so we sort it out for you. In the school holidays we encourage the customers to book online before they arrive, this is cheaper for the customer and speeds up the entrance process. Many thanks Catherine Hasty's Manager
    Written 2 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Lindsay F
    3 contributions
    Great for preschoolers, need to sort out pricing
    Here now, and my son is loving it. So much for a 3 year old to do here. It’s quite low key, which I really like, but has everything you need. The only thing I would say negatively is I booked online the night before - to be organised and I think it helps the site to know vague numbers. However you pay £1 booking fee per person on top of the normal price, so booking in advance costs more than paying in the door! There weren’t many people here so definitely won’t be doing that again! However when I mentioned it they did offer free bags of animal feed to make up for it (though I can’t see me making my son bother with the animals when there’s tractors, sand and playgrounds…)
    Hi Thank you for taking the time to write your review, We are pleased you and your son enjoyed the day. Apologies with the confusion with regards when to book. We have tried to make it clear on the website that there is no need to book in off peak times, just turn up and pay on the day. In the school holidays and weekend it is cheaper to book online before arriving. We will look at the website to see if we can make this more visual for the customer. Many thanks
    Written 17 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Simon J
    Harlow, United Kingdom339 contributions
    Ok but …..
    Expensive for what there is,spaced over a large plot of land ,your ok if you like goats. The play areas were the only god send ,the play area under cover was very good fun for my little one. We would go again but not any time soon.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Tina M
    Colchester, United Kingdom5 contributions
    Great apart from wasps
    It has something for everyone. Even the adults can ride the toboggans down the hill and have a go in the go karts. We visit often as the children ages 3 to 8 love it. The only negative is the amount of wasps. They were so bad we left early as we couldn’t eat or drink anything as they were coming at us in numbers. They have a few wasp catchers hanging up but they clearly have a nest there. So all good this time of year if you don’t eat or drink.
    We can only apologise for the wasps, we have searched high and low, but haven't found a nest. We have added wasp catchers to help the issue, but we are very pleased you had a nice day despite. Take Care Team Hasty's
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Laura P
    1 contribution
    An Expensive Day Out With Limited Choices
    There are lots of interesting play areas for children of all ages. The animals (although mostly goats) are lovely and great with the children. We have visited similar establishments that have park rangers and petting experiences (usually with chicks, rabbits, horses or guinea pigs). For the price of almost £40 I expected to see a wider variety of animals. The animals feed is expensive at £1.50 per small bag which lasts about 20 minutes. I paid £2.50 for a black coffee which I thought was wildly overpriced. There were no dairy-free options for tea/coffee and only sorbet for the children. I wouldn't visit again based on the price but would be happy to visit if they provided more for the ticket price. The staff were friendly but it would have been nice to have felt more of a presence in a family venue where there are lots of opportunities for accidents to happen. I didn't see a single staff member in the side of the park where there are animals. The only staff members visible were the younger ones clearing away litter near the cafe. Nice enough but not the standard I expected for the price.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Ruth P
    1 contribution
    Great Day out for all the family
    I visited with my daughter and 2 year old granddaughter and found plenty of activities for her to enjoy. Refreshments were reasonably priced and great ice creams. The only thing which I think would enhance the experience would be a small animal petting area (eg rabbits and guinea pigs)
    Thank you for your kind review. We will take your comments on board. Take Care, Team Hasty's
    Written 4 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
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Dream631825
4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Had a lovely visit with Grandchildren to see Santa, he was amazing, definitely the REAL one, as confirmed by all 5 of them!! He spent time having a good chat with them, they were so excited. Loved seeing the animals too. Freezing, rainy, miserable day but still a truly magical experience. Thank you Hastys, look forward to visiting again.
Written 4 December 2023
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Billy Jan B
Essex, UK13 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Plenty to see & do for all the family and keep the little ones occupied.
Good variety for all ages .
Written 19 November 2023
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JFrecknall
London, UK3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We absolutely love Hasty's. It is fantastically well thought out, has things for children of all ages and is a very happy place to be. Could not recommend it more highly.
Written 29 October 2023
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Maureen H
Colchester, UK1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Another lovely day at Hasty’s farm. This time for the pumpkin carving. Despite the wet weather the staff made the whole thing fun and inclusive for both my grandchildren. The sun came out and we were able to make use of the rest of the site. Lots of animals to feed, calves and young gusts in the barn. Lots of games had been set up as well as the usual 3 wheel bikes, climbing equipment, swings, welly’s throwing and loads more. Not much in the way of food do you might want to bring a picnic. Overall a great value for money experience and we will definitely visit again.
Written 28 October 2023
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So glad you enjoyed at Halloween at Hasty's! Hope you visit us again same time next year. Take Care
Written 29 October 2023
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Charlotte L
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Lots of friendly animals and fun activities to do. Beautifully well maintained, very friendly staff and all round great place for a day out!
Written 28 October 2023
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Thank you for the wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed all the activities and our animals! Take Care
Written 29 October 2023
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Robyn W
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
The kids had a wonderfull day they and they really enjoyed the pumping picking experience, but i wouldnt pay what i paid for it again tho
Written 28 October 2023
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Thank you for your review. Take Care
Written 29 October 2023
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donna g
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
First time we visit the farm was yesterday for pumpkin picking , absolutely amazing time with my husband and daughter . I was so shocked to see how much fun was over there . We had the best time and my daughter said to me when we left ‘ mum I’ve had the best time ever and when can we go back there ‘ . Everyone was friendly and so much to do , was lovely to feed the animals too . Very happy. :)
Written 28 October 2023
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Wow! Such a lovely review. Thank you. So glad you enjoyed pumpkin picking. Hope to see you all again at Christmas. Take care.
Written 29 October 2023
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Jodie A
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This was the 2nd year we visited for the pumpkin experience and once again we loved it! So much for the kids to do (ours are 8 and 5) and a brilliant family day out.
Written 27 October 2023
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SO happy to hear you enjoyed our pumpkin experience. Looking forward to seeing you at the next one. Take Care
Written 29 October 2023
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Rachiebee33
Harwich, UK8 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a brilliant day. Children aged from 1 to 17! So many Halloween activities to do mixed with incredible play area and animals to feed. We all had a great time.
Written 26 October 2023
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We're so glad you had a wonderful Halloween at Hasty's. Hope to see you again next year for the next one! Take Care
Written 29 October 2023
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Sharon M
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a great time our grandson loved it.
We did pumpkin experience it was great and finished with a doughnut 🍩 wow
Fantastic day
Written 25 October 2023
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Thank you! SO glad you enjoyed your doughnut. Hope to see you again! Take Care
Written 29 October 2023
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