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“Commercial Rip-off!”
Review of White Post Farms

White Post Farms
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Melville
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: White Post Farms is the number one attraction for kids and adults on Long Island, New York! We have a one-of-a-kind animal farm and petting zoo along with two massive bird aviaries where you can feed & observe beautiful parakeets, lorikeets, budgies cockatiels & love birds. We have pony rides, train rides, bouncers, playground equipment and the list goes on and on! Make sure to stop by and take a “selfie” with our sweet baby giraffe, Patches! We also offer spectacular children’s birthday parties in beautiful, renovated party rooms. You will have a hostess run the entire party for you and each child will get a pony ride, feed the animals on the animal farm. Each guest will also get to hold & pet a baby animal and feed the goats & sheep with baby bottles. White Post Farms assures you & your family an unforgettable birthday party for your special one!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Here's the real deal on this place. It is a total rip-off!
First they charge $16 per person including kids (even babies) to get in. Once you're in, you cannot re-enter if you leave. So don't leave anything in your car. They nickle and dime you here for everything! It cost $5.00 for a small scoop (about 1/2 scoop really) of ice cream in a cup or cone inside the farm (really a park), and 0.75 for sprinkles which they don't inform you about until you pay. So 2 single small cups of plain chocolate or vanilla ice cream will cost you $10 there. Face painting for kids is $12 !! Yes! not $2-4 like most places. And if your kid takes a cheap polaroid picture with a pig there it cost $10. The pumpkins are comercially placed there from where ever they get them, so you don't pick them from a pumpkin patch.
Food in the market is high. Sandwichs for 2 was $30, and were ok but that was high. One of the sandwichs was only a 1/2 sandwich, where you can have 1 slice of meat and 1 cheese lettuce and tomatoe. Add 2 bottle drinks and your up to close to $40.
Petting zoo is fun for kids but also better have plenty of coins handy. $0.25 for about 6 or 7 pellets of food!
The tractor "hayride" is extremely lame and goes around in a circle on a man made dirt road around some corn stalks (approximately 5 minute ride). The only rides there really are pony rides in a circle for $5 for kids and some bouncy houses with an average 30-45 minute wait.
This place is totally a commercial rip-off and there are much better pumpkin parks or farms upstate NY, other places in LI (Pumpkin Park in South Hampton), and in NJ, that are bigger with real pumpkin patches, real hay rides through a farm, more rides for kids, and that only cost between $5 and $7 to get in with reduced kid prices and babies are free! Would never go there again.
Save your money and time! Hope this helps you. Believe me, this is no lie! Amazing ripoff! Was expecting and hoping for a more positive experience, but this was a total insult.

5  Thank GeeBen1
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Any time you go there is always a theme, the children love the holiday feel of the place and there is always so much to see and do.

2  Thank Fyreandice
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The price is the only downside to visiting white Post Farms. It's a great Halloween tradition - the fun can't be beat for the kids. The lines are long and the price is prohibitive for some, but the kids smiles make it all worth while.

1  Thank Dorie D
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Alittle bit of everythimg. Animals,pumpkin picking, hayrides, plants and flowers, pony rides, well run

Thank Judy B
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Great place to take the kids and grandkids to feed the animals there. They will scream with delight and have the time of their lives. Only problem we have each time going there is trying to get the kids to leave, hahaha.

1  Thank speednuts
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