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Farmer Gow's

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Fernham Road | Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
+44 1793 780555
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An excellent experience, well run

I took my 22month granddaughter here today and we had a wonderful time. The weather was poor and it... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Annette E
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Filled 3 hours

A good visit but a few down sides. Took ages to queue and pay the entrance fee. (Just over £30 for... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Raggamuffin8
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Wilts
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'Hands on' farm animal handling and feeding experiences with farmyard adventure play. Farmer Gow's welcomes visitors of all ages (youngest visitor 5 days, oldest 102 years!) to some wonderful countryside experiences. The farm lies in the Vale of White Horse, just off the A420 between Oxford and Swindon. Lots of 'hands on' with the farm animals. Daily 'Meet the Animals' sessions - see Home page for details. Bottle fed lambs & goat kids; tickle or pat a wriggly piglet; hand fed sheep and goats; go egg collecting; handling tiny fluffy chicks, turkey poults, ducklings or goslings. Adventure play in the farmyard, Trailer Rides to feed Pollyanna sow, Treasure Hunts on the giant Bale Climb. Open Daily 10am - 5pm. All weather activities, both undercover and outside. Refreshments available throughout the day in Harvest Tea Room. Picnics also welcome.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“tractor ride” (46 reviews)
“hay bales” (37 reviews)
“treasure hunt” (22 reviews)
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Fernham Road | Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR, England
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+44 1793 780555
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I took my 22month granddaughter here today and we had a wonderful time. The weather was poor and it was very busy. However the staff were very friendly and extremely well organised allowing so many children and adults interaction with real farm animals. Also there...More

Thank Annette E
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Margaret K, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. Staff work hard to make every visitor feel welcome and to provide interesting and enoyable handling and feeding experiences with our farm animals. This week we have welcomed visitors from just 10 days old - 91 years young. We...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A good visit but a few down sides. Took ages to queue and pay the entrance fee. (Just over £30 for 1 adult & 2 children) Staff friendly and informative. Lovely outside area with playground, inflatable and hay bales to clamber around on and in....More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We all three generations from 1years to 60 plus had a fantastic day out. The admission charges was just right for all. We spent almost six hours and not one whinge from anyone. Lots of activities for all to enjoy the staff are incredible. Food...More

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Margaret K, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for your very kind words. Staff do work very hard to make all visitors feel welcome at the farm and engaged with our handling and feeding sessions. It's great for us, seeing the different generations meeting and engaging with what's on offer. Thank...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I went with my two grandchildren on a beautiful sunny day. Sadly we were not impressed. There are not many animals to see. The petting is quite limited. We were annoyed when the thing the children did want to do - the hay bales climbing...More

1  Thank Gill D
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Margaret K, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all comments, which enable us to review farm our service to visitors and improve staff training programmes. The UK has been struggling this year to cope with the worst winter/early spring weather for many years. Snow, ice and...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

If you think that an hour + of petting time & animal interaction is expensive at these prices then you obviously have no idea how much money, time & effort goes into running a working farm! Farmer Gows is excellent value for money if what...More

1  Thank annalucy04
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Margaret K, Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words - we love providing safe and enjoyable 'hands on' farm animal interactions. It's wonderful seeing a young child gradually build confidence as they learn how to handle and interact with our lambs, kids, chicks, ducklings and piggies. Shop -...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I spent last night reading the reviews of Farmer Gows and we decided to go. The day was wonderful and represented good value for money. It was £23 because we booked ahead and received 5% discount. Our family of 5 stayed for 4 hours on...More

Thank AbiBetts
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Margaret K, Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you Abi for your kind words. Staff do work very hard to provide safe and enjoyable farm animal handling and feeding experiences - fun for both visitors and farm animals. This takes an enormous amount of staff time but the benefits, particularly to young...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I brought my 3 YO and 1 YO to the farm for the afternoon and having read some of the reviews I was dubious. I can however say that we all had an excellent afternoon here. We've not been to a farm where you can...More

Thank Tom G
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

just had a great Sunday out with our 2 year old twin grandchildren. They loved every moment of the visit,. Thought we would only be there a couple of hours but in the end well over 3 . Feeding the animals, collecting eggs, tractor toys...More

1  Thank gerra
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Margaret K, Public Relations Manager at Farmer Gow's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We have always believed that public access to our farm should be, as close as possible, a real farming experience (with practical health and safety considerations). We treasure our farm, in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, and are...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We paid £28 for a family of 4 to get in, and an added £5.20 for a tractor ride around a field- which quite honestly should have been included in the entry fee considering the lack of what's inside. This is aimed at young children,...More

6  Thank gemma s
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had a lovely family visit to this farm on Saturday. The farm is not big, but the "hands-on" animal feeding was wonderful. Instead of the all-too-common "do not handle the animals" we were shown to benches and then we were visited by lots of...More

1  Thank 101_Bridget
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Janette1972
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We have welcolmed many different wheelchair users - most have found access around the farm fairly straight forward. The heavier, pushed equipments, do sometimes struggle a little bit on the grassed/uneven areas. We welcome... More
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