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“Don't accept credit/debit card!”

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Totnes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Looking for a fantastic day out? This family-owned attraction is small enough to provide a friendly and personal service, with enough to keep visitors happy all day.What sets Totnes Rare Breeds apart is the opportunity to be within hugging range of all the animals. Most enclosures can be entered for close-up stroking, patting and cuddling. The Garden Café (outside the farm) offers made-to order dishes at reasonable prices, from indulgent snacks to tasty meals.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 7, 2013

I'm sure this place would have been a great place to visit however they only accept cash or cheque - I find this very strange in this day and age. We wanted to buy 2 tickets and some food/drinks costing around £20. The lady behind the counter, who was very pleasant, said that they don't take cards. As the nearest cash machine was in town we decided it was not worth going to get money and then return. So they lost out on £20 and possibly more as we wanted to buy lunch later.

Thank Alistair_Pollard
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

We're very sorry you feel this way. An increasingly large number of small businesses are now not accepting Credit or Debit cards. Service charges can be up to 4% and as a Not-For-Profit Organisation we are not able to afford this nor do we want to reflect this in our prices.
It clearly states in all our literature, on our website and upon entrance to the farm that we only accept cash or cheque and we are sorry that you were unable to enjoy the farm.
Kind regards.

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"guinea pigs"
in 66 reviews
"steam railway"
in 45 reviews
"south devon railway"
in 41 reviews
"red squirrels"
in 33 reviews
"feed the animals"
in 20 reviews
"train station"
in 18 reviews
"little owl"
in 14 reviews
"baby goats"
in 10 reviews
"otter sanctuary"
in 8 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 10 reviews
"hand washing"
in 6 reviews
"animal food"
in 6 reviews
"interesting animals"
in 6 reviews
"car park"
in 23 reviews
"love animals"
in 5 reviews
"little boy"
in 5 reviews
"picnic area"
in 7 reviews

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We visited in may and I was able to bottle feed the lambs and have contact with a lot of the animals. The place is clean and the animals are very well looked after. Can't wait to go back in July.

1  Thank Tracyrey1973
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

A friend had told me about this little farm so decided to check it out with our nearly-two year old granddaughter. She absolutely loved all the animals and was able to up close with them all. The staff are all very friendly and there is a wonderful collection of magnificent owls which they bring round for all to see. There is a brilliant cafe too with all homemade cakes and scones. Being along the platform of the south Devon steam railway is a bonus as you get to to see steam trains too. Excellent value for money compared to larger attractions in the area.

1  Thank Becky4848
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Totnes Rare breeds looks really small when you arrive compared to the larger attractions you could visit in the area. But small really is beautiful! We spent several enjoyable hours getting up close with not only goats and guinea pigs but also a hedgehog called Tripod and the centre's collection of approx 10 owls. A member of staff gave an informative talk on each owl and the children and adults in the group were able to stroke each of the birds, ranging in size from a little owl to a European Eagle owl. An experience my daughter will never forget.
Getting to the centre was a bit of a navigation nightmare as there is no car park and the signage was poor from the nearby Pavillion car park. However, on arrival we weren't disappointed.

Thank Sunshinegirlstwo
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

our 6th visit here. it's such good value, our toddler granddaughter went in free which was a bonus. the staff are so friendly and helpful and the whole place is well cared for.it is safe for toddlers to run around outside the pens but there are lots of opportunities for the children to feed the goats etc. We ytook a picnic this time but the cafe serves very good food at reasonable prices.I would suggest if you have small children that you use the toilets on the railway first, there are no toilets at the farm.

Thank kipper65
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