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“Fond memories.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm
North Road, South Molton EX36 3AZ, England
01769 572401
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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“Fond memories.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We visited the honey farm on Easter Saturday and whilst it was a shame most of the exhibitions where unable to operate due to the cold weather we had a 2 for 1 offer so not really that much of an issue. Having been before (I used to go when I was kid) when the exhibits are able to function it is very interesting. The honey farm is no Alton Towers and the entry fee even at full price reflects this.

What is a bonus is the indoor soft play area for the kids (included in the entrance fee) so when they have had enough of the bees, honey and candle making they can fill their boots in this very clean, good sized indoor soft play area. Great to burn off some energy or have a break on route to or from the M5. Food served in the restaurant is cheap but basic - jacket potatoes, sandwichs etc.

What I will say is the leaf cutter ants display needs a lot of work, as it it was a bit lame.

Good value (if the exhibits are able to oportate), especially if the kids take advantage of the soft play.

Visited March 2013
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
We are so pleased you have re-visited quince honey farm, and pleased you found it interesting despite the bee’s not being in busy mode!
The soft play area is a great way for the kids to run around and let of some steam on a break from a long journey too! We are happy to hear you took advantage of the soft play area and hope that you enjoyed a Devonshire cream tea while the kids buzzed around.

Thank you for your comments and we will look in to all of them, our ant display is in the process of being expanded which should be bigger and better if you were to visit us again,
Many thanks from all at quince honey farm.
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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“Such a disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We went here on Easter Saturday at 3pm thinking we could spend an hour or so before heading back to our B&B. We paid £11.90 for two adults. I have never been so disappointed with any tourist attraction. The displays are tired and outdated, the decor is shoddy and the attempts at quirkiness with various stuffed bees and other bee paraphernalia dotted around were cheesy and old fashioned. The worst thing was that hardly any of the exhibits were available because of unseasonably cold weather. Of course it's no one's fault if the weather is cold but how can the honey farm justify charging full whack when we hardly saw any live bees and even the factory exhibits (candle making, jarring the honey etc) were unmanned and therefore uninteresting. They should at least warn customers and reduce the entrance fee if not everything is in working order.It took us about 15 minutes to walk round the entire place and that was us trying to get the most out of a very very poor exhibition. Don't waste your money!

Visited March 2013
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review – we welcome constructive feedback, and always do our best to ensure our customers enjoy a great trip to the farm.

I am surprised to hear that you didn’t get to see hardly any working bees, and obviously we are disappointed to learn that the park didn’t meet your visual expectations. We work hard to make sure each customer is happy and gets full viewing of everything on offer.

We thank you for your feedback and will take all the comments in to consideration for improvements. We’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns further, please contact us via email or telephone.

We hope the weather will be better on your next visit to the area and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in North Devon.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic winter venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We have regularly visited the honey farm through the winter from Tiverton because although the bee side was closed, the play area was still open and provided a great place to take the grandchildren aged 2 and 6 on cold winter days, and we only had to pay for the 6 year old. Each weekend there has usually been a children's birthday party going on but there is plenty of space to sit and watch the children, or in my case, follow my 2 yr old granddaughter around the equipment. The young children's soft play area could do with being a bit bigger. The cafe is reasonably priced. Toilets are outside and are cold and draughty in winter, they could do with some toilets indoors. We love this play area (even though I got a friction burn on the enclosed twisty slide!)

Visited March 2013
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you for your review on trip advisor, we are so happy to hear you visit us regularly and that your grandchildren enjoy the soft play area.
We love to hear of our guests visiting us often and hope you also enjoy some of the honey products on offer.
We take all comments from visitors seriusly and aim to keep all our customers happy.
Thank you again for the feedback.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Great Tourist Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

What a great place to visit. You can actually see bees at work in glass fronted hives. Excellent shop where you can purchase honey and bees wax gifts

Visited April 2012
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you for the review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope you can visit us again!
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“Fanastic birthday party!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have just had my daughter's 3rd birthday party at the Honey Farm and it was fantastic. We've always been a huge fan of the soft play there - it's clean, safe, serves lovely fresh and very reasonably priced food, but today was outstanding. Every single one of the staff went out of their way to make sure both adults and children felt especially welcome and they made sure that the whole event ran really smoothly. The party food was fab - with plenty of it.
Daughter is already asking when she can have her next party there!

Visited March 2013
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