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Quince Honey Farm

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North Road, South Molton EX36 3AZ, England
+44 1769 572401
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Absolutely brilliant

We've had such a good day. Informative boards everywhere, wonderful inventive hives. I've got a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mandarinlivs
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Huge learning experience about honey bees

Visited the farm as part of a coach tour of Devon. The official 'tour' of the farm was well worth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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Get a Buzz from your holiday and take a trip to Quince Honey Farm. The family-run working honey farm has been producing quality honey since 1949 and has over 1000 hives deep in the North Devon countryside. Visit the world’s largest Honeybee exhibition; BeeWorld! The interesting displays and exhibits will teach you fun facts about the honeybee before you take a closer look inside the working hives. Nowhere in the world can you get so close to live bees without needing protective equipment! You may wish to take a guided tour or walk around at your own leisure. There is something happening every hour during the summer! Don’t miss out on the bee talks and beekeeping demos which gives you the opportunity to hold a frame of bees if you wish. There is a chance to make some beeswax candles and learn more about the different types of honey at one of the tasting sessions. New for 2017 is the ‘be a beekeeper experience’ which gives you the unique opportunity to work alongside a beekeeper learning more in depth about bees and the art of beekeeping. (You can sign up for this on the day). Any little bizzy bees won’t want to miss out on The Happy Bee play hive; the large indoor soft play area with nets and ropes to climb over. This is where you will also find the cafe offering homemade food and our special Devonshire cream teas with honey. There is an outdoor play and picnic area for when the sun is shining. Visit Critter cabin and meet some slithery friends at one of the daily critter encounters shows. Visit the honey farm shop to see the array of honey products on offer as well as beautiful handmade beeswax candles and skin care. Make a Bee-line for Quince Honey Farm
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North Road, South Molton EX36 3AZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've had such a good day. Informative boards everywhere, wonderful inventive hives. I've got a newfound respect for bees, what incredible little creatures they are. Tasted all the different honeys and was surprised by the distinct tastes they all had. Friendly staff willing to teach...More

Thank Mandarinlivs
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the farm as part of a coach tour of Devon. The official 'tour' of the farm was well worth going on, the guide explained each process of honey making slowly and carefully and also explained about the life cycle of the average honey bee,...More

Thank restorergirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a total waste of our money. We spent £35 for a family of 5 to visit Quince honey farm today. We were really disappointed. It took us two hours and this included sitting outside to eat our picnic. The place is run down....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit the honey farm when we are in Devon. This year we were excited to see that they were doing a Bee keeping experience for children. My 12 year old daughter was very excited about going. It was a fantastic experience. The bee...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place to visit — the kids loved the play space and the creepy crawlies. The exhibition was fascinating, the staff knowledgeable and friendly, the cafe full of yummy treats. All of us, from the oldest (70) to the youngest (2) enjoyed every minute....More

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Cold winters day just before the kids go back to school, the play area is great for them to burn off some excess energy. In the winter the bee area is closed but when I have seen it open it was very informative and if...More

Thank Ricky C
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Quince honey farm has a lot on offer for a family visiting. The playbarn and critter cabin are open all year round, and there are many special events on during the year. The quality of food from the cafe is very good and reasonably priced....More

Thank Clare N
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Great soft play where you can always see your kids. Nice food reasonably priced. The creatures add another experience. My kids love all the new houses and the bear. Hosted my daughters third birthday party here and could not fault the service or the price....More

Thank averillj
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Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for such a positive review. We’re glad that your daughter had an enjoyable birthday experience and we look forward to welcoming your family again in the future. It’s always worth visiting again in the Spring, when the bees become more active and we...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had an afternoon at QHF just before Halloween and it was great to see the bees at work and how the owners were trying to modernise the displays without losing the closeness of the bees. Great venue for all ages with a play area...More

Thank Steveh964993
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Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you very much for the review. We’re glad that you had a pleasant visit. We always appreciate customer feedback and shall take your comments on board when our BeeWorld exhibition reopens in the spring.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The play area is lovely for younger children (up to 10 in my opinion) it is easy to keep an eye on children whilst they have the freedom to play, and easy to navigate to get to them if they hurt themselves or get upset....More

Thank chelle125
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amandajayne6
4 April 2018|
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Response from Ian W | Property representative |
Hi, yes. Dogs are allowed everywhere except for the children's play areas. There are even free dog biscuits at the entrance desk in the shop. :o)
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Melissa W
27 March 2018|
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Response from Ian W | Property representative |
Yes.
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Roger L
24 April 2015|
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Response from Ruby M | Property representative |
Summer rates: Adults £6.95 Children ( 3-16) £6.50 Seniors £6.50 Under 3’s Free Group rate: £4.45 with a group of 10 or more and pre-booking is essential. This includes the whole attraction for the day, or check the... More
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