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Willows Activity Farm

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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
Fee: Yes
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A family fun day out!

Adorable animals to feed and hold, sheep racing and...

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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We came to Willows at the start of winter and had the best day! 3 adults, 4 children. The staff were friendly, the food was good. The kids loved the petting of the small animals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ems1990
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Willows at the start of winter and had the best day! 3 adults, 4 children. The staff were friendly, the food was good. The kids loved the petting of the small animals and the play areas (both indoors and out) are great. A tractor ride is a must, as is the sheep racing (brilliant fun!)

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to the Willow farm twice, and hope to return very shortly. The place has SO MANY areas, plenty to do, and never feels crowded even when it is in full season thanks to the spread of activities. Plenty of play area, the indoor animal area is great to get close up and feed the animals. Even on... More 

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Thank JennyEN3
Yvonne R, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy your visits so much and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

London
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It cost £30 for two OAPS, one adult and free for toddler. He loved the toddler town, the fairground rides and seeing the animals in the barn. As it's winter, most of the outdoor activity areas were shut though. We spent £24 on lunch and the chicken and vegetable soup was dark green water with chicken skin floating in it.... More 

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Thank francofilly74
Yvonne R, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit. We do reduce our admission price at this time of year to reflect the more limited programme. I have forwarded your comments regarding the catering onto our General Manager. Thank you again for your valued comments. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 3 year old twin grandsons. They loved the tractors and dumper trucks. The 2 rides were also just right for their ages. Unfortunately because of all the rain the sand area was just not usable which was very disappointing. Apart from the barn there were very few animals out so not a lot to see. Expensive afternoon as... More 

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Yvonne R, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with our little girl for the first time this weekend. Its £10.50 for adults and free to little people below a certain age. However its winter season and 99% of the animals were not to be seen, it was like we had just visited an abandoned farm. There was one shed with a handful of animals in, but... More 

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Yvonne R, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to Willows Activity Farm during our winter programme, for which our price is discounted from our summer season price. While our animals have to be brought in from the paddocks for the winter, our under cover barn ’The Farmyard’ does offer a good range of animals to meet and feed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Came to the farm yesterday with the children I found it expensive apart from the indoor play area there was not much available to do I think prices should be revised during winter months not a single animal to see just walking around mudding paths

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1 Thank miss jen bird
Yvonne R, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Our farm animals can be found in our under cover barn ’The Farmyard’ where we bring them in during the winter to have more shelter. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the price as it is always our aim to deliver value for money. More 

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92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went to Willows during the Christmas festivities - one adult and two young children. The entrance was over £66- which is extortionate for Santa!!! We went as I promised the kids we would, and the santa we saw was nice enough, but not worth what we paid for. We were also expecting ice skating, which the place promised, only... More 

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Thank KB1234Uk
Yvonne R, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for comments. We offered discounts of up to 25% for Santa tickets purchased in advance on line and recommend that our visitors check our website for the latest offers. Our Santa pricing reflected the toy that children could choose from the Toy Shop as part of their visit to Santa and the make-a-bear experience where the children could... More 

London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We have visited many times during the year and keep coming back. There is so much to do both indoors and out you need the whole day to do them all. (You can get a season ticket that works out at 22p a day) Check out the website for all the activities. I really like that every time I return... More 

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The food in the farm shop is always fresh and inviting, while the young ones always love visiting the farm.

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Thank CARRACAM
Yvonne R, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Willows soon More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I visited Willows yesterday with my 5 year old and her friend. It's the 4th time we have been this year and as always it was a great day. The farm felt really Christmassy and their were some great additions this year such as the Build-a-bear. Despite it been the weekend before Christmas and very busy (as you would expect)... More 

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Yvonne R, Manager at Willows Activity Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to feedback your comments - we were delighted you all enjoyed your visit with us so much and look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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