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Farmer Gow's

Fernham Road | Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
+44 1793 780555
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Faringdon
Type: Farms
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... more » 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 - bottle fed goat kids, wriggly piglets, hand fed lambs, turkeys, geese, ducks & chickens plus all the other farm animals - Meet the Animals happens every day at 11am & 2pm. Adventure play on the giant Bale Climb, on the Pedal Tractors and in the playground. Trailer Rides and Treasure Hunts add to the farm fun. Farmer Gow's is open daily 10am - 5pm. All weather activities, both undercover and outside. Refreshments available throughout the day in Harvest Tea Room. Picnics also welcome. « less
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Carterton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Sorry Farmer Gow's but this farm is not worth the visit compared to other farms in the area. The website perceives a completely different story to the real thing. When we arrived the place was completely empty and looked tiny even though it was the summer holidays. Should have read the signs then not to bother. We reluctantly went in... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited this farm as part of a group with my god children s play centre and can say it was an excellent experience, they had hours of fun from playing on the hay bales, meeting the animals and going for a tractor ride. The staff that work there have excellent people skills and seem to really love their job... More

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

Thank you for your kind comments. Staff love their jobs - and love sharing what the farm can offer with visitors. We are just starting to handle the young turkey poults - we enjoy providing new and interesting 'hands on' farm animal experiences to compliment are various adventure play experiences. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We camped at Farmer Gows and decided to take a trip to the family farm. This is our third trip. The main thing is that our children enjoyed it. They spent nearly 1.5 hours playing on the hay bales. We all enjoyed the chance the feed the goats, piglets and lambs. My main reason for giving this 3 stars is... More

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

Thank you for your message - we always appreciate feedback. Cost - 1.5 hours on the bales, 1+ hours handling & feeding the farm animals, 30 mins trailer ride, treasure hunt with a prize (toy not sweet) + pedal tractor yard, indoor play areas, adventure playground, summer quiz (with treats for the children taking part). We do cost our entry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was rather busy when we arrived, but despite there being 3 school parties at the farm, we still had loads of room to do our own thing! My two, who were about to turn 3 and 5 years old, loved the Hay Bale Climb! So simple, but such fun! Spent at least 40 minutes playing, hiding, jumping, etc! Next... More

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

Thank you for your very kind words - which we appreciate enormously. Oxfordshire is a very international county - as well as very farmy. We work hard to welcome visitors - both local and from abroad. We also work hard to provide enjoyable 'hands on' farm animal experiences. We programme school trips very carefully, to ensure that we do not... More

Stamford,Lincolnshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited Farmer Gow's for a birthday party and had a fab time. Our little one is under two but he loved the tractor run and had great fun in the hay bales. I think the hands on feeding experience was great and really well managed with the staff ensuring that all the kids had an opportunity to feed the... More

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

Thank you for your kind words - the farm staff work very hard to provide realistic farm animal handling and feeding experiences in an enjoyable and friendly environment. We have retained our farming roots to ensure a real farm experience, rather than a farm themed play centre, and it's great to hear from visitors to have enjoyed our farm. We... More

Lechlade, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We booked Farmer Gow's for our twins birthday party and arranged for a dozen kids and a parent for each of them to attend. They basically charge the regular entrance for each child and the parent attending with them gets in for a discounted price. They will provide catering for a party but they are also happy for you to... More

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

Thank you for writing a lovely review. So pleased you all had fun at Farmer Gow's and enjoyed the twins' birthday. Really appreciate your taking the time to do this and hope to see you all again. More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went will a small group of children, we feed pigs, lambs, goats. Took goats for a walk. Collected eggs from the hens. Went on a tractor ride. Climbed on hay bales. Tractor toys were brillant. We felt goslings. We have lunch in the barn. Just a brilliant day. New toilet blocks. Staff lovely and helpful. Children enjoyed the playground, enjoyed... More

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

You are very welcome. So glad you had a lovely time and thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you had a lot of fun together. More

Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our trip to Farmer Gows took place on a reasonably sunny Saturday in late May. The farm is a relatively small family run affair, but probably the most structured I've been to in terms of a logical plan of activity which you can follow through from start to finish. Lots of hands on animal time with some actual facts about... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, kids running amok among the hay bales made us laugh. Do hope we see you again soon. More

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A friend of ours have recommended Farmer Gow's and we simply had a fantastic time as a family. As a farm it is small, but very neat, clean, well equipped and well maintained. It is very family friendly, I really was amazed by it. We all enjoyed feeding the piglets, lams and goats. You are given bottles, the animals are... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I should have known when I arrived on one of warmest and sunniest days of the year so far and the car park was empty that something was amiss here. I really have no idea who is leaving 5-star reviews but they are either on the payroll or amphetamines, I suspect both. Quite simply this is the worst open farm... More

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

We remember you, as there was only one visitor over the entire weekend who did not join in and enjoy themselves. You arrived at 12.10 pm - and were advised that our Meet the Animals session had just ended so that the farm would be quiet as our animals literally 'chewed the cud'. You were advised of the afternoon's programme... More

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