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Mead Open Farm

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Address: Mead Open Farm Stanbridge Road, Billington, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9JH, England
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+44 1525 852954
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10:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
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You can expect the very best family day out at award winning, Mead Open...

You can expect the very best family day out at award winning, Mead Open Farm. With 30 acres of action packed play inside and out, as well as 'hands-on' farmyard fun, there's so much to discover.

From cheeky goats, cute piglets and adorable sheep to fluffy rabbits, squeaky guinea pigs and friendly donkeys and ponies, meet plenty of animal friends. Plus, join in with daily animal activities and demonstrations including bottle feeding lambs, pony grooming, meet the animals and more!

Outside, little daredevils will love the High Ropes Course which boasts a 20ft high Sky Trail challenge for the more adventurous and a smaller Sky Tykes course for younger explorers! Elsewhere, there's plenty more outdoor adventure to discover including Topsy Turvy Towers adventure play area, Giants Rock Climbing Wall, crazy golf, Digger Village and go-karts, as well as seasonal tractor and trailer rides. And, NEW from summer 2015, children will love the Jumping Pillows!

Plus for 'iffy' weather days, Mead Open Farm boasts Shaggy's huge indoor PlayWorld. Packed with fun, children can brave giant drop slides, fire ball cannons, scramble through nets and more. And to ensure play for all, toddlers will love to explore Mini Moos imagination village.

Hungry? Shaggy's PlayWorld Cafe is open every day, with a seasonal Hideout and Takeout Cafe and Paddock Kiosk.

From February Lambing and the Easter Bunny Bonanza to Freaky Fortnight and Christmas Kingdom, visit the website for special events throughout 2015. Special group and educational packages are available as well as fun children's birthday parties.

Mead Open Farm is just south of Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire. Use LU7 9JH for Sat navs.

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Excellent family day out

Fantastic day at the farm, lots of animals to see. Great indoor soft play area for the children. Lots to see both indoors and outdoors. Today it was showery and there was still... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
John W
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic day at the farm, lots of animals to see. Great indoor soft play area for the children. Lots to see both indoors and outdoors. Today it was showery and there was still plenty to see indoors , we are hoping to go back again this summer as there was also please type to do outside. Also there are covered... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Advertised as "come to see the lambs" which is rather misleading as the newborns are in a shed with limited access. Lamb feeding is of last years lambs (so sheep sized) in a barn at 11.30am and 3.30pm. The barn is very noisy as it is shared with other animals. The lambs-really-sheep are powerful so were quite scary to little... More 

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Steppingley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was 13 of us which wasn't a problem walking round or joining in on the activities. I became a problem for the indoor play area as we couldn't find a seating area big enough plus it was so busy they gave us colour bands and could only stay for an hr. This wasn't much time to get food eat... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Emma B, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s great to hear you found there was plenty of space for your group of 13 to move around the farm and join in our activities- we hope you had a chance to try our lamb bottle feeding and see some of our newborn baby lambs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find and with a large car park. Plenty to keep all aged children entertained. Well run with friendly staff, and if it starts to rain a lot of indoor activities. Expensive if a lot of adults go with the children when all they do is watch the children play. But a good day out.

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Thank Paul A
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Paul A, We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and found plenty to keep your little ones entertained. It's great to hear you found our farm well run and our staff friendly. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks, Mead Open Farm. More 

Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two adults and three children under four had a brilliant time at Mead Open Farm. There was lots to do, e.g. indoor and outdoor play areas, sand pits. There was also the climbing wall, ropes and karts the children did not go on. Lots of animals to look at and touch. Excellent value for money. Would certainly go again.

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Thank NigelTaylor
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi NigelTaylor, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. There are plenty of activities to enjoy around the farm so we are glad all three of your little ones found lots to do! We're pleased to hear that you found your visit to us great value for money. We hope you will visit us again soon.... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family visit in the summer and had a brilliant visit so we thought we would see how the winter compared. We was left a bit disappointed. We did save a £1 each on the entry cost compared to the summer tariff however on our visit we felt there was so much less on offer to do *no... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Memorymaker34, thank you for leaving us a review. We’re glad you enjoyed our animal barns and Shaggy’s Indoor PlayWorld. We are sorry you were disappointed with the change in activities. We do close certain parts of the farm over the winter because of weather conditions, but these will reopen soon and we are currently charging off peak prices to... More 

Weston-super-Mare
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great place for family days out. Always seems to be something themed appropriately for different times of the year.

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Thank Gill H
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Gill H, thank you for leaving us a review. We're really pleased you find us a great place for a family day out. We hope you will visit us again this year for some of our special events, including lambing this February Half Term! Thanks, Mead Open Farm. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a great day or afternoon out with plenty to see and do the Christmas Kingdom was truly magical. This is well worth a visit any time of the year as there is always something going on. Please given it a try you and the kids will not be disappointed.

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Bruce-Bar9, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear you thought our Christmas Kingdom was magical. We hope you enjoyed visiting Santa and his Elves and had time to participate in Elf Academy too. Thank you for recommending us, we hope you will visit us at the farm again soon. Thanks,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Christmas kingdom was amazing although trying to get a table to get some food is beyond a joke. Left and went elsewhere..

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Bonnie Marie P, thank you for leaving us a review. We are pleased to hear you thought our Christmas Kingdom was amazing and hope you enjoyed meeting Santa. We are sorry to hear you were unable to find a table in our cafe, we had lots of visitors to the farm over the Christmas period and do our best... More 

Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Went with family grandparents and children 1 and 3 Great fun 3D show was very good even grandparents loved it Father Christmas was lovely and the whole event was well organised Have been 3 times now and animals look well looked after and the staff are very knowledgeable Even on rainy days there is plenty to do with barn and... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Kprobertkp, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear that you, your family and your little ones enjoyed your visit to our Christmas Kingdom, meeting Santa and in particular our festive 3D film. We are pleased your found the experience well organised, our animals well looked after and our staff knowledgeable.... More 

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