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“Great for young children ”

Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Abbotsbury
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly small farm but with many things for young children to do. My one year old son was happy toddling around and super happy to be able to hold a Guinea pig. A wide variety of play areas for children to explore and the soft play is great ! I would say this is more for 7 and under and great for toddlers. The member of staff on at the entrance was super friendly. As some people have stated the food in the cafe was a bit pricey but the ginger cake was delectable :) would happily return !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic fun day out. So much for my boys to do & see.
Fab indoor play area, as well as various out door play areas.
Animals of various variety & pony rides.
Staff really friendly & helpful.
A MUST for anybody with young children.

Thank EABate
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very picturesque children's farm with a nice selection of animals and lots of play equipment. My 2 year old daughter especially enjoyed the soft play, getting to handle guinea pigs for the first time and the aviary. There was plenty of outdoor seating dotted around for those who had planned ahead for a picnic. We hadn't had the foresight but were happy with the coffees we got from the cafe. Would definitely recommend this farm for any family with young kids, especially on a warm, sunny day!

Thank C_E_Whitten
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last week of May on a very rainy day. The car park which costs an extra £3.50 is uphill and the walk to the farm is down a path which was very wet on the day we visited and felt very unsafe with a buggy. We had purchased passport tickets to the gardens and the Swannery which we had enjoyed and were looking forward to the farm as we have a 4 yr old and 6 yr old.
Our children loved the Guineas pigs, pony rides, climbing frames, soft play despite the weather and voted it their best day of our holiday. However we were sad to see the animals that are kept indoors that looked sad and disengaged, there are signs saying that they spend their evenings out in the fields and I hope they do.
Eating at the farm there is very difficult- there are very limited places to picnic and the cafe is the worst we have ever visited. The prices are very high and the quality of food appalling. They offer a children’s self service of the usual sandwiches, drinks and fruit etc but on a busy day during half term at 12 none of these items were available (sold out?). In desperation we picked up pasties from the fridge and asked if they could be heated and were told to use a microwave that was on a table. This rendered an average quality pasty inedible. We also ordered a plate of chips and were handed at the till an unappealing bowl of damp white soggy chips which no one ate. Poor coffee rounded off this experience and only pre packed drinks and cookies were eaten. Shocking value at over £40. The staff in the cafe were very pleasant however and working hard.
It’s also worth pointing out that the toilets whilst clean were awash with water probably due to the rain and considering the farm is aimed at families had no child height basins or steps or child height hand dryers. Only one of the three toilets had toilet paper.
We would not consider returning, this is an expensive day out with some attractions ie pony rides not included.

Thank Rubberneck_12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This farm is just superb. Pitched at a fantastic level with interaction for young and old with the animals. Great open spaces, play areas and extremely relaxing in a scenic area.
Worth purchasing an online passport ticket for discount and to go to the swannery and gardens in Abbotsbury too

Thank CWEMO
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