Amelia Trust Farm
Amelia Trust Farm
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Nature & Wildlife AreasFarmsEducational sites
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Amelia Trust Farm is a small charity supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. It's also a visitor attraction with animals to see, a beautiful woodland, an outdoor park, and plenty of open space. We aim to be a welcoming space for everyone to enjoy the benefits of being outside! During term time, we run the GROW programme supporting young people from a variety of complex backgrounds. We have various facilities available to hire including a bunkhouse that sleeps 19, a sports hall and BBQ areas. We are also able to cater for Children’s birthday parties. Dogs on a lead are welcome. For more information about our charity, please go to our website.
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Sjabena
Newport, UK686 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
I visited here back in January with my two daughters. There was very little to see in the way of animals which really took me by surprise. We decided to do one of the trails which was a nice enough walk but it was the only thing for us to do. There were mo staff around and the whole place felt very unloved unfortunately.
Written 15 August 2023
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Hi Sjabena, it's a little disappointing for us to see a review based on a visit in January be posted in August - 8 months after you visited the Farm, during winter, when we are an outdoor attraction. We have 20 different species of animals on site, but during colder weather they are likely to be inside their stables/houses. We're glad you enjoyed the trail. As a small charity, a lot of love and care is taken to look after our animals and maintain the site. The money we receive from ticket sales goes back into helping us take care of the animals, run the GROW programme for disadvantaged and vulnerable people, and keep the Farm open for everyone to enjoy.
Written 16 August 2023
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Jim H
Oxford, UK146 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
A very pleasant farm to visit, plenty of well thought out woodland walks. A gnome trail to keep the children occupied. A pond teeming with tadpoles, and a bird hide. Usual farm animals, well looked after, and plenty of information boards, never knew goats have accents! . Well worth a visit , and good value .
Written 29 April 2023
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Hi Jim, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are really glad you enjoyed visiting Amelia Trust. As a small charity, we really do appreciate your support and we hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 2 May 2023
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williamskdn
Pontypridd, UK986 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Thi is okay, there were quite a few animals to see. Shame part of it was closed off to see horses ect. The entrance fee was reasonable.
Written 30 October 2022
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Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed seeing the animals! We really hope you managed to explore our beautiful woodland too. As a small charity, the money we receive from visitors goes back into helping us continue our life-changing work with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, take care of the animals, and keep our countryside sanctuary open for everyone to enjoy. We really do appreciate your support.
Written 1 November 2022
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Mia C
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
Wow. Where do I start? As a former young person who left 5 years ago, I decided to go with my niece and nephew and their mum yesterday to be greeted by a entrance fee what in the actual ?? We decided to go in anyway because surely the place couldn’t get worse from when I was in pru Bob and Ethel would be literally disgusted, can’t even use covid as an excuse because a five minute look on Google shows the amount the farm receives a year and over the previous years..which shows there is absolute no reason other than someone wanting more money for That is appalling.
Now onto the animals, or lack of really, to be honestly although there isn’t much of a range of animals still the same from 5 years ago you can tell the animal care workers do their best with what they can and they should be proud of themselves. The new ferret cage is amazing! Milly the pig looks so good now but lonely bless her
The place needs a complete and utter revamp, including whoevs is in charge, concentrating on all the animal areas and getting b animals instead of unnecessary shops which wasn’t even opened at the top of the car park and a welcome shelter.
The cafe hasn’t changed one bit, still the lovely atmosphere as always.
Won’t be visiting the farm again that’s for sure. Could be turned back into that lovely place that was the heart of Barry for those that needed it all those years ago, cost of living goes up and prices are added and expensive? The place isn’t even worth the entrance fee
Written 2 September 2022
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Hello, Amelia Trust is a small charity, Care Farm and nature reserve, that receives no statutory funding. The money we receive from ticket sales goes back into helping us run the GROW programme for disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, look after our animals, and keep our Care Farm open for our visitors to enjoy. Our entrance costs are as low as possible to help us continue our charitable work. We are glad you enjoyed seeing the ferrets and Milly. We have over 20 different species of animals on site, including donkeys, ponies, pigs, goats, alpacas, rhea, birds, reptiles, small animals and more. We hope you managed to enjoy exploring the woodland, seeing the animals, the outdoor park, and the seasonal trail.
Written 5 September 2022
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Kerry-ann d
7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Visited yesterday with My 3 children.
I was firstly surprised by the new entry fee, (arouns £17 for the 4 of us)
The lady on the front told me they had lots of new animals and things to do, and have the kids a treasure hunt style map to find different things in the woodland area.
Firstly, we saw more animals on the drive here. We saw a tortoise. Some goats which were in the middle of a field, a cat and some rabbits. Where are all the other animals??? Even the staff shrugged when I asked where all these 20+ species were hiding!!!
Secondly the treasure style hunt the kids were given to follow in the forest was useless. Was impossible to complete because lots of the things we were suppose to find were missing or damaged.
We had a picnic and a nice short walk through the woods...but these are all things I could have done for free elsewhere.
We won't be visiting again. We were warned it had gone very boring before we visited however I really didn't expect what I saw.

If you're looking for a real farm try Warren Mill or some of the small Cardiff ones. Or just park up somewhere along the a48 and picnic there because you'll find more wildlife and animals there!!!
Written 1 September 2022
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Hello, Group tickets for 4 people are £15 when booked online in advance, and our entrance includes our seasonal trail, parking, seeing the animals, our outdoor park, and our beautiful woodland walks. We do have over 20 different species of animals on site including new baby rabbits. Our map which we provide on arrival shows where you will be able to find our ponies, donkeys, goats, pigs, alpacas, rhea, birds, reptiles, small animals and tortoise during your visit. Amelia Trust is a small charity, Care Farm and nature reserve, that receives no statutory funding. The money we receive from ticket sales goes back into helping us run the GROW programme for disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, look after our animals, and keep our Care Farm open for our visitors to enjoy.
Written 2 September 2022
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Joanne B
South Wales, UK226 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Never been before ,not loads of animals but kept my 2 year old grandson entertained goats ,llamas, rabbits,ducks,chickens,donkeys,ostrich, rats,pigs,horses....Nice little cafe,toilets clean ,,great walk through the woods on the gnome trail for 4.50 a ticket it was good
Written 26 August 2022
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Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad you had a lovely day out! As a small charity, we really do appreciate your support, and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 26 August 2022
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Bfc
Llantwit Major, UK87 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This place is very disapointing. There are not many animals to see, no donkeys, the cafe very dated, the cups were stained and dirty, definately wouldn't recommend, it's a cheap day out for the family,the kids enjoyed the play area. Picture of the cups attached.
Written 20 August 2022
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Hello, We have over 20 different species of animals at the Farm, including donkeys, ponies, alpacas, rhea, goats, pigs, as well as smaller animals and reptiles inside our Animal Shelter. We're glad the children enjoyed the outdoor park. We hope you also managed to explore our lovely woodland. As an independent charity, we don’t receive any statutory funding however we have lots of plans to continue delivering our life changing work with disadvantaged young people. Our small team of staff take pride in serving the local community and we are grateful to all our supporters. The café is a separate independent business and we will pass your comments on to the manager of the café.
Written 22 August 2022
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Grace C
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
To be completely honest, this place was quite a disappointment. The animals look sad as they're enclosures are a tight squeeze, but that's for the animals that are ACTUALLY there, we walked around for an hour looking for the different animals and only physically saw about 1/3 of them. On a positive note, the gnome trail was beautiful and accessible for all ages and and it's wheelchair/pushchair friendly. The paths are full of activities, but the pond is overgrown and the bird hide is practically useless as the whole area is so untamed that any birds that ARE there wouldn't be seen anyway.
Written 17 August 2022
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Hi Grace, Our animals are given the highest levels of care and attention, and we can assure you they are very well looked after. We have over 20 different species of animals at the Farm, including donkeys, ponies, alpacas, rhea, goats, pigs, as well as smaller animals and reptiles inside our Animal Shelter. We are very glad you enjoyed our lovely woodland walks. As an independent charity, we don’t receive any statutory funding however we have lots of plans to continue delivering our life changing work with disadvantaged young people. Our small team of staff take pride in serving the local community and we are grateful to all our supporters.
Written 18 August 2022
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cafc91
Greater London, UK4 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Overall farm was really good, however the experience was ruined by an aggressive server at the restaurant.

I observed a server called Isabella rudely confront a young breastfeeding mother. From what I saw it was completely unprovoked and resulted in he young woman being asked to leave.

Management should probably leave an adult in control next time. Probably won’t be coming back because of this.
Written 25 July 2022
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Good morning, The café at the Farm is an independent business that is separate to our charity. We are sorry for your experience and we will pass your comments on to the manager of the Farm Kitchen. We are really glad you enjoyed your overall experience of the Farm and we really would love to see you again in the future! As a small charity, we really appreciate your support. Thank you for visiting.
Written 26 July 2022
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Ellie M
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Me, my sister and my nephew visited Amelia trust farm this afternoon, we stayed for a total of 30 mins as there were no animals to see apart from 3 sheep and a couple of rabbits despite advertising the farm as having many animals to see, such as tortoises, donkeys, goats, and ‘lots more’. I wish this would have been advertised as a place to go for a woodland walk rather than a farm full of animals, my nephew was left very upset.
Written 14 July 2022
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Hi Ellie, we do have over 20 different species of animals onsite, including Zoom, our tortoise, our donkeys, ponies, alpacas, pigs, goats, degus, and ferrets! Our woodland walks are also lovely, with the Gnome and Fairy trail leading down to the pond. It has been very warm this week, so when you visited, our animals may have been in their houses in the shade to keep themselves cool. As a charity, the money we receive from entrance tickets goes back into helping us run the GROW programme for disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, take care of our animals, and keep the Farm open for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for visiting and supporting us.
Written 15 July 2022
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