Oasis Down to Earth Farm

Oasis Down to Earth Farm, Southampton: Hours, Address, Oasis Down to Earth Farm Reviews: 5/5

Oasis Down to Earth Farm
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Oasis Down to Earth Farm is a community centre with a difference: we are based on a farm in urban Southampton. As a not-for-profit charity, our mission is to provide a socially inclusive, happy experience where people of all abilities and differences are respected and valued. We aim to educate, empower and engage with our local community. We offer people the opportunity to interact with animals and the natural environment. Based on a 5 acre site our facilities include a barn, dairy, large garden to grow fruit and vegetables, pond, woodland area, wood workshop and two fully equipped community buildings suitable for a range of indoor activities. During the week we offer activities for adults with Learning Disabilities, children with special needs (SEN and NEET) and groups for people living with Dementia. At the weekend we host children's birthday parties and are open to the general public.
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Tinks
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Family
We’ve only recently discovered this place.
Really lovely little farm in the middle of town with a lovely selection of animals, sheep, goats, guinea pigs & rabbits & a very amusing tortoise.
Only £2 entry ( we made quite a large donation too )
Animals looked happy, healthy clean & well cared for. Volunteers were very chatty & knowledgeable about what they were doing.
Will definitely return often.
Written September 22, 2019
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Paul G
Romsey, UK22 contributions
Family
A hidden gem, no wonder they called it Oasis. My (nearly) 9 year old Daughter loved it, we fed Penny the Pig, Beatrice the Goat, held Hiccup the bearded Dragon and various Guinea Pigs. Watched Myrtle (actually a boy) the blue tongued Skink devour some Locusts, he even smiles! Lovely setting and really helpful chatty staff who clearly care very much for the animals and moreover, the purpose of the Charity. Great value for money, only £2 per adult & £1 per child and spent a good 90 minutes there. Absolutely recommend a visit, brilliant.
Written August 24, 2019
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CalvinTeoh
Singapore, Singapore69 contributions
Family
A nice educational place for young kids as they can interact with small animals, insects and reptiles. Not many animals in this farm though. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Kids love the guinea-pigs. Good place to spend 1-2 hours here.
Written November 25, 2018
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Calum M
North Ferriby, UK229 contributions
Family
Kids love it here (been here before)but the first hour seems to be finishing feeding so if u want your kids to hold rabbits/lizards or guinea pigs, go after 11 maybe. It’s great value but the teenage volunteers could still do with some training - I’m a high school teacher so I’m used to teenagers but a simple, quick session could give them a few more social skills.

No one offers to help - stood by rabbits hoping someone would offer, no response. Heard another parent ask - we’re busy sorry.

No feeding the chickens n ducks due to a recent ‘vermin problem’ - then there was the rat we saw near the guinea pig cage- 😬.

Probably the last time we’ll go and also - the cow n horse had gone 🙁

Still worth a look if you haven’t been before.
Written September 2, 2018
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tillymint1980
Southampton, UK16 contributions
Family
After seeing this place pop up on numerous child friendly pages I gave it a go. It is a wonderful little place, the staff are really friendly and took the time out to talk to us about the animals etc. We will definitely be regular visitors ongoing. Great value for money.
Written August 19, 2018
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li123583
Southampton, UK1 contribution
Family
My daughter had her birthday party at the farm, it was lovely , the staff were incredibly helpful and the guest loved it. Lots of animals to see, big room for the party and free access to the kitchen. Louisa and Tom were very good with the children and very helpful. Ben was able to answer all the questions the children were asking about the reptiles...ohh yes a little adding to the farm animal are the reptile room. It s a good farm to visit and to have your birthday or any party at. Thanks again to all the staff from Fatika's Parents
Written July 15, 2018
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Deaquon
England, UK150 contributions
Family
Lovely little farm with a huge range of different species. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Ideal for families with young children.
Written May 7, 2018
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m477tay
5 contributions
Family
Found this place on mumsnet and gave it a go.
Not much to look at when you get there and a bit hard to find but once you get in it’s ideal for younger kids and at £2 and adult and under 2s free it’s great value for money.
My little one fed goats and laughed her way round the farm walk making all the sounds of the animals as she went.
The small animal room was the best. After holding a guinea pig she moved on to the bearded dragon. Dragon has now been added to her ever growing range of vocab. The staff were amazing especially Jess who allowed our little one to hold these animals and was very knowledgable and happy to tell our girl all about them. For a young volunteer she was amazing at interacting at a level even my 14 month old could undersrans. Educational and for a good cause what more do you want. Would recommend to all with young kids and a few hours to spare. Can wait to see the gardens in the summer when everything is in full bloom.
Written February 19, 2018
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G&T
Southampton, UK31 contributions
Family
As we are regulars visiting this site my grandson wanted his 7th birthday here. Such a fun and friendly place. The children absolutely loved the farm and being able to pet and feed the animals. Members of staff took them round and gave a fun talk on each of the different animals. An hour with the animals and an hour in a large room for party food. I highly recommend this place for a children’s party or just take your children for a visit. Superb. Oh and the birthday child gets free entry for a year and adopts a animal. My grandson adopted a snake. Brilliant.
Written October 1, 2017
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g_harman3
England, UK10 contributions
Family
Oasis Down to Earth Farm is a darling little place to go to and seriously under-rated. It is a charity, which means that the farm is reliant on the support of local visitors and should be shouted about from the rooftops!

The staff are friendly, the volunteers are welcoming and the animals have wonderful personalities. The farm has the luxury of letting people get to know the animals in their own time; you can walk in amongst the chickens and turkeys, wander up close to the pigs, sheep, goats and cow, and when the weather is nice the rabbits and guinea pigs will be outside. The farm hosts educational days for schools and adult learning disability days so the animals are used to people stroking them.

It is a small farm which means you get the joy of seeing the same animals week after week, a lot of whom have been rescued (the pigs, for example). There are smaller exotic animals as well which are a great way of introducing children to alternative animals from a young age. It's also a great place to have parties for children.

The farm is very cheap to get in to, which means you can return again and again and it won't break the bank. It's small, so it will keep the family entertained for a morning or an afternoon and is close enough that you can pop in to town afterwards for a spot of lunch.

One of the best things about Oasis Down to Earth Farm are the Open Days. There is usually a spring, autumn and Christmas open day and they are well worth a visit. The food is delicious, the entertainment is enough to keep you occupied (previously there have been bands, children's face painting and activities as well as interaction with the animals).

I definitely recommend visiting the farm as it has such a lovely, REAL feeling to it and you can see that the place is well loved and looked after.
Written September 16, 2017
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  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM