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Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

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Address: Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 290229
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with...

Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with excitement there's so much to do whatever the weather. Say hello to farmyard friends big and small, meet birds of prey, handle reptiles, run wild in the indoor play, jump aboard the tractor & trailer ride and miniature train and join in changing daily activities.

The Farm Park is now also home to the South East's largest reptile display collection with the permanent Reptile House from Snakes Alive. Explore over 50 enclosures bursting with snakes, lizards, tortoises, amphibians, mini-beasts and more plus enjoy interactive reptile experiences where you might end up holding a huge Burmese python or a monitor lizard!

With the indoor animal barn you can get close to the farmyard animals and cuddly creatures and join in hands on activities including animal bottle feeding every day! Also undercover is an indoor sand pit, ball blasting arena and toddler inflatable as well as the Indoor Play Barn packed with soft play adventures.

Daily timetabled activities in the farm park vary and can include bird of prey flying shows, hand-on reptile session, hilarious 'Lamb National' sheep racing, goat grooming, petting cute guinea pigs and bunnies and more. There are bumpy tractor and trailer rides and even a miniature train. Plus you'll find extra special events every school holiday including babies galore at Easter and spooky happenings for Halloween.

On sunny days head to the outdoor adventure areas complete with an enormous jumping pillow, zip wire, climbs and slides to explore. There are go karts to race and children can grab a welly and challenge their parents at Crazy Farmers Croquet. Little ones can take to mini tractors and didicars to transport themselves around the farm park! Interested in the history of farming? Head to the Discovery Barn to see vintage tractors, machines and interactive exhibits.

Next to Barleylands Farm Park, you'll also discover Barleylands Craft Village. A great place for unusual handmade gifts and seeing crafter in action it also hosts bi-monthly farmers markets, and boasts an Italian cafe and an a la carte restaurant. Plus annually the site transforms into the Essex Country Show.

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Santa day

We booked to see Santa at 11.30 my sister in law was 11.20 but they were able to get the kids in together to see Santa which was great as they was all having a giggle with Santa... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
kelly m
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to see Santa at 11.30 my sister in law was 11.20 but they were able to get the kids in together to see Santa which was great as they was all having a giggle with Santa. Then we all had our pics done In the globe my only things I would say that in the globe it's dark... More 

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take all comments and feedback on board. We hope you had a lovely visit with Santa and wish you a Happy New Year from everyone at Barleylands! More 

Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great parking and good location. Got lots on offer for children and lots of different craft shops. Otherwise I would recommend pre planning to get the most of it.

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Thank Jonathan W
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed all of the activities on offer in the Farm Park and got to look around The Village. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and get to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Great day out, well worth taking the chicken as lots to keep them occupied through the day, would defiantly return

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Barleylands has plenty of activities both indoors and outdoors so there’s plenty to do whatever the weather. We hope to see you again soon. Season’s greetings! More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic venue and a great couple of hours children totally loved it worth every penny. And lovely elfs and staff xxx

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your day at Barleylands and wish you a Merry Christmas! We hope to see you again soon. More 

essex,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited the tiptree cafe and pottery barn. I thought the cafe was a bit over priced the cream tea scones were a bit over done But for 4 of us having different thing just over £20. Then went to the pottery barn The kids loved it But pricey but something different and I would go back Helpful staff.

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to Barleylands and we hope to see you again soon. Merry Christmas! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Family visit on a Saturday 4 Dec, my two girls 8 and 6 were visiting pottery barn with their mum, I was left to look after our 2 year old daughter. I thought a visit to the farm for 30mins would be keep her occupied...... the cost of this was £22 for 1 adult and a 2 year old, so... More 

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Thank BrentwoodFamily
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We sympathise with your point of view and agree that half an hour is not long enough to enjoy the Farm Park to the fullest and everything we have to offer. We’re delighted that your daughters had so much fun in the Pottery Barn and you enjoyed visiting The Village. Barleylands Farm Park makes a... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Lots to do and lots to see. Spent ages in the many shops and had a lovely lunch in the Tiptree Tea Rooms

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a great time at Barleylands. There's lots to do both indoors and outdoors. It's great to see you enjoyed The Village and in particular The Tiptree Tea Room. We hope to see you again soon. More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

With a combination of animal interactions and fun playgrounds Barleyland is an excellent and fairly cost effective day out. My six year old daughter really enjoyed feeding the lambs and handling the snake as well as jumping on the bouncy pillow and, most of all, the air gun room (which daddy and grandad also enjoyed a lot.....). The farm is... More 

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for recommending us as a good day out. We're really pleased your daughter enjoyed feeding the lambs and was brave enough to handle one of our slithery snakes. It's great your family enjoyed our cannon ball shoot out too. We have recently opened our new Tiptree Tearooms and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Well I can't fault the effort put in to make this evening a really spectacular fright night. My kids aged 4 and 9 both totally loved it. Perfectly pitched and plenty to do. I will return again next year. Only thing I would of liked to of seen would be maybe a hog roast. Well done to all the staff... More 

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a five star review. We're really pleased you and your children enjoyed Spooky Nights and found there was plenty to do. We will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to our staff. We hope you will visit us again this Christmas to see Santa and his elves in our festive grotto. We look... More 

Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Surprising whats on offer at this attraction.Shops.Various workshops ,cafes distractions et al.Busy most times,parking (free).You can have a fun day here,especially when there is something good going on .

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Thank Jeffrey S
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Barleylands and had time to visit The Village too. We hope you managed to see our daily events like the Snakes Alive Interactive Reptile Talk or our Birds of Prey display during your time with us, as these run all week. To... More 

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