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Colemans Farm Park - CLOSED

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Colemans Farm Colemans Lane, Newport PO30 4LX England
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Day Trip from Bournemouth to Isle of Wight by a Private Plane
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Day Trip from Bournemouth to Isle of Wight by a Private Plane

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth for the day! In just over 30 min, head over the stunning English countryside, see the beautiful coasts of Sussex and the Isle of Wight, and land in Isle of Wight by private plane!<br><br>Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. <br>So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the Bournemouth airport.<br><br>++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --&gt;Depart from Bournemouth--&gt;land at Sandown or Bembridge for a beach walk/lunch/swim--&gt; Return to Bournemouth in the afternoon, before it gets dark! Enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! <br><br>The flight can depart between 9-11h, depending on the availability of the pilot, aircraft, and weather. Please let us know your flexible hours/days upon booking, and make sure that you've been in touch with us beforehand!
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WHIPPIT_11 wrote a review Apr 2017
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom156 contributions28 helpful votes
What fantastic owners, who put there hearts & souls in to the park. such well looked after animals lots of fun for all the family. Such a shame it's gone.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Leanne G wrote a review Sep 2015
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is unbelievably overpriced! We went on a weekday afternoon so we did not expect it to be busy and thought it would perhaps be lacking in atmosphere, but we were surprised at just how much it was lacking! We completed the visit within half an hour and even then we were hanging around trying to prolong the stay, because if the visit was any shorter we would really feel ripped off! There were two very cute lambs which was the only thing this place had going for it. I'm surprised this place can get away with calling itself a farm to be honest; there really were very few animals. I wish I had read the reviews prior to going because there's plenty of warning on here.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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606lilly wrote a review Sep 2015
Guildford, United Kingdom1 contribution4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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Response from Charlotte K, Front Office Manager at Colemans Farm Park
Responded Sep 20, 2015
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.
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STEPHEN S wrote a review Sep 2015
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom35 contributions18 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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Response from Charlotte K, Front Office Manager at Colemans Farm Park
Responded Sep 20, 2015
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
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AmosRodrigues wrote a review Aug 2015
Ashford, United Kingdom104 contributions33 helpful votes
Took my 12 year old and had a look at the opening area. The lady on duty explained what it was all about and I got the impression fast that it was more for smaller kids. The feeding and petting activities seemed to be scheduled throughout the day (makes sense!), so it depends on when you visit as to what you will see. You would really need to spend the whole day to make the most of it. The price tag was a little high in my opinion (Adult £8.50, Child £6.50, Family (2+2) £28), but I got the impression that the main attraction was the “Play barn”. A lot of toys and mats and running around. Sounds ideal for a little kid to let off steam and run around. She said that you could lose your kids in there for hours and really struggle to get them out. I know a few kids that this would be ideal for!
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Date of experience: August 2015
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