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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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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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Nice food to buy

Nice to be able to buy nice food whilst attending the craft village. the suppliers on the day we visited were cheese, pies and bread. they might have other suppliers at other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Hertfordshire
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Nice to be able to buy nice food whilst attending the craft village. the suppliers on the day we visited were cheese, pies and bread. they might have other suppliers at other times of the year

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I've been here in the sunshine and it was great but we visited this August Bank holiday when the weather was miserable and still had great fun! There is plenty to do inside and outside, which is perfect! There are lots of goats, sheep and ducks outside to feed plus Alpacas and inside you can see pigs, rabbits, horses, cows... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited Barleyland with my son and his friends. There was something to do for everyone. We rode on the small steam train, visited a bird show, and it was really interesting. We also saw rat, goat and sheep race. It was very funny. Barleyland not only a farm, but also an indoor and outdoor playground for all ages. The only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love it here! Great farm, excellent value. There's a small animals section with rabbits, lambs ect. Where you can feed them and give the lambs milk which my daughter loved! Soft play too in the cafe to keep them occupied while you sneak in a cup of tea! Will definitely be going back.

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Basildon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My grandchildren love it in the farm and all the shop and good to take the car and good food so much to do for a day

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent full English breakfast here. It was plentiful and very good value. It was school holidays and towards the end of the meal, lots of noisy kids came in creating a canteen feeling. Get there early or go during the week when the kids are back at school.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My boys love it here xx forever on the pillows bouncing around x the shows are awesome and because we went with a group, we got annual passes too!! The indoor bit is cool, though the cafe needs a wider range of food. Xx

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Myself and my partner took our 4 year old son on a very rainy day to Barleylands and we loved it. The rain did not spoil our fun. In fact it made it better as we practically had the whole farm to oursleves! The farm is very well laid out, with a wonderful variety of animals from farm animals to... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Barleylands is, as with all this kind of attraction, very much an outdoor experience, the down side of this is that you really need to have some good weather. This goes double double, if you turn up with 4 grandchildren age range 20 months to 10 years!! We arrived in sunshine at about 10.15hr, were quickly issued with out blue... 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 your review. It sounds like you certainly made the most of all the indoor fun! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a fantastic day with the family. Animals were well kept, and the cleanliness of the Farm is spot on!!! Well done to all staff. Lots to see and do come rain or shine. Will definitely visit again but turn up early as we got there at 1pm.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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