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“Too Small for a big price - Halloween Half term visit”

Godstone Farm & Playbarn
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Godstone
Certificate of Excellence
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Too Small for a big price - Halloween Half term visit”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

There wasn't much to do, despite the sunny weather. We traveled with a 3yo who enjoyed seeing the animals, but petting a rabbit and looking at guinea pigs can only take up so much time. Highlights: the witch maze, chocolate sponge pudding and the two friendly grannies singing wind the bobbin up which showing how to use a spinning wheel.

We visit on Friday during Halloween Half term, which meant that we expected a lot of families, but overall I got the feeling that there wasn't that many people about, rather that the place was not well organized to accomodate an average amount of families. The Playbarn was small (and play limited to 45 minutes), the tea-room, which served untasty greasy food, was tiny with a long queue, and even though there were 3 toilets, they weren't well located. The whole layout of the place bothered us, where the picnic barns are upfront, but the play areas and activities hidden. They were also short-staffed, which was apparent from the animal handler who was shouting out the window that she had been on her own for an hour, rather than addressing a very jumpy bunny, and the long long wait for chips.

Visited November 2012
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Sevenoaks
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun for al the family”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was a great day out for the family. Lots of interesting Animals, A tractor tour, A barn with climbing frames and a restaurant with healthy options for our 3 year old Boy.

A great day out for all the family.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“cheap and fun day out”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

a great day out for the kids , loads of animals to look at small to larger farm animals , playbarn for kids parties and outside play area for kids , good day out for familys and cheaper than a theme park !

Visited August 2012
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good price, lots to do for all ages”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

A good range of animals and a lovely small animals touch and hold area. They even had a water zorbing experience which was very well priced! A good place for all ages as there are nice areas to sit and picnic with play areas for young children. Definitely recommend!

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great day out for all ages.”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Reasonable entrance fee for large area with lots of attractions. Includes massive outdoor play and climbing area, large and well organised indoor soft play area and smaller indoor wooden play area. Then there are the animals, craft activities, small tea shop, gift shop with reasonably priced items. Plenty of places to wash hands and plenty of reminders. A very enjoyable day for children, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Best to visit in good weather but we did manage to dodge the rain in the indoor play area.
Lots to do for a whole day visit and take a picnic or go for a shorter visit and come back another time.
Car park is close to entrance but if crowded could mean a long walk. Useful to take buggy just to carry coats, picnic etc.

Visited August 2012
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