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“Always a great day”
Review of Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park
Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This is a children's open farm which has been operating for over 30 years - a great place for children to interact with animals.
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We always have a great day, and had even more fun visiting over Easter. As well as lots of well cared animals to look at, kids get lots of free rides. Bug pod ride, pony ride and adults can join them on the pony and cart and Thomas train rides. There are also soft play areas. There was a free Easter egg hunt to enjoy over Easter. There is also a tractor ride, with commentary! Both my children aged 12 and 6 love the park, and I enjoyed the see saw! You can feed the animals, pet the rabbits etc and meet the babies. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful and food is reasonably priced. It never feels packed, even when busy. I would highly recommend for a great family day out

Thank Francesca W
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"pony rides"
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"egg collecting"
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"play area"
in 28 reviews
"toy tractors"
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"meet the animals"
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"barrel ride"
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"horse and cart"
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"train ride"
in 15 reviews
"hand washing"
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"guinea pigs"
in 13 reviews
"barn cafe"
in 4 reviews
"soft play"
in 9 reviews
"baby animals"
in 4 reviews
"bouncy pillow"
in 9 reviews
"undercover picnic"
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"during half term"
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"animal feeding"
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

When our children were small this place was frankly useless. So when my wife persuaded me to take the grandchildren there on a Groupon I've got to be honest, I was more than a little skeptical.

However what a pleasant surprise. These days this is a very pleasant day out with the grandchildren indeed. Lots to see and do and pleanty to keep them occupied.

I reckon the upper age limit for kids to properly enjoy is (unless they're animal crazy) is probably 10ish. Our love the small things like collecting eggs and feeding the animals, and to be honest I found the whole day relaxing and pleasant (better than being shut up indoors with the little screamers!)

Thoroughly recommend in spring when there are lots of babies about (but not too busy)- is you can reasonably foresee good weather.

Thank Viggenboy
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Was looking forward to visiting the farm park as I remember having great fun there as a child. From my children's point of view they seemed to enjoy the day despite the distinct lack of animals (particularly baby animals which is what they were really looking forward to seeing!) but from an adults perspective there were many things that I would like to see improved before we think about returning.

Signage could be improved to ensure people don't miss what there is to see. I know a map is supplied but signs would be useful. For example. we were VERY disappointed regarding the lack of baby animals. We specifically came in the spring for this reason. We only just stumbled upon the piglets by accident. They were tucked around the corner near the chickens. My children were really looking forward to 'feeding the babies' activity with instructions to meet near the barn at the front of the farm park. The barn had a couple of lambs in and a few ewes. A large group gathered and much later than advertised 2 girls came and led everyone to a stable so they could look over the gate and watch them feeding a few lambs! We didn't even bother staying. A) because we couldn't really see anything B) what a huge let down! I remember when I was a child there were piglets and lambs all over the place and you could really get to interact with them - no such luck.

Another thing that struck me was the unrealistic list of activities on offer. It was crammed in with no flexibility which meant that if you were at the back of the queue there was no way of really ever getting a turn. Activities were in 1/2 hour slots with no break in between for example 11:00am - Hug a bunny, 11.30am - Pony & cart ride, 12pm - Meet the Babies (includes bottle feeding the lambs according to web site....OH NO IT DOESN'T) 12.30pm - Barrel Bug Ride AND so on and so forth. It was manic!! I would suggest that it is better to have activities lasting 3/4 of an hour to an hour with a 15 minute break (at least) in between each one to catch up with any back log. It was unrealistic and because of this my children were left disappointed on almost all of the activities available.

My youngest son loved driving a little tractor around the farm. This was a lovely touch however from a parents point of view......please check them and maintain them. Most of them had broken / split wheels which made it incredibly difficult for the little ones to use.

The play area was the biggest hit although it was small it was well designed. My boys loved the zip wire. It is such a shame though. We came all the way from Lowestoft and I could have just taken them to Everitts Park and Pets Corner for the amount of contact they had with animals. When visiting a farm really it is the animals that you expectto see first and foremost.

One final blow came when my 3 year old spent all of his pocket money on a toy tractor from your gift shop. It cost him £7.50. It was a JCB tractor and on the shelf it said it was dye cast. We decided to get this as we thought it would be good quality. As we needed a screw driver to remove it from the packaging we had to wait until we got home to open it. As soon as we got it out the tyres fell off! it was clearly not all dye cast and it was complete rubbish. My little boy was beside himself!. Unfortunately we live too far away to travel back and insist upon a refund so now my son is out of pocket gutted.

2  Thank clara h
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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We went here with our two children ( aged 6 and 3) , my brother and sister In-law and nephew ( age 18 months)

The family ticket price of £30 seems a lot but i do feel it's value for money if you stay the whole day as various activities are included

As it's the Easter weekend there was a little egg hunt where the kiddies could collect paper eggs on the way around and then at the gift shop they could get a little prize ! Our children Loved finding the eggs !!

There are lots of animals to see and we enjoyed visiting the pet are ( guinea pigs and rabbits ) we were a little bit offended when one of the lady's working there asked us to make my nephew stop screeching ( he wasn't being OTT just excited as he's only 18 months!) as the bunny rabbits don't like it . :-/ also my son held a guinea pig but no one stood with him to 'speak with him and give him fun facts about the animals which would have made the experience slightly better I feel)

Also we had taken a picnic and although there was ample places to eat - the only hot beverage and drinks areas inside was absolutely packed and we had to 'queue ' for ages ! I think maybe a drinks vending machine could be good or maybe a window ( there is one in the cafe area ) could be opened to serve just drinks - means the queue inside is a lot smaller !

Apart from these little niggles I will most definitely re commend this farm and visit again soon myself

Thanks for a good experience and the new play area & sand pit were a big hit

Thank Tanya83
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

We visited the farm park on Good Friday, 3 adults & 1 child aged nearly 5. We had a lovely day with plenty of activities. We arrived around 11.00 & stayed till 4.30. There is so much to keep children entertained, my grandson really liked bottle feeding the lambs, holding a bunny, the pony ride, the bug ride, the tractor ride & the indoor play area in the restaurant. We thought there was plenty of staff about, all who went out of their way to be friendly & helpful & all were so good with the children. We will definitely be coming back again, maybe on a bit warmer day!

Thank JMC374
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