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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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Just had the Afternoon cream tea, and it was brilliant! Wonderful attentive service throughout... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Judy54Grays
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Farmtastic

I am totally shattered! I have just been in the adventure play area of Barleylands Farm. I went in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“tractor ride” (35 reviews)
“bouncy pillow” (29 reviews)
“reptile house” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 290229
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just had the Afternoon cream tea, and it was brilliant! Wonderful attentive service throughout,, excellent standard of food and loads of it ! Loved it! Had a good walk round afterwards, lots of interesting shops and work shops to look at.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am totally shattered! I have just been in the adventure play area of Barleylands Farm. I went in with my grandson who is ten years old and we were shooting foam balls at each other. It was such fun! I had brought my other...More

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

Thank you for leaving us this great review. We’re delighted that you and your grandchildren had such a great day in the Farm Park and that staff were able to talk with you about our animals. Did you know your annual pass gives you free...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with me ten year old daughter and we were both a bit disappointed. We had looked at the Barleylands website and we were both looking forward to our visit. The aviary was nice enough and she enjoyed feeding the goats but there wasn’t...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We’re always looking for valuable feedback so we can improve, we’d very much appreciate it if you could email jenny@barleylands.co.uk to discuss your day in more detail.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend a few hours with the children, plenty to keep them happy and enough to keep the adults happy as well.More

Thank Pete C
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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review of your day at Barleylands. We’re pleased you found there was lots to keep both the adults and the children entertained. We’re preparing for our next event this May half term, Little Farmers. There’s plenty of activities to get...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to feed the animals, nice new bird Avery there which was lovely. As a couple tho there isn't loads to keep you going but if you take kids down and have a picnic it's a great afternoon out.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our Farm Park. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed our new Bird Aviary, as summer approaches it’s the perfect time of year to grab a picnic and enjoy the sunshine with our farm yard animals.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent Birds of Prey experience this afternoon. Ryan made it very interesting giving us lots of information about the birds. The staff, Ryan, Alice and Faith are obviously passionate about their jobs. Would definitely recommend.More

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

Thank you for your review of the Birds of Prey experience. The Birds of Prey team have a vast knowledge and years of experience with the birds, we’re delighted they got to share that with you and that you enjoyed your time with them. Our...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed a party here today Suprised how much there is to do here All the animals and reptiles, birds etc looked well cared for. The Easter bunny was fantastic too - lots of chocolate and very friendly I did not get time to look...More

Thank Denise A
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WeAreBarleylands, Guest Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we’re delighted to hear you had such a great time at Barleylands. Our next special event is the hilarious Wacky Races this May bank holiday weekend (5th- 7th May) – when our famous Chicken Run and Lamb National take...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We took our two grandchildren, we paid just over £42 for a family entrance. Then there is food and drink, before you know it you will easily spend £100. Is it worth it, well its for kids and the 2 and 4 year old loved...More

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for leaving us this review. We are pleased to hear your grandchildren loved their day on the Farm and you all enjoyed a good day out. We are getting ready for our Wacky Races Weekend this May Bank Holiday when our Chicken Run...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Nice little farm that young children will enjoy, u can feed the animals and feed the lambs with no extra cost. There is a soft play, with cafe inside, lots of places to have a picnic. Nice tractor ride too. Bird show and other activities...More

Thank Darren L
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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your great review of Barleylands, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and took part in the daily activities we have taking place. May half term sees the return of ‘Little Farmers’ when children can experience what it’s like to...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited recently with our 2 Grandchildren aged 1 and 3. We found plenty to keep them entertained. They enjoyed feeding the animals with the food available to purchase and also enjoyed feeding the lambs. We met the animals in the barn and all had...More

Thank quslt
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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for leaving us your review. It sounds like you had a packed day in the Farm Park! We’re so glad your grandchildren enjoyed all of the activities, meeting the animals and our play areas. We hope to see you at Barleylands again soon,...More

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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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