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Folly Farm Adventure Farm and Zoo

As you have all read we recently stayed at Bluestone National Park in Wales, Pembrokeshire. Whilst we were there we were invited to enjoy a day at Folly Farm. After doing a bit of research we were so keen to go here as let me tell you it is so much more than a farm! It has something for everyone and lots of animals for you to look at, not just farm animals! We were SO impressed with our visit to Folly Farm as a great day out packed with lots to do.

We arrived at Folly Farm for around 10:30 and it was the same day as a Toddler Take Over day so it was slightly busy initially as a bus arrived at the same time as us but there was still loads of space to see all the animals. They host toddler take over days every so often with extra learning opportunities, interaction and crafts. As you will go on to read I think Folly Farm have done so well and all these added extra’s just show how much they want to please everyone and make it a great experience for all ages and interests. Which they have definitely succeeded in doing!

The first part we went was the Jolly Barn filled with all your farm favourites. It is by far the cleanest farm I have ever been to and all of the animals looked really well kept for which is a huge plus from me. I’ve never been to a farm that the barn floor wasn’t scattered with straw but this was spotless! I loved the layout of the barn, with huge retro signs hanging above each animal and brightly coloured coups for the different chickens. I felt this was such a unique way of presenting all the animals in the huge barn. We had the girls walking round this part and they loved toddling up to each animal and peeping inside. There was also a little play area inside the barn and plenty of hand washing facilities, hygiene is super important when at a farm so this was great.

Folly Farm Jolly Barn
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We went on the land train which was free, usually at farms they charge a little more for the train ride so I thought this was great. This train ride takes you in a 15minute loop to see all the animals outside. The man who was driving our train chatted the entire trip and was really informative; we saw him later on in the day at the funfair and spoke to him about this as we were so impressed. We even had time for some train selfies!

Folly Farm Land Train

We strapped the girls back into their prams as it was really windy the day we were there and headed up toward the Zoo area to see what animals we could find. Again we were so impressed to see all the animals in the cleanest environments, it’s these little things that just made Folly Farm excellent for us. We saw some stunning lions, zebra’s, giraffes, meerkat’s and lemurs to name a few and the girls loved the penguins! As you can see from the photo’s we all loved the penguins, even me caught looking pretty happy!

Animals Folly Farm Collage

 

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Penguins Folly Farm

For lunch we had bought a picnic packed lunch with us and went to the Carousel Cafe to eat our lunch. This is inside a huge double warehouse that one side is the cafe and soft play and the other side is the funfair restaurant and funfair rides. There are lots of benches and grass areas for picnics outside, hot meals available and snacky cafe options to choose from. 

We had a mosey round the fair ground rides which was quite cool seeing all the old fashioned vintage rides with staff around for you to choose if you wanted to go on any of the rides. I even got scared half to death with the laughing clown! I think it is just another great addition to the adventure park. It means you can enjoy some time indoors and on the rides. Rides are only 50p per person which I think is really reasonable and means you could have a go on a few things without bursting the bank! 

Folly Farm Fair

We would have enjoyed some more time outside in the different playgrounds and ride ons but it was to windy and chilly but I can imagine in the warmer weather this would be another amazing addition that the girls would have love love loved this element! There are also go-karts, sand diggers for children and big diggers for adults too! I told you there really is something for everyone to enjoy. 

I would highly recommend Folly Farm as a day trip or to pay a visit if your staying near by. I would definitely travel an hour or so to the Adventure Park for a day trip as it’s just brilliant and I haven’t even mentioned the price. We were all stunned to see that its only just over £10 per adult and children are under £10 with under two’s going free. I think for the amount there is to do you could easily spend a day here and for a seriously reasonable price! 

We LOVED the day and Amelia’s friend Amber kept saying how much she loved the penguins and that they were her favourite bit of the day! I’m sure if Amelia could say penguin she would have agreed. 

 

Thanks for reading!xx

 

16 Comments

  1. 13th April 2015 / 7:35 am

    This looks like such a fantastic place to visit. We have an equally wonderful farm near too us that we love – it’s so nice when they think of absolutely everything! Looks like you had lots of fun! #mummymonday

  2. 13th April 2015 / 7:56 am

    Sounds like a wonderful day out. Many of these places seem to cost loads extra if you want to go on anything so it’s great they didn’t! I love that they have toddler takeover days. Lovely photos, looks like you all had a great time! Xx

  3. 13th April 2015 / 8:25 am

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time. M loves to go to the farm, and being a farmers daughter I love taking her!! 🙂 #mummymonday x

  4. 13th April 2015 / 9:00 am

    We didn’t manage to make it to Folly Farm, but I wish we had. Next time we’re definitely going. PS how do those rabbits stay so clean? My rabbits at home are soooooo messy!! x

  5. Polly Williams
    13th April 2015 / 10:00 am

    Looks like you had a great time, we’re heading back to Bluestone in October and after reading I’m definitely going to look into take Archie. It sounds like he would love it there, xxx

  6. 13th April 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Wow it looked awesome, when we went to Bluestone it was closed during the week and only open on the weekend so we didn’t get to go 🙁 glad you had a good time though x

  7. 13th April 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Ahhhhhh it looks amazing!! I can’t wait to go. I’m loving all these reviews before my trip. Hopefully our holiday will go really smoothly! 😉 xx

  8. 13th April 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Penguins at a farm – amazing! It looks like you all had a great time x #MummyMonday

  9. 13th April 2015 / 5:59 pm

    We went here when we stayed in Pembroke last summer. Sam loved it!! It’s such a good day out and the penguins were a highlight for us too. Glad you had a good time there x

  10. 13th April 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Looks like such a fantastic day out! We’re going to a wild animal park tomorrow (Howletts in Kent) and I can’t wait! #mummymonday

  11. 13th April 2015 / 9:00 pm

    We never made it to folly farm when we stayed at Bluestone which I regret now! Sounds like a fab family day out 🙂 x #mummymondays

  12. 14th April 2015 / 6:01 am

    This looks lovely Alice. I love taking Toby to places like this! Even if it’s busy it doesn’t feel like it because it’s outdoors. Nothing like some fresh farm air #mummymonday xx

  13. 15th April 2015 / 2:43 pm

    How cute is this farm you guys! Gorgeous photos and seriously, the Meerkat family photo op is my favorite photo prop of ALL time. Love it. #MummyMonday x

  14. Mim
    18th April 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Oh wow – that place looks amazing!! What awesome pics too 🙂 It’s so nice that the weather is better so we can get out and about more isn’t it 🙂 Mim #mummymonday

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