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Old MacDonald's Farm, Brentwood
(2.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Sitting in the Essex countryside, Old MacDonald's Farm has a range of farmyard favorites and exotic animals, such as meerkats, wallabies, and otters. Kids will enjoy a petting section and indoor play facilities. Outside are exhibits and rides. Eat at the cafeteria or bring packed lunches and snacks. If you want to rest your feet, check out the short films about matters of environmental and agricultural interest. Make Old MacDonald's Farm a part of your Kelvedon Hatch vacation plans using our Kelvedon Hatch itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Very good attraction, really well set up and safe for tots - we took a lively 2 year old and she absolutely loved it and we enjoyed it too. Double win!!! 
  • This was my second visit here. I came to ride Doggy Dogg. The park seems bigger than I remembered. There are nice animals there apart from the small horse that bit me violently on my first visit. Dogg...  more »
  • I visited with my husband and two boys 4 and 6. I brought them last year but was my husbands first visit. We all enjoyed our day and nice to have the rides their too. It was Halloween week so there wa...  more »
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  • Fantastic family day out!! My daughter is almost 3 and she had an amazing day from start to finish. Plenty of rides suitable for smaller children, as well as lots of animals to see and feed. The play areas were very good and lots of places to sit and rest. I would definitely recommend this place if you are wanting a fun day out with younger children :)
  • I'm writing this as I walk around the park with a four year old. The amusement part of the park is fine, lots to do and the kids seem happy and excited. However, the animal sections angered me to no end. The animals here are undernourished, unclean and generally look unwell. They are enclosed in tiny cages and runs and left unmonitored by staff, leaving people to walk freely and irritated them. There are also very little warnings in the park in regards to the animals. So far I have seen a gerbil ridiculously thin and dirty, unable to open its eyes, two cats that are filthy, matted and covered in dirt as well as an owl trapped to a pole by a rope around its leg, half a meter long that can no longer walk properly. All of the animals here are neglected and the state they are in has made me feel sick. I will not be visiting this park again and this place should not have the ability to have any animals in its care whatsoever. The staff seem so careless and pay no attention to the animals whatsoever.
  • One of the best days out! Such an amazing experience, didn't expect it to be as good as it was for just a little farm! Also so worth the money wouldn't regret. Rides was superb for the little kids.
  • Went here on a day trip and I have to say it was very disappointing. It's more of a shabby funfair than a farm. I felt like they chose the name of Old Mac Donald and then suddenly thought let's add a few animals for the effect! They definitely are not the main attraction. There is no petting area and none of the accessible to the public. They sell feed for certain animals which you send down a shute for them. I have been to a few farms and this has got to be the worst. I'd rather go to my local city Farm which is tiny in comparison but far more enjoyable and interactive with the animals.
  • Been here a few times and my kiddies love it everyone is so friendly as soon as u enter to when u leave . My kids loved the animals couldn't get enough of petting them and feeding them they also have so many rids for the kiddies they had my kids in laughter the whole time cafe does really nice food wouldn't of mind if we had to wait for food as most food places get busy that's life couldn't put the farm down at all differently coming back as my 2 and 3 year old loved this place