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Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Poole

Categories: Farms, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park caters to the under 8 crowd. A mix of indoor and outdoor attractions emphasizes nature and the farming life. You can start with the “deer safari” enjoyed from atop a tractor trailer. Woodland walks, pig racing, straw tunnels, and flight shows by Alan the Owl should also be on your list. Little ones will have access to calm, barnyard animals and may be able to feed them, depending on the time of day. Many exhibits are seasonal, so be sure to check with the visitors’ center to see what will be available during your trip. To visit Farmer Palmer's Farm Park on your holiday in Poole, and find out what else Poole has to offer, use our Poole trip itinerary maker.
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  • First time we have visited with our two year old daughter and we had a great day out. Lots to do and food good in the cafe. We will definitely be returning. 
  • Good day not as much as we thought there would be for the money but what they had made up for it a lot of soft play 
  • Brilliant place to take little ones to, has so much to do from toy tractor riding, bouncy castles, Guinea pig cuddles, goat bottle feeding, pig racing and so much more, our son loved every minute. 
  • The perfect day out. Lots to do for the under 8's. Perfectly geared up for parents with young children. Friendly staff and animals.
  • It is a brilliant day out come rain or shine! There is lots to do for everyone.
  • The staff are brilliant here and Charlie has been extremely helpful! Thank you very much. We look forward to visiting in the future! Have a lovely Christmas and new year!
  • Great place for the kids. Lots to see and do. Food on site is very expensive though.
  • This is one of those places that you might drive past and always say to yourself i must go there when we have children. my wife and i took our son here for his 1st birthday. having a fascination with animals and being on the go it sounded like the perfect place to be. There was so much to do that we just about got it all in over the 5 hours we were there. The Little Farmers Fun Barn is perfect for the younger children. Lots of colours and shapes to keep them entertained all with a farm theme. The first activity our son took to was the ride on tractors. There are sizes to suit all ages from very little to those that are a bit older. As it is enclosed and both indoors and outdoors parents can sit and keep an eye on their children knowing that they can't wonder off and they can get some shade and cool down if it is a hot day. Next door is where you'll find some of the animals. First up we came across a couple of donkeys, further on there are some sheep and goats. The sights, sound and the smell got him really excited and he would just stand there looking and pointing at them with a huge smile. It isn't just about looking though. Children have the chance to touch and get up and personal with some of the animals. There is a timetable of events that includes , Meet and Hold a Guinea Pig , Pony Grooming, Bottle Feeding Lambs and much more including a milking demo. Farmer Palmer's also have the chance to get on their deer safari and along with all the info you could want to know about them you can also get off and hand feed them. Take a walk around the rest of the farm and you get to see Alpacas, chicken and ducks and they will capture the imagination of those young minds. If you're feeling up to it there is also the woodland walk where you'll come across bugs and other wildlife plus a large shoe! Picnics are welcome with lots of space to sit down. If you haven't taken your rug there are benches and tables to sit at. Food is also available from the Hen House Cafe. They serve hot and cold food, hot and cold drinks plus ice creams. If you have a baby with you a microwave is provided to heat a bottle. We have opted for a couple of passes. My wife took a pass for unlimited entry at a cost of £40. We also took a membership that allows me and another named family member to also get unlimited entry for a year at a cost of £60. Farmer Palmer's was a fantastic place with lots to do and is a great way to teach children where and how some of their food stuff gets to plate. For the younger ones it is a beautiful place to let them run around. There are lots of facilities for all age groups and they are breast feeding friendly. Once you have paid your entry fee that is it, everything else is free bar the tractor ride.
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