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Farmer Gow's

Fernham Road, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
01793 780 555
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Faringdon
Type: Farms
Owner description: Come and enjoy our Spring and Summer activities this winter at Farmer Gow’s, between Oxford and Swindon. Lots of ‘hands on’ with the farm animals -... more » Owner description: Come and enjoy our Spring and Summer activities this winter at Farmer Gow’s, between Oxford and Swindon. Lots of ‘hands on’ with the farm animals - bottle fed goat kids, wriggly piglets, hand fed lambs, turkey chicks plus all the other farm animals - Meet the Animals happens every day at 11am & 2pm. Plenty of adventure play, with trailer rides and treasure hunts there’s lots of fun to be had throughout the day. The farm 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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Stamford,Lincolnshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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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
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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

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were travelling down to Southampton on a Friday to take my daughter to Peppa Pig World on the Saturday and found this farm online before we left which was on route and thought instead of stopping at a service station we thought we'd stop there instead! And we were glad we did! It was pouring down with rain and... More

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

So glad you had a great day at Farmer Gow's and look forward to seeing you again soon. In the summer you can also camp at Farmer Gow's or hire a tipi and base yourself here while you explore the area. We're not far from White Horse Hill if you like flying kites, and Oxford is half an hour away... More

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We've been going to Farmer Gows since the kids were small and yesterday had yet another birthday party there (at the kids' insistence!). The staff could not be more helpful beforehand in confirming and accommodating your needs, for example we brought party food for the kids but ordered food for the adults in advance from their cafe. It is effectively... More

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

Aww thanks for such a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you come back soon for some more traditional farmy fun. More

Swindon, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I took my grandson to Farmer Gow's last Saturday and we had a lovely day out. The staff were friendly and informative and we were able to feed lambs and goats as well as 'tickle' piglets during meet the animals .Jacob loved the tractor ride and played for ages on the hay bails. He also enjoyed collecting eggs and handling... 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 respond on Trip Advisor with such positive comments, the farm shop has got a bit more local lately with honey products and more locally sourced goods to go with our meats. It's mostly about a traditional fun day out, but good to know you can pick up supper to take home... More

Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We arrived at Farmer Gow's Farm this morning and were disappointed to say the least. It is very run down, the 'Pedal Tractor Yard' is poor and as for the 'Adventure Playground' if you can call it that, it is a sand pit with a wooden frame that kids over the age of 5 can walk along! When we arrived... More

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

Thank you for your comments, I think you may have mis-understood the member of staff you spoke to, it was the trailer-ride that was not available. With regards to your comments, Farmer Gow’s specialises in ‘hands on’ farm animal handling and feeding experiences, rather than being a play centre. We do offer trailer rides, but not normally at this time... More

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