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“Kid nirvana!”

Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo
Ranked #10 of 41 things to do in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Hastings, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Kid nirvana!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a great little set up - from the road the farmyard zoo doesn't look like much, but once you're through the gates it's a different story. Animals everywhere, most of them friendly enough to pat. Kids will spend ages running back and forth between the various cages and pens, guaranteeing Mum and Dad at least an hour of peace. My kind of place!

Visited January 2013
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“A must see for anyone with small children!”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Wonderful place for kids to feed animals, ride horses and have fun, just great. Brilliant family day out.

Visited April 2013
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“What a lovely and enjoyable place”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We visited as a family of five with children five to fourteen - and we all enjoyed it enormously. The many animals were all kept very well and looked good (if not to say "happy"). We spent 2.5 hours and could have stayed longer. The family price of $30 is certainly worth it - and quite a few dollars spent on animal feed ($1/cup) even more so. Our favorites were the lambs, the ostriches, the horses and " Ossie".

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“lots of fun for for the little kids”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

it was lovely. bottle feeding lambs, being chased by the ducks chickens et al. its a perfect destination for people with kids. the

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“If you have young kids don't miss this place!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had a wonderful family day out here - it's a shame there aren't more places like this around the country! Our son loved feeding and getting up close to the animals and really enjoyed his pony ride. The whole park is really nicely laid out and easy to get around. There were covered areas to pic-nic and there was a great playground for the kids. Would highly recommend to people with young children.

Visited November 2012
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