Thurleigh Farm Centre

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Thurleigh Farm Centre
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3.5
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nrm77
London, UK1,078 contributions
Great place for kids
Jul 2017 • Family
We went here with our nephews who thoroughly enjoyed the activities that they had to offer, particularly as they are very interested in animals!
Written April 6, 2018
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hobnob2409
Sandy, UK9 contributions
Fun from start to finsih no matter what time of year
Nov 2015 • Friends
WE went to a birthday party held at Thurleigh, Although off the beaten track, it was worth visitng. The children loved the craft events and the animals and play areas were fantastic. Time just flies because there is so much fun to have. I found the food basic, if you want the healthy option eg: salads and not chips for kids then take a packed lunch..a great day out and in the winter the ice rink is such a great experience
Written June 21, 2016
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SingingBlonde
Bedford, UK48 contributions
Pop into the Countryside
Oct 2015 • Family
A tandem ride took with a local cycling club took me to this beautiful location. A fantastic and welcome break! Cafe, wc, and a good afternoon out for families.
Written April 21, 2016
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www877
London, United Kingdom43 contributions
Children's dream
Oct 2015 • Solo
Everything to teach children the majesty of animals, the sanctity of nature and joy of play (run by genuinely wonderful people) but due to far less wholesome alternative attractions - it closed!
Written December 25, 2015
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Jacandhow
Bedford, UK1,879 contributions
So sad that you are closing
May 2015 • Family
Went on to your website this morning (Friday 25th Sept) as we have three of our grandchildren coming to stay next week from North West London, and the first place they always want to go to is "THE FARM"

It is such a shame that you are closing down, we would bring our grandchildren to you every time they visited, and it was so nice to see them running around and enjoying themselves in such a safe place. We would arrive at just after 10 and leave about 4 with three very happy tired children, in fact last time they stayed for a week, we came twice, so much better to be in the open air, than playing on their play stations, or hand held gadgets.

We wish you all the best in your future, and will miss "THE FARM" as our first choice of where to go for the day.
Written September 25, 2015
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59suki59
Hertfordshire7 contributions
I won't bother again
Sep 2015 • Family
Went here 3 sept 2015 ,not very impressed,expensive for what there was,poor on the animals meaning not many.gives this great website what a let down ,my 5 year old liked it esp the bouncy castle and soft play .i might as well gone to local soft play for 5£.
The staff are lovely,very helpful.toilets were clean but the whole place does need a bit of doing up.
Written September 4, 2015
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chazlambi
31 contributions
Great when weather is wonderful
Aug 2015 • Family
Took my 2 year old and my niece and nephew, 7 years old and almost 4. When you first enter is is a surprise to see the soft play right at the entrance. Then once you tear kids away there is a great outside space, loads of different areas to play with different themes. Definitely a great day out for younger kids. The 7 year old loved itbut had it been my other 7 year old nephew he would have found it all a bit young for him.

We had drinks and chips at the cafe, they were alright. Didn't really look at rest of menu. Was surprised I ly loos near the entrance were outside so you had to leave the building to get to them...not great if it was raining.

They had close encounters with all sorts of creepy insects and animals but for a farm. there wasn't much empahasis on the animals like other places we have even to, I forgot we were at a farm centre at one point. Will definitely be taking my little one again soon.
Written September 1, 2015
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Simon A
Sturminster Newton, UK15 contributions
Thurleigh Farm Centre for children
Aug 2015
This is a combination of very large indoor soft play - and outdoor play - area, surrounded by animals from rabbits/hens to ponies, donkeys pigs and Llamas. There are rides on the tractor & trailer and the fire engine as well as themed visits to the woods (Gruffalo, Peppa Pig), depending on season. Generally it is a well run, safe, enclosed area which can cater for large numbers, especially in good weather. The variety of activities is excellent, albeit your visit can be limited by the weather. Definitely an all-morning/short day trip. Having visited several times I was concerned on occasion by the lack of clean water in the animals' pens and some questionable ability of the young staff to handle the ponies (and do up the girth!). But this summer has seen something of a revolution and I keep going back because the staff are friendly and helpful, even if they very occasionally appear bored with what they are doing. The cafe is great for coffee and cakes and serves up all the kinds of lunches that children and adults enjoy. Popular food and well cooked but don't go looking for too many healthy options! They cater for parties and the staff seem to enjoy this aspect and do a great job, joining in and encouraging participation. The shop could be a lot better, with some books to read on bad weather days. They could also do with an arts and crafts area for children to 'be creative'. Tigger is the jewel in the Crown and when she is around it all seems to go like clockwork. Highly recommended for Dads with small children 2-4 yrs old at a weekend. No special equipment needed.
Written August 24, 2015
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972helen
Cambridge, United Kingdom6 contributions
This place is special
Aug 2015 • Family
This is an energetic,creative fun place for young families. There is a lot to do. There is a lovely shabby chic feeling, lots of care has gone into the planning of activities. Health and safety is clearly considered and communicated without being over the top. There is a good fun feeling here, and even when it is busy there is lots of space to move. The best thing about it is the variety of activities, from grooming animals to quad bikes, trampolines to fire engine rides. The cafe is good and reasonably priced, plus picnic areas. Parking is easy. I cannot recommend this place enough. It's quirky, but cool.
Written August 20, 2015
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AnneW9350
Northampton, UK9 contributions
A Day At Thurleigh farm.
Jul 2015 • Family
my family and grandchildren from Spain and Cornwall come up to Northampton every year in the summer holidays and we go out together, We heard about Thurleigh Farm and thought we would give it a go this year. Well we where absolutely astounded and glad we did. There is just so much to do, when you Pay you are given a map and timetable which is for that day. So the children can arrange their day. it was, which we all agreed on, absolutely one off our best days out we have ever had and will certainly be back next year. Marks out of 10 is a definite 11+. Amazing Place and well organised.
Written August 18, 2015
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