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Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
Phone Number: 01268 290229
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Billericay
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park & Craft Village. Packed with...
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Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited Barleylands for the Christmas experience the Monday before Christamas. It was excellent! The Santa was very realistic, with his own beard too! He spent time asking the children questions and telling tales of his life as santa, my daughter sat there in awe of him. The male elf was very friendly (not that I can say the same... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a good place to go for what ever you think you might want to do. It has small farm animals for kids to pet, it has a farm shop that stocks just about everything and a thriving community of shops that do everything from bespoke glass blowing to shortening ya trousers.

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York, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went for day out with daughter and 2 year old granddaughter, loved everything about it....bought animal food on way in, at 57, I've never fed animals so couldn't wait! Started off with lunch in cafe and was pleasantly surprised at price and value for money. As it was a crisp day, 30th November, but bright and sunny we spent ages... More 

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

Thank you so much for leaving a review. We’re really pleased you had such an enjoyable day and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Visit Santa up till 4pm so I worked half day to take my son there but little did I no the farm closes at 4 so by the time we had seen Santa and experienced the poor refreshments the farm was empty and had to ask for the shop to be unlocked so my son could receive his gift from... More 

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

We’re really disappointed to hear your feedback. We're not sure what timeslot you had to visit Father Christmas but we are very sorry if you weren't advised the Farm Park officially closed at 4pm. That said we are keeping the Farm Park open an extra half an hour or so each day to ensure those coming to see Father Christmas... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went here sat for my xmas work meal.. It was overpriced being £65 per head WITHOUT a drop of alcohol and when i asked for just a jug of tap water for our table we were told the management wouldnt allow it! The way u get a drink was ridiculous (they said you have to buy drink tokens then when... More 

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

Here at Barleylands we only hire the space to the event company that organise the Christmas Parties (Best Parties Ever). The events are not ours so we would ask you very politely if you could remove this review and feedback to them directly. Many thanks in advance. More 

Romford Essex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Barleylands is a mixture of independent unit shops and a farm park for families . You can spend a full day or just a couple of hours browsing, but I doubt you would resist the temptation to buy. It hosts some unusual shops, like ashes to glass, where you can have the ashes of loved ones made into jewellery or... More 

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

Thank you so much for such a thorough review! We so pleased to read you enjoyed your visit and would recommend us. Our Farm Park events over the last year have had great feedback from Six Weeks of Summer to Spooky Nights at Halloween and so much more! We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Took my kids to see Father Christmas here today, as we went a couple of years ago, and it was good (Father Christmas, not so much the farm....). What a disappointment! He was was by far the worst Father Christmas we've ever seen. He kind of mumbled at the kids, and didn't have a clue how to interact with them.... More 

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

We are genuinely very saddened and surprised to read your review. Can we ask you to email your feedback to farmcentre@barleylands.co.uk with your contact details so our Management can address your specific concerns directly. Our Christmas Experience was fully booked for the weekend you visited and we did have largely very positive feedback. We are very sorry if Father Christmas... More 

London, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited here to have some pictures framed and ended up exploring. So many small businesses in one area, and very easy to find little gifts and unusual items you didn't know you needed! Shops are very friendly, very helpful people who looked to offer options and alternatives, even suggest each other's shops. Understand there is also a great fortnightly Farmer's... More 

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

That’s lovely to hear! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’ll pass on your comments to our Craft Village studio owners! More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited barleylands farm attraction with grandchildren and we had to queue for 45 mins to get in as not all ticket windows were staffed Also my little special needs granddaughter who is wheelchair bound with muscle weekness was bitten by the petting pony. It suddenly reached down and bit her finger - blood everywhere!! A member of staff did bandage... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear about your experience when you visited. Unfortunately animals can be unpredictable but our staff are usually very friendly and helpful and we’re very surprised to hear they were not more sympathetic. The very last thing we want to do is upset a child and we hope she has recovered. We believe that you may... More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

There's something for everyone here - craft and gift places and animals for teh kids. Also there are a number of interesting events throughout the year - plus a great farmer's market twice a month!

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

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