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Mead Open Farm

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Address: Mead Open Farm Stanbridge Road, Billington, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1525 852954
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10:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
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You can expect the very best family day out at award winning, Mead Open...

You can expect the very best family day out at award winning, Mead Open Farm. With 30 acres of action packed play inside and out, as well as 'hands-on' farmyard fun, there's so much to discover.

From cheeky goats, cute piglets and adorable sheep to fluffy rabbits, squeaky guinea pigs and friendly donkeys and ponies, meet plenty of animal friends. Plus, join in with daily animal activities and demonstrations including bottle feeding lambs, pony grooming, meet the animals and more!

Outside, little daredevils will love the High Ropes Course which boasts a 20ft high Sky Trail challenge for the more adventurous and a smaller Sky Tykes course for younger explorers! Elsewhere, there's plenty more outdoor adventure to discover including Topsy Turvy Towers adventure play area, Giants Rock Climbing Wall, crazy golf, Digger Village and go-karts, as well as seasonal tractor and trailer rides. And, NEW from summer 2015, children will love the Jumping Pillows!

Plus for 'iffy' weather days, Mead Open Farm boasts Shaggy's huge indoor PlayWorld. Packed with fun, children can brave giant drop slides, fire ball cannons, scramble through nets and more. And to ensure play for all, toddlers will love to explore Mini Moos imagination village.

Hungry? Shaggy's PlayWorld Cafe is open every day, with a seasonal Hideout and Takeout Cafe and Paddock Kiosk.

From February Lambing and the Easter Bunny Bonanza to Freaky Fortnight and Christmas Kingdom, visit the website for special events throughout 2015. Special group and educational packages are available as well as fun children's birthday parties.

Mead Open Farm is just south of Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire. Use LU7 9JH for Sat navs.

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Great place

A great place to spend the day. Lots of things to do and see. The kids liked looking at the animals, playing in the sand and climbing the wall. The best bit is Shaggy's. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to spend the day. Lots of things to do and see. The kids liked looking at the animals, playing in the sand and climbing the wall. The best bit is Shaggy's. I couldn't get the kids to leave. They loved it. Food was lovely too. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Leigh T
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Leigh, thank you for taking the time to leave as a review. We are so pleased you and your children enjoyed your day with us, especially playing in the sand and Shaggy's play barn. It's great to hear you thought the food in our cafe was lovely too! We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks, Mead Open... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited Mead Open Farm a few times with the family and this was the second visit at Christmas time. I visited with my wife and kids aged 2 & 4. The reason for our visit was to see Santa. We saw him the year before and we were so impressed with the setup that returning this Christmas was... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the children and grandchildren here on Saturday. Brilliantly organised and truly magical elf kingdom. Staff friendly and polite. What a good idea to let the children choose their gift from Father Christmas! The elf academy was very well run by Tinsel and his friend! I can really recommend this attraction. We have visited several others in the area but... More 

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Thank Christine K
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Christine, we are really pleased to hear you, your children and grandchildren enjoyed your visit to our Christmas Kingdom on Saturday. It's great to hear you enjoyed our new Elf Academy too- we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Tinsel and Bauble! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful day out with our friends who have children ranging from small babies to teens It was a proper Christmas treat enjoyed by all Staff were welcoming friendly and helpful So much to do and see Santa and his elves were great Highly recommend

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Thank Maggie S
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Maggie, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted you, your friends and their children enjoyed your experience in our Christmas Kingdom. We will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to our staff, Santa and his Elves! We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks, Mead Open Farm. More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday we attended a group activity at Mead Open Farm. We all had a fabulous time from visiting the Christmas Kingdom and Elf Academy to playing in Shaggy's Play Barn. I cannot praise the staff enough, they were attentive and friendly and bent over backwards to make this a special day for our carers and their children. Thank you very... More 

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Thank jackieleonard1
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, thank you for leaving us a five star review. We are delighted to hear you and your group enjoyed your day with us and had a fabulous time visiting our Christmas Kingdom and Elf Academy. It's great you had fun playing in Shaggy's play barn too! We will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to our... More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first discovered mead farm we thought it was amazing. Loads to do for the kids, great play area, loads of animals and a great day. However, we've since been to other parks such as willows farm etc. From what I've noticed mead farm is far too expensive for what it is. There isn't enough space to run round... More 

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Thank Jeremy O
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy, Thank you for leaving us a review. It’s great to hear over the years you have enjoyed your visits to us and found there is lots to do. For best value tickets we always recommend booking online in advance on our website. Our busiest times are during schools holidays and special events, for which we have had great... More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so disappointed to be writing this review as in the past I have been a real champion of my visits to Mead Open Farm, but after my visit yesterday I was really disappointed. I went with my nearly two years old daughter and as it was very cold and not much happening on the farm (due I think... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Alison, thank you for leaving us a review. We’re pleased you and your daughter enjoyed your time in Shaggy’s play barn but are sorry you were disappointed with our café menu. We have recently updated our menu to offer an even better selection of high quality hot and tasty food which means our prices have changed. At breakfast you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took my daughter for her bday at the end of October. We had a great day out. However the only thing I will say is that as the farm was being setup ready for half term and the Halloween celebrations, which did look good but we felt we was missing some of the farm as big bits had been... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Hi Thom b, Thanks for your review. We’re delighted you had a great day out with us. We’re sorry you found that a few areas of the farm were closed to allow our team to set up for Halloween for which we have had great feedback. We hope you managed to visit us again during Freaky Funfest or The Howl... More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Everything is done so well all the actors are amazing would highly recommend this to anyone but not for young children

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Thank T123999
Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Dear T123999, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your night out at the Howl and that you were impressed with the actors! We agree that the Howl is definitely too scary for young children - that's part of what makes it such a fantastic and unique night... More 

Heath and Reach, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed to arrive with 2children for us to be turned away as they don't let in children under 12. Security guards on entrance and rude and unnecessarily aggressive man in the office who shouted at us when we said it didn't mention this on the website when booking! Although they offered us a refund our evening was ruined as... More 

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Onsite_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Mead Open Farm, responded to this review

Dear Gloria b Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry you were disappointed. The Howl is our adult evening Halloween event which is rated as a 12A attraction however, adults must accompany all children under the age of 15 at all times. This is shown on all advertising and on the website so we... More 

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