We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Farmer Gow's

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Fernham Road | Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
Phone Number: +44 1793 780555
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 'Hands on' farm animal handling and feeding experiences with farmyard...
'Hands on' farm animal handling and feeding experiences with farmyard adventure play. Farmer Gow's welcomes visitors of all ages (youngest visitor 5 days, oldest 102 years!) to some wonderful countryside experiences. The farm lies in the Vale of White Horse, just off the A420 between Oxford and Swindon. Lots of 'hands on' with the farm animals. Daily 'Meet the Animals' sessions - see Home page for details. Bottle fed lambs & goat kids; tickle or pat a wriggly piglet; hand fed sheep and goats; go egg collecting; handling tiny fluffy chicks, turkey poults, ducklings or goslings. Adventure play in the farmyard, Trailer Rides to feed Pollyanna sow, Treasure Hunts on the giant Bale Climb. Open Daily 10am - 5pm. All weather activities, both undercover and outside. Refreshments available throughout the day in Harvest Tea Room. Picnics also welcome.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Good clean fun

We didn't manage to see it all as we had to get home but what we did see was great. If you're looking for a glossy farm experience then this is not the place, but if like us, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Claire T
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Farmer Gow's for a birthday party with our toddler and baby and we all had a great time. The staff were so friendly and helpful and our (usually shy) daughter was completely at ease with them. They continually spoke to her and encouraged her to take part, and this friendly manner meant she was relaxed and got the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Faringdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our son’s 3rd birthday at Farmer Gow’s and invited a number of his friends to his party. When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and were very well looked after. The children had a great time handling 3-day-old chicks, feeding piglets, and bottle-feeding lambs and kid goats, then we went outside and fed the cows and collected eggs.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Didcot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A special day out feeding & handling young animals in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Our grand-daughter was enchanted and loved every moment of it, which meant that we could relish her enthusiasm making it even more enjoyable. Reasonably priced, it was an excellent opportunity to get a feel of a working farm.....and have a lot of fun too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We didn't manage to see it all as we had to get home but what we did see was great. If you're looking for a glossy farm experience then this is not the place, but if like us, you prefer your farm visits more authentic and a bit rustic then this is the place to go! The toys are all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

A couple of years ago when we moved to the area my wife visited Farmer Gows with a group of friends and there children. Finding the place overpriced, underwhelming and a bit too rough around the edges than even the most authentic agricultural visitors centres should be wasn't the only revelation - one of the group bought a children's meal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you feel so negative, after the party itself was such a success, with nearly everyone having so much fun they stayed for an extra hour. When a party is organised, whilst we give the host printed invites to send to their friends, we do not actually send the invites ourselves. We are given a list of... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

An honest review - we visited with a 4 / 9 / 12 / 76 year old - so have got most age groups covered. Reception & shop - OK Cafe - Cake was nice but service slow and it wasn't very busy. Animal feed - Brilliant, well run & informative, kids loved it. Tractor ride - Costs extra and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the hands on aspect of Farmer Gow's, the 'Meet the Animals' part of our activities is the most expensive activity to run, as we are supervising a real 'hands on' experience. Other farm parks, within a large radius, cost far more to visit, so we're sorry you think we're overpriced. The one you compare us... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Gow's farm was a really enjoyable day out. Our two year old son absolutely loved it. Lots of fun things, and a really nice atmosphere. There's a really nice cafe, and all the staff were great. Tractor Ted was an added bonus. Our boy's favourite thing was definitely the pedal tractors ... he spent most of the day pedalling around... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

So glad your toddler had a good zoom about. The piglets are adorable at the moment and the farm is full of baby animals, it's easy to just, as most do enjoy it all and go home happy and not write a review, so a big thank you for taking the time out to do this. See you soon we... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit. I took my mum, (who is elderly and walks with a stick) and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The animals are very well cared for and are all adorable. The staff were fantastic especially Dale who took time out to tell us about the animals etc. Definitely recommend a visit here for all animal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we know older visitors can enjoy a quiet cuddle with a little lamb as much as the next person, so thanks for sharing and letting people know what a lovely time you had. More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We went to Farmer Gows for Easter Monday. It was our son's birthday on Good Friday, and he loves goats. Actually, he loves all farm animals but especially goats. He asked to be taken to a farm so we bought a voucher and went on the nicest day of the year so far! When we arrived it was nice and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Wow, what a fantastic write up, so pleased you had such a great time, will definitely pass on all your praise to the team. When you hear a revue like that, it makes it all worthwhile. Glad we could be part of your special day and hope you've got some great shots to enjoy and treasure. Thank you very much... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My first visit - SO MUCH FUN. Lots of people having a great time. Plenty for children and plenty for adults too. Forget your wellies - borrow theirs. The excitement waiting for the piglets, lambs and kid-goats to arrive for feeding. Tractor ride to the pigs and PollyAnna. A lovely little girl asked me 'why do pigs wear high-heels?' ha... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it made us smile. Why do pigs wear high heels? Good question! We're happy you had such a fun time at Farmer Gow's. Hope to see you again soon :) More 

Travelers who viewed Farmer Gow's also viewed

Swindon, Wiltshire
Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
 
Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
 

Been to Farmer Gow's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Farmer Gow's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?