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Longdown Activity Farm

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Address: | Ashurst Southampton, Ashurst, New Forest National Park SO40 7EH, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 292837
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Owner Description: A fantastic farmyard day out for the whole family! Join...
Owner Description: A fantastic farmyard day out for the whole family! Join in with a daily schedule of hands-on activities such as bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, baby animal encounter where visitors can hold baby rabbits and chicks, and pig feeding too! Don't miss the brilliant tractor ride - it's very bumpy! (weather permitting). There are lots of friendly farm animals to meet, and there is plenty of indoor and outdoor play equipment too, including trampolines, a soft play area with ball pit, and the Farmer’s Straw Den! Tea shop, gift shop, free parking. Don't forget to visit the Longdown Farm Shop for delicious locally sourced produce.Useful Information: Hands-on activities all day for the whole family. A lot of areas and play equipment are under cover, but on wet or cold days, wrap up and bring wellies for the ch ildren. Sorry, no dogs on the Farm – free, lockable kennels are provided. Open daily 10am – 5pm. 16 Feb – 3 Nov 2013. Longdown Farm Christmas Barn opens in December. – the rest of the Farm will be closed.
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Lucky to have it on our doorstep

I've just renewed my family membership for another year as this place is great value as a season ticket holder. Some may think the daily rate is a little high, but if you do spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Toddie75m
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Ashurst, United Kingdom
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Ashurst, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I've just renewed my family membership for another year as this place is great value as a season ticket holder. Some may think the daily rate is a little high, but if you do spend a full day here it's really not bad. Facility wise it's a little rustic* but as an experience for my daughter it's super. Every 1/2... More 

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SouthamptonUK, Owner at Longdown Activity Farm, responded to this review

We are pleased that you are enjoying your visits to Longdown Activity Farm and that you appreciate that it is a real working farm and not just a theme park, as a regular visitor you probably have noticed that we have installed an additional temporary toilet block in for this season with the intention of erecting a purpose built block... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great day out, made even better by the rain! It was very quiet which meant our children had the play areas pretty much to themselves. Lots to keep little people busy and happy. Can't wait to go back!

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SouthamptonUK, Owner at Longdown Activity Farm, responded to this review

Many of our regular visitors enjoy the farm in the rain, as the animals still need to be fed whatever the weather! Thank you for your positive comments and we hope you enjoy the rest of the season. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We took our 3 children to the Christmas barn/grotto and yet again had a wonderful time. It had changed this year and I have to say the set up was much better. Yes we had a wait like with anywhere so close to Christmas but the activities along the queue kept ours entertained. Loved the fact the actual barn/ grotto... More 

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SouthamptonUK, Owner at Longdown Activity Farm, responded to this review

We thank you for your positive comments, and agree that the changes we have made this year has made the whole experience more memorable, and judging by the very constructive comments we are receiving it appears that it has been worthwhile. All the staff wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a big thank you for taking the... More 

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went with my 9month old son who loved the all the decorations and lights in the barn. There were a variety of different animals in pens as you walked through. My son loved being able to interact with the animals in a leisurely pace as we went midweek. We went through to see Santa and he was lovely. He personalised... More 

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SouthamptonUK, Owner at Longdown Activity Farm, responded to this review

Father Christmas has asked me to forward his thanks for your kind review, he said that he really does enjoy meeting all our young visitors and simply loves to hear of all their request (even if they are only 9 months old) All the staff at Longdown Activity Farm wishes you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to meeting... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visited the Christmas barn again this year with my 4 year old. Barn looks nice with Christmas lights & daughter loved the animals. Santa was lovely and spent an amount of time talking to her, she was thrilled! Would recommend.

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SouthamptonUK, Owner at Longdown Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it has always been our aim at Longdown to ensure that Father Christmas spends some time speaking to the children, after all he only meets up with them once year. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that we will see you during the season next year. More 

Newry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

visiting the area we picked up leaflets of local attractions Longdown Activity Farm being one of them. We are a family with 2 boys aged 4&2 when we arrived we seen the sign for santas grotto and it looked amazing before we even entered. We were welcomed by lovely staff and the price was so so reasonable really was surprised... More 

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SouthamptonUK, Owner at Longdown Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words. All the staff at Longdown Activity Farm simply enjoy Christmas and they work extremely hard to make it so very special to all our visitors, the smiling and excitement of the children makes their efforts so worth while, however to obtain positive comments on Trip advisor is an added bonus! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Been going to Longdown since I was about 2 or 3. My mum would just leave me there with all the staff. love going there as the atmosphere is so lovely and friendly. Doing work experience there was an amazing time and I hope to get a Saturday job there soon. 100 % go to Longdown for a fun filled... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Me and my daughter love the farm, we've had season tickets for 2 years running now which speaks volumes! I don't know who loves feeding the baby goats and calves more, me or my 3 year old but we always have a good day out there and there's lots to do if you join in with all the feeding and... More 

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SouthamptonUK, Owner at Longdown Activity Farm, responded to this review

Well what can we say, a very big thank you to this contributor who realises that Longdown Activity Farm is a real farm with real animals to feed, we also agree that we are not a concrete jungle either. We really do appreciate constructive comments and thank our visitors for taking the time to express their views. Once again many... More 

Sale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a family trip here - four adults, a baby and our 2 year old grandson - who loved it. Under 3's are free and there is also a reduction for over 60's. It is a working farm, with educational links to Brockenhurst College, so there's a student presence, helping with the farm work and the various visitor activities.... More 

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SouthamptonUK, Owner at Longdown Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words relating to your visit to Longdown Activity farm, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your day, I only wish you could see the list of correspondence that has been sent to Hampshire County Council regarding the safety of Deerleap Lane, however warning signs have been placed along side the car park entrance, so... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We love this farm!! We have had a season ticket for the past three years and would recommend a visit. I have read some of the reviews and agree that it is "smelly" and "dirty" but ITS A FARM. Put on the waterproofs/ wellies and clothes that you dont mind getting dirty and crack on. Its wonderfully interactive and it... More 

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