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“Fun day out for all”
Review of Old Holly Farm

Old Holly Farm
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Garstang
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Old Holly Farm is a working dairy farm, located just north of Garstang on the main A6. The farm also has a small visitor attraction on site, with an indoor soft Playbarn with café area, traditional stone courtyard Café, Farm Shop and an open farm. Coolcow Ice cream is made on site using the Old Holly farms cows own milk. Visitors are able to watch the cows being milked at 4.30pm daily from the dairy viewing gallery. The farm is open 9am - 5pm, all year round (closing Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th December and New Years Day only). Entry to the open farm and car parking is free (exc. December), there is an admission charge of £4 per child to the indoor soft play. Please note there is a small entrance fee to the farm during December when the Reindeers come to stay. Picnics are not allowed on site. Please don't forget that Old Holly Farm is a working farm so visitors are reminded to use the hand wash facilities to keep safe. If visitors have any concerns please speak to the team at Old Holly Farm directly. The farm also offers children's parties and school visits. Please visit the farms website for details on any special events, half term activities and for further information. .
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 5, 2013

When visiting the farm we were with ages 1 to 89 years of age and had a wonderful day looking at the animals, eating in the cafe, feeding the animals and interacting with the members of staff who are also very friendly. The scenery is beautiful and their really is a lot to see. we found this day to be memoriable and fun with no stress esecially as the children can run safe and free and the adults can chat, relax and enjoy the day.

1  Thank Richardsonbrooks
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

we have taken our one year old granddaughter a couple of times and she loves it, it is one of the few farms that do not charge you to look around. Ther are good cafe facilities and a soft play area that is indoors and you pay by the hour, excellent

2  Thank mark b
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We (me, my wife and our daughters 1.5 and 3.5 years old) visited the farm yesterday (27.02.2013) and liked it very much. First of all, animals: we saw two donkeys, a few sheeps, two newborn lambs, two baby goats, two pigs, four rabbits, a dozen of chickens, a dozen of calves and a lot of hens. Visitors are allowed to interact with some of the animals, e.g. to feed calves (which costs 50 p, however) and to stroke rabbits and chickens (which is free:). There is also a playground which is very small but hosts a nice castle with a wonderfull slide - toddlers can have a lot of fun there if the wheather is fine (as it was yesterday). Also they have a few pedal toy tractors, but they are rather useless: the area where one can ride them is small and dull, some pedals are brocken, and the tractors are too heavy for a 3.5 years old child to move. The food in the cafe is tasty. Also they have a playbarn but we did not go there as the wheather was nice. All in all, the place is probably a little bit small for a whole day to spend, but half a day is definitely worth spending there.

1  Thank Oleg L
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

nice food but very over priced £8.00 for a breakfast,for a family with two teenage children it works out an expensive start to the day

Thank klwilko
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stumbled across Old Holly Farm and its adjoining play barn by accident whilst visiting a local shooting shop! The Farm is fully working and has a wide variety of farm animals, many of which the children can get up close and personal with and there are even some pens that Daddys can get into to get chicks and rabbits for the youngsters to touch! Our eldest (3 at the time) loved it and the fact that there is an adjoining playbarn made the trip even better!
The playbarn itself is fantastic and a £4 odd per session it is fantastic value for money too! The only regret that we had is that we chose to eat in the restuarant, as we did not know that you could eat in the playbarn section whilst the kids go nuts! We will definitely be visiting again!

1  Thank Nickyt13
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