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Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
Phone Number: +44 1268 290229
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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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Farmers Market

From the Barleylands website it showed a Farmers market today. This was only a short journey for us and we had other places to visit. The farmers market consisted of less than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
F2Paul
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London, United Kingdom
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Billericay
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the Christmas wonderland after seeing the advertising banners and the webpage, adit looked quite good. Although I haven't been impressed with my last few visits of the Farm I thought I'd give it a go. Well wish I hadn't. What a waste of money. We looked around the Farm and as it was winter the animals weren't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the Barleylands website it showed a Farmers market today. This was only a short journey for us and we had other places to visit. The farmers market consisted of less than 10 stalls. There is of course the craft village and other activities. We will try again in the spring when hopefully more traders will turn up. One particular... More 

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Thank F2Paul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another fantastic day to barleylands with my little boy and friend. Even in the wind and rain there is so much to do. Staff are always so friendly too

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Thank Deborah M
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a few changes all for the better! New shops, interesting ones Ols favourites still there too. Well worth a visit sadly didn't have time to stay long this time but introduced my partner to the place, she is keen to come back

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

Thank you so much for visiting the Craft Village and leaving a review. We hope to welcome you back (maybe for longer next time). More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My chap and I decided on this location for an afternoon out, as it is pretty much a midway point between us. Ultimately I am a big kid who loves anything interactive like this, and as such, the farm made me very smiley ☺, especially hand feeding the sheeps, which made me giggle like a loon! We also had great... More 

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

We're so pleased to hear you had a great time. Thank you for leaving a review. If you like our sheep you really should come back in the warmer months when you can cheer on your favourite Woolly Jumper in the Lamb National! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of mine and my partners first adventures togther. We spent some time feeding the animals and feeding the lambs. Looked around and had a coffee. After we painted some pottery and we loved it. We are planning on coming back soon to do some more pottery. Birlliant set up and felt right at home. see you all... More 

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

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to post it. We hope to see you both again soon. More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this place so much I became a member, However, if you are going for the animals you may be disappointed. It starts off with an area where you are able to feed the gots outside and the highlight for children will be the barn where particularly in the summer there are young lambs and kids (goats) to feed.... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for families to spend the day with facilities for younger children with small zoo & older children with birds of prey etc! Excellent craft outlets with great gift ideas for Xmas Birthdays & other Special Occasions! Super "First Class Bridge Academy" to which I am a pupil!

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Thank Howard67
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent a nice few hours walking around Barleylands Craft Village it was a shame quite a few units were closed but the ones who were open was welcoming and there were bargains to be had for the eagled eyed! Children's workshops were lively and the children seemed to be enjoying themselves under supervision , the restrooms were dean and... More 

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Thank Clockworksausage
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65 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Last night went here paid 69.00 pounds, didn't think it was worth it felt it all a bit of a poor show really. On website seems like your are in for an amazing night didn't feel it while I was there...£4.40 for drink average price didn't wait long to be served which is good. ... when we was seated had... More 

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

Moonlit parties are Christmas parties which use our showground but are held by Best Parties Ever. We would kindly ask if you could remove your review and contact them directly. Many thanks in advance. Their contact number is 0844 499 4040, website is bestpartiesever.com and facebook is facebook.com/BestPartiesEver More 

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