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“What a waste of time and money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Thurleigh Farm Centre

Thurleigh Farm Centre
Cross End, Thurleigh, Bedford MK44 2EE, England
01234 771 597
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Thurleigh
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“What a waste of time and money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This was our second attempt here as our first was really disappointing. We won't be going back.....The place seems to be run by teenagers who have little communication skills or experience. The cafe service was painfully slow, we waited 30 mins for two sandwiches as we did on our last visit. The farm...what farm? There were hardly any animals for us to see, a few sheep, lamas, goats, rabbits and ponies in shabby pens with poorly maintained fencing. The pond was dirty and badly maintained....no ducks either! Much of the children's play equipment was broken or in a poor state of repair. The baby changing was one, filthy pull down tray in the disabled loo which was also disgusting! We paid £21.50 for 2 adults and a 19 month old child and felt that it was a waste of time and money. There was very little to do in the way of extra activities and a long wait for the few they had. In comparison to many of the other childrens farms we have visited this place comes bottom of the list. Give it a BIG MISS as the whole place smells, looks tired, is filthy and is in desperate need of some TLC. Such a shame as we are local but we definately won't be going back.

Visited November 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“great halloween at thurleigh farm.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Took my 7 year old son to thurleigh farm for halloween.We went when it got dark, to add to the spookyness. After playing on indoor equipment we ventured outside to the scary woods tractor rides. We had a great time, there was people jumping out of the dark woods and things suspended over us.After this we had a go in the aunted attic,and then the ghost train. Sadly the end of night fireworks were cut short because of bad rain, but last year it was a really good show.I would say the price is not cheap. £20 for me and my son. But he really enjoyed it so worth the money.However a bit pricey for a normal day out. but good fun.

Visited October 2012
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“Too little to do”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

There wasn't too much to do here. We won tickets to visit and I would have been disappointed if we had payed.

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“Disappointed ! and too expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I was disappointed to be honest, and not alot was there for the price I paid to get in!! Wont be visiting again im afraid

Visited September 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“good day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

All in all the place is a little tired and could do with updating. Sayig that its very good value for money with lots for the kids to do. We took our son for his 1st birthday and he loved it. Especially having a ride in a real fire engine and a go on the hose.

Visited July 2012
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