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Farmer Gow's

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Address: Fernham Road | Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
Phone Number: +44 1793 780555
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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.
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enjoyable place for a children's party

We went to a children's party at Farmer Vows. It was very well organised. The tractor ride was enjoyed by all as we got to feed the pigs. The best bit for us was when we were back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Penny M
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went to a children's party at Farmer Vows. It was very well organised. The tractor ride was enjoyed by all as we got to feed the pigs. The best bit for us was when we were back in the farm feeding the pigs, goats and sheep. Most of the children loved it and we will be going back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been and it's a lovely day out my kids are 3,5 and 7 and they all enjoyed it feeding the animals getting the eggs tractor ride a real fun day out

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had such a lovely day at the farm, we were made so welcome, there was a treasure hunt, a tractor ride followed by feeding the goats lambs and pigs. There was so much to do inside and out toy tractors, swings slides etc. Lunchtime we had made to order rolls with lunch boxes for the children reasonably priced. What... More 

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Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to share your day with everyone on Trip Advisor, so pleased you had a good day out at the farm and got to do most of the activities. Will pass on your kind words to the people who helped to make your day special. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited today with my partner and our two young children (3 and 5) after racking our brains for something to do in the holidays Quick google search threw up this as an option and we thought 'why not?' Booked online to save a few pennies (always a good idea) and away we went! I can honestly say this is one... More 

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Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the review, it's always a treat to see families getting the most out of their time at Farmer Gow's and enjoying a play together. Really appreciate your taking the time to share such positive feedback:) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Oh my goodness! We have just returned home from a day at Farmer Gow's and I can't thank them enough for such a great day. I visited with my partner and 3 and 5 year old (who has learning difficulties and can be difficult). The staff were AMAZING with all the children, we arrived just in time for the animal... More 

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Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Yay! Thanks for the star review, it's lovely to see families having such a good time together. We've worked at getting the flow of activities right so everyone gets to meet the animals, do farmy things and have some free play/chillax time, when they're not missing out. We love it when the children are having so much fun they don't... More 

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

we had only visited farmer Gows at Xmas to purchase a Xmas tree and saw that in the summer they had events for kids. Returned with my niece and her 19 month old son today and had a brilliant time. Arrived about 10.30 and went through to the animal area where there were were hay bails to sit on, there... More 

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Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thanks for your praise, which we'll pass on to the guys, they all work hard to make it a relaxing fun day out. And thanks for your TA review. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When living near Farringdon we were regulars at Farmer Gows. Our toddler loved seeing the animals and feeding the baby lambs. Really lovely to see them up close. The hay maze is good as our the little tractors. The meat is fantastic and they do gluten free sausages :0)

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Thanks for sharing your happy times at Farmer Gow's. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Excellent day out with the little ones. The kids and adults throughly enjoyed themselves and the cafe prices were excellent as was the food. Will definitely visit again.

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Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Look forward to seeing you again and thanks for the great review. More 

Oxfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Well cared for animals. Great for younger children. Good selection of meat for sale. Cafe not as good as it used to be though used to visit for hot chocolate and the fire in the winter don't do s o now though

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Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Hope you can come again in Autumn when we crank up the wood burner again, we know what you mean about it being particularly good and cosy then with a hot chocolate. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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 

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Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

We find children who are shy with people can often gain confidence with animals as they respond to gentle movements and calmness. So pleased both your children had a fun day out with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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