Colemans Farm Park
Colemans Farm Park
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Colemans Petting Farm and Play Barns is a fun and interactive day out for the whole family. Join in with activities such as Tractor trailer rides, lamb bottle feeding, Alpaca cuddling and bunny & guinea pig petting. All activities are fully inclusive and great experiences. Free car parking and a gift shop that has a selection of light snacks including sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Picnics are welcomed at the farm and there's no limit to places you can sit and eat them. The play barn is a huge indoor soft play zone that is brilliant on a sunny day or a rainy day. From the zip wire to the outside peddle tractors there is something for every little one to enjoy.
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STEPHEN S
Walton-On-Thames, UK35 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
We went in 2014 and enjoyed it so we came back again in 2015. Firstly it was shut on our first drive over which was annoying. But we tried again and found it open. Secondly the prices seemed to have gone up a lot. Thirdly there just seemed less there this year. There was no tractor rides, the horses had gone and all that was left was a few goats, some ducks, a disinterested llama and a sleeping pig. The play area is still average. It’s big enough but there is not enough in it. Our kids enjoyed it because they are 5 and 3 and anywhere they can run around and stroke a guinea pig is fun for them, but I expected more for the entrance fee.
Written September 9, 2015
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Hello there, terribly sorry you didn't enjoy your visit as much this year. We close one day a week during term time as this gives us a chance to catch up on animal and ground mainatance that otherwise is hard to complete with a farm filled with the general public. Our prices are the same this year as they were last year £8.50 per adult, £6.50 per child and £28 for a family of four. We've never had horses at the farm, we have a new forest pony, a Shetland pony and a very noisy donkey who can't really miss ;) they are in the barn during the day so visitors can give them a pat and take photos. I'm very sorry about the tractor ride, we understand it's a huge disappointment when we are unable to do rides. Unfortunately being a farm we are at the mercy of the great British weather, if the ground is too wet it's too wet. I have asked for our own private sun but it has yet to happen. Regards and best wishes
Written September 20, 2015
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Teresa M
Truro, UK2 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
Having been to lots of farm parks as my boys are farm crazy this has been the worst one. It was expensive £24.50 for two adults and one 4 year old. Luckily my 2 year old was free. The weather didn't help but when the weather finally cleared we wonder around to see the animals and was surprised how few there was. If it wasn't for the toys tractors, and egg hunting it would have be a complete waste of time. The drinks were also expensive. On the upside the staff were very friendly and welcoming but more animals are needed to call it a farm park.
Written October 7, 2013
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Sunshine01Woking
Woking, Surrey192 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
Visited in June 2013 with my sister and my little niece (1.5 years old). My niece really enjoyed the play area and the mini cars and tractors. The animals are lovely and everything is clean and well presented. There's a little café, and the owners were happy for packed lunches to be eaten, which was very welcomed. Would recommend a visit her. Agree with other reviews that it's not cheap cheap, but for us it was money well spent as we were there 3 hours. We had a tractor ride, looked at the animals, ate our lunch and played with the slides and mini cars/tractors. Considering it's a similar price to Amazon World, which we also went to, Coleman's animal farm is much much better, Amazon World was over priced and in need of a lot of work. This is a nice place to visit with children.
Written June 30, 2013
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Cruiser5034
Portsmouth, Hampshire1 contribution
I recently took my family to the Isle of Wight for a weeks holiday. Even though we do not live far from the Isle of Wight, we have not been there for years. Of course, this is always the way - you very rarely visit places near to you. This beautiful island has to be one of the UK's best kept secrets! We had a wonderful time exploring the Island and all it has to offer. I picked up an Isle of Wight Tourism Pocket Guide on the ferry - this is an excellent book, giving you all the information you could possibly need when visiting the Isle of Wight, and it is free!During our stay, I took my children to most attractions on the Island (The Needles, Alum Bay, The Dinosaur Museum, Robin Hill, Blackgang Chine etc, etc). But by a long way, the most fun we had was at Colemans Animal Farm. This is a totally unique attraction - I have never been to an attraction anywhere in the UK which is so well run and has such a "hands-on" experience for children and adults. They have timed events running all day long - we bottle fed the lambs, fed and groomed the animals, cuddled the rabbits and guinea pigs (the kids' favourites!), collected the free range eggs - in fact my children were kept busy all day! There is a lovely cafe, so we could sit in the sun, and relax while our children participated in the events, played in the straw barn, played on the peddle tractors or in the adventure play area.This place is safe - the children cannot get out and cannot come to any harm if they run around and go wild. The staff are obviously very good with children and all the staff we encountered were trully excellent - a credit to Colemans Animal Farm. I especially liked the fact that all the staff were older (not the usual spotty teenager you meet in most attractions). This works, because the experience and patience is needed when dealing with the public - we were greeted by friendly, happy staff throughout the farm.We allowed 3 hours for our visit, but this is definitely an attraction where you could spend all day and not notice the time fly by. My children did not want to leave, which is always a good sign. In fact, we returned to Colemans Animal Farm 2 days later and stayed most of the day!A very important point too is that this attraction is excellent value for money - a definite tonic after being ripped off in so many other attractions I take my children to. Don't visit the Island without going here - it was the highlight of our trip.We look forward to our next visit!
Written May 8, 2004
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lou186308
Isle of Wight, UK1 contribution
Jun 2011
was very dissapointed in the party my son had here first i got told i only had to pay for the children that turned up when it come to pay i had to pay for 15 children as i booked for 15 and only 12 turned up so it cost me 30 pound more than should of as it was £10 per head which was not worth it at all the food was rubbish its a good job 15 didnt turn up as there was not enough the pizza the kids couldnt bite into the staff were a waste of time not once did they mention my sons name or let him try things before the other kids like they do at other places for the birthday child my son said thank you to the member of staff when he got off the tractor and he ignored him will never book a party there again and will be spreading the word to all my friends
Written June 22, 2011
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Isleofwight12345
Newport1 contribution
Jun 2014
We took our son here for his birthday and we left short of money and entertainment. Go instead to a pet store! Try Appledurcombe instead.
Written August 13, 2014
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606lilly
Guildford, UK1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Family
I visited Coleman's Farm Park with my family and we paid full price on the day (two adults, two children). It was incredibly expensive, so I was expecting something wonderful. I chatted with the girl at the desk who was friendly enough but I couldn't help being angry after finding out afterwards we were eligible for a discount simply because our caravan park was more or less next door. The girl at the till knew where we were staying so surely she could have mentioned this out of common courtesy. Still, I digress....
Once inside we were ushered outside to where lambs were being fed, but unfortunately we had just missed them so were ushered out of the pen. We then stood and watched some toddlers going round and round on a very small track on tiny tractors (they were too small for my six year old and too large for my youngest to go on)....so, we went back inside to find other things to do. We saw a horse. I glanced in my bag to find my camera and I heard, "Only food from the shop!" I looked round to see a woman in a safari hat and a wheelbarrow full of vegetables staring at me, "Only food from the shop!" she barked again. I thought she might be referring to another staff member and her shouting was something to do with her wheelbarrow so I looked away...."Only food from the shop!" she barked again.....Met with silence from me she tried a different route...."Are you feeding the horse?"....."No." I said.............and she left. Later, gently lifted my child on the small zip wire and she was out to get me again. "No pushing on the zipwire! Can you read?" and she pointed to a sign that said, 'No pushing." I moved away with my family and self consciously looked for something else to do. At this point I just wanted to leave and we'd been there for ten minutes. So, we escaped for a few minutes and sat in the car park and so as not to upset my children we summoned up enough strength to re enter and go on the tractor ride. Much to my dread the woman with the hat was to be the driver. She ushered us in her brusque manner onto the trailer at the back onto one long seat which she was convinced we would be able to sit back to back. My mother was abruptly pushed off her seat because someone was forced to sit behind her on the bench, therefore there being no room. She had to get off the tractor before it had even started. The woman with the hat saw this happen and made no attempt to apologise or rectify the issue. The tractor set off on it's journey. We were taken around in a small loop which had a garden hose in the middle with which we were squirted, we went over some bumps, repeated this procedure and then it was over. The kids played on the hay bales for five minutes before we left and we saw a Polish chicken...... That was it.
It's been eight weeks since our visit to Coleman's Farm and I'm still feeling bitter and angry about this whole experience. It's such a shame because the Isle of Wight has so much to offer. I can only suggest that either the woman in the hat takes up a course in customer service skills or that she is hidden behind the scenes, away from the public altogether. First though, please Coleman's Farm, please take down all those terribly unfriendly 'DO NOT' signs that are pinned up everywhere, they create such a negative atmosphere. What a disastrous 45 minutes.
Written September 13, 2015
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Hello there, I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us. We are a very small business and we work hard to make sure everyone enjoys their time with us. That said we know we can't please everyone and I can see in this instance we have let you down. I can understand your frustration about the discount voucher you would have had staying with Park Resorts. The discount is applied when you present your print out voucher that Park Resorts should have supplied you with. Unfortunately this year they did not print a voucher booklet for their customers (as they have done for many years previously) and instead customers had to print out sheets with vouchers at home after they made their booking. Hopefully next year they will return to using the voucher booklets. I'm a little confused about the 'food from the shop' instance? We do not let anyone feed our ponies or donkey as we feel this reduces the risk of them associating fingers with food ;) unfortunately as you can imagine we get people trying to feed all sorts of silly things to our animals, which is why we're so strict. This is not because we're being mean but because at the end of the day when an animal is poorly we are the ones paying vet bills and worrying over our much loved pets. Could it be you or a member of your party were quietly mentioning food to feed the animals and my colleague was trying to inform you where to get it from. In regards to the tractor ride, this can be a bit of a hectic time as the small children get very excited and all want to get on (and be first!) I can assure you after driving hundreds of tractor rides myself there is ample space to sit back to back. Our activities run every half hour throughout the day, anything missed in the morning will be repeated in the afternoon. We try our best to be on time for every activity. Running a farm is hard work enough, I'm sure I don't need to mention how messy animals can be ;) we have to clean and organise all these animals whilst running back to do activities every 30minutes. As you can imagine this can fry your brain. We're only human after all. The zip wire is super fun however once you've seen a child catapulted from one end to the other letting go of the pole half way along, well let's just say it's not a pleasant sound they make when they hit the floor. Even with a soft landing on straw there's only so much of the blow it will take. The signs are there for your safety because believe me I could write you an essay with the crazy, dangerous things I've found people doing on our farm. Glad you liked Cher our Polish Bantam chicken. Regards and best wishes.
Written September 20, 2015
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Kirsty
Isle of Wight, UK7 contributions
Aug 2011
what a shame used to be expensive about 8 years ago but the kids liked it then, complete waste of money and time there.
we spent 40 minutes there and 30 minutes of that were eating our pack lunch!!!
i could list the animals as its so bad:
1 cow , 2 pigs, 2 wooly pigs, 2 ponies you cannot get too !
3 sheep and 7 goats mmmm great farm !!!
there is a play barn that used to be really good but its a pile of pants and you have to pay extra if you want your kids to play!!!!
Written September 2, 2011
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felpham_10
felpham10 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
over priced £17 to see a small holding with a few animals of 2 llamas few sheep and goats 1 pig some chickens ducks 2 small hutched animals. For 25p more each we went to seaview wildlife park were it took several hours to go round and see all the animals and birds with hands on as well.
Written August 13, 2014
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Bally15
Sussex1 contribution
Awful farm yard experience. The man on the counter was very rude to me and then moaned to me about my wife and child begin their backs. I couldn't quite believe what I was hearing.

When I asked where do we go, he replied "it's obvious isn't it" if it was that obvious I wouldn't have asked!!

There were hardly any animals on the farm to see which was a huge disappoinent.

Overall, I was just astounded at the rudeness of the man behind the counter. I would not recommend this farm to anyone.

Written June 3, 2012
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