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Farmer Gow's

Address: Fernham Road | Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
Phone Number: +44 1793 780555
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Faringdon
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: '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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Farmer Gow's for our daughter's 3rd birthday. It was brilliant. As it was a term-time weekday, it was quiet, and that meant we got to do the animal feeding by ourselves. It was amazing. Seeing my daughter happily feed sheep, pigs and goats was quite something. We then went and gathered eggs just laid by the chickens. It... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Myself my partner and her 6 year old son went to Farmer Gows last weekend her boy had previously been with a school trip and was desperate to go again! The place was quite quiet which was bliss for me as we didn't have to wait for any of the activities and were able to individually feed the lovely animals... More

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Margaret K, Owner at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Dear DWY Thank you for your comments below - which were very much appreciated by all the farm staff. We are a small, friendly, livestock farm with a high regard for animal welfare. I apologise if we have taken up too much space on the tea room menu with our farm produce. We take huge pride and pleasure in rearing... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went here yesterday (25.10.14) with my two boys aged 4 and 2. Although living nearby we had never been so met some friends out here for a day out. Found it no problems and the lovely lady at the desk told us about all the events on today and that they followed each other so you wouldn't miss anything.... More

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Margaret K, Owner at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for your very full review, which we very much appreciate. Pricing - always an interesting theme for the diversity of comments. On the same day as your visit we received several comments about how very reasonably priced we are. We try to price fairly and reasonably. Staff work extremely hard to facilitate some great 'hands on' farm animal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A wonderful place! Be on time - so you can handle chicks, stroke piglets and pigs (all kept immaculately healthy and clean), bottle feed goats and hand feed sheep. Take the goats for a walk, pick eggs from the hens, take a ride on the tractor, take part in a treasure hunt amongst hay bales. They have very friendly staff,... More

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Margaret K, Owner at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments - all the farm staff will be delighted. They work hard to provide a safe but enjoyable working farm experience for all ages; youngest visitor to date - 5 days, oldest visitor - 103 years. The autumn and winter months are our quietest time of year, so we can give visitors that extra... More

Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a great little farm, I took my 14month old daughter and she loved it. It's quite small, but there's lots to get involved with! We went on the trailer ride which was great as the cows came up really close, she got to feed the pigs and goats. Our guide was very enthusiastic and really friendly. We then... More

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Margaret K, Owner at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words - which I have brought to the notice of all the farm staff. They were delighted. They really enjoy facilitating the interaction between farm animals and visitors. This time of year is great - with 8 farm species to enjoy handling & feeding. This week we are decorating the farm shop, tea room and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Looking for something to do for our son's second birthday - and we found Farmer Gow online. Didn't look like anything special on arrival but we were very pleasantly surprised. Lots to do. Really friendly staff - our host for some of the events was Lucy who was really helpful. Very well organised too - good facilities for kids &... More

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Margaret K, Owner at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - and for confirming that we are a small working farm providing an educational experience for those who wish to engage with farming and the countryside. Enabling families, and especially young children, to learn about the wonderful and diverse British countryside, is a pleasure. I am glad our young apprentice Lucy was able to answer... More

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Easy to find, good parking friendly staff, appeared to be well organised. We, the grandparents felt that at feed the animals time, 11.00am that the animals were no longer piglets or lambs but pigs & sheep. Unfortunately our 3 year old grand daughter was petrified. We will not be going again!!!!!

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Margaret K, Owner at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is, we feel, a sadness that some children (in a nation of animal lovers) are afraid of animals - pets, farm animals and wild animals. How will those children learn to love our countryside and value it's uniqueness, unless they engage with a variety of animals at a young age. Learning and becoming confident... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I arrived with my husband and 2 grandchildren (aged 4 & 3), the lady on the till was lovely and explained everything to us and led us through to the area where the lambs, goats,pigs get handled and fed, did a spot of egg collecting,then we went on the trailer ride to feed the pigs at the top of the... More

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Margaret K, Owner at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words - which I will bring to all the staff's attention. We love our farm - and are delighted when visitors do too. We look forward to welcoming you to Farmer Gow's again soon - chicks and weaner piglets arriving next week. Newborn goat kids the week after! Best wishes Anne Gow More

Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took our 5 year old here on Sunday 7th September on a whim as it was such a lovely day and we were really pleased we did, not just for the experience for her but for us too (I suspect we enjoyed it even more than she did but don't tell anyone - shh!). First things first however: If... More

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Margaret K, Owner at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words - confirming that we are a small but real farm, offering an almost unique educational experiences to real farming and the real countryside. It is great for staff to receive such a lovely endorsement as your review - makes such a difference to be appreciated for what we are - not what some... More

Minster Lovell, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Iwent to farmer gows with my 5 year old grandaughter and 10 month grandson and my daughter. We found out about farmer gows through my grandaughter after she had been on a school trip and had been asking to go again. It was a inexpensive to get in and a pound to have a tractor ride and treasure hunt which... More

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

So pleased you had a fun visit and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We will have more baby animals arriving so hope you can come again (and take advantage of our voucher on Facebook). When it gets colder we have the wood-burning stove lit in the tea room, there's usually lots of traditional... More

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