Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns, Hoveton: Hours, Address, Wroxham Barns Reviews: 4/5

Wroxham Barns
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Farms
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Award-winning destination in the Broads with something for everybody. Craft Studios where visitors can watch and meet the craftspeople. From handmade fudge, stained glass, woodcraft, artwork & photography, ceramics, needlecraft and jewellery to delicious food and drink, including probably the biggest range of bottled Norfolk beers. There’s even a Rose & Plant Centre and Hair & Beauty Salon. The Gallery offers a beautiful range of gift ideas for all, plus favourite labels, ladies clothing & accessories as well as country clothing and gifts for lovers of the great outdoors. Junior Farm offers a daily programme of activities to join in and families also love the Funfair, Championship Mini Golf Course and Made By You craft studio. The Restaurant and Coffee Shop with outdoor Terrace are perfect for “foodies”, serving freshly prepared, homemade food all day with fresh, seasonal and local produce featuring on the menu. Relaxed Sunday Lunches & traditional Afternoon Tea - a firm favourite.
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Horstead
Horstead, UK73 contributions
Disgraceful
Jun 2021 • Couples
Have been visiting this restaurant since it first opened. The last time we came we decided never to come again. However, decided to give it another go again today,
What a rude couple of women behind the counter. Didn’t realise we had to sit at a table and someone would come and take our order. So we stood and stood being completely ignored by these females until I called through the COVID screen and was promptly told to sit at a table. I did as I was told together with another lady whose friend was already sitting.
Eventually I placed my order and clearly stated with brown sugar please. When the coffee and cake arrived there was no sugar so I got up, went to the counter and asked for the said sugar. To my surprise an arm with a long pointed finger shot out pointing to the door.
I proffered a £10 note to be told, card only. That was the final straw and I wondered what would have happened if I only had cash 😞
Finally had these two employees been more accommodating and friendly that restaurant could have been full rather than nearly empty, we will not be giving you a third chance.
Please go back to the good old days.

Written 23 June 2021
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Peter B
Oxford, UK164 contributions
Great place
May 2021 • Couples
Stopped in with the dog for a look around was very welcoming staff were very friendly and the Cafe was dog friendly would definitely return
Written 16 June 2021
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Bethany
9 contributions
Beautiful scenery but slightly disappointed
Jun 2021 • Couples
Been here many times and loved it. I was slightly disappointed this time as hardly and if the little shops were open, and the I cream parlour! We were so looking forward to ice cream. No welcome from the staff. I wouldn’t like to knock it though as again it’s a wonderful place I was just disappointed this time.
Written 15 June 2021
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zoe025
London, UK37 contributions
Don’t order hot food!
Jun 2021 • Family
Although we enjoyed our day here the experience was spoilt with our awful experience of lunch. We chose 2 paninis and a jacket potato and paid the overinflated prices as kids really wanted them (£7 for a bit of bread and cheese!). Given paninis take a few minutes to toast and a jacket potato should be pre-prepared we expected a 10-15 minute wait max, there weren’t that many people ordering, instead it was 50 long minutes!! With 2 young children it was incredibly painful, and despite asking several times where our food was we still had to wait. Sort the kitchens out or don’t serve hot food. I responded to an online feedback form sent by them and got no response through that either.
Written 15 June 2021
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Hi Zoe, Sorry o hear your food took so long, which email did you email regarding your feedback as I have checked our mailboxes and can't seem to find an email relating to the above info? We did have a day during May half term where we had some stock issues and delays in the kitchen which did cause longer than we would have hoped delays, so I am sorry about that. It would be great if you could forward on your email you sent so we can follow this up and when we get things wrong, we have to learn from them and also aim to put things right, and it seems we haven't had the opportunity to do that yet, but would the chance to, so please do email me on benmarshall@wroxhambarns.co.uk Best Wishes,
Written 15 June 2021
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Megan
1 contribution
Great attraction for young children
Jun 2021
Fantastic day out for any famiy with young children.
All staff are welcoming, helpful and friendly.
Entry fee is very good value for money and includes farm/petting zoo, unlimited mini golf as well as the bounce cushion and small fairground rides.
My son is 5 and loves it here
Written 14 June 2021
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Hello, Thank you very much for your 5 star review, really pleased that you had a nice time to us and found your day out as value for money, that's great to hear! We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes,
Written 15 June 2021
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SuzieW134
Norwich, UK21 contributions
A little gem
Jun 2021 • Family
We took our 2 youngest grandchildren both aged 7 to Wroxham Barns for the day, and we all had a lovely time. With the venue on reduced capacity, keeping away from others was easy. It also meant that there was little or no queuing for the rides. There was had sanitizers all over the place and each seat was wiped clean after each use. The only thing I would comment on is the ice-cream girl was not wearing gloves and was handling the cones
Written 13 June 2021
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Hello Suzie, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, so pleased you had a nice time and felt safe, really pleased to hear that. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes,
Written 14 June 2021
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Jane P
Norwich, UK2 contributions
Great day out.
May 2021 • Family
My family and friends from Norwich and our visitors have been going to Wroxham Barns for well over 15 years and we all love it. I took my granddaughter today and we both had a great time, there is so much for the children to see and do (and the adults). Over the years I have seen the facilities on offer get better and better and the recent additions to the fun park and the eating areas are very good. The prices are reasonable and in my opinion nothing is overpriced for what you are getting, keep it up Wroxham Barns you are all doing a great job.
Written 12 June 2021
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Hello Jane, Thank you very much for your continued support over the years, we really appreciate it, we've got lots of plans to grow and add even more, so watch this space. We hope to see you soon! Best Wishes,
Written 14 June 2021
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karene5173
Lowestoft, UK93 contributions
Thank you Wrexham Barns for a lovely day.
Jun 2021
My 11yo daughter and I enjoyed our visit to Junior Farm and the fun park. I was happy to see the 3 day old Turkey chicks in real life and we both enjoyed feeding the goats and sheep -it was a shame we couldn’t feed their babies as they clearly can’t wait for day to come. Daughter enjoyed handling Cecil the rabbit and stroking the guinea pigskin the small animal petting experience.

At the fair she loved the go cart race track and I my crazy golf skills passed the test with 3 holes in one. She also enjoyed the water balloons and the air pillow. We finished off with a picnic lunch then a panettone from the shop for me and some scoops of chocolate ice cream for her.
Written 12 June 2021
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Hello, Thank you very much for your 5 star review, so pleased to hear you had a nice time enjoying all our friendly animals and unlimited attractions. Thank you so much for your support. Best Wishes,
Written 14 June 2021
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Carla K
1 contribution
Great value
Jun 2021
We visited Wroxham Barns on a Friday to visit the Junior Farm, we have a 2yr old and a 10 month old so we dont want to visit when its too busy at weekends or school holidays as this would be over whelming for our children.

We had a lovely day, once you have collected your farm bracelets you can enter as many times throughout the day as you wish, this was great as we were able to visit the animals, go for a bite to eat then we went round couple of shops and back to the farm, we then went for a cup of tea and took in a couple more shops before finishing the day back at the farm.

The children loved it, we felt it was good value and the perfect time to visit with pre schoolers, loved the goats so friendly.

shame the farm doesnt have additional days during week that it is open and also a shame the funfair isnt open at that time, however we spent the whole day there and had a lovely time.

new feature of the tractor ride ons went down well with our toddler although she loved the 'wendy' houses we literally had to carry her away from that area, the slide and swings also went down very well after lunch.

we will be going again on a friday as it was a lovely chilled day.
Written 11 June 2021
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Hello, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, so pleased you had a nice time and found your visit enjoyable and good value. We hope to see you all again! Best Wishes,
Written 14 June 2021
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Johnboyroy
Norwich, UK10 contributions
COVID Rip-off!
May 2021 • Family
Unfortunately after 15+ years of coming here, I will not be coming back after the season passes expire. The management have decided to capitalise on the Corona virus and push prices up 200-300%, under the guise of “different products”, “better value for money”, “new exciting era”.

The manager I spoke to used these terms like I was a complete idiot who believed his waffle, instead of stating truthful FACTS. I suggest not supporting this business.
Written 9 June 2021
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Hi John, Thank you for your facebook review, trip advisor review and phone call on this matter. Just to add some clarity, just like we aimed to on the phone, before we got to the point where had to end the call due to how abrupt it was getting and you quizzing one of my colleagues very rudely and angrily for a long period of time, so much so they had to transfer the call to myself . Since the pandemic hit we had (like most businesses) to review our operating model to ensure it was viable, at that point we opted to change the days the Junior Farm is open along with combining it with the Fun Park, this meant that the passes in their current form were no longer comparable, viable or represented value for money for our visitors. We're 18 months on since this decision and the business offering for our Junior Farm is very different to how it was, now that we are combined with the Fun Park for an all inclusive pay once, play all day. We hugely appreciate all our season pass holders support over the years, this is why we invested tens of thousands in giving every pass holder a £30 voucher as a thank you for their support and to recognise that the scheme will come to an end when their passes expire. As I attempted to explain on the phone, we are working on more time specific season passes moving forward, and have a Summer Pass launching, you would only need to visit 1.5 times during the Summer holidays for it to have paid for itself. I'm sorry that you feel we as a business are being dishonest in our approach to how we are handling this transition and ending the annual pass scheme, there's no hidden agenda here, we're a family run business that has done all it can to continue to be here for the future, as well as investing hugely in our offering, last year during the height of the pandemic we still invested in our all new fun park, this year we're investing again with a new tree top walk for Junior Farm and a new entrance way. I'm sorry our decision and rational and gestures of thanks have not been enough for you to feel you wish to support us anymore. But never the less we thank you for your support over the years, and hope you will visit us in the future, Best Wishes
Written 10 June 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00