There is certainly seems a desire here to provide a good experience, but it all falls a bit flat with little other than walk around a "farm" and see cows, goats, horses etc. Everything seems quite old as if there is not the money to provide the improvements needed to justify the price (there have been money issues in past I understand and hence dairy herd gone with just a few milkers to demo the milking parlour).
Appeal of place is really under 9's, any siblings older than this will want to go quickly as would adults! The pricing is high for adults with negligible reduction for kids. As a one off visit it is very poor value.
These who will get most out of this are young families staying in or around Newquay, for them the value is excellent, you can return for free each day for a week and use the indoor playarea which is well done. A good way for youngsters to run off energy with no extra charge.
Staffing control does seem a bit strange, lots of youngsters used as you would expect. When we were there, 3 girls were on the small food counter in the indoor play area where service was drinks and sweets etc. A job for 1 really, when we left and went into lunch, there was 1 girl struggling with lunch counter - lots of food options and fresh coffee to make. Felt sorry for her struggling while girls in other area had nothing to do.
The big attraction was to see the automated milking parlour working, our youngster (6) was mesmerised waiting to see cows come in, go into machine, get food and get milked. For the adults it is an interesting story and first such device in England some 40 plus years ago. Sadly that farm element has now gone due to money issues according to story given by staff explaining operation.
I think you would feel less annoyed at provision of things to do if more reasonably prices. One time visitor feels ripped off, those using return every day must feel like it is a great bargain. Other attractions manage this issue better with their pricing structure.
Paradise Park in Hayle is a bird park with some entertainment - it manages the return customer/one off visitor better in its pricing structure. A reasonable comparison as it also has the same mix of lack of desire to return in short term to see most items, but an indoor play area that kids enjoy so much they want to go back day after day.
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