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“D Day & WII Attractions”

Manor Farm Country Park
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Bursledon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Meet costumed characters from the 1900s at this working farm museum and view a variety of farm animals and vintage farming equipment.
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“D Day & WII Attractions”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Just got back from a very pleasant day at Manor Farm Country Park. Themed this weekend from World War Two. Kitchens cooking food, soldiers marrying their sweethearts, heavy horses working the land along with the land-girls. Displays of war-time vehicles, people dressed up in the full dress of the day, be it soldiers, land-girls, wardens and evacuees. Americans, Germans and British. Well worth the day out, thank you. Even when not themed there is lots to do and plenty of farm animals about. We'll be back with the grand children next time.

Visited June 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Another great morning at the Farm!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

What can I say, the Hampshire Culture Pass is great when all your child wants to do is look at Tractors, see the animals and ride Trains (Royal Victoria Country Park). It's great value for money. We parked easily without additional cost and flew through the reception signing in on the way through. Our son wanted some food for the chickens and you get a bucket you can take home for the garden! You can easily spend a few hours here an the cafe is always well stocked. It's always good to have an early or late lunch because at peak it gets busy!

We walked through the lovely gardens peeked in the air raid shelter and through to the fields where we could see the sheep, pigs and the Shepherds Hut. We always pretend to make dinner and have a cup of tea! You also have to look out for the loose sheep who apparently is an escape artist!

All great, son really enjoyed himself (so did I) and now we want chickens! We always come back again and again.

Visited June 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A great place for children”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I love Manor farm as it has both hands on experiences of farm animals for educating children and lots of information on how farming was done before and during the war. There are displays of the BBC series about farming during the second world war, a Victorian school and an old farm house to look at. My grandchildren love it

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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10 attraction reviews
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“It's possible to draw out the visit...”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Firstly, as other reviewers have mentioned, I was annoyed to have to pay £3.50 for parking (particularly as I had to park in a field they were using as overflow parking) in addition to the admission charge.

The farm comprises of a buildings / yard area and then a large paddock area. We saw everything in the buildings in about 20 mins (admittedly, the little one was excited and raced through everything). Managed to draw the trip out to about 2 hours,including lunch, a look round the buildings in slower time and a wander around the paddock.

The animals were in good condition and the staff were friendly.

The play area in the farm was closed as it was water-logged, which was disappointing but I suppose the staff can't do much about that.

Visited May 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“School Holidays again.”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We're back to having to take the newest generation out only in the school holidays which does mean crowds of children everywhere and especially at places like Manor Farm. It is located in a lovely country park which is a great place to go, farm or not. All day parking is £3.50, not unreasonable these days. However out granddaughter does not live near us so parking was £7.00. Access to the farm was another charge and then there was £1.50 for some food for the animals which the 3year old loved. There were lots of free range birds in the farm yard together with sheep, pigs and some attractive cows. The 15 month old wasn't very interested in the animals but was very happy just to run around. Granddad loved the collection of farm equipment. Our grownup granddaughter was delighted to watch piglets being born. There is also a schoolroom in one of the buildings which we didn't visit this time. Beyond the farmyard there are walks between fields of assorted farm animals. Do be sure any children use the facilities for hand washing. We didn't use the café (which we know produces good food for children) but moved the cars back to the park where we found it very hard to find a space. Could have been left with two all day parking tickets and nowhere to park but the picnic area is a long way from the farm. We picnicked there on a beautiful day. There's lots of space and good walks down to the river but sadly quite a few ill-mannered free range dogs. We discovered my granddaughter could use her parking ticket for a discount on entry to the farm another time. Had a pleasant day, great for the 3 to 5 age group. Couldn't work out how it was going down with the over 10s.

Visited April 2014
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