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Thrift Farm

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Buckingham Road | Whaddon, Milton Keynes MK17 0PX, England
+44 1908 501733
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Kids enjoyed it

Lovely little farm and very friendly members of staff. Animals were well looked after and a member... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RachelNeighbour
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Food 4 thought cafe

This cafe, attached to the farm, makes an excellent watering hole for travellers along the A421... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Christingled11
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Thrift Farm is a 52 acre farm and is a Rural Training Centre/working environment for Adults with Learning Difficulties. Approximately thirty trainees attend the farm each day. Places are also provided for students from Special schools and other local establishments. The trainees work on the farm with the help and guidance of a small, experienced staff team. We have a good selection of farm animals - cattle, sheep, goats, pigs,pony, donkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, rhea and turkeys. We have a hatchery with various small animals - chicks, ducklings and guinea pigs and rabbits. There is also an aviary with budgies and cockatiels. On the Animal Park is also a play and picnic area. Please feel free to bring a picnic with you. We also sell some animals - guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigs and goats. Thrift is a small farm most suitable for younger children and has a cafe with a children's menu at reasonable prices. At our cafe you can have a lovely homemade lunch and cake. There is a play house and tractors for children to play with. You can purchase at our Gift shop children's books, gifts, toys, homemade jams, free range eggs (chicken, duck, geese, quail and turkey) and also buy hatching eggs and more. We have a Garden Centre producing a variety of shrubs, perennial and bedding plants, herbs and hanging baskets. A small shop sells planters, wind chimes, seeds and other horticultural sundries. At 11am there is a Story Time every first Sunday of the month. The cost is £4 per child including lunch box ( it does not include entrance to the farm). We organise children's parties.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“garden centre” (16 reviews)
“farm animals” (16 reviews)
“small farm” (12 reviews)
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Buckingham Road | Whaddon, Milton Keynes MK17 0PX, England
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+44 1908 501733
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"garden centre"
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"farm animals"
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"small farm"
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"play area"
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"feed the animals"
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"learning disabilities"
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"for sale"
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"lovely farm"
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"small animals"
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"rabbits and guinea pigs"
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"lambing season"
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"special needs"
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"obstacle course"
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"food was lovely"
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"tea and cake"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely little farm and very friendly members of staff. Animals were well looked after and a member of staff was there to explain about the animals etc. The cafe was really nice and my little one enjoyed playing in the little play area. Good for...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This cafe, attached to the farm, makes an excellent watering hole for travellers along the A421 going west from Milton Keynes. Service is friendly and they produce an excellent pot of tea! I have had a delicious GF toastie and my husband has enjoyed breakfast....More

Thank Christingled11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feeding the goats who lick the pellets out of ones hand is a wonderful experience for the young. Need to allow two hours minimum to get a broad experience..

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ThriftFarm, Administrator at Thrift Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my son's first visit to a farm for his Aunties birthday. Staff were fantastic throughout the day, talking to us about the animals and the beautiful weather( And world cup!) All the staff were working incredibly hard in the cafe and around the...More

1  Thank LeyF121
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ThriftFarm, Administrator at Thrift Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, we really appreciate your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Thrift Farm. We are very proud to offer great value to families and we aim to ensure that every visitor has the best possible experience whilst visiting...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you have young kids or are young at heart this is a great place to visit . All the various farms animals in keep you and them amused for hours . Nice cafe for tea and cake and rest your feet . Reasonable prices...More

1  Thank johnbatt1 b
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ThriftFarm, Administrator at Thrift Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you, we really appreciate your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Thrift Farm. We are very proud to offer great value to families and we aim to ensure that every visitor has the best possible experience whilst visiting...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great little farm, we went lambing season so was busy but not too busy to enjoy. Play area is very small and basic for under 3's. Loads of different animals and birds. Lambing was a bit of a disappointment as very little sign of lambs...More

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ThriftFarm, Administrator at Thrift Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your review, we would like to be able to offer all our customers a satisfying visit. We are a small working farm with a difference providing support and training for adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Onsite we have a...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We came here with a two year old and my 9 month old baby. We had a lovely time seeing the different animals and taking part in quizzes. The food in the cafe was also nice and reasonably priced. Also breastfeeding friendly.More

Thank Kiirsty1
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ThriftFarm, Administrator at Thrift Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hello and thank you for leaving us a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed a lovely day out here at Thrift Farm and found that our facilities met your needs. I will pass on your feedback to the Cafe, I am sure...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day out at Thrift Farm with our two toddlers today. The farm is just the right size for small children - lots of animals to see in enclosures which are close enough to not have to walk too far but still with...More

Thank kentishdorit
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ThriftFarm, Administrator at Thrift Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hello, Thank you for your comments we appreciate the time you have taken to give us some feedback. We are very pleased to hear you had a lovely day out at the Farm and enjoyed the variety of activities we had on offer. I will...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is a place for children. The farm employs handicapped people,which is giving them a chance for some self esteem. The cafe has a play area with toys and games, and although not swish, the food is good., and is served to you which is...More

Thank molliec840
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We visited during the school half-term break with our 9month old daughter and we had a great time. She really enjoyed seeing the animals, watching Daddy feed the goats and listening to all the animal sounds (confirmed with much excited leg and arm waggling whilst...More

Thank jdvaughan
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ThriftFarm, Administrator at Thrift Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you, we really appreciate your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Thrift Farm. We are very proud to offer great value to families and we aim to ensure that every visitor has the best possible experience whilst visiting...More

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Response from Charlie C | Reviewed this property |
yes they do meet and greets
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Response from ThriftFarm | Property representative |
Hello. I'm afraid we only allow Assistance dogs on to the farm. Thank you.
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