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Address: Coursers Road, St. Albans AL4 0PF, England
Phone Number: +44 870 129 9718
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Description: A family fun day out! Adorable animals to feed and hold, sheep racing...
A family fun day out! Adorable animals to feed and hold, sheep racing and animal demonstrations are just the start of your day out! With fun fair rides, children's shows, Tristan the Runaway Tractor, inflatable fun and acres of adventure play too. And if the sun decides to have some time off there's pleny of under cover fun with Woolly Jumpers indoor play barn, Captain Chicken's Egg Dodge, The Farmyard and Toddler Town. With seasonal event each school holiday there is always something new to see and do. From lambing in February, Bunny Hunts at Easter, Sheep Shearing in the spring and an A-maize-ing Maze throughout the summer. In the autumn there is potato picking and pumpkins to harvest in October, with Santa's Grotto and his magical ice rink in the festive season.
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Plenty for younger children

One of my younger grandchildrens' favourite places. Inside and outside activities but you might want earplugs for the inside play area!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mary M
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of my younger grandchildrens' favourite places. Inside and outside activities but you might want earplugs for the inside play area!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been coming here for over 14 years....... My children love it! There is so much to do here, regardless of what the weather is doing.

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Wow it is great to hear that you have been coming for so many years and that your children love it. As you point out we are an all weather attraction and there are plenty of indoor play areas and a large indoor animal barn as well as shows to enjoy if it rains. Thank you for writing the review... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Can be expensive but there are always deals available so do ask. Have been many times over the years and when the children were younger we had a yearly pass. It's a safe environment for the children and plenty of activities that are all free to do. Queuing wasn't as bad as other attractions. Sometimes we take a picnic which... More 

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you have enjoyed many visits to us over the years and that you were a member. Our all inclusive price has been very well received and as you say there is so much to do and the children can have as many goes as they like on the various rides without having to pay... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Haven't been to Willows Farm for a few years and decided to go back in the Easter Hols. Surprised to see how much better the entrance was and how nice they have refurbished the place. the kids loved holding the guinea pigs and rabbits and feeding the animals. The sand area and trucks area are a real attraction. The only... More 

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. It was nice that you noticed the changes since you visited last. There is on going investment into the business with the addition of new activities and facilities each year. We have a fantastic team that help keep the park clean and tidy and your comments about cleanliness are testament to how hard they... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Queued once at the bottom of the park for drinks and ice creams only to discover they don't take credit card (they were happy to accept credit card to enter the park)! We had to walk to the main restaurant and queue for another 20 minutes just to get ice cream as they would take credit card in there (oh... More 

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

We apologise that your paying experience did not meet expectations in our catering area. We do have signs to explain that some areas are cash only and apologise if these were not clear. You comments have been fed back to the management team to look into to improve the experience. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.... More 

Bushey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My daughter went to Willows Farm for the afternoon with her grandparents and this is what she said about the visit : " I loved it ! I held a Guinea pig it was so cute. There was so much to do and I especially liked the pig racing."

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

It is lovely to hear such positive feedback from your little one. The Pig Racing this Easter has proved to be very popular and is certainly something we will look to do again in the future. We are glad that she had a lovely time and hope to welcome you all again in the future. We would like to take... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed it here and our little boy had fun seeing santa and in the toddler village and soft play but it is so expensive! Membership here is more than at Whipsnade/ London Zoo! Saying that we will go again but it won't be a regular thing unfortunately

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. Toddler Town has been very popular since we built it with the children loving to use their imagination and learning through play. Santa Spectacular is also very popular, not only do you get to visit Santa himself but you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We've been to the city farm today and we had a fabulous time. My 2 yo enjoyed very much and so did we, the adults( we've been 5 adults with one child, not the usual party, I know!) Good value for money, not a long drive from home and lots of things to do with little ones. We will definitely... More 

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely day. It sounds like you created some magical memories with your two year old. With seasonal events all year round there is always lots to see and do. Our next event is Spring Special 23rd May to 31st May. We hope to welcome you back very soon. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Lovely day out. Lots of park type things to do, mixed with the usual farm activities and the odd little fair ground type ride. Well maintained and lots to do without little ones having to queue. However, I find it hard to get passed the £60 entry fee for 2 kids under 5 and 2 adults. They're putting themselves in... More 

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you had a lovely day with us and were able to enjoy all the activities and shows that our programme has to offer. We have had many positive reviews that state what good value for money we offer and with year round seasonal events... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great place but very expensive. With 6 grandchildren I would love to take them all. Think the adult price should be at least half as they can't really go on any of the actitivies.

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Katie W, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We are glad that you enjoy to visit us and bring the grandchildren. We have had lots of great feedback about the value for money we offer with an extensive programme of activities and shows offering a full day out for all the family. You can make a small saving by booking your tickets... More 

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