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Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton TQ3 1RN , England
Phone Number: +44 1803 520022
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: It's free to visit this organic, working farm on the edge of...
It's free to visit this organic, working farm on the edge of Paignton. Open to the public 7 days a week, it includes a Farm Shop and Cafe serving local produce and a wonderful kitchen garden with a wartime allotment and air raid shelter. You can see farm animals including cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs and alpacas, and walk a lovely 2km nature trail with a bird hide. The farm is run by local charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust with all profits going to support its conservation and education work. The Trust run an events programme at Occombe and it's other sites, so please check the website for details of what's going on before you arrive. Free parking!
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Lovely cafe and food dissapointing bird hide

Had breakfast here then walked to the bird hide last year their was plenty of feeders out with food in and nuthatches and lots of other birds this time all the feeders were empty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely placing, enjoyed wandering around the nature trail with our children and then had a delicious lunch in the garden. Great bonus that all funds go to charity!

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Portsmouth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited Occombe Farm on 1st June with our 4 year old daughter and had a lovely time seeing all the well looked after animals and enjoyed the woodland walk. We stayed for a couple of hours and as it was free we felt like we wanted to give something back, so we popped into the café and enjoyed a... More 

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Laura M, Public Relations Manager at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope you come back and see us again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had breakfast here then walked to the bird hide last year their was plenty of feeders out with food in and nuthatches and lots of other birds this time all the feeders were empty and had been for a while it was all over grown still love the farm shop and cafe but that part were the hide was was... More 

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Laura M, Public Relations Manager at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about our farm. The area below the feeders is left wild and overgrown for the local wildlife. This does not interfere with the feeders but increases the number of insects and other wildlife on the nature reserve. The feeders are filled by volunteers, so we will ensure that... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

for a non fee venue , fine . but not for us at all nothing for our family group at all. tea and play on play area and away in one hour

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Laura M, Public Relations Manager at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Occombe Farm. We do appreciate feedback, good or bad, but we do think a 1/5 rating is unfair. You mention that you enjoyed tea and some time in the play area, but you seem to have missed out the 2km nature trail, our animal pens including ducks, alpaca, lambs and chickens, our... More 

west mids
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited occombe while on holiday and spent nearly all day. The nature and farm trail is fantStic for adults and children alike. Quiet and peaceful with beautiful surroundings and animals to get close to. The farm cafe is absolutely brilliant for meals, snacks , cream teS and drinks. If like me you need gluten free then look no further... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful farm with a really nice walk which makes you feel you could be a million miles away from civilisation which is just the thing when you want to spend some quality time with your family or just some time alone. There's animals to see and a nice garden to amble round, the farm shop is good and the cafe... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Visited Occombe Farm today with 3 generations of our family from 4 to 66. We sat outside in the sunshine and had our lunch whilst the 4 year old played on the climbing frames. Good selection of food and drink with a local flavour. We then walked the nature trail looking at the animals and birds and plants in the... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Called for lunch , food was good, pricing was fair , very busy with children having a good time. Very helpful staff. Dog was welcome. Had to sit outside as per normal with a dog. Would call again.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Not bad considering its free to park and enter. Is probably suited to 3-8 year olds more so than my 1 1/2 year old as the nature trail has lots of fun activities to do along the way, but she was too young to enjoy them. Lots of walking, but worth it.

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South Wales
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been to the farm twice, most recently at Easter when the kids followed the Easter egg trail. Enjoyable walk around the farm and the garden decent loos! Would recommend.

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Additional Information about Occombe Farm

Address: Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton TQ3 1RN , England
Phone Number: +44 1803 520022
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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