“ Address: Red Road / Berrow / Burnham-on-Sea / Somerset TA8 2RW / England „
I can't rate this place enough! It's a very big place, with activities for all ages. There were many different types of animals, from your basic farm animals, to llamas, alpacas, then rabbits, snakes, lizards and a baby raccoon!There was a great boat ride, the children sat in duck shaped boats, then pink & blue tractors, also trampolines, crazy golf, massive bouncy castle, quad bikes & wooden climbing.The cafe was nice, good variety of food & we found the staff very friendly and helpful throughout the day.The absolute best part was the real value for money, the entrance price included all the activities, which is so important when on a budget.
Went to Animal Farm Adventure Park in the Easter holidays, with children 8 & 3. Picked up a leaflet so we had a discount voucher, and I checked the website so we could plan our day. First stop was Cuddle Club, we all had a go with rabbits & guinea pigs, I was the only one brave enough to hold the rat! Staff were friendly, answered some questions we had about the rabbits as we are looking to get one as a pet. Looked around the animal barns, thought it was nicely kept, with a good variety of different animals. We went to the ferret session and had a good giggle as they were crazy! Running up and down slides & tubes and chasing balls. Very interesting how intelligent they are.
Really impressed with the value for money, we paid to get in and that was it, the tractor ride, which is an actual ride on a track, and Crazy Golf even included. So many places charge extra for every single thing, which drives me mad. We did have to spend for lunch, Fish & Chips was £6, & kids meals were £3, and both were big portions, the ice creams & slusshies after.
The place is really big, so it feels like going on a trek when you go up to the fields, it's very open & natural up there, you can see animals and fields in every direction. I like how this is untouched, it gave the kids a true feeling of the countryside. There were llamas & alpacas & a big lake with a bridge across. We spent 2hours just in this area, it was truely lovely.
Playbarn was fun, didn't stay in there long as wanted to enjoy outside while the weather was nice. Could see it being more useful on a rainy day.
Really can't understand the review about the website, perhaps they were looking at a different place as I saw no mention of owls, pony rides or shooting?! It does have a video of the farm & theres a notice that the landtrain has been replaced by a tractor ride, tractor or train not much difference to our day out!
Overall a great day out, we will definately visit again, cheaper than all farm parks I've been to.
I took my niece to Animal Farm on Sunday and having been there many years ago i thought it would be fun for my niece.
Well i looked on there website and it all looked the same Pony Rides, Tractor Rides (around the farm), Land Train, Activetys such as coloring, ball shooting and animals such as owls etc, i knew my niece would love this, well when we got there we payed an extortionate price to get into the park, it was much cheaper years ago, and for what nothing that was advertised on the website i and my niece was very disappointed, my niece is 9 years old and the only thing that she really enjoyed was the indoor play area and cuddle club.
There are no longer anything that i mentioned above but a few pony's, pigs, ducks, chickens etc.... stuff i could have seen at my local city farm for FREE and a tractor that goes around a track. For the price of this i thought it was absolutely a waste of money, the park was also very run down, like you could tell no money was spent into the upkeep of the park such as a simple shelter for the horse!!!!
We went into cuddle club and thought that this was the best part of day, the staff were really helpful, friendly and the young lad was very knowledgeable of the animals, the only downside again it was rabbits and guinea pigs that children are most likely to have a pet of and thought a better variety of animals would make it much more fun and interesting for the youngsters.
The manager who owned Animal farm a couple of years ago did a much better job at running this park then the owner now, he had a passion for the farm (having met him personally), the owner now is letting it run into the ground, before long the park will most likely close down due to a lack of repeat customers.
During the summer holidays, I went to animal farm as part of a group trip. The group travelled to the animal farm by coach upon arrive we meet our first problem a very busy car park to cross the only parking for the coaches was on the far side of the car park so we had to navigate a large amount of children through the car park. Once across the car park we entered the farm through a side gate. Usually people have to enter through the shop. Once inside we were come across coin operated cars and go-karts, we passed these quickly as we did not want to spend any more money. We then entered a shed, which contained small animals for petting like rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, etc. There was a large area in the centre of the shed where children can sit down and hold the animals. The children all got a turn at holding whichever animal they wanted to parents were expected to help and support the children while handling the animals. The animal petting, which they call cuddle club, is open at 11.30 am, 13.30 and 15.30 daily. They vary the animals available and children can choose an animal to pet.
We then walked out past a bouncy castle and a wooden outdoor play area to the wild animals. They are out in a field and you can walk around the pens. You can buy animal feed in the shop for 50p a bag to feed the goats, sheep etc. We walked passed large pens with donkeys, Shetland ponies, goats, llamas, highland cattle, jersey cows and rare breed sheep. These animals are all very friendly and come to the fence so you can touch them. There was also an area with some caged birds these looked like exotic birds and some fowl. There is a small wooden bridge that you can walk over and feed the ducks in the pond below. As you walk around the large animals, you have to be aware of the land train as it comes round and you need to move out the way.
Halfway round the animals in the middle of the field are a huge hill with steps and several slides coming down the side. This is a handy location as the children needed to have a play as they had walked a long way. This area was very muddy and wet when we went.
We headed back towards the centre of the farm and went for a ride on the land train, which was free. The train goes round past the animals and through a very dark tunnel, which the kids loved. The train was the highlight of the day for many of the children and they have several train rides during the day.
There was a lot of green area to have picnics although there were not very many picnic benches, which was a shame, as the grass was a little damp. The children enjoyed playing on the outdoor play area after lunch there were some wooden blocks to climb on etc.
There were a few more coin-operated machines by the play area including a water shooter, digger etc. We did not use any of these, as we did not want the added expense. There is an agility course and zip wire located in a grassy area which was very popular with older children.
There is a café area inside the play barn where adults can sit and the picnic tables and enjoys a nice hot drink. The café sold a variety of things including ice creams, lolly, cake, tea, coffee, cans, sandwiches and rolls. The indoor play barn is a nice area with climbing ropes, slides, ball pits, scramble nets etc I found many of the nets hurt my feet and it was very cold inside the barn. There are also several doors, which was a concern as the children could leave the barn without you seeing. There were a lot of hiding places inside the play barn, which the children loved, but it was hard to find them and some of them were quite young. The play barn had an area for children less than 3 years but the children we had with us were drawn into the large play area and would not stay inside the baby area.
Overall this was a great day out we were at the park from 10.30 am until 4 pm but we could have stayed a lot longer. There is something for all ages and loads to see and do. The play barn and the train rides were the most popular part of the day with the children. During the holidays, they often have characters like Noddy, Bob the builder etc at the park for the day. When there are characters at set times throughout the day the children can queue up to go on the stage and have there photo taken with the character. The only thing I did not like about the park was that there are too many exits to the play barn and too many machines that cost extra. Also the tracks and play areas get very muddy in wet weather.
Animal Farm is open from 10 am through until 5.30 pm. It is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
The following information is from www.animal-farm.co.uk
Special Winter Prices 1st Nov - 31st March
Under 24 months Free
Usual Prices 1st April - 31st October
£6.50 Senior Citizens
£6.00 Under 24 months
FREE Special Needs/Carers
£3.50 Family ticket for four
£26.00 Family ticket for 5
£32.00 Family ticket for 6
From M5 Junction 22
Take the second exit at the motorway roundabout. Follow the road into Burnham. Go straightover the roundabout at Tesco. At the mini-roundabout by the Esso garage take the second exit and follow the signs for Berrow and Brean. Once at Berrow, Red Road is on the right where the road bears sharp left. Animal Farm Adventure Park is about 1.5 miles down Red Road on the right hand side.
Follow the coast road towards Burnham. Just after you pass Berrow Church the road bears sharp right. Red Road is on the left at this bend. Animal Farm Adventure Park is about 1.5 miles down Red Road on the right hand side.
Take the A370 from Weston and travel south towards Burnham. At the Anchor Public House in Uphill turn right into Accommodation Road. Follow this road for about 2 miles. When you go over the railway bridge take a right turn towards Berrow. Carry on this road for about 2 miles and then take a left turn into Red Road. Animal Farm Adventure Park is about 200m down Red Road on the left hand side.
Follow the coast road to Berrow and Brean. Once at Berrow, Red Road is on the right where the road bears sharp left. Animal Farm Adventure Park is about 1.5 miles down Red Road on the right hand side.
An all year farm park. The key attractions apart from the animals are the all-weather play barn, the nature trails and the land train.