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Occombe Farm

Preston Down Road, Paignton TQ3 1RN , England
01803 520022
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Ranked #4 of 7 Activities in Paignton
Type: Farms, Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Free to visit Organic farm on the edge of Paignton open to the public 7 days a week featuring Gribbles Farm Shop and Bakehouse Café celebrating local... more » Owner description: Free to visit Organic farm on the edge of Paignton open to the public 7 days a week featuring Gribbles Farm Shop and Bakehouse Café celebrating local produce, wonderful kitchen garden including wartime allotment with air raid shelter, farm animals including cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs and alpacas, lovely 2km nature trail and bird hide. Visitor Centre open with exhibition about the farm and environmental issues. 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 a comprehensive events programme at Occombe and it's other sites. Check out the website for details. Become a member and get free parking and 10% off events! « less
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Totnes, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a lovely meal in the cafe with the family. Would definitely return to experience more of the activities. Great to know all the profits are ploughed back into the farm and countryside. Great for the kids too.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My 8 year old son loves visiting Occombe Farm. The trails and activities they do in the school holidays are brilliant. Cake in the cafe is really tasty.

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rossendale
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at 2:30pm looking forward to a walk around the war veg plots and grounds to see the animals . then visit the cafe. The veg plots were not maintained at all more weeds the veg! Not many animals which was fine and the walk was ok. Went to the cafe at 3:15pm, an A4 size note on the board... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We arrived at Occombe Farm with the intention of having a walk with our 16 month old daughter before having a cup of tea in the cafe. For the first time we were met with the new pay and display system in operation. The only option is to pay £1 for a 1 hour stay. If you only stay for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've been coming to Paignton on holiday for the last couple of years and always pay a visit with my four year old son to Occombe Farm! It's such a relaxed setting, always lovely to walk around and has an amazing cafe! The breakfasts, salads and cakes I can't recommend enough. The farm is free and there is always activities... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went to Occombe farm this weekend with my nephew and was quite impressed. The nature trails / gardens where interesting and lovely to walk around. The kids loved the outdoor play area and the food we had was nice and I would definitely go back again. I’ve been before and had cooked breakfast which has always been good and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great worth to keep kids busy without costing a penny including great close to some of the animals. Trail is nice and you can also see a Anderson air raid shelter

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited with our 4 year old last week on our way home from holiday. The setting was lovely and quiet and seemed well set up/run. We entered through the visitor centre and the lady on the desk ignored us until we said hello first. We only saw a few chickens, 2 alpacas and 2 goats, which were at the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Occombe Farm describes a farm shop, cafe, farm animals - cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, goats, and alpacas. We visited last Monday with our granddaughter and were so disappointed. We saw some chickens, 6 ducks sleeping by a very murky pond, and 2 goats. There were no cows or sheep and the alpacas that we were really looking forward to seeing,... More

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Vicki B, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Hi Jenny R. Many thanks for your feedback. We're really sorry to hear you were disappointed on your day out with us. To set the scene, we are a working organic farm which is free to enter rather than a petting farm, so at this time of year much of our livestock is out grazing the wild flower meadows. We... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Review for the cafe only... Went for breakfast this morning. Their were no signs to says that dogs were accepted or not, so went in to ask. We were 3/4 of the way in to get to the counter to be able to ask. Stood for a couple of minutes before we could ask, one of the staff just said... More

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Vicki B, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Hi Brian T. Many thanks for your feedback. As a working farm dogs are welcome only in certain areas of the grounds. The majority of cafes will typically have a policy that dogs are not allowed inside, but very few will put a sign up stating this as it is generally accepted that dogs are not allowed. In fact, if... More

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