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“Not worth the effort.”
Review of Feufield Farm

Feufield Farm
Ranked #10 of 14 things to do in Biggar
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Thought i'd take friends who were staying for a look round. We didn't stay as it was pretty expensive and in our opinion not value for money.

5  Thank mgsgh
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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Looked this place up for my nephew visiting for a couple of days & checked opening times online. Arrived when it states it should be open, closed. Called, no answer. Emailed, no response. Turned up later in the afternoon, still closed. Tried again following day on the off chance, closed! Tried looking for someone to ask when opened - not a single person around.

I would suggest they deeply consider how they're running the place - not impressed!

5  Thank BAlexander3
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

The best way to experience Feufield's animals, without having to endure overpriced cups of feed, downtrodden staff, unruly animals, snarling dogs, poorly fenced enclosures, dreadful caterwaulings that are meant to be opera singing and a general give us all your money and then leave attitude, would be to admire them from your car whilst driving past slowly.....and keep on driving!

8  Thank WinterIsComing15
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

After a disappointing visit to Carmichael Visitor Centre, we found this beautiful place completely by chance. Although actually closed (there was an 'Open' sign outside!) a very nice lady spent a good 45 minutes showing us and our two grandaughters around the sanctuary, explaining in great detail the circumstances of every animal. The girls were fascinated by all the birds and rabbits but were particularly taken by the goats and llamas. It was a beautiful day and such an idyllic spot - would thoroughly recommend a visit to anyone who loves animals the way that the owners obviously do.

Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

This is not a great place to visit. It is awkwardly designed and hard to get round. There's a small track/yard you can access freely where they have pens with chickens and ducks but apart from that it's really unclear where else you can go.

When we visited there was a very enthusiastic young man who did his best to guide us around, but he had to leave us with the ducks for about 20 minutes while he took some other visitors on a 'llama walk'. Eventually he got back and let us into a large field with the llamas and rheas (large birds that look like ostriches). Again it wasn't clear where we could go next, or whether it was even safe for small kids - I remember seeing rheas in Edinburgh Zoo and there they are firmly fenced off from the public.

We wondered across the field and found some goats and a horse in enclosures on the far side. The young man tracked us down again and this time took us into the field with the goats. Again he was full of enthusiasm and did tell us some interesting information about the animals. But then he saw another car driving in and had to dash off again.

All in all a very confusing experience and it is crying out for clearer (preferably fenced off) walking routes and as a bare minimum some decent signage.

The toilet facilities are disgusting - a portaloo that clearly hadn't been cleaned in ages. The cafe is small and very basic. There is a tiny play area by the car park but it was surrounded in mud.

On the plus side the kids did enjoy feeding the animals and seeing the llamas. But that was the only plus side.

I do appreciate that this is charity and they do very positive things for the animals they rescue and care for, presumably on very tight resources. For that they are to be commended. But I am reviewing this as a visitor attraction and on that basis it is very poor.

7  Thank Craig H
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