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Bowthorpe Oak

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One of Britain's Great Trees

Excellent experience, to stand and admire a tree that was already 100 years old when Alfred the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Ian L
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Another great visit to a working farm

We took our 4 and 6 year old along to the sheep shearing live event. Got to speak to the farmers... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Stamford, United Kingdom
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Bowthorpe Park Farm is home to the UKs largest Girthed Oak tree. Open weekends and bank holidays during the summer, lots of events on throughout the year please see website for details. Out of hours bookings available
6121 Bowthorpe House A | Bowthorpe Park Farm, Manthorpe, Bourne PE10 0JG, England
+44 1778 590691
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Bowthorpe park farm is expensive and not worth the cost. It costs £4.50 for an adult and £3.50 for a child. This gives you access to an area where you can pay for refreshments, pay more to carve a pumpkin, look at donkeys, sheep and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent experience, to stand and admire a tree that was already 100 years old when Alfred the Great was born, and has a gerth larger than my mother in law is quite awe inspiring. Regarding the visit, friendly staff (family run) with a few other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ian L
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

A lovely English countryside destination for special events during lambing or sheep shearing time. Our grandchildren thought it was one of their best times ever! We returned on the longest day for an evening of Morris dancing with audience participation, BBQ with rare breed beef...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JulesCar
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We took our 4 and 6 year old along to the sheep shearing live event. Got to speak to the farmers and the sheep shearer who explained what were doing. We had a walk around the fields and saw the cows, sheep, pigs, goats and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank canada_rocks1
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous friendly place. Clean welcoming and plenty of lambs so everyone gets a chance to feed a lamb.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank panther97
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a difficult review this one as my wife and 2 children did enjoy the visit. We went Easter Sunday to feed the lambs and followed the directions up to the farm and ended up at the farmhouse, we were advised this was the wrong...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Matt G
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Myself and My Wife drove here from Middlesbrough, to visit this tree as we have a great interest in trees. I rang in advance to book a spot. As we arrived, we were the only people here and were met by the owner of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Cantwell1985
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to go here for years, at last the opportunity arose. There were three adults in our party and it cost us £12 for what was a ten minute visit. Now I would like to be constructive with my review as we all...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank FennJR
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited the ancient English oak tree today. The tree is very big and old, it is likely that it is more than 1300 years old. Surprisingly, despite being old the tree looks in good health and has plenty of acorns. The tree is now...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my husband and one year old son and it was a hit with us all. The ladies in the refreshments hut were lovely and the facilities were great. We had a bite to eat and visited all the farm animals. The...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Susan A
29 May 2017|
Response from Bowthorpe | Property representative |
Hi. we are due to open again this Friday 02.06.17 Many thanks Bowthorpe Park Farm
23 October 2016|
Response from Bowthorpe | Property representative |
Apologies for the delayed response We have now closed the tree to visitors until the spring, we are currently working on a website to give all relevant information regarding opening times. Please search for Bowthorpe... More