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Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
01268 290229
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Billericay
Type: Farms
Owner description: Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park & Craft Village. Packed with excitement, say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, run wild... more » Owner description: Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park & Craft Village. Packed with excitement, say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, run wild in the indoor play or jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride. Plus your ticket includes a ride on Derek the miniature diesel train (complete with its own railway station).There are so many things to do; join in with daily animal activities; watch the magnificent bird of prey shows or dash to the outdoor adventure play area. Whilst on wet weather days, take refuge in the Play Barn with fast slides and a multi-level playframe. Or take on Mum and Dad in the Ball Blaster indoor arena.Making the countryside fun is all what Barleylands is about. And for all those wannabe farmers, explore the onsite Discovery Centre, home to vintage tractors and interactive exhibits.Next to Barleylands Farm Park, you will also discover Barleylands Craft Village (a great place for gifts), bi-monthly farmers markets, a cafe and a la carte restaurant. Plus annually the site transforms into the Essex Country Show. « less
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Essex
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

My granddaughter is only 13mths so too young for most of the attractions, which seem excellent for older children. Nevertheless we had fun watching the sheep race,the play houses and petting zoo, maybe there could be more than two swings for younger ones. Was disappointed after paying entrance fee to find the train was only running late in the afternoon,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was amazing the sheep racing was so good they get everyone going I really enjoyed it and the giant pillow is a fantastic idea food was good as well plenty of animals and they were really trendy the donkey and horses we lovely💞

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Visited today with the Father's Day offer of Dad's getting in free. We even travelled 150 miles to surprise my Dad and it was worth it! The place has changed considerably from the limited PYO farm that I remember from when I grew up in nearby Rayleigh. But what an amazing change and development. To start off with I advise... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Some friends told us about this place so we went taking our 3 year old son. We all enjoyed the day, especially the falconary show, the tractor ride and the sheep racing. The petting barn was lovely and our son could feed some of the animals, which he really enjoyed. Sadly it rained on our visit but we still had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife and one year old son feel very fortunate to live near this gem of a place and we all love every time we visit! So many fun things to do whether it's the huge indoor play area with exciting slides and games, the petting barn, where you can get up close and personal with the animals or just... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

This is my local farm and I frequently take my 3 year old son to it and have done over the past two years. The maintenance upkeep and cleanliness of the farm is great and I have never had an issue. The farm is a bit on the small side but there are still quite a few animals and they... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We came to see the Lamb National on the early May bank holiday. It is a lot of fun with all the coats dyed with poodle dye. We saw them at 12:30 where they raced twice and then they were back at 4 pm. It was enjoyable but over in a flash. The farm itself isn't that big but is... More

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Barleylands B, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Barleylands and taking the time to leave a review. Our colourful 'Woolly Jumpers' (racing sheep) are great fun aren't they! We're delighted to hear you had a good day out. and thought you might be interested to know, for any future visits, that whilst we do offer some snacks and drinks in our indoor play barn... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We took my sisters family to barleylands over the holiday when they visited. It was a great day out. My niece and nephew are five and seven years old and there was plenty to keep them both happy and busy. There were plenty of animals to see, and a lot of chances to interact with the animals. The play areas... More

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Barleylands B, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and managed to have a look around our Farmers Market and Craft Village too. Thank you for recommending us! More

Basildon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I took my grandsons for the afternoon, happy atmosphere and lots of energy using fun in the play areas especially the zip wire. The play barn kept them happy whilst I had a coffee but ice cream prices were a little high. The huge bouncy area left the boys with sandy clothes and socks but they weren't worried Sheep sheering... More

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Barleylands B, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of your day out at Barleylands. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you and your grandsons again in the future. More

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4 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

There is plenty for everyone here and our 6 year-old niece and her two younger brothers were happy all day long with the activities and the animals, especially the lamb-feeding. There were also play centres for running around and letting off steam, so they were never bored, fractious or restless despite being there from opening to closing time. Plenty for... More

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Barleylands B, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave your review, we really appreciate it! We're so pleased you had a great day out. Keep an eye out for our special events as we have a special Tractor Week coming up for May Half Term and six themed weeks of Summer Fun over the summer holidays! We'd love... More

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