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“A great place for walks and food.”
Review of Occombe Farm

Occombe Farm
Ranked #17 of 39 things to do in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This organic, working farm on the edge of Paignton is open to the public 7 days a week. You can see farm animals including cows, sheep, chickens, pigs and alpacas, and walk a lovely 2km nature trail with a bird hide. Our Farm Cafe serves local produce and seasonal dishes and there is a kids play area outside. Visit the beautiful kitchen garden with a wartime allotment and air raid shelter. The farm is run by local charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust with all profits going to support its conservation and education work. The Trust run a selection of chargeable events throughout the year at Occombe and it's other sites, so please check the website for details of what's going on before you arrive. Free parking!
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Farm has animals and lots of nature, especially good for children. The walk has a bird hide and lots of different types of terrain to explore. Afterwards you can have a welcome coffee, ice-cream or cold drink or meal in the (pricey) cafe, The breakfasts are especially good there. Plenty of parking and a farm shop on site makes this a great place to visit.

Thank Trojana
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"bird hide"
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"farm shop and cafe"
in 8 reviews
"anderson shelter"
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"bird watching"
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"play area"
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"meeting friends"
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"egg hunt"
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"farm visit"
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"chickens and ducks"
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"real sense"
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"great place to visit"
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"older children"
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit! As this is a free attraction, we were not expecting too much. However, we were pleasantly surprised. We saw cows, pigs, sheep, aplaccas and chickens! On following the nature trail, we found a bird hide and watched the wild birds and squirrels! The path was well maintained and had information boards en route. We reached the wartime garden and had a look inside the Anderson shelter. We visited the well stocked farm shop which i considered to be very fairly priced. Although i did not eat in the cafe, the food and cakes looked delicious. A fabulous place for a cheap and cheerful afternoon out.

Thank Fay C
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I guess it is good for kids. I love animals so was looking forward to visiting here. There were 3 lambs in a pen which you could stroke and then there were 2 pigs a fair amount of cows, some chickens, 1 goat, 2 alpacas, and 2 sheep with 2 lambs which were all too far away to stroke. There is a play area at the front for children. I was just expecting more.

Thank H_may_6217
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this farm with my grandson recently. He took part in the "Egg Hunt" which was very educational as well as good fun. He saw some animals and trekked through the woods, finding the trip very enjoyable. However his favourite part of the trip was watching the tractors pick up hay bales and put them in the cow shed.

This is a free location which is very enjoyable for all ages. Quite unbelievable that it is free.

Thank Maureen R
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a morning at Occombe Farm. There are some basic play facilities, a variety of animals and a lovely short walk, ideal for little ones. We had some coffee and food in the cafe at lunch time and the service was great and the food was tasty.

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