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“A great day out”

Finkley Down Farm Park
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Andover
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Open all year round, Finkley Down Farm has a massive indoor play barn with different areas for different age ranges. There's lots of outdoor play as well, with pedal go carts, mini ride on tractors, sandpit and trampolines. Throughout the day there are animal handling and feeding activities for children to get involved in. Reptiles and Birds Of Prey have now been added to a Farm-tastic family day out. Pony rides (extra charge) take place at weekends and in school holidays. Events are held during the year with the Easter Extravaganza, Superheroes Weekend, Teddy Bears Picnic, Summer Spectacular. Halloween Half Term and Magical Christmas. Watch out for appearances by children's TV characters such as Peppa Pig and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Small children love this entertaining place, from climbing frames to pony rides, tractors to climb on, petting animals and feeding times and snacks and meals in the cafe. There is lots to do and will keep children entertained all day.

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A good day out . Weather turned bad but indoor facilities available. Staff really nice . especially with young children. Cost seemed high at first but you could stay all day. All indoor facilities were kept clean and tidy. Good value for money

Thank derekweyhillseniors
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This has been open for about 30 years. I have visited the attraction regularly for 25 of those years. For most of this time, it has offered a nice combination of children's playground, opportunities to observe, touch and feed farm animals and something of the culture of the countryside. The latter included gypsy caravans, a working beehive, playing a game with horseshoes and an exhibition of farm equipment and a recreated Victorian farmhouse room. All of these things have, regrettably, disappeared, along with many of the animals and birds. The donkeys, peacocks, most of the hens and ducks, touch and feel barn, most of the pigs and other animals. If the trend continues, only the fake cow, which can be "milked", will remain. In their place, there is an expanded playground and a newly created, large, indoor area, containing numerous tables and chairs, an indoor adventure playground and the opportunity to fire soft balls out of cannons. Although all of this seems to be popular with visitors, those who wish to feel that they have visited a farm are likely to be disappointed and should look elsewhere.

1  Thank trebormint69
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I took my two granddaughters and we had an amazing time, at first glance I thought that it was small, but they had something every hour, a large indoor play area, outdoor play parks and a very reasonable priced cafe. There was an opportunity to get involved with something every hour, petting a mouse, a chick, grooming a horse and then the sheep race which was awesome, so funny. I would recommend it as a day out where you could spend around 4 hours.

Thank missymac
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Finkley is expensive but provides a great day out with masses of opportunities for the little ones to work off their energy. At weekends there's pony riding (costs extra) and sheep racing (loads of fun). There are brilliant, extensive and imaginative play areas both indoor and out and virtually every hour there's the opportunity to hold a rabbit/mouse/chick/etc. or groom a pony. In my experience, the animals are all very well looked after and the staff knowledgeable and interested. Highly recommended for a fun-packed family day out.

Thank sebbouk
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