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Doniford Farm

Doniford, Watchet, Exmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Watchet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

when on holiday at Minehead we took a trip to this little hidden treasure. its free to go in but a donation would be nice to give. we gave a donation.my 2 year old found it amazing that the chickens and turkeys were free roaming as well as the ducks. we even saw baby meerkats. excellent and saw black lambs... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For a free farm, this is an amazing place to visit with children. There are lots of animals to see, including some more unusual ones including meercats, coatis, and raccoons. There are also some sub-areas to visit including a vegetable garden, and a bygone era mini-museum. In the farm courtyard were lots of toddler ride-along toys (cars, pedal tricycles etc)... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

What a great place for a visit if you have children that love animals.free to get in and then a donation if you like We DID.a great range of animals to see.they are really working hard to make a great tourist destination Well DONE !

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You can't really call this place a farm. It's more like a craft market. When 1st opened there was plenty of animals but now this has gone all commerical and it's now shops. I wouldn't recommend you will blink your eyes and it's all over and done with. Good job it was free would be asking for my money back

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A lovely farm with a great restaurant and fresh, locally sourced food. Free entry, different locally made goods on sale, many different animals on display. I visit every time I'm in the area, it's like going back to my childhood.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Found this amazing place after a disastrous trip to Wachet. What a great place for all the family. We were amazed to find a wonderful restaurant, tucked amongst the other treasures. The Staff in the restaurant were superb, each knowing and executing their job perfectly. Food was good value. Place was clean, as were the loos. Great array of animals,... More 

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We live 2 minutes away but rarely have the chance to go. Friends visiting (all adults) so we went for lunch. The food was excellent..cottage pie absolutely gorgeous, best around. Braised steak excellent as was hubbys ham, egg n chips. All obviously homemadd. Excellent valu too. Had a look round and great to see new things like the walled garden... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have a very low threshold for mistreatment of animals but cannot agree with some posts on here that condemn this place as poorly run with miserable animals inappropriately kept. We saw happy creatures in environments that had clearly been carefully created to maximise natural behaviours. The coatis had young that were climbing and swinging happily in a spacious pen.... More 

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I live locally to Doniford Farm, as well as providing an attraction for the visitors to the area, it also provides us with somewhere to have a coffee or afternoon tea. It is where I buy vegetables and fruit, plus gifts and cards for the family. It is really nice that we have a local attraction where we can take... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our vegetarian roast dinner was a bit bland but the rest of our party were happy with the meat roasts. Unfortunately we were really upset by the conditions that some of the farms animals were living in and this spoiled the meal for some of us. The raccoon dogs enclosure was filthy as were the owls. Neither had been cleaned... More 

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