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“Brill. day out”

DairyLand Farm World
Ranked #15 of 63 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dairyland Farm World, near Newquay, Cornwall offers a fantastic adventure park to suit all ages. From slides to the nature trail, tractor rides and pony rides, to milking the cows, feeding our animals and touring our museums. A visit to our fun farm promises a great value family day out! If the weather's not so good, don't dispair! - Dairyland offers a whole host of family fun all under cover including The Bull Pen - our Massive Indoor play centre, Tour the milking parlour and take part in the milking of the cows, our interesting and factual farm museums where you can explore Cornish farm life throughout the ages and not forgetting Clarabelle's kitchen café with our wide range of great value food and drink.
Reviewed May 6, 2013

LOve this place, kids are safe and have a great time, lots to keep them active. Staff always friendly. Well stocked shop, good range of gifts. Bull Pen fantastic and the cleanest play area around. Well Dairyland, keep up the good work

Thank dag45
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Spent a week in Cornwall during Easter holidays. It was freezing cold so we couldnt do much outside stuff, so looked for attractions with in/out facilities. We found Dairyland.
We went to many places and found that with 2 adults and 3 kids its all about £30 - £40 admission, this was similar. There is no such thing as a budget holiday to Cornwall anymore!
Having said that we did have a good time here. There are vouchers for a small discount in most brochures.
We arrived around lunch time and first paid to go in and then headed to the cafe for lunch. Be warned, the cafe doesnt take cards! Food was good...not cheap, middle of the road really.
Then off we went. Lots to keep kids busy here, in and out. Animals, tractors, kids activities. Like I said, we arrived at 1pm and it closes at 5pm, we should have gone in the morning!
First call was the animals...kids and wife loved these! Dragged them away for the milking. This wasn't as good as it could have been...the battery went in the milkers microphone so she gave up talking to us. really...if you only have to talk for 20 minutes, fit a new one each time....admission fee must cover that tiny outlay! I was also surprised how few cows they milk! Considering its "dairyland", i expected a dairy herd. I learn most of the farm has been sold off.....
Anyway then its off to the obligatory Cornish museum. Lots of things to look at. Trouble is us visitors have seen them all before at the last place. And the place before that. And the place before that. Yes Cornwall, we think its nice to go back in time and see how it used to be....but really i think its time to move on!
Then off to the outside play areas.....and other things going on. Then inside slide/play area.
So...lots to do here, if we arrived at 11am we still would have had enough to do to keep everyone busy until we left (got kicked out), at 5pm. Including Dad who spent ages remembering what a tractor used to look like. (Which isnt to dissimilar from what they look like now but hey...he was happy).
Would we go again? In the right circumstances - inclement weather and needing an all day place - then yes. Nicely done, clean, no more expensive than everywhere else. But most important, it kept our 3 busy for hours with outdoor things, not just inside.
Look for the free return offer....not sure if it runs through summer, we went on our last day so couldnt use it, but would have if we went earlier in the break.

Thank Malnik2014
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

well,where do i start.ive read other reviews on here but didnt think they were talking about the same place!! glad to see most of the reviews were favourable as honestly this is a great place to visit.being local of course might give me more of an edge but i have to say if i didnt think it was all that we wouldnt visit as much as we do,and when i say we visit i mean we visit!! the entry price is not any different in my opinion to other attractions around cornwall and is competitive.lets face it for a family of 4 wanting a great day out with maybe fish n chips on the way home youve got to allow a good £80 -£100.by the time you pay an entrance fee and extras it soon mounts up wherever you go.right; back to Dairyland;when you walk through the doors you are met with various outdoor activities for the children;diggers swings noahs ark with slides and animals in the arc(not all two by two ones mind)!!roundabouts and a wooden combine harvester for kids to climb and slide on.benches are around for parents etc to sit and watch their children play.a couple of large wendy houses that the kids can rummage around in and look out of the windows for a good photo opportunity.theres even the good ole fashioned stocks incase the kids(or adults)need to be kept in line;another good photo opportunity!.various ducks;chickens;peacocks;goats to see and a overlarge pond full of fish that come to the surface to say hello.venture down to the pat a pet area that have regular sessions throughout the day for the children to literally"pat n play".feed the goats lambs and calfs(when in season of course) its lovely to see the kids faces when they are feeding a lamb from an oversized baby bottle;they love it!! enjoy a slide in that area to by climbing up the straw bale "climbing frame" .onto the pony rides (small extra charge) that up until last year my daughter was petrifyed to do but with the staffs encouragement its one of the first things she wants to do when we get there now !! see the donkey (and hear him)!! walk the nature trails and even take a tractor ride down to the lakes to see and feed the fish(if you dont want to pay the extra charge for this you can walk there instead).take a zip wire ride and bounce on one of the many trampolines they have.real tractors to sit n play on (another good photo opportunity) and a jcb digger house where they can play on the plastic diggers.then on to the Bull Pen where there is a massive indoor play area with slides ball pools and general run around fun.its nice to see a seperate area for children up to the age of 5 where the fun isnt quite as frantic;thus being safer for the little ones.a good seating area in the cafe in the Bull Pen and also a viewing area upstairs along with 4 party rooms for birthday parties which are great value for money;the food they provide for parties is spot on;hence my daughters 7th birthday party there soon.not forgetting the milking parlour where you can watch the milking taking place; its great for the kids and adults alike to watch! they have a brilliant museum too where they have all manor of oldy worldy things to see;it really is an Alladins cave in there! a light and airy cafe that sells reasonably priced foods and also an outdoor seating area undercover with tables for you to enjoy your food slightly "alfresco".the chickens like to come in to say hello and pick at any crumbs available.this is a working farm aswell as an attraction.i havent had any problems with the staff there.of course theres the shop on the way out as in all places but i wouldnt say their prices are any different from anywhere else and they stock a good amount of things.there are many others things to do and see which will help take up your entire day so well worth the money in my opinion.heres hoping if you visit you have a good time;im sure you will;its totally worth a visit!!

Thank julier265
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We recently visited Dairyland with our four grandchildren. They are aged 8 and 6 and two three year olds. We arrived about 10am, there was a queue but we didn't have to wait long. The outdoor play equipment is a little basic but suited all our children very well. We were very lucky that the weather was quite good so our children were happy to play outside and we were content to sit in the sunshine whilst they enjoyed theirselves. At lunchtime there is a reasonably priced cafe or Dairyland provide several tables for families to picnic on. We loved the enclosed ones with a roof, ideal for keeping the little ones together would be lovely to have a few more of those dotted around. We didnt bother with the pony rides or the jcb rides. There was more than enough to keep us occupied. We finished the day with a trip to the Bull Pen their huge indoor play area. It was very busy and a little challenging to keep an eye on all the children all the time. The little cafe inside the bull pen was very clean and the staff were polite and couldnt have been more helpful. We finally left at 4-30 pm with four very tired but happy children. We were lucky because the weather was kind to us we definately had value for the entrance fee but if it had been raining, or a very cold day, I dont think we would have had the same fun.

1  Thank AnneC2010
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Visited twice during our recent holiday in Cornwall using the family ticket. Great for young children who enjoy all that is on offer. The play barn is ideal when the weather is wet. Parents can enjoy a coffee whilst the children use the slides, ball pool etc. Pony rides available at extra cost. A chance to see lambs, calves, pigs, llamas & ponies & goats. There is also an opportunity to see the cows being milked with a viewing gallery and an excellent commentary.

Two negatives - only one member of staff manning the entrance and also looking after the shop and ice creams (not surprising the staff were hassled and unfriendly). The cafe had small selection of hot and cold food but staff were not friendly.

Thank jenquy
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