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Willows Activity Farm

Coursers Road, St. Albans AL4 0PF, England
+44 870 129 9718
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Ranked #2 of 5 Activities in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Farms
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We took our 18month old twin grandsons on a Thursday. They loved it. Bit young for some of the things yet but was difficult to prise them away from the ride dumpers and tractors. The big tractor ride was very good. It was very reasonable cost as we had one free admission voucher. Didn't go into the cafe so can't... 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 we were able to provide activities that were fun for the grandchildren and the tractors are always a big hit. It sounds like you have two young farmers in the making. We were not aware that the digger wasn't working so we do apologise for any problems... More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited Willows Farm yesterday and had a wonderful family day out.The farm is totally focused on the children from the moment you walk in.Compared to other days out I did not feel that this one was overpriced. We bought our tickets online which was cheaper than buying them when you arrive.There were countless activities for children of all ages... More

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

Thank you for a great review. We are glad you were able to take advantage of our online tickets and benefit from the saving. It sounds like you had an enjoyable day and took part in all the activities the activity farm has to offer. We believe that our all inclusive pricing is great value for money and yours as... More

Royston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have been to Willows Farm several times now and are going back again very soon. It is expensive to get in, and teh cafe inside is very expensive, but the choice is vast and I feel well worth the money. My daughter adore the petting area and the signs/emphasis on washing your hands is very impressive. The rides are... More

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

Pleased we were able to help keep your 2 children entertained and that they both found their favourite things to do. Our all inclusive price is designed to make the day carefree for our visitors and by the sounds of it you had a busy day.If you come often then membership is a great option to consider. We would like... More

London, England
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had our first visit this weekend, taking my 8 year old and 6 month old. Question marks over what age the farm would suit the most? The answer was simply both! Firstly, not cheap to get in. It cost £29 for 2 adults, 1 child and infant going free - and that was with a voucher. That said once inside... More

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

We are glad you had a great time with us and hope you made a tasty meal with your potatoes. It looks like you managed to do a lot of the activities and we believe that are all inclusive price is great value for money and as you say its a full day out for all the family. We would... More

Ware, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Farm and atrractions excellent for the kids but having to wait 25 minutes for a bacon roll that if honest was not worth waiting 5 mins for is just rudiculous but at least I didn't order the curly fries the poor lady in front of me waited for 40 mins

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

We are glad you and your children enjoy all of the activities and animals the activity farm has to offer. We apologise about the wait in the catering and have fed your comments back to the catering manager. Our managers are always available onsite should you have any issues you wish to discuss with them during your visit. We would... More

London
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We have been visiting Willows now for 6 years. Our two girls love it and would all day cuddling guinea pigs if they could. It is good value for money if you become members but quite an expensive day out otherwise. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is the food, which despite a recent menu overhaul mains disappointing.

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

We are delighted that you have been visiting for so long and had many happy days at Willows. Membership works well in offering fantastic value and unlimited visits throughout the year. We take your comments on board about the catering and are working with our new catering manager to gradually introduce some changes to the menu and develop our catering... More

Bucks
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Having not been to Willows Farm for a couple of years, we found dome pleasing changes had occurred on our recent visit. This really is a great place to visit- lots of animals, shows, fair rides, bouncy castle area, sand play, diggers to drive, tractor ride- everything you can think of!! The old Petting Barn has been refurbished and is... More

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

Wow, what a great review, thank you for taking the time to write it. We are glad you came back to visit us and have enjoyed the changes. As you can see there is continued investment to keep introducing new areas. We understand the importance of imaginative play and as your granddaughter is testament to the kids just love it.... More

herts,uk
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My granchildren love this place and there is plenty for them (ages 3 to 6 ) Most of the attractions are free once inside and the only additional costs are mainly food related and getting them past the shop on the way out. I went on a day which was pretty overcrowded and we found things to do inside without... More

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

Thank you for your review. As you have pointed out we offer an all inclusive family day out that we believe is great value for money with a vast array of activities and shows to keep everyone entertained, this is also supported by our customer reviews. With seasonal events throughout the year there is an ever changing programme. Why not... More

Lincolnshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took our 14month old Grandson . He was not sure about the animals yet but loved all the play areas for under 2s . So very clean and the staff were all so lovely . Would highly recommend the farm . The only reason i have given it a 4star is prices . We wanted to go again the... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that some of the terrain is on a gradient however we do offer wheelchairs should you have the need to use one to help you get around more easily. Whilst we don't offer a family ticket there are often promotional vouchers in the local newspapers and on the back of car park tickets... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Have been to many farms with my children aged 5 and 1 but this one is very different. There is plenty to do, all included in the price and no extra hidden costs, like many other places we have visited. All rides, everything was free! Amazing place. Bouncy castles, assault courses, sand pits, park area, trampoline... that's just a fraction... 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 you had an enjoyable day with us. We believe that our all inclusive price with so many activities and shows on offer provides a great value day out and this is supported by many of our reviews. With a programme that changes through the seasons there is... More

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