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“Farm plus indoor play area !!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park
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Owner description: Looking for things to do or places to visit in the Lake District & Cumbria? For children’s days out in the Lake District & Cumbria, Hadrian’s Wall or South-West Scotland Walby Farm Park has it all! Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park!Fun for all the family come rain or shine! Walby Farm Park, just 4 miles from Carlisle and the M6 motorway (J44), is a great day out for the whole family. Exciting outdoor play areas, lots of animal friends, including many rare breeds and Cumbria’s biggest indoor play area, there really is something for everyone! Families, schools, groups and birthday parties can ‘Meet the Animals’, take a stroll along the farm’s nature trail or just relax in our Curly Tails Cafe, open daily serving delicious hot and cold home-cooked food.
Leven, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Farm plus indoor play area !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great fun for kids ,outside play areas ,nature walk ,petting and animal feeding barn .Inside play area with ballpools and giant slides !! Well stocked reasonable priced cafe .Friendly and knowledgeable staff ,A great day out

Visited October 2012
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Kids loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We really enjoyed it here, there was loads to do for the kids (aged 7, 6 and 10 months). A lot of the things are outside though so it might not be too good if it was raining (when we went it was sunny). The kids really enjoyed the indoor play area and the little go carts and also the outdoor play area. There are some big go carts at the bottom, i think these are supposed to be for over fives (the small ones, I mentioned above, for the under fives)...but the problem was they were so difficult to pedal. All in all a good day and would go again.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Claire L
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had a lovely day out with the kids and the grandparents. Unfortuantly it was raining but that didnt matter as there was plenty to do inside. We stopped for lunch and the home cooking was excellent, cant wait to visit again.

Visited September 2012
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nr ashbourne
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great day for toddler”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

real choice of farms in area, choose this one as it had a separate toddler area and was indoors.


Wow , boy (18mths) loved the tractor roundhouse ( peddle tractors of all sizes). Loved the indoor animals - goats, rabbits, ferrets etc. Stayed in the indoor toddler(under 2) fro 5 minutes before crawling over to the undedr 5 and older kids areas. he loved all the indoor soft play stuff and the slides.

The barrel ride ( extra £1.50) was great.

I loved the sheep race and won.

Dispite the cold weather, plenty to do in and when not so windy outside. the huge sand pit was a big favourite of son with diggers and tractor climbing frame things.

Farm was small enough not to have to use buggy, but most area hard surface except for actual outdoor farm area - just let him walk /crawl

overall - a great day. great food and if your son loves tractors beware of the shop - loads of them

Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Overpriced!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I found this place really overpriced. Don't understand why adult have to pay nearly £7 for entry, where you just sit and supervise your child, also they charge 18 month old child same £7, she uses less then half of attractions there. We live in Leeds and there is many playgyms around, even with animals and much cheaper. Would not recommend for toddler. I was really dissapointed. Also have to mention, about food, chips that came with main were really unfresh and oily. Landed straight in a bin. We visited Walby farm, just recently in September during our travel around Cumbria, and sadly amongst all attractions, this comes last.

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