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West Lodge Rural Centre

#1 of 5 things to do in Desborough Features Animals
Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering NN14 2SH, England
+44 1536 760552
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Hidden Delight

We found this a bit difficult to find as signs not abundant and if they were, they were small BUT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leicester, United Kingdom

Absolutely loved coming here with my children and cousin. Id recommend this for younger children... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachael H
Kettering, United Kingdom
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We are an open, working farm with play areas, acres of beautiful walks, a large variety of farm animals including pigs, sheep, cows. Activities on offer include free barrel rides, piglet racing, cuddle corner petting sessions with the smaller animals. We also run pony rides and tractor tours of the farm at a small extra cost. Lots of picnic areas and a large family restaurant.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pony rides” (26 reviews)
“play area” (35 reviews)
“barrel ride” (44 reviews)
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Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering NN14 2SH, England
+44 1536 760552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this a bit difficult to find as signs not abundant and if they were, they were small BUT once found it was a really good day out. All the staff were friendly, smiley and informative and you can wander about at will, finding...More

Thank MallinTilton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved coming here with my children and cousin. Id recommend this for younger children, purely because they are smaller and less likely to become bored by the animals. And the play area is better suited to smaller children. I wouldnt suggest above the age...More

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real memory maker! Make sure you visit!! Brilliant for children up to 8 years! Must see Christmas events. All round year events, just fabulous family entertainment.

Thank Tickety Boo S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little farm with lots of cute animals to see! There's a petting area and a feeding area where children and adults can stroke and feed certain animals! There's also a cute little tractor ride! I've visited here a few times with family and came...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Myself and my partner took our 1year old nephew here first time for all of us and I have to say wow what a lovely place and lots to do. Even though our nephew is still small he enjoyed the park, barrel ride and the...More

Thank Kizzy1387
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I stayed with 3 other adults and 5 children (aged 3 to 8) for the July camping weekend. It was well organised right from booking through to the end of the weekend. Farmer James was so informative and entertaining on the twilight walk, the pork...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This place is just perfect if you have young kids. The tractor rides are fun and worth while. There is so much to do to keep the kids happy. The food was really nice and reasonably priced for what you get. Will absolutely go again.

Thank Samantha K
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I love this place! I have previously taken classes of Reception children here and all had such a good time. My favourite time to visit is around Christmas as the real Father Christmas is there! He is wonderful! However any time is a good time...More

Thank Carol-Anne S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This day out was well worth the price. The farm grounds were amazing, really tidy and as clean as is possible on a farm. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The layout was easy to follow and kids loved running around. The animals looked...More

Thank Ann-Marie M
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We have visited here in the summer and winter. Very reasonably priced admission. Lovely animal sections and can get up close and pet them. Free tractor and trailer ride for the kids and log racing in the summer! There are also lovely fairy walks around...More

Thank Anna L
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22 July 2017|
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Response from sukanyasarkar4791 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! There is a food and drinks bar
Johanna J
4 May 2017|
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Response from _jimkmac | Reviewed this property |
I know they used to there is still a lot of childrens trips so I think the best thing to do is call and ask contact number is on there web site
5 April 2016|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
West Lodge is a little out of the way it may as suggested use the bus and walk however alternatively bus to Corby or Desborough and use a taxi The roads are narrow and not the best for walking on with young children Hope... More