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Mead Open Farm

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Address: Mead Open Farm Stanbridge Road, Billington, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9JH, England
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+44 1525 852954
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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You can expect the very best family day out at award winning, Mead Open...

You can expect the very best family day out at award winning, Mead Open Farm. With 30 acres of action packed play inside and out, as well as 'hands-on' farmyard fun, there's so much to discover.

From cheeky goats, cute piglets and adorable sheep to fluffy rabbits, squeaky guinea pigs and friendly donkeys and ponies, meet plenty of animal friends. Plus, join in with daily animal activities and demonstrations including bottle feeding lambs, pony grooming, meet the animals and more!

Outside, little daredevils will love the High Ropes Course which boasts a 20ft high Sky Trail challenge for the more adventurous and a smaller Sky Tykes course for younger explorers! Elsewhere, there's plenty more outdoor adventure to discover including Topsy Turvy Towers adventure play area, Giants Rock Climbing Wall, crazy golf, Digger Village and go-karts, as well as seasonal tractor and trailer rides. And, NEW from summer 2015, children will love the Jumping Pillows!

Plus for 'iffy' weather days, Mead Open Farm boasts Shaggy's huge indoor PlayWorld. Packed with fun, children can brave giant drop slides, fire ball cannons, scramble through nets and more. And to ensure play for all, toddlers will love to explore Mini Moos imagination village.

Hungry? Shaggy's PlayWorld Cafe is open every day, with a seasonal Hideout and Takeout Cafe and Paddock Kiosk.

From February Lambing and the Easter Bunny Bonanza to Freaky Fortnight and Christmas Kingdom, visit the website for special events throughout 2015. Special group and educational packages are available as well as fun children's birthday parties.

Mead Open Farm is just south of Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire. Use LU7 9JH for Sat navs.

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Great day out come rain or shine

If you have young shoulders and are looking for a fun day out - this is the place for you. A huge indoor soft play and barns with animals are great all year around... and there's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Tim G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have young shoulders and are looking for a fun day out - this is the place for you. A huge indoor soft play and barns with animals are great all year around... and there's loads of outdoor activities for the warmer months too.

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Thank Tim G
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Tim G, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great to hear that you find us a fun day out with lots to do all year round, including Shaggy's Indoor PlayWorld and plenty of outdoor activities too! We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks, Mead Open Farm. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In fairness we visited on a very rainy day so perhaps animals were kept inside as there was less to do due to the weather? A couple of barns and the rest was all children's play areas. I came years ago and I recall the farm itself being much bigger, tractor rides, etc. Yet on this occasion there were a... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi island_affair, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We have worked hard over the years to make sure there's plenty to do for the whole family, whatever the weather, introducing lots of new activities and things to do. Some activities, such as our Tractor & Trailer Rides, Sky Trail and Giants Rock Climbing Wall are... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we ended up driving here after a disastrous morning at Wicksteed park. I highly recommend it for younger families. Our three year old absolutely loved it. From the bunnies to the big bouncing cushions and the 'desert island' (as my daughter named the giant sand pit) to bottle feeding the sheep, the whole day was fun packed and great value... More 

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Thank Lianne W
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Lianne, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear you and your little one enjoyed your day with us. It's great to hear you had a fun packed day and found us great value for money too. We look forward to you visiting us again soon! Thanks, Mead Open Farm. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going here for years, as it is right on our doorstep. There is so much to do here and it's a great day out with the kids. It's quite expensive to just pay for a day, the annual passes make it a much better deal. We went at Christmas time and enjoyed their Santa experience. The Halloween experience... More 

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Thank hmk3
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi hmk3, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great to hear you think our Annual Pass is a great deal and that our food outlets are good value too. We're pleased you would recommend us and find a visit to us a great place to spend the day. We will be sure to pass... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a family (kids 8,6 & 4). It isn't cheap - £60 to get us all in- but compared to other places it frankly is! Significant benefit is that there are no additional costs once you're inside- everything is included. Loads of places to have picnics. It is a touch weather dependent as a lot of features are... More 

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Thank Kelvin J
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Kelvin J, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you would recommend us and feel there is lots to keep your little ones occupied all day! We have worked hard to provide lots of activities suitable for the whole family whatever the weather, including Shaggy's huge Indoor PlayWorld and lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been a few times and now have annual membership as it works out good value. Took my 12 year old and teenagers in February and they all loved the cute and cuddly's. Bottle feeding older lambs and seeing the newborns is popular for any age and you can groom ponies and stroke the rabbits and guinea pigs too as... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Louweez_1, thank you for leaving us a review. We’re so pleased you find us good value for money and have joined us as an Annual Member. It’s brilliant you found our activities entertaining and suitable for all ages. We do try to make sure that we provide a range of food in Shaggy’s PlayWorld that is suitable for all... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on a cold Sunday in February the farm was crowded.Indoor as well as outdoor amusements. Good variety of food on offer.Good variety of animals and amusements for children of all ages. However with two adults and three children plus food and drinks it wasn't a cheap day out !

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Thank Landed22
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Landed22, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're pleased to hear that you found a great variety of food on offer during your visit as well as a good variety of animals and amusements for children of all ages. We hope you will visit us at the farm again soon. Thanks, Mead Open Farm. More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic day at the farm, lots of animals to see. Great indoor soft play area for the children. Lots to see both indoors and outdoors. Today it was showery and there was still plenty to see indoors , we are hoping to go back again this summer as there was also please type to do outside. Also there are covered... More 

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Thank John W
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi John W, it's great to hear that you had a fantastic day with us and found there was lots of animals to see. We're pleased that you found there was lots to see and do both indoor and outdoors, even in the wetter weather and also that you enjoyed our cafe. Thank you for taking the time to leave... More 

Hemel Hempstead
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Advertised as "come to see the lambs" which is rather misleading as the newborns are in a shed with limited access. Lamb feeding is of last years lambs (so sheep sized) in a barn at 11.30am and 3.30pm. The barn is very noisy as it is shared with other animals. The lambs-really-sheep are powerful so were quite scary to little... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Nicola B, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’ve worked hard over the years to provide lots to do for the whole family, whatever the weather. We strive to provide lots of exciting indoor & outdoor play as well as a selection of fun and educational animal activities such as bottle feeding of our... More 

Steppingley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was 13 of us which wasn't a problem walking round or joining in on the activities. I became a problem for the indoor play area as we couldn't find a seating area big enough plus it was so busy they gave us colour bands and could only stay for an hr. This wasn't much time to get food eat... More 

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Thank Emma B
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Emma B, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s great to hear you found there was plenty of space for your group of 13 to move around the farm and join in our activities- we hope you had a chance to try our lamb bottle feeding and see some of our newborn baby lambs... More 

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