Folly Farm and Zoo

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You may know that Folly Farm and Zoo is one of my most favourite places EVER! I have already been lots of times, since I was 2 weeks old!

We were very excited then, to be invited along to officially review the park. We chose last Monday – Bank Holiday Easter Monday to go, because it was going to be a lovely warm, sunny day, and it can be a bit windy there.

The weather was perfect! It was like a mid-summers day. Clear blue sky, SO warm and sunny. We chose the right day. As, so it seems, did the rest of South Wales! In all the times we have visited, we have NEVER seen it so busy!

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

 

The queues moved quite quickly, and we were in! We arrived at about 11am.

I headed straight to the outdoor play area. There are quite a few of these, and they are amazing. Big, bright, with lots of different things to do on each one. Mummy and Nana headed for the coffee shop.

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

Even though it was so busy, there was plenty of room for everyone. You can see how excited and happy I was!

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

 

 

We sometimes buy food there, and sometimes we take a picnic. This time, we took a picnic because we knew it was going to be such a lovely day. This Coffee Shop, near the entrance, sells bacon rolls, paninis, childrens sandwich meals, cakes and drinks.

We had a snack while Mummy and Nana finished their coffee, then we headed off to see the animals – my favourite part!

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

As well as the big guys – lions, giraffes and zebra – there are loads of other ones including Tapir, Lemur, and one of my personal favourites, Camels!

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

 

I like the Meerkats too!

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

 

 

Penguin Coast is a fab place where the penguins live. you can watch them above the water, and go down to the under water viewing windows. They are great!

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

 

The giraffes share their space with the zebras, and there is a high viewing platform to get a better look.

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

 

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

As you can see, even though it was jam-packed, I could still easily see all the animals. There are so many more animals that we didn’t have time to see – The Jolly Barn has sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, and across the road you can get the landtrain to see pigs and different breeds of sheep.

We went inside so I could play in there, and we all had a drink. There is a snack bar serving drinks, baguette meals, hot dogs and cakes. The queue was HUGE! It took Mummy and Nana twenty minutes to be served!

This huge indoor part of Folly Farm has been extended again, to give lots of seating – perfect for when it’s rainy. And it rains here, a lot! There looks like there is another snack bar being built too, but it wasn’t finished.

In the main part – Carousel Woods, where there is a massive indoor play area, it was packed. This leads through to the Indoor Fair, which has amazing old fashioned vintage fairground rides, but we didn’t go to that part today, we didn’t have time!

Folly Farm and Zoo are working on a big outdoor seating area, and getting ready for Flamingos arriving.

folly farm and zoo, pembrokeshire

There are also Rhinos arriving this summer too! How exciting!

I wanted to play some more…

http://www.folly-farm.co.uk/

http://www.folly-farm.co.uk/

We left after 5pm, there was so much we just didn’t have time to see or do.  We would have had some more time if the queues for drinks were shorter. I did manage a quick ice lolly though!

http://www.folly-farm.co.uk/

Admission to Folly Farm and Zoo is only £10.95 for adults, and £9.95 for children and senior people. 2 and unders are free (Yay!)  You can use your Tesco Clubcard Vouchers to pay to get in.

There are seasonal passes too, but you can’t use vouchers for those.

You can get your ticket stamped, and go back within seven days for half price. Trust me, you will probably need to!

It is SUCH good value. There are some things that you pay extra for – Go Karts and CAT Diggers are extra, and fairground rides are 50p – £1 a ride. The Big Wheel is 50p each too. (One token, which you buy there).

There is so much more than I have told you about here! But if I did, this post would be sooooo much longer.

I have other posts that I have written which will tell you about other days we have spent here. They are here, here, and here.

The best bits…

The animals, play areas, space.

Plenty of room for picnics.

Lots to do inside if it rains – still a great day out.

You can visit again for half price within 7 days – and you’ll need to!

Not so good…

Huge queues in high season, yes, other places do too, but we felt there were not enough staff. Most were young people too who are usually on a ‘go slow!’

 

Thank you Folly Farm and Zoo for another fantastic day!

http://www.folly-farm.co.uk/

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

28 Comments

  1. It looks huge and at first I was expected a small farm/zoo type place. I’ve not heard of it before. I’ll have to add it to
    My list 🙂

    • It is fantastic – you get so much for your money. Every year they add to it as well, so it’s always exciting!

  2. Zoo’s never get old! I love the lemurs most in our zoo they come and jump on you to and we can pet them, they are ridiculously soft aren;t they?
    Looks like a great day out! #countrykids

  3. I love the look of this place, my children are animal mad. I have seen adverts for Folly Farm when we have been on holiday in that area but to be honest I didn’t realise it had so much fun! Will definitely check it out

  4. Wow what a wonderful and fun place to go for the day! Lovely post x

  5. So much to see and do, Tigger would love seeing the Giraffes – looks like a great family day out

  6. This looks like a wonderful day out for the whole family, I’d love to take my kids there. Your photographs are great by the way 🙂

  7. A great review, we have been lots of times with the kids when we lived nearer and are heading back for a holiday soon to Bluestone and hope to go for a visit 🙂

  8. Oh my Folly Farm is so much bigger than I realised, a truly family day out that has something for everyone. I love the big play boat and how exciting to be introducing Flamingoes too, they are my all time favourite, the closest we have is a plastic one on our lake! a wonderful day that Ickle Pickle clearly loved. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

  9. Ah we went a couple of weeks ago and loved it! Great place for a day out

  10. I’ve never been, looks like great fun!

    Abi

  11. What a fun looking place to visit – I love getting to see animals. x

  12. Oh wow it looks fab! We’re considering going there when we are in Bluestone, I’m even more tempted now! Aria is a little young but my niece & nephew (and me!) will love it there.

  13. Folly farm looks like a fab day out, Gee loves visiting the animal farms and zoos too x
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  14. In all my years in the UK I am yet to visit a zoo and with my nephew now a bit grown up I can certainly think about taking him somewhere as nice as the folly farm zoo
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  15. That’s much more than a zoo and a farm! It looks like an amazing theme park too! The children’s play area is awesome! Great review!
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