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“Terrible class field trip..don't go SAVE YOUR MONEY”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Puck's Farm

Puck's Farm
Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Schomberg
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Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible class field trip..don't go SAVE YOUR MONEY”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I was a parent assistant for my child's school field trip to Puck's farm. When we arrived they didn't know we were coming despite the booking having been made months in advance. They encouraged us to 'walk through the maze' which walking slowly & stepping around the animal feces only took 5 minutes. When the owner & staff were finally organized the children went on pony rides as guided by parents/staff from the school. Puck's farm staff assisted children on/off of the pony and while waiting between children stood to the side smoking or making out. The farm, barn & animals were worse than filthy. The staff were inappropriately dressed. The "tour" through the barn wasn't even close to educational or productive. The best part of the trip included an overview of a jersey cow & each of the children had the opportunity to try milking the cow - this was the ONLY positive part of this trip. The final part of the visit was a 5 min hay ride during which the owner of Puck's Farm modelled incorrect grammar to the children on multiple occasions. The sadest part was that this is a beautiful property that isn't being cared for or maintained. This was a huge waste of time and money. I hope this saves others from a similar waste.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“worse than terrible...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Oh my, where to begin... the parking lot was okay and then it went downhill from there. This farm needs work. It may have at one time been a very nice little attraction, but now feels like a money grab gone wrong. The barns and surrounding areas are filthy. I get it, animals poop, but it doesn't need to be everywhere, and no, i'm not a city slicker afraid of a little poop. It really was everywhere. The animals are in dirty little pens that really do stink badly. The bathrooms are filthy and none of the doors lock. There is no soap. The buildings are falling down and the fences are broken. The man running the hayride wasn't particularly pleasant, the chip truck looks toxic. We paid 20$ and couldn't leave fast enough. Avoid avoid avoid.

Visited August 2012
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Ajax, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pucks farms...dont beleive the reviews”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Took the kids...all 6 of them today ages 2-10 to Pucks farm. They had a great time so did the adults. They learned at Jersey cows, they milked a Jersey cow, we all went on a wagon ride, and the kids went on pony rides. There were rabbits, goats and pigs for them to see. Ok it wasent really 100% up to par, but it definetely did the job. Worth the drive to Schmoberg. Such a beautiful area.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Ontario
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“kids farm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

My wife and I took our little ones on Easter Monday and my kids had a fantastic time. We had been going to Puck’s Farms past three year.

Visited April 2012
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Bradford, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“What a waste of time and money.....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

We went to Pucks farm with three classes from the Academy I work at and it turned out to be the worst trip we've been to. The farm was very run down, the animals were not very well kept and there weren't very many. We booked this trip about two months ago, maybe even a little longer and when we got there they weren't even expecting us. Very disorganized, will not go back..

Visited August 2012
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