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Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre

Cantref, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8LR, Wales
44-1874-665223
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Farms, Adventure
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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Brought our friends 3 year old daughter, Lily, here in the summer as she is obsessed with animals. First thing she wanted to do was go and see the goats. The goats were in a well spaced pen along with horses, sheep, pigs and donkeys in separate pens. You could tell all were well looked after and were happy. We... More

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your lovely detailed 4 star review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and facilities at Cantref and found our animals well cared for. It is great to hear that your friends daughter enjoyed her first experience of riding a horse and we hope she went home with lots of happy... More

Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

we had a great afternoon here with friends but quite expensive if you are on a budget (£34 for 2 adults 2 kids), would have been good if they offer half price if you come back within 6 months or some other offer for the price. With the money they are making you would think that some would have been... More

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank You for your 4 star review. We are glad your children loved their visit to Cantref especially handling the animals and playing in the indoor play-areas. We do have a business plan prioritising investment in new facilities and refurbishment. We would love to be able to do a complete refurbishment in one go but as a small family run... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went on an hour horse ride and would definitely return. The staff are very friendly and approachable they really make you feel comfortable and provide a very enjoyable experience. The adventure park is amazing and there's plenty for all the family to do. All the staff we came into contact with were very friendly and helpful. The food is... More

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your lovely 5 star review. We are really pleased you enjoyed our Red Kite Ride. It is great to hear you enjoyed visiting the farm park as well. We will pass on your feedback to the rest of our team as it is so important to them that they have done a good job and... More

Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

went for a family day out, the four of us...had a blast and returned with four ducklings! Lots of fun including pig racing!

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank You for taking time to give us a 5 star review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit especially the pig racing. We hope your ducklings have settled in well and hope to see you again in the future. More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

we were a bit disappointed by our visit. The cafe is not serving 'home cooked meals' but deep fried frozen stuff and sandwiches… the site has some nice attractions and ideas e.g. the sledge run and the pedal boats, but the sledge runs weren't lubricated so didn't work very well and the pool for the boats was the size of... More

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. We are glad you loved our beautiful views and found our animals well cared for. We do have a programme for re-investment and refurbishment and prioritise what we can afford to do each year. We are a small family run attraction. We recently put in a brand new kitchen, cafe, campsite, big animal barn and... More

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Seen this attraction on the website and it looked to be quite a big place with plenty to do......this was not the case. The actual farm is quite small,each activity is half hour and straight after one another,so if there are quite a lot of people at the park you probably wont get to participate in the animal activities also... More

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Cantref. We do have our most popular shows Pet Handling, Bottle Feeding and Tractor & Trailer Rides in the morning and afternoon so that most people can catch the shows during their visit. The other shows are not repeated so that we can offer a greater variety to choose from... More

Dollar, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited today and had a fantastic time! We were here for 5 1/2hrs and didn't stop! The staff were all fab. The food was great. The activities and shows were great. We will definitely be back. Only negative I have and for me it's a big one. Please make it Non-Smoking!! I know it's outside busy but so many children... More

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your 5 star review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit especially our food, shows and activities. We will pass on your lovely feedback to the rest of our team. Thank you for your comment on smoking. We do have a designated smoking area away from play... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I visited cantref with my wife, 4 year old daughter and my son and his friend ( both 11 ). What a fantastic day out. My daughter had a permanent smile on her face she held and stroked all sorts of animals and also fed them. She went on a short pony ride, the kids went on the peddle boats... More

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your lovely 5 star review. As a small family run attraction who strive to always deliver excellent customer service it is great to hear you found our team helpful and friendly. We will pass on your lovely feedback to them. It is lovely to hear that your 4 and 11 year old enjoyed their day... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Catherine was a great, friendly,chatty guide. Good explanations and instructions. Ended up being just the two of us with guide. Good value for money.

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank You for your lovely review and we will pass on your feedback to Katherine your trekking guide. We are so glad you enjoyed your ride and found her helpful and friendly. We hope to see you again. More

Swansea
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This was an enjoyable day out, with children aged 6 and 4. There were a few things the Kids loved, the 'pirate games' in the barn (themed day) was a particular hit with them. As was the sled ride, paddle boats, swamp ride and pony rides. They enjoyed looking at the small animals, and the bouncy castle. The only thing... More

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Gwen E, Owner at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. We are sorry you did not feel that there are not enough things to do. Most of our customers stay for approx 4 - 5 hours and the feedback we usually get is that there is plenty to keep the kids entertained with our shows every half an hour and our play attractions. Many people... More

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