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Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
Phone Number: +44 1268 290229
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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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wow - new snakes alive is amazing

we had a great day here on our non pupil day. wonderfully quiet as schools not broken up. eldest was on another bird of prey experience - fantastic and highly recommend/ youngest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Both of my girls have already regularly gone to their toddler group which is great value for money what with the play barn and animal feeding but we have just had my 4 year olds birthday party there after hours. The staff are very friendly and professional and after 30mins feeding the animals which a group of 4 year olds... More 

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Hertford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Barleylands on Bank Holiday Monday, we took our 4 year old daughter and our 9 month old son. We had a really good time and were there from 10.30am until 4.30pm and would go again. Lots of farm animals to see and a good playground with a huge inflatable cushion for the kids to go on which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

we had a great day here on our non pupil day. wonderfully quiet as schools not broken up. eldest was on another bird of prey experience - fantastic and highly recommend/ youngest enjoyed the ball shooting gallery and the huge cushion trampoline. farm looked amazing.

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

Thank you so much for leaving a review. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Barleylands farm is an excellent balance between the animals and the fun playgrounds! But what a shame that some of the outlets in the craft village are failing.

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

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review. We’re really pleased to hear you think we've got a good balance in the Farm Park. We have lots of individual studios in the Craft Village, all offering something different, but we don’t know any that are failing. We have recently welcomed some exciting new studios specialising... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We arrived at Barleylands in the rain but that didn't stop us having a great time on the farm! On arrival we were greeted by welcoming staff and after getting our animal feed we were of exploring. Our girls (5 years and 4 years) found some pedal tractors (they just fitted!) and they had so much fun racing down the... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us! We're sorry you didn't have better weather but we're pleased to hear you found plenty to do! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review too. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Barleylands has got something for everyone - young children with the small animal farm and also a large barn with indoor slides and fun for the kids in case it is wet. Or not as the case may be. All well laid out and looked after properly. And there's the craft shops catering to a variety of hobbies, crafts and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We took our 2 grandchildren aged 6 and 4 to Barleylands last Saturday. There is something for everyone here. The craft village is really informative and engages the children's curiosity. The farm is really well run and the staff are excellent and will spend time showing the children the animals and answering their questions. The play area is well organised... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and for your kind recommendation! We hope to welcome you back again in the future. More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A purpose built Craft Village with loads of different interests and hobbies catered for. I love it just to get quirky ideas ( and spend ) Pottery Barn is great fun

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

Thank you so much for recommending for our Craft Village. Barleylands and all the individual craft studios really appreciate it. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I visited Barleylands Farm and Craft Village with my grandchildren in the Easter Holidays and we all had a fantastic day. Loved the reptile house and the bird of prey display. The animals were also very interesting. The children's play areas were also thoroughly enjoyed by the youngsters. We arrived just after 10.30 and didn't leave until the end of... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review! We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Absolutely amazing day thoroughly enjoyed it would definitely recommend it! The reptile house is so cool the children loved it!

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

Fantastic! Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased you liked the new Reptile House. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. More 

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