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Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo

#10 of 39 things to do in Hastings Features Animals
32 East Road, Hastings, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0244
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Novelty Farm Attraction for Kids

Just to get it out of the way, there is not a lot to see or do in this place. What this place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris M
Manila, Philippines
Smelly, but lots of friendly animals

I'm not an animal expert but this place seemed very smelly (and poopy). My daughters enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 East Road, Hastings, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0244

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just to get it out of the way, there is not a lot to see or do in this place. What this place offers is a fill-in activity that you can complete in an hour or so of visit. Which is what we needed to...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I'm not an animal expert but this place seemed very smelly (and poopy). My daughters enjoyed it, but I thought it was very expensive and I thought the farmyard was pretty messy and didn't appear to be well looked after. I could be totally wrong...More

Thank StickyNicky43
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fabulous place to take the kids for a great day out! Feeding the animals, petting the rabbits, sheep, goats - chickens running around everywhere lol. You can buy corn to feed the animals as well and also purchase pony rides :) Buy...More

1  Thank Rowie08
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We found this place via the internet of things to do in Napier. We went with an open mind, but were disappointed to see how run down it was and many of the animals in dirty and muddy / swamped pens. I thought a lot...More

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here late in the afternoon as a last minute decision. The place was awesome for my 2.5 year old. We were the only ones there so didn't have to queue or wait for anything. The young lady who was running the place was...More

1  Thank miafatdog
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was my first visit to the Farmyard Zoo with Leon and both of us thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to walk around and feed the animals and Leon could pat them through the fence. The staff were very helpful and demonstrated that they...More

Thank _cathy_moriarty
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Love the range of animals and set up. Fabulous photo opportunities and chance to get close as well as touch or handle or feed some animals. Children love it there and adults too

1  Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good place to take the family. Friendly animals. Nice for a fine day activity with grand children. Very hot and dry when we were there

Thank Angus L
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Kids had a great time wandering around, feeding and patting the animals and playing in the huge playground area. Highlight was bottle feeding the lambs. Great activity for kids who love animals but haven't had a lot of exposure to them. Finish off with lunch...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This was a third visit with our grandchild on her eight birthday. The staff in this family run business is just amazing, they are like bees seeing to all the guests needs and nothing is too much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit again, and...More

1  Thank cobusvanvuuren
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