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Farmer Gow's

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Address: Fernham Road | Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
Phone Number: +44 1793 780555
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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'Hands on' farm animal handling and feeding experiences with farmyard...

'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.

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Children's afternoon out

Very good venue catering for youngster up to teens. Snacks and light meals available. Lambing is fun time. They also supply/deliver/stack good quality logs for log-burners.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Colin K M
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Faringdon, United Kingdom

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good venue catering for youngster up to teens. Snacks and light meals available. Lambing is fun time. They also supply/deliver/stack good quality logs for log-burners.

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Thank Colin K M
Wilts
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the spur of the moment and what a great time we had! In my opinion it's suitable rain or shine as there are things to do, inside and out. There is a lovely area with dolls houses, farm animals, wooden train track and puzzles to play with inside. Outside there is a playground and toy tractors or... More 

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Thank Raggamuffin8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really have no idea what the bad comment are about. Farmer Gow's is a great place to visit. I went there with my 5year old daughter on a school trip. The weather wasnt great,(that didnt spoil our day) but the animals were the cutest I have seen. Daughter enjoyed feeding the lovely lambs ,goats, and holdind the chick and... More 

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Thank Malwina W
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I came here for my 29th Birthday - hehe! And was delighted to get to hold all the animals and feed them too. We even had a tractor ride. Very reasonably priced but can get a further 10% off if you book in advance of coming. Favourite part was bottle feeding the gorgeous baby lamb!

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Thank Seckin1
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

So pleased you came and enjoyed yourself on your birthday. Farmer Gow's is not just for children, we often get the best reactions from adult, like yourself, who really appreciate the experience of handling our baby animals. Sometimes we take some of the animals to a care home or a village fete and it's always the adults who are surprised... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We love this place. Kids have such fun feeding the animals, playing on the hay bales. Highly recommend.

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Thank lelfoot
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your review, hope we see you again soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We loved it as adults as we wanted to feed the babies and we got to feed them all, it was lovely thank you

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Thank bampygirl
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

You are very welcome, adults are often the most appreciative of Farmer Gow's. Thank you very much for your sweet review. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here Feed the animals which was lovely. Also collected new laid eggs. Grandson loved playing on hay bales and toy tractors. One downside, thought entrance fees quite high especially when had to pay more to take part in hunt. This would have to be a place we visited very occasionally. Which is a shame.

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Thank Pat R
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, the prices are 10% less if you book online. If you would like to come regularly, two season tickets would cost £75, so you could both come every week for less than £1.50. Some of our regulars come more often as they meet friends in the tea room. We'll have baby... More 

Wantage, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Had a great day here with my 5yr old Grandaughter. Very good value and so much to do. We loved feeding the goats and lambs with their bottles and holding the baby chicks and ducklings.She loved being so near the animals and being able to touch them. As it was Easter they had an easter egg hunt in the hay... More 

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Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thanks you for writing such a lovely review, we find adults like Farmer Gow's just as much as the little ones, being able tp have supervised hands-on time with the animals makes all the difference, look forward to seeing you at the farm again. More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We took a chance on this place and in all honesty it is a great find. My son loved it, it is reasonably priced and you get to feed the animals (they are let loose amongst you). They have two good activity areas for children outside as well as one inside. You can take picnics but if you forget the... More 

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Thank PaulFJSmith
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such an appreciative review, look forward to seeing you on the farm again soon. More 

Steventon, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Probably intended more for children than a family of grown ups this was however the highlight of our day . The staff were brilliant and being able to hold ducklings , chicks , fed kids and be surronded by piglets of various sizes and ewes with lambs was great fun .didnrt expect them to be let out around us .... More 

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Thank bunster52
Lindsey T, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this review

Thank you for letting everyone know that families with older children can enjoy interacting with animals just as much as the little ones. We find adults of all ages enjoy cuddling a little lamb or handling a duckling or a chick. We have small coaches of older visitors in the summer months who enjoy a day out, and their favourite... More 

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