Folly Farm

Folly Farm, Begelly: Hours, Address, Folly Farm Reviews: 5/5

Amusement & Theme Parks • Zoos • Farms
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
If you are looking for a fun and educational family day out in Wales then there is nowhere better than Folly Farm! With a zoo, farm, fairground and indoor and outdoor adventure play you'll leave understanding why it has twice been voted 'Best Family Day Out in Pembrokeshire and Wales'.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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HollieClegg
England, UK787 contributions
Amazing!
Nov 2021 • Couples
What a perfect place! So much to do. We managed to cover all in two hours but if you have kids you could easily spend the entire day there.
Written November 14, 2021
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Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your day with us - despite being an adult only party. Why let the children have all of the fun anyway?! Great to hear you were so impressed with what we had to offer. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written November 15, 2021
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dianegreg
Haverfordwest, UK16 contributions
Fantastic visit
Nov 2021 • Couples
Spent the day in folly farm with no children or grandchildren. Just a mature couple having a day out. This place is just amazing. So much to do and see. Amazing value for money. Had a meal in the Hungry Farmer which catered for me being a vegetarian and coeliac. It was delicious, tasty and plenty of it. Staff were very knowledgeable over allergen questions when asked. Santa’s grotto was lovely 🥰
Written November 13, 2021
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Wow - what a fab way to start our week. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. It's amazing to hear how impressed you were with your Folly Farm experience - despite the fact that you were an adult only couple with no children accompanying you. It just goes to show how much there is to see and do on a day out with us - regardless of age! It's lovely to know you were impressed with our menu options and that the staff in our restaurant were helpful and friendly - as well as reassuring you with the allergen information. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the HR and Catering Management who I know will be delighted! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written November 15, 2021
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jameskl4
Caerphilly, UK46 contributions
Fantastic Place with Stunning Holiday Park
Nov 2021
We booked a (very) last minute stay in one of the Showman's Wagon's for the weekend.
We are regular visitors to Folly Farm so know that we love the attraction and after seeing the holiday park under construction, jumped at the chance to stay there.
We got a very good deal for 3 nights in the wagon and stayed as a family of 2 adults and 2 children.
On arrival, I telephoned the warden to let him know we were there. He was very pleasant and polite and met us up by our accommodation. He opened the door and let us look around before saying a word - wow! The Wagon was beautiful inside & out. Could not fault the levels of cleanliness too. It was a lovely surprise to have been given a loaf of bread, and some milk and butter (as well as other essentials left in the kitchen & bathroom).
The rooms are quaint but that is in keeping with the character of the accommodation. There was a smart TV with freeview etc in the main living space and free wifi too.
Our children loved the kids room and bunk beds. and these thoughtfully have little lights fitted above the beds (I was prepared and brought a night light but it was not needed).
It was lovely and toasty warm in the van, and I later found out that they are insulated with sheep's wool.
I found the shower cubicle in the bathroom a little cramped and ended up using the main facilities block on our 2nd night, and again, these were lovely and clean and very spacious too so no issue in getting my children showered and dressed.
My only request would be extra pillows in the main bedroom as one each just wasn't really enough.
We were situated at the top of the park which gave us fabulous views on bonfire night. And we were right by the play park which the children loved.
We walked down to the meadow and were able to watch Glyndwr the Rhino having a run about in his paddock which was really lovely. And lying in bed listening to the lion's roar isn't something I've ever experienced before!
Big shout out to both the wardens who obviously work incredibly hard as the park is kept in pristine condition. They were both really lovely to chat to as well and very helpful.
Staying in the Wagon meant that we have free access to Folly Farm which was brilliant. It was fairly quiet across the park which felt really safe in Covid terms. The children made a visit to Santa which they enjoyed and received lovely gifts too.
We love this place and cannot wait until the new lodges are up and open.
Written November 9, 2021
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Wow - what an amazing review and a delight to read on a wet and dreary morning. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and recommend us as great destination to other travellers. Firstly - I'm so pleased that you were so impressed with the Showman's Wagons in our Holiday Park. It's great to hear that everything, from the cleanliness, complimentary welcome supplies and friendly service - were all of a great standard. It's also lovely to know that the location of the wagon along with the incredible views and the sound effects courtesy of our lions, was such an unique experience. It's lovely to know you found our wardens to be so helpful and friendly - your feedback will certainly be passed onto them as well as our HR manager. Thank you for also visiting our attraction during your stay with us - I'm pleased you made the most of your complimentary passes due to your stay in the Showman's Wagon. I'm delighted you had such a great time with us and that the children had a magical experiences visiting Santa in our festive Grotto. Thank you for your suggestion of supplying extra pillows in the lodges - this has already been passed onto the relevant managers for review and is certainly something that can be easily rectified. Thank you again for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you again very soon. Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written November 11, 2021
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Emma
3 contributions
Excellent day out for the family!
Aug 2021 • Family
We have been to Folly Farm every year for the last 5 years and have always enjoyed ourselves. This year was no exception and we were impressed with the Covid safety regulations that were in place. There is lots to see and do, it is generally clean and well organised. Staff are friendly and there is always something new to see or do each year. There is something for every age group. A definite must if you are in the area!
Written November 2, 2021
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Thank you for being such a regular guest and visiting us so often over the years. We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I'm pleased you're always impressed with your visits - from how much there is to see and do, to the high standards of cleanliness and how friendly our staff are. We certainly do try and offer our guests something new to enjoy each year - and I'm glad you feel there's something to suit all ages. Thank you for recommending us to others. Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written November 3, 2021
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Wendy R
Bournemouth, UK12 contributions
Great Day Out
Oct 2021
We visited Folly Farm this week as a group of 6. Grandparents , teenager, 10 year old and Mum and Dad. We were all really impressed, much better than we expected and something for every age group. The Zoo was lovely.The animals were well housed and looked after and the staff obviously loved them, we watched them training the baby giraffe which was really interesting , and seeing the mother rhino with her youngster was a real treat. The fairground rides were a hit with the children and very reasonably priced. We felt very safe, as although there were quite a lot of people we were able to distance ourselves , and there wasa lot of it outside. We had a really enjoyable day, stayed about 6 hours, and all wished we lived near enough to visit more often
Written October 30, 2021
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What lovely feedback - thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We're pleased to hear we certainly exceeded expectations - and that you were so impressed with all we had to offer as well as the array of wonderful animals. The animals a re certainly at the heart of what we do and they are all indeed very loved by the keepers that care for them on a daily basis - as well as all of the other staff. It's certainly a wonderful experience to watch the baby rhino (Glyndwr) and his mum (Dakima) - and giraffe training is certainly interesting! Although - the smaller giraffes you're referring to are the new additions to our herd and aren't actually babies (although much smaller than our other two)! I'm glad your children also enjoyed fun in the fair - and that you felt safe during your visit to us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written November 3, 2021
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Jo D
7 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2021 • Friends
Absolutely brilliant day out!!
We travelled 250 miles to stay in the area to visit the Rhinos my daughter sponsors.
We booked the Rhino experience for her birthday which was absolutely amazing! It’s quite expensive but a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. Jack was an amazing guide and very informative.
All the animals at folly farm look very well looked after and the whole place was very clean.
Would recommend!
Written October 29, 2021
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Wow - thank you so, so much for that lovely feedback - and for travelling so far to see us (and the rhinos)! It's wonderful to hear your daughter has adopted our rhinos - we really appreciate your support with helping us raise money and awareness for our conservation partners helping animals in the wild. We hope your daughter had a wonderful experience meeting our crash of rhinos - it's lovely to hear Jack looked after her well and was so friendly. He's very passionate about rhinos an is certainly very knowledgeable - I know he'll be thrilled to read your comments. We would be super grateful if you could perhaps also send us a direct message so we can give you a link to upload a review on your daughters rhino experience (for our website). Thank you again! Kind regard Emma Owen PR Officer
Written November 3, 2021
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Helen J
6 contributions
Family visit
Oct 2021 • Family
We loved the range of animals and that there was a farm too! The children enjoyed enjoyed the train ride. The animals looked well carefully for and we enjoyed watching them feeding. Underwater penguins were very entertaining!
Written October 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day and were so impressed with the array of animals and the high standard of their enclosures. They are at the heart of what we do and are loved and cared for by the great team of keepers that care for them on a daily basis - so this feedback means a lot to us, thank you. Penguins in particular, are indeed very entertaining to watch! We hope you can come and see them (and us) again soon! Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written November 3, 2021
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Linda M
1 contribution
Great day
Oct 2021 • Family
Fabulous time around the zoo, great Halloween activities and lots of fun on the fairground. Like always, we felt very safe here.
Written October 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking the time to pot a review on Trip Advisor. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and were so impressed with the activities and safety measures in place. It's great to hear you had a great day! We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written October 26, 2021
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Ashman183
Coventry, UK4 contributions
Fantastic Day Out
Oct 2021 • Family
What a fantastic place. Exceptional value for money. Entrance price includes all activities, except the fair rides, which are token based but again great value at 50p per token and usually one or two tokens per ride. Unused tokens can be used in the gift shop ( great idea)
The site was clean and COVID safe plenty to do even when it rained a little.
Would thoroughly recommend and if I lived closer would get an annual pass.
First class attraction.
Written October 13, 2021
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Thank you very much for your review - I'm delighted to hear you were impressed with our high standards and felt we were exceptional value for money. I'm also very happy to hear you felt happy with our high standards of cleanliness and that you can see the value in an annual pass. Thank you again for recommending us to others - we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written October 19, 2021
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Andria W
Leicester, UK2 contributions
Not to be underestimated
Oct 2021 • Family
This was an amazing place really underestimated how great it would be! The facilities were very good standard, the Zoo was better than some Zoos I've been, the outdoor and indoor play areas were also wonderful!
Written October 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your kind review - I'm so pleased you were impressed with our facilities and attractions and that we certainly seemed to exceed your expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to other travellers. Kind regards Emma Owen PR Officer
Written October 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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