Farmer Gow's

Farmer Gow's, Faringdon: Hours, Address, Farmer Gow's Reviews: 4/5

Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
'Hands on' farm animal handling and feeding experiences with farmyard adventure play. Farmer Gow's welcomes visitors of all ages (youngest visitor 5 days, oldest 102 years!) to some wonderful countryside experiences. The farm lies in the Vale of White Horse, just off the A420 between Oxford and Swindon. Lots of 'hands on' with the farm animals. Daily 'Meet the Animals' sessions - see Home page for details. Bottle fed lambs & goat kids; tickle or pat a wriggly piglet; hand fed sheep and goats; go egg collecting; handling tiny fluffy chicks, turkey poults, ducklings or goslings. Adventure play in the farmyard, Trailer Rides to feed Pollyanna sow, Treasure Hunts on the giant Bale Climb. Open Daily 10am - 5pm. All weather activities, both undercover and outside. Refreshments available throughout the day in Harvest Tea Room. Picnics also welcome.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Global534452
1 contribution
Disappointed
Dec 2021 • Family
Attended as a parent for a birthday party. The children enjoyed it.
Seemed run down, lots of rules and understaffed.
A little concerned about the fact the tomatoes and grapes were served whole, massive choke hazard for small children.
I ordered a drink for myself but had to pay 50p surcharge if paying by card..
The drink wasn't very nice to be honest.
I had been excited to be going to see Christmas decorations etc. I felt a bit let down to be honest.
I so wanted to enjoy the experience and then plan my next visit. I am not sure I will be visiting again. Specially when you look at the prices of entry.
Disappointed.
Written December 4, 2021
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Malkied1
Woodville, UK52 contributions
Overpriced and poor
Aug 2021
This place promises a lot but totally under delivers. Very tired play area with broken toys, and some scheduled feeding if you time your trip correctly.....but the price is outrageous. £40 for a family of four, when really good farm experiences with full and varied outdoor play areas charge less than half that. Literally an hour and you’re done here, and left feeling ripped off.
Written August 16, 2021
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Jasmineys
Swindon, UK15 contributions
Great farm for pre-schoolers
Aug 2021 • Family
Really well organised in a way that the children all get to take part in the set activities such as animal handling and feeding. Staff are really friendly and are always on hand to answer questions or tall to the children. The climbing hay bails are unusual and a lot of fun and time can be spent on them. All facilities feel very clean for a farm. Only down side is the farm is a little expensive if you visit as a family.
Written August 10, 2021
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Rjw332
142 contributions
Lovely place
May 2021 • Family
First visit here and we all enjoyed it. No it’s not huge but we ended up spending 4 hours there and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. They loved the hale bales and enjoyed seeing the animals running around. There’s a nice adventure playground with a little walk past the sheep and goats too. I ordered us lunch which I thought was pretty good value but I could see others taking their own packed lunch which wasn’t a problem either. I didn’t really see the point of the egg collection - kids took 1 egg, in to a basket and moved on but all in all it was a lovely day. Will return over the Summer.
Written May 31, 2021
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Helen Gráf
Oxford, UK13 contributions
10 out of 10
May 2021 • Family
Very well organised and payed out so all the kids get to take part in every aspect, they get to listen to talks, feed the animals, stroke the animals etc, nothing is rushed, the staff are absolutely fantastic and we were made to feel very welcome, love this place and will definitely return, what a great day out
Written May 3, 2021
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Emilia
Swindon, UK20 contributions
Great Morning
Oct 2020 • Family
Another great morning at Farmer Gows. We love it! We pre ordered lunch this time and we thoroughly enjoyed it; home made sausages in a roll. We will be doing the same next time for sure. Can’t wait for the refurb to be finished so we can buy season tickets.
Written October 11, 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review - will pass on to the Team. Always so motivational :)
Written October 12, 2020
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birdka1
Faversham, UK38 contributions
Lovely day out
Aug 2020 • Friends
All the staff were welcoming and friendly. Really liked that we had a table for our whole visit with reserved sign and a nice touch that there were toys we could use if if wanted to. The hay bales were fun and sturdy. We also liked the play area out the back and sandpit. Feeding the animals was great, our baby particularly liked the goats and stroking a chick. The toilet block was very clean. Definitely recommend a visit here. Only suggestion would be antibac in the toilets, but to be fair most people have some on them these days.
Written September 5, 2020
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Mmm_f00d
Swindon, UK174 contributions
Fantastic few hours
Jul 2020 • Family
We booked online and arrived first thing. We were allocated a time for the animal feeding. We first held some chicks and then moved onto bigger animals like goats and sheep. We were told how to hold and feed the animals. The children really enjoyed it. We had been given a reserved sign to put on a table so that was our for the duration we were there. The bale climb was a big hit and my 3yo spent a good hour on it. She also really enjoyed the two play areas and ride on pedal tractors. There is also a trail you can walk and see animals grazing. We took a picnic but there is a small food service. All in all we spent about four hours there and loved every minute. The only thing that was missing was a tractor/trailer ride, though from what I've read they do run one in "normal" times. Also, the staff were excellent and cleaning regularly. We can't wait to return.
Written July 19, 2020
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DtSwindon
Swindon, UK1 contribution
Lovely morning trip
Jul 2020 • Family
The social distancing was really good and lots of hand washing was encouraged.
Small groups together for feeding the sheep and goats and stroking the piglets and holding chicks.
We saw geese, turkeys and cows too.
Allowed to bring our own picnic and our table was just for us during our visit.
Will definitely be visiting here again.
Written July 18, 2020
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Suzanne A
2 contributions
Brilliant
Feb 2020 • Family
We had an amazing time. It was freezing outside but we didn’t care. There is plenty to do, old fashioned fun and the hands on experience with the animals was fantastic. This is a real farm & not a theme farm, which was just perfect for us. We also bought some delicious sausages that we had sampled in the cafe. We will be back😀
Written February 1, 2020
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  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM