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Review of Thrift Farm

Thrift Farm
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Owner description: Thrift Farm is a 52 acre farm and is a Rural Training Centre/working environment for Adults with Learning Difficulties. Approximately thirty trainees attend the farm each day. Places are also provided for students from Special schools and other local establishments. The trainees work on the farm with the help and guidance of a small, experienced staff team. We have a good selection of farm animals - cattle, sheep, goats, pigs,pony, donkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, rhea and turkeys. We have a hatchery with various small animals - chicks, ducklings and guinea pigs and rabbits. There is also an aviary with budgies and cockatiels. On the Animal Park is also a play and picnic area. Please feel free to bring a picnic with you. We also sell some animals - guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigs and goats. Thrift is a small farm most suitable for younger children and has a cafe with a children's menu at reasonable prices. At our cafe you can have a lovely homemade lunch and cake. There is a play house and tractors for children to play with. You can purchase at our Gift shop children's books, gifts, toys, homemade jams, free range eggs (chicken, duck, geese, quail and turkey) and also buy hatching eggs and more. We have a Garden Centre producing a variety of shrubs, perennial and bedding plants, herbs and hanging baskets. A small shop sells planters, wind chimes, seeds and other horticultural sundries. At 11am there is a Story Time every first Sunday of the month. The cost is £4 per child including lunch box ( it does not include entrance to the farm). We organise children's parties.
Reviewed January 19, 2014

The children (1 and 3) were very happy here, looking at the animals up close an enjoying being in the outdoors.

1  Thank barbara f
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"small farm"
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"feed the animals"
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"learning disabilities"
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"for sale"
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"lovely farm"
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"picnic area"
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The weather was fantastic and we were looking forward to a peaceful day among the animals. We were impressed with the variety of breeds of ducks and chickens. The goats and kids were delightful and welcomed our offerings of food. The animals are all well looked after and have a lot of space. When lunchtime came around we made our way to the tea rooms, what a warm and friendly welcome. The food is of a high quality and the staff look after your every need. I had a look through the comment book and was amazed on the distance some people come to support the farm and their staff. The work done on this farm is so beneficial and I would urge you to give it a visit. Bring cash with you as there is no card facility but there is a lovely gift shop and lots of fresh homegrown eggs.

3  Thank Mary O
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Nice little farm, I went on a weekday and it was pretty empty. All the baby animals were sooo cute, so happy i went in Spring. The only downside was they didn't accept card payments and i didn't bring much cash with me so i was unable to get any refreshments.

4  Thank Chelsea B
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