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Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

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Address: Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 290229
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with...

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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Perfect for families with young kids

Barleylands is a nice size to get round with young children, made easier by the ride on tractors etc that float around so your child can grab one and ride around. There's a... read more

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51 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rubbish!!! £42 for an hour of walking round feeding a few sheep! (At which I had to pay extra for the food) It's out dated.. needs a revamp and the prices need lowering! The craft part is equally as rubbish, bar the odd shop, mainly selling handmade tat - won't be back!!

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Thank Saloosarah
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we take all feedback on board. There is lots on offer here at Barleylands and the activity sheet we hand out on arrival outlines all the staff-led and hands on activities taking place each day. Our Farm Park is home to outdoor paddocks and an indoor Animal Barn, with a... More 

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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barleylands is a nice size to get round with young children, made easier by the ride on tractors etc that float around so your child can grab one and ride around. There's a couple of indoor play areas and a larger outdoor play area with a giant cushion that my children love. I'd recommend bringing your own picnic and using... More 

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Thank HelsWats
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We’re always pleased to hear our visitors have enjoyed their day at Barleylands and hope to see you again soon. Our Little Farmers event this May Half Term is the perfect day out, with scarecrow making, driving mini Landrovers, butter making and animal care. More 

Malaysia
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571 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The farm visit is great for the kids - they will enjoy seeing ans being near to all the different animals. Plus the craft centre with its varied shops is a great place for the adults to browse around. Lots to do for all.

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Thank BenYorkie
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We love to hear great feedback about the Farm Park and are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to The Village as well. We hope to see you again soon, our Little Farmers event this May Half Term is a great day out for little ones to make their own scarecrows and butter, as well... More 

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138 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place was really busy - craft market was on which was good nice selection of craft stalls Quite a few of the units shut on a Sunday glad I visited not sure I would rush to come again

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Thank Tina H
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re pleased to hear you attended our Artisan Craft Fair and hope you enjoyed it. We’d love to see you again soon. More 

Llanelli, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the fist time my wife and I have been here but our granddaughters have been several times and always enjoy it. There is plenty there for children. So much so that we were there from 10.30 to 16.30.

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Thank kempcilsaig
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We love to hear such great feedback and hope to see you again soon! Our Little Farmers event is just around the corner this May Half Term, a great chance for little ones to make scarecrows, enjoy butter making and drive mini Land Rovers! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the farm as a day out with my partner and young daughter! Wish we hadn't of bothered! The price for entry doesn't warrant what's on offer inside the farm! Firstly the its costs more then going to Marsh farm which is bigger with so much more to offer! The enclosures were tiny and bland and did not reflect a... More 

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience at the Farm Park. We do have lots going on all year round whatever the weather, including our Discovery Barn, meeting animals big and small in the Animal Barn, birds of prey and Snakes Alive, the South East’s largest collection of reptiles. We also have tractor and trailer... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

There's really not a lot to do here so the price tag is very much too high £45 for a family of 4! A few sheep and goats a bouncy pillow and a softplay area zzzzzz

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Thank Pumpinicle
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take all feedback on board. We have lots on offer at Barleylands including our Animal Barn with bottle feeding, Snakes Alive reptile centre, Birds of Prey, indoor play centre, ball blasting, bouncy pillow, zip wire, tractor and trailer rides, Discovery Barn, go karts and didicars, which is all included within the entry price. More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I visited two weeks in a row, the first time taking a little girl I look after, the second time as a friend of a family I used to work for with young children. I have always thought the admission price to the farm area overpriced for what it is and couldn't believe how they had put the price up... More 

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Thank drag0nfly66
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Barleylands. We take all feedback on board and are always looking for ways to improve everything that’s on offer. We have two pricing bands, Off-Peak (Monday – Friday during term times) and Peak (weekends, holidays and bank holidays) with all information detailed on our website. Over Easter we held a special Step... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I took my daughters (8 and 4 years) niece (7 years) and nephew (1 year) here on Easter Sunday. They had set up an egg hunt for the children to do, and there was lots of other activities to do for all ages, including a few parks, a bouncy pillow, go karts, animal talks, a area the toddlers could play,... More 

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Thank Katy S
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We love getting great feedback on all of the activities we have on offer at Barleylands and are delighted you had a great day out. Don’t forget our Wacky Races this May Bank Holiday, when we launch the start of our hilarious animal racing including Chicken Run, Hilly Billy Goat Races and Lamb National! More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little farm great for all ages. There are lots to do, we were there nearly 5 hours and never got bored. The calves, lambs and piglets were adorable. There were also lots of goats and you could feed nearly all of the animals. The reptile area had many species but their enclosures seemed very small! My son is 2... More 

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We always love to hear about great days out in the Farm Park. We’re pleased you got to make use of all of the activities we have to offer and got to feed all of the animals. We can’t wait to see you again in the summer! Don’t forget about our Wacky Races... More 

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