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“Pricey!”

Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Abbotsbury
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Visited the farm for the second time (I live locally). The entrance fee is very expensive considering its just a small attraction and you then have to pay extra to feed animals and go on a pony ride! The staff seemed pre-occupied during the guinea pig feeding and one member of staff was quite abrupt with the children when I think they need to have a calming gentle personality. Then various members of staff sat around the feeding area chatting then left the area unattended. Also, when I went to the shop to ask where the toilets were it was as if I was interupting the staff discussion and the woman I asked seemed annoyed I didnt know where it was! All in all not great!

Thank salsa76
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is a pleasant place to visit, set in old barns with a soft play area for the children. It would have been nice if there were proper cafe facilities in the soft play area, the layout is peculiar and you can't see the children if you sit down so you spend a lot of time standing around watching over them. The farm is nice, but you have to pay extra for pony rides which I felt was a bit of a cheek considering the fairly steep entrance fee for what is essentially a very tiny attraction. You also have to pay to park. The guinea pig rooms are nice and the children can feed them freely. You could only really spend a couple of hours here, though, it probably works out good value for a resident with an annual pass but for holiday visitors it is very expensive for such a small, limited area.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

after reading some of the negative reviews, i thought i would defend this place.

while on a short break to weymouth we decided to visit some local places.
we went for the 3 in 1 ticket which u can visit the swannery, farm, sub tropical gardens & that was good value for money.

while we were staying at the fishermans cottages in chickerell which we would highly recommend across from the luggers inn we decided to explore the coast.

our children 6,4,3 had a fab time here, if u are looking for a huge active adventure farm bursting with everything then this is not the place for you.

if u have little children that wish to cuddle a guinea pig, stroke a horse, have a go at milking a model cow, ride little tractors, bounce on hopper animals & have a picnic or lunch in their tea room this is the day out for u.

they also have a a converted barn with a fabulous indoor play area which is a hidden gem as u really dont expect to find this here.

would visit again as had a great day out

Thank HampshireDiamond
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

excellent entertainment for the kids....various play areas and animals to feed, and look at. The day we were there, the Vikings had landed and there were demonstrtaions of Viking life and battles...very good stuff. I loved that bit too. Best bits for the kids was the soft play area, bouncy cow meadow and the animals.

Thank ChrisG13
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We bought a passport ticket for the Swannery, Children's Farm and Gardens and paid for all of it with Tesco vouchers (3 adults, 4 children aged 12, 10, 8 and 5. Only because of this did we have a nice day. The Children's Farm was advertised for children up to 11, but really it was good only for the 3-5 year old age range - just a few animals including guinea pigs, small ponies and goats, and then play areas for younger children. Really it is a play area plus a few animals, not a farm. The Swannery was memorable and interesting but would have been expensive without vouchers. We didn't have time to go to the Gardens (which I hear are beautiful).

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