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“Day trip with children”
Review of Mrs Dowsons Farm

Mrs Dowsons Farm
Ranked #1 of 7 Fun & Games in Blackburn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Day trip with children”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Small farm but well laid out, my kids enjoyed walking round and getting to know the animals the staff were really knowledgeable and enjoyed explaining information to my kids. The cafe is clean and good value for money.
The ice cream is divine and we had to buy several tubs to bring home, would recommend as a good day out. My children are 14,10 and 7 and they all enjoyed the visit and want to go again.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Fiona M
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MrsDowsons, Owner at Mrs Dowsons Farm, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Hi Fiona
We are so glad that you've enjoyed your day at Mrs Dowsons. We do take a lot of pride in what we do here, and your feedback helps us to continue to give our visitors an enjoyable day out!
You may find our website useful when planning a future visit to the farm, as it offers details on opening times and special events throughout the school summer holidays.
Thanks again for taking the time to write your review - we hope to see you again soon!
Many thanks
The Team at Mrs Dowsons
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fab”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We have just got back from the farm we travelled from Manchester and we are so pleased we did! The kids loved it. Such a great place , friendly staff and amazing Ice cream can't wait to come back.

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1 Thank Toni W
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MrsDowsons, Owner at Mrs Dowsons Farm, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Toni
Thank you so much for your review - we are thrilled that you have enjoyed your visit to Mrs Dowsons! You may find it useful to keep an eye on our calendar of events on the Mrs Dowsons website for details of our Special Events taking place throughout the Summer. We are also hoping to open our brand new Outdoor Adventure Playground in the very near future!
Thanks again for your kind words, and we hope to welcome you back soon!
The Team at Mrs Dowsons
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A 7yr olds dream day out”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

After getting a Groupon voucher for this attraction we decided to go. My son who has just turned 7 loved it..in his words amazing. For what it is, it is worth it. We fed the lambs, held rabbits, chickens and a baby pig called Gloria. My son also had one of the lovely ice creams. All in all a super afternoon out.

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1 Thank jushaky48
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MrsDowsons, Owner at Mrs Dowsons Farm, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Hello jushaky48
Thank you very much for your review - we are so pleased that you and your son enjoyed your visit to Mrs Dowsons! You may find it useful to keep an eye on our website for details of Special Events taking place throughout the Summer holidays - we are also hoping to open our brand new Outdoor Adventure Playground in the very near future!
Thanks again for taking the time to write your review, and we hope to welcome you back soon!
The Team at Mrs Dowsons
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Please read”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We visited on a cloudy with odd showers kind of day, we paid and were let into the park. As we were walking around we noticed a couple of members of staff busily feeding & cleaning out the animals. A member of staff I think she was called Lauren or Laura introduced herself and explained and told us of the events that would be happening throughout the day, she showed us the times and which buildings to meet. We had 5 minutes until the chick handling , we felt we were having a private guided tour with being the only family there but Laura made sure all 3 of our children held the chickens and to finish that activity off we had a guess the types of eggs game! That was fascinating, as we have never seen a turkey or goose egg before. Next we were shown a collection of birds outside, and then we went with Lauren / Laura (I am sorry if I have got your name wrong) to feed the alpacas, pigs and goats, oh and the sheep which obviously loved her as they weren’t interested in the food we had to offer them but followed us along the fence. We were given information about the animals we were seeing with interesting facts. She knew her stuff! The passion for her job clearly showed! Laura told us the next activities on the schedule & left us to explore the rest of the park. We went for a drink before venturing outside again. The staff were friendly and nice in the café. Off we went outside again after our drinks, to feed lambs, handle a range of cute pets (rabbits etc) . We stayed a total of 4 hours at the park as the children in between activities found the tractor ride on toys and sand pit. Ice creams on the way out were excellent too. Will definitely be back in the summer holidays. Thanks for a fun, knowledgeable day out. As for the cost of our day out it was fantastic value but the personal touch from the friendliness of staff is what made this farm visit so GREAT! Would definitely recommend this place and we will definitely return. P.s Don't be put off by other peoples reviews, just go and see for yourself.

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Louise W
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MrsDowsons, Owner at Mrs Dowsons Farm, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Hello Louise,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to Mrs Dowsons! We have passed your kind words on to Laura, and we very much appreciate your feedback - we are glad that your experience was a special one!
You may find it useful to keep an eye on our website for details of Special Events taking place throughout the Summer holidays - hopefully we will be able to welcome you back when the weather is a little better!
Thanks again for your review, and hope to see you soon!
The Team at Mrs Dowsons
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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“very bad service”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

i went today with my grandson ,i had raspberry ripple he had bubble gum ,we waited 15 minutes to get served which resulted in two rubbish ice creams ,if you want real ice cream try cheshire farm near chester next time i will drive past.

Visited May 2014
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Thank mikkrush
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MrsDowsons, Public Relations Manager at Mrs Dowsons Farm, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Hello Mikkrush,

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your ice cream. We are however very happy with the ice cream we make, and we think lots of other people enjoy it too. Whether it's the countless awards we have won, the fact we are Lancashire largest independent ice cream producer or simply the fact you had to wait 15 minutes because we were just so busy. Clearly many people enjoy our ice cream and sadly we understand we probably can not please everyone.

We hope you consider giving our ice cream a chance again very soon, I am sure we have a flavour or two that you might enjoy.

Many Thanks,
The Team at Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream
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