Sunday 5 July 2015

Our Day At Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo - A Review

We were lucky enough to visit Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire during our holiday this week. It was less than a 20 minute drive from where we were staying, which is perfect with little children.

We arrived about 9.45am with two very excited boys. You have to walk from the car park via an underground tunnel, the boys enjoyed making their voices echo.

Along with our ticket we were given a yellow wrist band for the boys which you write your name and phone number on in case they were to get lost. Such a great idea and in such a big attraction it puts your mind at rest that if the unthinkable was to happen and you turn around to find your toddler has run off, the park could give you a call.

Our first stop was Discovery Farmyard & Cwtch Corner, which was in a huge barn. It was great in here, there were ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys, a shire horse and shetland ponies. As we walked through the entrance to the barn there was a lovely lady holding a ferret for the boys to meet. Noah is normally very wary of animals but he did get up closer than he normally would.


We then wandered around seeing the other animals and there was a wooden play area in the middle of the barn. It was made up of a wooden tractor and wooden combine harvester that the boys could climb in and on and they both had slides attached. After a quick pit stop to play we headed into Cwtch Corner where we got to see the rabbits and guinea pigs.

Right at the end of the barn are statue cows that children can milk. The boys loved it and we spent a good 10 minutes here. On the way out of the barn there are sinks, soaps and hand driers so you can wash your hands.

We then made our way to the Vintage Funfair. I had been looking forward to this part since we had arranged to visit. We got some tokens that are 50p each which I think is really reasonable when most of the rides are 1 token for each person. The boys went on the vintage roundabout which they really enjoyed. We then all went on the beautiful Carousel, which was great fun.

Finley then caught sight of Carousel Woods. This is a huge wooden indoor play area with lots of things to climb and loads of slides. Also around the Carousel Woods there's a smaller wooden play area for the smaller ones and a couple of soft play areas. The boys had a ball and it took the promise of tasty treats to coax them out!

We then made our way around the zoo where we saw so many animals. First were the monkeys which the boys thought were great as they showed them their bums! Amazing stuff for a 1 & 3 year old. We then took a walk around Penguin Coast where you can get so close to the penguins and you see them in all different types of territory from on land to in the water.

We made our way to the Giraffe Heights Walkway, giraffes are by far my favourite animals - they are just such beautiful creatures. There were about six that we could see, being kept company by a dazzle of Zebras.

There are loads of benches and picnic tables all dotted around the farm park so there isn't a shortage of places to stop for little legs to have a rest or little tummy's to be filled. We stopped for a snack as already the boys were hungry from all the excitement.

Once refuelled it was off to see the lions - one of which was sunbathing on top of a play car. Then it was round to see the camel's, ostrich's and meerkats. The boys, and me, loved watching them dart about the place and dig holes. Such funny little characters. 

The boys were now pretty hungry, even after their snack so we headed round to the Grilled Burger Co. I had a chicken burger which was scrummy, hubby had a cheese burger and boys had chicken nuggets which they all enjoyed. It was all served with chips and drinks and was fairly reasonably priced for a tourist attraction. 

With happy boys and happy husband after being fed and watered, we went to the play areas, which there are plenty to choose from. We started on the pirate adventure then onto the pedal tractors. Both boys had a ball and as Noah made his way around the track Finley went to the play area just across the path. 

The boys have a short attention span so from here we went in the Big Wheel. Not my idea of fun but once on it, it wasn't too bad and the boys enjoyed it which was the main thing. This was a great price of 2 tokens per person, so £1 each, and Noah was free. We got to see the whole farm park and the surrounding views.

The boys then darted off to the Sand Diggers and then into some more play equipment. There really is something for all ages.

Finley saw the Go-Karts from the top of the play area so this was our next stop.  This was 4 tokens per car so for the 4 of us it was £4 for 2 cars. I came last as had to take things steady - a very nervous passenger was onboard!

The boys were getting tired now so on our way out we went back into the Discovery Farmyard where the boys met a lamb. They got to stroke the fluffy cuddly creature which they were excited about. After another play on the indoor play equipment we went to the Gift Shop.

The boys got to choose a toy each from the shop. Finley chose a puzzle with a book and Noah chose a block puzzle. We then made our way to the car and within minutes the boys were fast asleep!

We had the best day and would totally recommend Folly Farm for a great family day out. So much fun for all the family and there is something for everyone. 

*For the purpose of this review I was sent tickets for the whole family to enter Folly Farm. All views and opinions are 100% my own.*
Running in Lavender


  1. What lovely pictures! We went to Folly Farm last summer and loved it!!!

  2. Sounds like and looks like you all had a fab family day out. Not only are your pictures lovely but Frolly Farm looks fab.xx

  3. Sounds like and looks like you all had a fab family day out. Not only are your pictures lovely but Frolly Farm looks fab.xx

  4. Sounds like and looks like you all had a fab family day out. Not only are your pictures lovely but Frolly Farm looks fab.xx

  5. Looks like a great day out, unfotunatly too far away for us to do a day visit, but we did fall in love with Bluestone when we stayed so maybe next time we visit we can pop by :)

    Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  6. I love Folly Farm we went back in March when staying at Bluestone it was freezing but we had the best day ever your so lucky to of gone when it was hot totally agree with you great family day thanks for sharing on #sundaystars

  7. Woo! What a great day out! There is plenty to do there! Looks like a great venue for the whole family to enjoy. Perhaps, one day we will visit. :)

  8. Looks like you all had a fantastic day. I love reading about days out like this. I really want to take my girls to Folly Farm, looks great. Always hear good things about the place.

    Thank you so much for linking up with #justanotherlinky Hope too see you again Sunday. xxx

  9. Looks like a brilliant day out, thanks for linking up with Point + Shoot xx



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