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“Amazing place- kids will love it”
Review of Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Get a Buzz from your holiday and take a trip to Quince Honey Farm. The family-run working honey farm has been producing quality honey since 1949 and has over 1000 hives deep in the North Devon countryside. Visit the world’s largest Honeybee exhibition; BeeWorld! The interesting displays and exhibits will teach you fun facts about the honeybee before you take a closer look inside the working hives. Nowhere in the world can you get so close to live bees without needing protective equipment! You may wish to take a guided tour or walk around at your own leisure. There is something happening every hour during the summer! Don’t miss out on the bee talks and beekeeping demos which gives you the opportunity to hold a frame of bees if you wish. There is a chance to make some beeswax candles and learn more about the different types of honey at one of the tasting sessions. New for 2017 is the ‘be a beekeeper experience’ which gives you the unique opportunity to work alongside a beekeeper learning more in depth about bees and the art of beekeeping. (You can sign up for this on the day). Any little bizzy bees won’t want to miss out on The Happy Bee play hive; the large indoor soft play area with nets and ropes to climb over. This is where you will also find the cafe offering homemade food and our special Devonshire cream teas with honey. There is an outdoor play and picnic area for when the sun is shining. Visit Critter cabin and meet some slithery friends at one of the daily critter encounters shows. Visit the honey farm shop to see the array of honey products on offer as well as beautiful handmade beeswax candles and skin care. Make a Bee-line for Quince Honey Farm
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Worcester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Amazing place- kids will love it”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Loved this place, so interesting. Kids will love it, they will learn so much. Review wants more than 100 characters but there isnt really much to say about this place.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Sally0909
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hello, and thank you for the positive feedback, we are so pleased to hear your thoughts about kids enjoying themselves at our attraction as we aim to be educational and fun.
We are pleased you had a great visit and hope you visit us again as we have more displays planned for next year!
Thanks for posting some brilliant photos!!
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Something a bit different”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The exhibition all about bees is interesting, especially for education purposes and anyone into bee-keeping. Found it a bit expensive - unfortunately you have to pay to go in, before your realise it was not really worth the money!!
Good childrens play area, nice café & the gift shop sells lovely home-made honey. If we had known, would just have visited the shop, and tasted and bought some honey without going up to the exhibition.

Visited September 2013
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Thank JANVILLE
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Hi there thanks for the feedback on tripadvisor, we are glad you found the exhibition interesting as well as educational, we aim for our guests to learn something as well as have an enjoyable visit.
The price is in keeping with other similar attractions locally and throughout England, and we feel it is value for money when you take in to account the play area is included in the entry fee and soon to be a museum too.
We are glad you enjoyed the honey!
Many thanks for taking the time to give a review.
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
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“A bit expensive if large family”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stopped here on Coach trip. The car park was very bad & several vehicles had grounded on way out.
The exhibition was very interesting and well laid out This is a working Facility & with the gift shop & café to bring in money I can not see the need for the high admission price . You can use the shop & café without paying for the exhibition.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Richard R
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thanks for the positive feedback on the exhibition, we are adding new displays and continuing to improve on it for our customers. Our price is on par with other similar attractions and also includes entry to the soft play area and as of next Easter will include the new museum.
We hope you enjoyed a delicious cream tea or some honey from the shop.
Many thanks for taking the time to write on tripadvisor.
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Having found out about Quince Honey Farm on a "what to do in North Devon" website, we thought it would be an interesting place to visit, even if it is not the usual attraction we'd seek out.

My dad has previously worked with bees, years ago so his knowledge and expertise against the farm's information was to be put to the test!

We were greeted at the front door by the farm's mascot, a Hugh bee!!!

The entire exhibition was in the upstairs of the building which was accessed only by a flight of stairs.

The exhibition show how bees make honey, why they make it, harvesting the honey and bees wax and what the farm makes out of it.
There are a number of active bee hives carefully located within the building, completely enclosed to the room, but open to the elements so bees were able to come and go. Strangely we found this part fascinating...we were not expecting to!!

Once through, there is also an exhibition of leaf cutter ants...again, surprisingly mesmerising!!

There is a cafe serving snacks, drinks and ice cream - the honey ice cream is lovely.
There is also a kids play area, with a separate cafe area for families!

The shop sells the honey that is made on site, along with various other goods, including chutney, jelly, candles, cuddly toys, thimbles...and much more.

Dad's thoughts, well he didn't contradict anything that had been shown or written about...the farm had their facts correct!

Overall a good visit!!

Need to know that the only toilets the venue has are outside of the main building, but are of a good, clean standard!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Joanne C
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
That’s great to hear that you had a good visit, and so pleased that you found the exhibition fascinating. Glad you tried the yummy honey ice cream and other snacks on offer and we hope you found some nice bits in the shop to take with you.
Very pleased we have your dads mark of approval, as we aim to make the exhibition interesting for everyone whether they have knowledge of bees or not.
We are adding new displays for Easter next year so we do hope to see you again!
Many thanks.
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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“unsure what to expect”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

On a wet day an attraction to stop at on the way home, found the gift shop small though had some interesting bee themed items car park surface is atrocious and quite steep to park on
thought the entry fee to high, so did not bother and cafe all to basic.
All of the above must be born in relation to the fact that the tour buses use it as a stop,
Therefore as you can imagine small space equates to cramped and busy.
would not recommend

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank ray_sunshine
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Ruby M, Marketing at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Good morning, and thanks for taking the time to write feedback on trip advisor, however we are concerned to see you did not have the visit you were expecting.
We feel our rates to get in to the exhibition and play area are a good price and on par the other similar attractions locally and throughout England.
We try to offer a range of food that would satisfy the wants of all our guests and it seems to work for the majority.

The entry fees includes our exhibition and a large play area for children which we consider great value for money, so it is a shame you did not go inside to see what is on offer.
Like all attractions we have coach groups, maybe you just arrived at our busiest time.
We appreciate all feedback and hope you had an enjoyable holiday otherwise.
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