Marsh Farm

Marsh Farm, Woodham Ferrers: Hours, Address, Marsh Farm Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, Acres of Magical Fun for Everyone! Marsh Farm is set in over 30 acres of beautiful farm land surrounded by 300 acres of country park on the edge of the River Crouch. When arriving you will be handed an itinerary of the days activities. Meet all your farmyard friends, cuddle the pets and see the majestic Birds of Prey . Then sample some of our delicious freshly prepared food, play in our extensive indoor and outdoor play areas or bounce on our huge bouncy pillows. Plus, enjoy one amazing shows, including Magic & Mayhem, Pesky Pets and Birds of Prey.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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S B
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
We visited for my sons first birthday. There was supposed to be an event on but you wouldn't know it. Half the farm was shut due to it being wet and none of the rides or the train were running.
We showed up to a sing along 5 minutes before the time shown on the schedule to be told there weren't many people sp we've already done it. (Of course there weren't many people as it wasn't time to start yet) as we were walking away we passed lots of other people on the way to the same sing along who also will have been disappointed to find out it had already happened. The ice rink was okay and the soft play was good but I felt well and truly ripped off for the proce we paid
Written January 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi W144ZRsb, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are sure to pass any feedback on to our management team. If there is anything we can help with please email help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MrsJHopper
Chelmsford, UK12 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
I mean, it’s ok. It’s not going to blow your mind but it’s a nice place to spend a few hours.
I booked specifically because they had an ice skating rink included within the price and for that reason I didn’t feel ripped off.

The staff at the ice skating especially were so lovely. So helpful and friendly.

We did eat in the restaurant which wasn’t great. I don’t eat meat and have a dairy allergy so I tend to stick to vegan options. I was thrilled to see they offered a meat free burger. The usual brioche bun had to be swapped out for a gluten free one, fine. When it arrived it was clear that the bun was frozen and then microwaved. It was shrivelled and like a rock. To send it out is just poor to be honest. My husband complained and to be fair they refunded it. I’d have rather paid for a nice lunch however.

The playgrounds are nice, soft play is nice. Fairground rides seem to open in a cycle which is annoying if, like my kids, you only want to go on one. We didn’t end up on any of them.

If they’re offering something on top like the ice rink included in the price then it’s worth a visit. Otherwise I feel it would be a bit of a rip off.
Written January 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi MrsJHopper, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are sure to pass any feedback on to our management team. If there is anything we can help with please email help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Flo15
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Really disappointing. Visited here for the first time for my daughters birthday after hearing only good things. There was an event running at the time but you wouldn’t know it. Nothing seemed to be happening. Only two rides were running and the train ride wasn’t even operating and there also wasn’t many animals to see.
The whole place looked like it needed some TLC. For £50 it definitely wasn’t worth it especially as not everything was available.
Written January 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi FloT1519, We are so sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit with us. We would love to speak to you further and get more feedback, please contact us at help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kacey M
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
We came to marsh for the first time with our 2 year old and we left really disappointed. Hardly any of the animals were out, the toy tractors most of them were broken, the fair ground was really disappointing, the train ride wasn’t open, the place it self didn’t really look well looked after at all, the only thing that my 2 year old enjoyed was the soft play.
I understand that it have been a hard couple of years with covid but we won’t be coming back again. It was not £50 well spent at all
Written January 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi KaceyM1991, We are so sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit with us. We would love to speak to you further and get more feedback, please contact us at help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

natashajayne85
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We went for the “let it snow” event, and I was hopeful for a fantastic day with all 4 kids aged between 2-14. I’d roped the older kids to come along with the fact ice skating would be available to do as advertised, however it was not open at all! It advertised 3 different fun fair rides, yet only 2 were being operated by 1 guy, so had to wait for one ride to finish for him to come over and start the second ride. The train ride wasn’t operating either which it is advertised it would be and you couldn’t get a seat in the restaurant/play are due to it being so busy. I had a disappointing experience, when usually I love visiting marsh farm. They should defo invest in making the indoor seating area bigger to accommodate for their visitors. Positive notes were that Ana and Elsa were magical to my younger ones as was Kristof and Olaf, and all 4 kids played together nicely on the outside play are despite it being cold, but I can go to any park for that anyway.
Written January 16, 2022
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Hi natashajayne85, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are sure to pass any feedback on to our management team. If there is anything we can help with please email help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nichola C
High Ongar, UK15 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
I cannot praise this place enough, it is not often I come away from somewhere without a bad thing to say.
The girls 6 and 8 loved it, so did granny and grandad (not saying their ages hahah) meeting the elves, mrs claus and Santa was amazing. Worth every penny. This is my second time at the father Christmas experience and if the kids are still believersnext year I will definitely be going back. It is hands down the best christmas event I've been to for kids. I LOVED that it was a tour that was a time slot and not a free for all, so there was no stress (and I'm a big stress head) or worry about being first to make sure the kids could see or to get a seat, the group size was perfect and very well organised. Merry Christmas to all the staff and a big thank you x

My only criticism is, it is now Mid Jan and I'm still waiting on the santa pictures to come through, (there was an error when the orginal order was placed) I have been going back and forth with a very helpful staff member to try and resolve this, however it shouldn't be this difficult to email over some pictures. Fingers crossed I recieve them soon.
Written January 13, 2022
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Hi NicholaC878, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are sure to pass any feedback on to our management team. If there is anything we can help with please email help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

J B
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
My wife has been looking forward to bringing the kids here for a long time but we left feeling quite disappointed. Directions to the entrance and the reception office weren't too clear and we could have walked straight into the park without any tickets.

Once in the park the place felt abandoned and not like there was an event on, apart from a picture opportunity by the front. We were given a timetable and a map with a list of events happening throughout the day and we saw that there was one happening soon so we headed that way. Arriving at the building before the event, it didn't look like anything was happening, the doors were shut and only one other couple standing by in the same situation. Looking inside the build I was informed by one of the staff that because there was a small number of people they had already done the 30 min event...what's the point of a timetable if you're not going to stick to it?!

A lot of the rides weren't manned and working leaving us with very little to do. This cost us £50, for this price we expected a lot more!
Written January 8, 2022
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Hi P6225HEjb, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are sure to pass any feedback on to our management team. If there is anything we can help with please email help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tanya B
March, UK6 contributions
Dec 2021
We went for xmas experience here. The experience was okay not amazing. Not worth the £160 we paid for our family! ( and that was the cheapest day Thu)
The actors really did there best, but could be improved. Even my son who is 10 said it was fake, not sure if he believes anymore. One elf stuck out and he was stuffing the teddys. (sorry don't know his name) Toys are cheap tat, my son broke the monster truck the same day! Not suitable toys for older children. Rides shut at 5 which we didn't know so we missed out on them. Think they should be open till later.
Farm is good for younger kids. Outdoor play area is excellent. Food was excellent in food hall. We had a turkey, stuffing and cranberry baguette with chip and salad. It was so tasty had Would go to farm again but not the experience, not worth all that money!
Written January 5, 2022
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Hi tanya_boakes, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are sure to pass any feedback on to our management team. If there is anything we can help with please email help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amanda S
Canvey Island, UK1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
We booked the whole family four children three adults into the winter extravaganza for one of there birthdays we left it as a surprise. When we arrived there was chains around the gates. We went around the side entrance and a member of staff said he had a call last night at 20.30 that the farm will be closed until 8th jan 22. My children was heartbroken the whole day out was my daughter birthday present. I had no money left to buy her a gift and no refund from marsh farm. 2 days later I had an email saying partyman will be in touch and would be refunded after 5 days.
This behaviour is disgusting and disappointing I have taken my children to the farm dozens of times over the last twenty years and I was now taking my grandchildren. I will never go back to marsh farm how they can do this to children at Christmas time all the tickets were pre booked. They knew the numbers of public that was coming and all the disappointed children.
They haven't even given an instant refund so my money is tied up in the tickets so I can't even buy my granddaughter a birthday gift.
Marsh farm you are a disgrace.
Written January 1, 2022
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Hi Sneadey74, We are so sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit with us. We would love to speak to you further and get more feedback, please contact us at help@partyman.co.uk. Partyman Guest Services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sarah D
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
We are regular visitors to Marsh farm and think it's a fab place. We'd never done father christmas so this year we did. Lots of people moan about the price etc but I thought it was well worth it. Parents also get treats, hot chocolate, chocolate kisses and a biscuit. Kids got an apron to keep after baking with mother Christmas. You get to use all the normal facilities the farm has to offer, indoor play, see the animals, golf, the park, rides. There's the added bonus of ice skating included in the price. We will be booking for next year just a shame we didn't go until this year.
Written December 29, 2021
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Hi T8140FKsarahd, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and will be sure to pass this feedback on to our management team! We hope to welcome you back soon :) Partyman Guest services
Written January 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Marsh Farm is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM