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Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

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Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
+44 1268 290229
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This is a varied and reliable day or few hours out for you and your children and will not break the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SRV2003
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London, United Kingdom
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Tiptree Tea Room and Tiptree Pantry

If you like me like to dress down then it would be advisable not to use this Tea Room... When we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Unsi
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Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom
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Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with excitement there's so much to do whatever the weather. Say hello to farmyard friends big and small, meet birds of prey, handle reptiles, run wild in the indoor play, jump aboard the tractor & trailer ride and miniature train and join in changing daily activities. The Farm Park is now also home to the South East's largest reptile display collection with the permanent Reptile House from Snakes Alive. Explore over 50 enclosures bursting with snakes, lizards, tortoises, amphibians, mini-beasts and more plus enjoy interactive reptile experiences where you might end up holding a huge Burmese python or a monitor lizard! With the indoor animal barn you can get close to the farmyard animals and cuddly creatures and join in hands on activities including animal bottle feeding every day! Also undercover is an indoor sand pit, ball blasting arena and toddler inflatable as well as the Indoor Play Barn packed with soft play adventures. Daily timetabled activities in the farm park vary and can include bird of prey flying shows, hand-on reptile session, hilarious 'Lamb National' sheep racing, goat grooming, petting cute guinea pigs and bunnies and more. There are bumpy tractor and trailer rides and even a miniature train. Plus you'll find extra special events every school holiday including babies galore at Easter and spooky happenings for Halloween. On sunny days head to the outdoor adventure areas complete with an enormous jumping pillow, zip wire, climbs and slides to explore. There are go karts to race and children can grab a welly and challenge their parents at Crazy Farmers Croquet. Little ones can take to mini tractors and didicars to transport themselves around the farm park! Interested in the history of farming? Head to the Discovery Barn to see vintage tractors, machines and interactive exhibits. Next to Barleylands Farm Park, you'll also discover Barleylands Craft Village. A great place for unusual handmade gifts and seeing crafter in action it also hosts bi-monthly farmers markets, and boasts an Italian cafe and an a la carte restaurant. Plus annually the site transforms into the Essex Country Show.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
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“tractor ride” (32 reviews)
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Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a varied and reliable day or few hours out for you and your children and will not break the bank!

Thank SRV2003
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like me like to dress down then it would be advisable not to use this Tea Room... When we went to go in we were told no tables so went to leave when one of the staff said we could sit out side...More

Thank Unsi
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for leaving this review. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit to the Tiptree Tearoom. We were very busy on the day in question and it was unfortunate you couldn’t get a table within the Tea Room. We will discuss...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place x great fun for children and adults x I visit on regular basis and my grandson loves it there x the farm is well looked after x the animals are cute and the play areas are great xMore

Thank Tina D
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you leaving this great review, we take pride in our farm and we’re delighted when we hear that our visitors can see that it’s well looked after. As a regular visitor our Barleylands Pass is a great way to save and allows entry to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a Kisha mash of expensive shops all very nice to look round and a tea room which is no bad. Small animals for thevkids to see but not altogether overawed but it.More

Thank Theresa L
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed looking round The Village. There is a wide selection of artisan shops and studios to browse and we are looking forward to hosting a Christmas Fair on Saturday 25 November. There are many special...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a family visit with lots to do. Good food too with cream teas. Good play areas as well as fetching goats and other animals including birds of prey. Happily spend a day here.More

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us this great review. We love hearing our visitors have had a great day out in the Farm Park and got to enjoy all of the wonderful activities on offer! We’ve got so much going on this Halloween, PumpkinFest is taking place...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our 2.5 year old who had a lovely time looking at all the animals and scooting around the grounds on a mini tractor. Gave this 3 stars as although it was a nice enough day out, I felt it was overpriced in comparison...More

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us this review. We’re pleased to hear you had a nice day out at the Farm Park. We have lots of offer which is all included within the entry price, including our animal contact barn, Snakes Alive reptile centre, Birds of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what this place is realy? Expensive shops and few things for the kids and not much else... Tea room looks like a workers cafe with London prices, very poor. Will not go backMore

Thank Jonathan C
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us your review. Our Village hosts a selection of artisan craft shops and studios which are free to browse and open Tuesday to Sundays. We are surprised to hear your comments on the Tiptree Tearoom which offers both afternoon tea and table...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Barleylands Farm today for a children's birthday party and I thought it was a brilliant day out enjoyed by everyone. The theme was a reptile experience and it was very well organised and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The children loved...More

Thank iris1242016
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us this great review! We’re so pleased you enjoyed the birthday party and found the staff to be helpful - we’ll pass your feedback on to the team! We’re delighted you took part in all the activities the Farm Park has...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Given it a third visit. Never again. No more to do, only two baby swings, shabby indoor area with scary slides that most kids can't use. Tractor ride with nothing to see and children told they can't stand up or look out so have to...More

Thank gooner52
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. It’s very rare that we get a bad review and we would love to talk to you further. We would be grateful if you could email jenny@barleylands.co.uk with your feedback.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Quite apt for young families. Alot to do in terms of views of animals and play areas. I will definitely recommend this place

Thank David A
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for leaving us this great review. We love it when our visitors have a great day in the Farm Park and we hope to see you again soon!

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Clcrane
26 August 2016|
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Response from Emma W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you can take your own food. The bouncy castle will be free not sure if there is a small charge for biscuit decorating and if your group fall in love with idea of pottery there is definitely a charge but its worth... More
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John S
9 March 2016|
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Response from WeAreBarleylands | Property representative |
Hi John, La Bottega isn't with us anymore. We now have a new Tiptree Pantry and we'll have a Tiptree Tea Room opening very soon.
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