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Address: Fernham Road | Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
Phone Number: +44 1793 780555
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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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Always a lovely day out whatever the weather

Not the biggest place but a perfectly delightful afternoon out for primary aged children and particularly good for pre-schoolers. The staff are friendly and informative and manage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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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
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 

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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 

Faringdon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a great little place to Visit. My Husband and I took our 2 yr old daughter on Easter Sunday after my husband found there website on the internet. We were so busy there from the minute we arrived. After paying, A member of staff took us through into the main farm area and explained where everything was placed and... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely Trip Advisor review. We look forward to seeing you all again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My friend and I found this by accident and being left with our 17 month old daughters for the day we wanted to find something to do in miserable weather. The whole feeding centre and play room is under cover which is perfect whatever the weather. We were able to feed a baby goat, lamb and sheep and meet some... More 

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

Aww, thanks! We are so pleased you enjoyed holding and stroking the little ducklings, it is a very special moment and it's a pleasure for us to be part of your happy memories. Really hope you come back soon and thanks for taking the time to write your review. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited yesterday with our 3 yr old granddaughter. It was a windy day but dry, so we were able to take a trailer ride along with the other outdoor activities. Do wrap up well, as the feeding barn can be draughty. We were made to feel most welcome by all the staff ( who are on the go all... More 

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

Lovely to see you, and your very kind review, thanks for taking the time to give such good feedback. It sounds like you joined in all the activities and enjoyed yourselves, which is what it's all about. The piglets are hilarious and the lamb gang are getting more sure of themselves as well, Spring is such a fun time on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have thoroughly enjoyed a fantastic day at Farmer Gow's during the Easter holidays. Amazing and informative staff who took brilliant care of all animals and customers. Lots of fun things to do for all ages of children, from ride along tractors, bales to climb, exciting easter egg hunts, tractor rides, swings & slides and more. We thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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

Thanks for writing such a lovely review, and really pleased that all the family had lots of farmy fun! And thanks for supporting your local farm. We also have farm meats, eggs and BBQ fuel when you're next passing! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Not the biggest place but a perfectly delightful afternoon out for primary aged children and particularly good for pre-schoolers. The staff are friendly and informative and manage the animal feeding well which the kids absolutely loved! Today we saw the little piglets have a run about, fed ~week old lambs, several goats and the adult sheep, collected eggs and had... More 

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

It's always good to see our regulars come back and appreciate the improvements we've made to the washroom and play facilities. We're delighted your ten year old still enjoys visiting Farmer Gows. Older children, young adults and grown-ups can all enjoy the simple pleasure of handling animals and seeing them interact with their family. So glad you're still coming and... More 

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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went today with our 4 year old son, and 11 week old daughter and their grandparents. Shocked by the admission fee, as it's in the same price range as Cotswold Wildlife Park and Cotswold Farm Park (and obviously much smaller). Animal feeding was entertaining enough, and the indoor play area was pretty good (the wooden train set hadn't had... 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, and sorry you were shocked by our admission fee. As you know it's £8 for adults and £7 for children. Cotswold Wildlife park (£15 for adults and £10 for children) is clearly not "the same" but we are concerned that you felt it was "pricey". We try to keep our prices... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Came for a visit today as the weather was so nice and wanted something to do outside. Its perfect for a toddler. I was very impressed with how much animal handling/feeding there was and the amount of toys and games for toddlers was just fab. The food was good and the gift shop great. Very educational and enjoyable. Thank you... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your visit. So pleased that you and your toddler had a great time at Farmer Gow's and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

there's just not a lot to it, there are other farms around that have much more. went in to see what they had in the way of bird food and they had tiny bags at high prices. It's alright if you want to feed a lamb, but little else.

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

I am a bit perplexed by this comment - which perhaps is commenting on our small shopping area, rather than our main interest and offering of public access to farming and the countryside through 'hands on' farm animal experiences. We do give our farm meats quite a lot of space - which we struggle to keep well stocked as it... More 

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