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Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

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Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
Phone Number: +44 1268 290229
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with...
Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with excitement there's so much to do whatever the weather. Say hello to farmyard friends big and small, meet birds of prey, handle reptiles, run wild in the indoor play, jump aboard the tractor & trailer ride and miniature train and join in changing daily activities. The Farm Park is now also home to the South East's largest reptile display collection with the permanent Reptile House from Snakes Alive. Explore over 50 enclosures bursting with snakes, lizards, tortoises, amphibians, mini-beasts and more plus enjoy interactive reptile experiences where you might end up holding a huge Burmese python or a monitor lizard! With the indoor animal barn you can get close to the farmyard animals and cuddly creatures and join in hands on activities including animal bottle feeding every day! Also undercover is an indoor sand pit, ball blasting arena and toddler inflatable as well as the Indoor Play Barn packed with soft play adventures. Daily timetabled activities in the farm park vary and can include bird of prey flying shows, hand-on reptile session, hilarious 'Lamb National' sheep racing, goat grooming, petting cute guinea pigs and bunnies and more. There are bumpy tractor and trailer rides and even a miniature train. Plus you'll find extra special events every school holiday including babies galore at Easter and spooky happenings for Halloween. On sunny days head to the outdoor adventure areas complete with an enormous jumping pillow, zip wire, climbs and slides to explore. There are go karts to race and children can grab a welly and challenge their parents at Crazy Farmers Croquet. Little ones can take to mini tractors and didicars to transport themselves around the farm park! Interested in the history of farming? Head to the Discovery Barn to see vintage tractors, machines and interactive exhibits. Next to Barleylands Farm Park, you'll also discover Barleylands Craft Village. A great place for unusual handmade gifts and seeing crafter in action it also hosts bi-monthly farmers markets, and boasts an Italian cafe and an a la carte restaurant. Plus annually the site transforms into the Essex Country Show.
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Fun day in the sunshine

good attraction for young children, lots of interesting things for them to see and do when the sun is shining. Not so much if the weather is not good. Remember to take a picnic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Essex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Barlylands has something for all the family. A miniture railway, petting zoo and art and craft shops to brouse till your hearts content. It also has a famers market every second and last saturday of the month with amazing local produce

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

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it! More 

Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The farm is brilliant for children with the animals. Also there is a play barn with slides etc. also a farm museum. A small train travels around a specially designed track; tractor rides. There are a variety of shops and studios. Good place to take the children.

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

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had a pretty good day children enjoyed themselves although it seems expensive especially when overcharged entrance fee. As this was realised until after we had left,phoned Barleylands spoke tp manager who was passing complaint onto accounts. As yet no response therefore am doubtful about customer service. I have waited nearly two weeks for reply.

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

We're really sorry you were overcharged and for the delay in receiving your refund. The refund is now being processed. As the original receipt of payment wasn't available to us, our team have had to search the system for the transaction it has taken longer than we would have liked. We are glad that you enjoyed your day though and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wonderful little farm with lovely staff. My 2 year old has a yearly pass and goes every week and still find lots to do. Would recommend going in half term as lots more activities to do.

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

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The little boutique shops are really cozy and cute, the farm bit is fun for children, but in my opinion, the ticket price is a bit too high for what you get

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

Thank you for your review. We’re pleased to hear you like the Craft Village but surprised that you think entrance to the Farm Park is too high, as there’s so much going on we believe it’s great value for money. This year we have added a new Reptile House with Snakes Alive and are now home to the South East’s... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Took my 7 month old today and we loved it so much we bought a season ticket! So much to do, we didn't even do half of the things on offer. We had a ride on a miniature railway, a tractor trailer, went on a bouncy castle, fed lambs their bottles, watched the sheep and goats race in the 'Lamb... More 

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

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and bought an annual pass. Thank you for leaving a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great place to go , we live about 10 minutes from this ,it has lots of craft shops a place to eat a kiddies animal farm area , play area also , my eldest daughter keeps pigs and she donated the mum of her little piglets called patsy pig for the chidrens patting area .

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

Thank you for leaving a recommendation we really appreciate it. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Was a little put off by the price of entry to the farm at first but...the amount of activities and things to do once inside completely makes up for It! We bottle fed baby lambs, made scarecrows, built sandcastles, went on miniature train rides, iced biscuits, had horse rides...I could go on! And eveything in included in the price, there... More 

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

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back. Over the summer holidays we'll have 6 themed weeks with a different theme every week - Art Attack, Treasure Hunters, Birds & Bees, Deadly Creatures, Crazy Entertainer and Ultimate Inflatables - we hope you can come and join in the fun. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

good attraction for young children, lots of interesting things for them to see and do when the sun is shining. Not so much if the weather is not good. Remember to take a picnic as the food facilities get very crowded at lunchtime. Don't use the craft village cafe. Male member of staff incredibly rude, snatched money from me and... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and leaving a review. We’re really pleased you had a fun day. We have more wet weather space than ever before with our indoor animal barn, chirpy chicks play area (with ball blasting and sand play), the indoor play barn and the new reptile house. Whilst there is more to do on dry days there’s still... More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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387 reviews 387 reviews
139 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A varied collection of craft shops are the mainstay with the occasional food outlet, glass blower, fancy dress, galleries. Some of the shops and Galleries run courses which are well worth attending. On top of that there is a miniature railway and a children's farm and play areas. There's ample parking and the area has plenty of space to walk... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review. We also have a Farmers Market in the Craft Village on the 2nd and last Saturday of the month which is another reason to visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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Additional Information about Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

Address: Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
Phone Number: +44 1268 290229
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Billericay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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