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Lane's Garden Centre Open Farm

Breaston Lane, Derby DE723TT, England
01159 397128
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Ranked #4 of 10 activities in Derby
Type: Farms
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I visited with a friend one afternoon last month as we didn't have anything else to do, we bought some animal feed (cabbage leaves, carrots) for a £1 and went on to feed the goats, pigs and cows! There were also chickens, geese, guinea pigs, rabbits and various types of birds. I didn't visit the cafe, but the farm itself... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Just popped in for Spring/Summer plants & a quick coffee /cake. Good choice & cost very reasonable. I visit every year at this time

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

James' food is lovely, the coffees are great, his 'Davewich' I would especially recommend, along with proper chips and delicious choice of cakes...Although you can't please everyone...James' is definitely doing something right...as it is always busy with happy customers! The variety of animals at the farm (free to experience) is amazing, and there aren't many farms that allow access like... More

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derby
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I visited here with family at the weekend and as the 'family cafe' was full we asked if we could sit with our child in the over 10's cafe (our child is nearly 2), we were told that the manager's 'policy' (a poster on the door) was that children under 10 can only go in the family section. We were... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I have never met a man so rude and less interested in customer service as James' the owner of James' Coffee Shop. Completely ruins the experience of a family day out when you are informed that as the much smaller family room is full you are banned from the main room. There is a notice on the door stating that... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was the second time I've been to Lane's Garden Centre. It's 50:50 a small garden centre and a petting farm. I enjoyed seeing the small children smiling as they feed the animals - they are really close, though like others I do feel the animal care side leaves something to be desired.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We have a 3 year old son and he loves it here (so do the parents and grandparents). My son loves to feed the animals and would spend all day doing this if we let him. Weve been lots of times over the last year and it never gets old. Id love to see the farm expanded. Worth a visit... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Saw this place online decided to visit as billed as great for kids. Farm area was very pleasant and children enjoyed feeding the animals. Girl in shop very helpful and friendly. Went to go and have tea and snacks in cafe. Saw a sign for the main entrance and another door which I popped my head in first. Not overly... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The place is excellent but the conditions the animals are in need improving.I agree that the pig in the brick outhouse is not good because its dirty and the animals don't seem to get any freedom.The same donkey has been there for 8 years now and it doesn't have much space to move about at all.The ducks do need improving... More

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derby
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Unfortunately I have to agree with the previous post. The animals do not seem to be looked after as well as they should be. We saw the ducks in dry mud with little water. We used to like it here and the cafe is great and well-priced but we won't be rushing back.

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