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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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Really enjoyed a party here today Suprised how much there is to do here All the animals and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Denise A
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Expensive but the kids enjoyed it

We took our two grandchildren, we paid just over £42 for a family entrance. Then there is food and... 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.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
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“tractor ride” (35 reviews)
“bouncy pillow” (29 reviews)
“reptile house” (27 reviews)
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Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 290229
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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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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 2 weeks ago 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 yesterday

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 weeks ago

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

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a day out during Easter break. Its good for whole family and especially for children. The farm has good variety of animals such as sheep, rabits, cows, hen and roosters. Feeding the animals is thrilling for children. We can pedal the...More

Thank Raghu M
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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us such a great review! We love to hear our visitors have had a great day out in our Farm Park and that you got to meet all our farmyard friends. If you’d like to watch all of our new-borns as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly disappointed to see the end of the craft shop, but life moves on. The lambing was delightful apart from a parent who had an inability to read when it said please keep children quietMore

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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us this review. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed the lambing and hope you got to enjoy the other activities that took place in the Farm Park. Our Craft village are holding an Artisan Spring Fair on 27th May, perfect for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with a party of seven on an off peak day for our grand daughter's birthday treat. I thought the place was neat, tidy and nicely laid out although I didn't feel there was very much there. We weren't in the farm for more...More

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

Thank you for leaving us your review. We have a range of activities for children of all ages to take part in at the Farm Park, and whilst our large soft play area is aimed at older children we do also have a smaller under...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We love this farm for days out. Theres plenty of ways to while away the hours, wandering around feeding the animals, playing in the outdoor play areas, jumping on the bouncy pillow and going on a tractor ride. There is also a fun indoor soft...More

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

Thank you leaving us this great review! We hope your son enjoyed his 6th birthday and are so pleased you decided to spend it with us here at Barleylands! We’re getting ready to Step into Spring with a host of Easter activities including meeting the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Not bad for a couple of hours, but. to be honest for approx. the same cost you can spend the whole day at 360 in Basildon,More

Thank michael m
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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us your review. There’s a whole host of activities that take place in our Farm Park daily, including Bird of Prey talks, Animal feeding and Snakes Alive reptile encounters plus our indoor and outdoor play centres. Our Step into Spring event...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is perfect for a good family day out there is something for everyone, old and young alike so well worth a visit.More

Thank Diane G
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WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review of Barleylands. We love getting to hear our visitors have had a great day out with us. We’re getting ready for our Step into Spring event this Easter! There’ll be Giant Easter Egg hunts, meet the Easter Bunny and...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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