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“Excellent - great little play area”

New Mills Farm Park
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Not sure what people expect as we found it excellent. There was an abundance of toys and games for children. Yes - some were getting old but not sure what people expect - none of the equipment was dangerous in any respect. We have a two year old and he was more than safe at all times. There was basketball, football, cricket, badminton, trampolines, rabbits, chickens, peacocks, Shetland ponies, indoor ball pool and games areas. For 3 pound each it was brilliant. Don't worry - take the kids there and they will have a great time. We had coffee and and a cake at the cafe and it was perfectly acceptable in its hygiene and service standards. All in all a lovely little place tucked away in beautiful landscapes.

Thank Bonchez
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Took my 2 year old son on the launceston steam railway with the expectations of newmills farm park at the end to be a nice bonus to the trip. Well I was very wrong!!! The extra price to get in was initially resonable at £3 per adult and child but once inside found that it was not worth it. We went down the steep path to the what can only be described as a field where there was inadequate seating areas. Not forgetting that tied up on the hill were two goats and a shetland pony who looked beyond annoyed to be there. They had barely enough rope to reach water buckets. I personally found this to be upsetting as they looked sad. So decided to go and see the petting farm, well this was a few rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens in very small pens that you couldn't even stroke. Next stop toddle soft play area. What a joke! They had one old tatty rug down under a slide that had seen far better days and an off cut of old carpet under a see saw. The toys were filthy dirty and there was nothing padded about the cement screened floor. The ball pond was less than inspiring and the whole place smelt. So back out to the play field. All of the go carts, ride on tractors and cars that my son went on had seen better days. They were missing pedals and safety straps and rusty. Would expect the equipment to be maintained as this can not be safe for children. Now it's lunch time. There were only approx 20 picnic benches and we were not able to get one as people had put down there bags and walked off. As temping as it was to move their stuff we were too polite. But they needed more seating. Overal the farm was a let down. All the activities were old dirty and the horse shoe toss was two cut down metal poles that were rusty and sharp. I would definitely not recommend this place to any body and would like to get feed back.

2  Thank Amylc872
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Went to the cafe only, the food was overpriced, and we left hungry. Think, glass of squash only 95p, salad only 95p on top of the £5ish you paid for the main part of the meal (at the price I would expect a salad to be included) my bottle of lemonade was served without a glass.

On the park side, they charged entrance for a child who can't have been more than 3 months old and there is nothing for adults to do at all. The animals are not supervised at all and some peoples little darlings where harassing them. Clearly there are some animal welfare issues to address and previous contributors seem to agree.

No card machines here. Disabled access looks good, and they only charge oaps £1. I suppose you could sit in the cafe and only pay for children to go in?

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We went here on our recent holiday to Cornwall. There was 4 adults and 5 children ranging in age from 7 to 1. We took the steam train which was fab and the kiddies loved. We was really keen to go to the farm as we go to a fab one in downham market back home. This one was very disappointing, firstly the re was two goats tethered on a ground spike for the kiddies to pet but the goats were not keen on being touched and we watched a little girl pulling on the rope to get the goat near here(I was obviously frightened). We got there around 11:00 and the goats and pony that was also tied up had very little water and no shade on a baking hot day. The other animal enclosures were ok. We loved the petting bit with rabbits.
Some top the ride on toys were broken, the wooden climbing frame gave our friends child a splinter as he pulled himself on it and the trampolines had no safety nets and were raised(they should be dug in the ground to stop kiddies falling off). They did have different age groups for the different trampolines(3 in all) but this is not inforced so our 1year olds went on and a much older child was bouncing with them and they nearly fell off numerous times.
It is a great idea of a place that needs some more money spent on it to make it great and no animal should be tied up in the hot sun for hours on end with no shade and hardly any water.

Thank delb917
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Found this attraction at the end of the line on Launceston Steam Railway. Entry is £3 per adult/child which doesn't sound bad, but as the only person whom would be taking advantage of the play equipment was our son, then it was in effect £9 per user. Don't get me wrong he enjoyed it, just expensive for what it was.

Thank Janice T
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