Folly Farm

folly farm

Ive mentioned more than once that recently we were invited to stay at the stunning Bluestone in Wales we spent a very happy few days in the resort and you can read more in my full review. On the Friday when we were headed home we decided to stop off at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo I’d heard some really great things about it funnily enough Maisy actually picked up a leaflet when we stopped at services and was begging us to go , I was so pleased when I realised it was only a 10 minute drive from Bluestone.

Folly Farm opens at 10 am we were a little early so had to wait for few minutes before it opened much to the children’s disappointment they were beyond excited. 10 am on the dot the doors were opened we were given a map and off we went to explore! First we headed to the jolly farm filled with lots of favourite farm yard animals and a bunch of interactive activates for the kids to get stuck into you. They had meet the animal session’s each hour the first being a rat, well when I knew there was a rat lurking about after our recent experiences you can imagine I made a pretty swift exit, we did come back when it was safe to stroke a lovely little goat though! IMG_8398

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IMG_8358We then went to have a look round the interactive centre there is so much to do in there from guessing who’s poo? to finding fossils and tracing pictures great for all ages, very educational and fun, I could see it being a real hit with primary and secondary school aged children. IMG_7885

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Next we headed down over to the zoo with so many amazing animals to see the girls absolutely loved it and so did we the whole way round I kept saying I just can’t believe there is so much to do here!
Visiting the giraffes had to be my favourite I could watch them all day, they’re so huge yet so gentle they really do amaze me – beautiful animals.giraffes

I did love the lions though they were being super cute with the cubs playing up to all the visitors by the window.

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And of corse who can not love penguins I find these little guys hilarious.

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We did have a slightly bad encounter with a monkey, I tried to talk monkey to him you know oo oo ah ah to cut a long story short I must of offended him as he threw a wood chipping at me – that’ll teach me!

By this time we were all feeling pretty peckish so we headed into the vintage funfair and indoor play area – I cannot tell you how enormous this place is think the biggest soft play you’ve been too then double it then add a fun fair to that as well! IMG_8405The funfair is Europe’s largest undercover vintage funfair with a huge collection of working rides and stalls you have to get tokens when your in there but each ride works out to be 50p, after a quick go on a few rides we got some lunch – there’s quite a few places to eat at folly farm we just popped to the coffee shop and got some sandwiches which weren’t bad typical play area type food if I’m honest! IMG_7948

IMG_7950Lottie certainly enjoyed it!

Before we knew it, it was time to head home we had a long four hour drive ahead of us, there was a ton we didn’t see – you could easily spend an entire day here – I just wish we’d of had more time.

Folly farm is an absolutely brilliant day out and without a doubt the best value day out I have ever had at £10.25 for an adult and £9.25 for a child I’ve been to much smaller places and paid far more. We will definitely be visiting again when ever we go back to Wales.

We were invited to visit Folly Farm in exchange for an honest review.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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27 Comments

  1. March 21, 2015 / 6:59 am

    What lovely photos Amy, it brings back some really happy memories, we went a couple of years ago now and had a great day out even in the sheet rain as so much of it is undercover. Need to go back and see those Lions though! #countrykids

    • March 24, 2015 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks yes its a real all weather place the indoor play area is amazing isnt it! x

  2. March 21, 2015 / 10:48 am

    Were off to Bluestones in May and will definitely make a visit to Folly Farm, it looks great fun. Great photos and I had to laugh at you offending the Monkey!! #countrykids xx

    • March 24, 2015 / 9:35 pm

      it scared me to death lol! yes you should definitely try and get there you won’t be disappointed! x

  3. March 21, 2015 / 11:09 am

    I’ve seen a couple of posts about Folly Farm recently and it always looks like an exciting place to visit with loads to see and do. Your girls look like they’re enjoying the hands-on time with the animals. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

    • March 24, 2015 / 9:36 pm

      yeah a little nervous but they get there in the end! thanks x

    • March 24, 2015 / 9:37 pm

      so fun isn’t it! x

  4. March 21, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    I can’t get over how cute your girls are. It looks great there, it’s good to get out. I do love a farm.
    xxx

    • March 24, 2015 / 9:37 pm

      Aww thankyou maria x

  5. March 21, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    What an amazing place, and I can’t believe they have giraffes my favourite, they are such graceful and beautiful animals xxx

    • March 24, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      they were amazing to watch so close i could star at them all day!

  6. March 22, 2015 / 8:22 am

    We were thinking about visiting, but we never got round to it, wish we had now looks great xx

    • March 24, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      that is a shame it wa great next time you visit wales you must try get there! x

  7. March 22, 2015 / 8:31 am

    This looks fantastic and it looks like you had a great time! I’ll have to check it out if we are ever up that way! #sundaystars

    • March 24, 2015 / 9:39 pm

      thankyou x

  8. March 22, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Everything about this place looks and sounds amazing! I love your girls coats x

  9. March 22, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    Brilliant post! Thanks, we will definitely be visiting when we go to Bluestone in June xx #sundaystars

  10. March 22, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Folly’s farm looks like such a fun place! Looks like a fab place to visit if we are ever in Wales :)

  11. March 22, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    It looks like a lovely place, the giraffes are my favourites too x

  12. March 23, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Wow a real amazing place to go. Everything looks so child friendly and I wish we can see this place! #countrykids

  13. March 23, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    This place looks amazing. We’re looking at going to Bluestones and if we do we will definetly head here xx

  14. March 24, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    What a fantastic place to visit….There looks so much to see and do x

  15. March 25, 2015 / 10:59 am

    I have heard a lot of good things about both Folly Farm and Bluestone – hoping we can visit both one day! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  16. March 26, 2015 / 9:47 am

    What a lovely review. Folly Farm looks like a fabulous place to visit. Little Miss H loves animals so I know she’d love it there. It sounds great value too. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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