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Brilliant for youngsters with disabilities

Took a group of youngsters with disabilities.They loved the hands on experience,feeding the animals... read more

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davidread
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Brilliant

Went there today and even though it was raining it was well worth a visit. Our children 6,4 both... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
poppet2017
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Visited as a couple (without children) over the Easter break. We went with the intention of seeing the deer, but the interactions with the farm animals and stroll around the nearby area were just as enjoyable.

Entrance fees and safari tickets for two adults, plus a bag of goat food, cost under £30, and we spent around 4 hours there. I'd have stayed longer if my husband had let me!

On buying the tickets we were given a schedule of activities for getting closer to some of the different animals, such as bottle feeding lambs (in lambing season), grading eggs, feeding the sheep, etc. Everything we attended started on time, but can understand plans may change depending on the needs of the animals. The staff leading the sessions were very knowledgeable and keen to share information about the animals and how to behave around the animals. They shared out opportunities for feeding and petting the animals as much as is possible with big groups, and were very patient when children went against instructions on how to behave around the animals! Animals that we saw included a sow with her two-week old piglets, sheep and their lambs, goats, free-roaming chickens, cows, deer, rabbits, horses and lamas.

We went on the tractor-trailer safari ride, again with a knowledgeable member of staff who was keen to share information on the deer, the farm and the history of the surrounding area.

The tea shop had lovely food and helpful staff. Only comment was we didn't see a menu until we got to front of the queue-the tea shop was full so maybe all menus put out were in use? We took the last jacket potatoes before 1pm, so would advise eating early if you intend to have hot food. The cakes were amazing!

There are three trails to follow around the local area, for the longer two walks there were extra leaflets you can pick up from the admission desk with the router and local information on. Although it was a sunny day some of tracks were very muddy, I should have changed into my walking boots!

It was great to be able to see the animals closer than usual. The animals looked happy and there were lots of reminders about washing your hands after touching them. I'd happily visit again, and would encourage others to visit.

Top Tips
- arrive close to the opening time to maximise opportunities
- take a picnic
- wear wellies, even if it's sunny
- follow instructions from the staff
- remember it's a working farm, not specifically a petting farm
- take hand cream

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Sam T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately a really miserable day when we visited so little that could be done outside and the Deer Safari wasn’t operating, however, seeing the animals in the Barns, particularly feeding the young lambs was great fun for the children.

What looked to be a fantastic children’s play area with toy tractors and sand is available and a small marque if you bring a pic-nic is always handy. There is a cafe on-site with the usual drinks, snacks, cakes and light meals on offer.

I would recommend wellies if the weather is in the least bit wet though. The three stars is reflective of what we were able experience, rather than anything else.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nigelp746
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The staff at Snettisham Park are a credit every single one was polite, knowledgeable and accomodating. We visited here with our 3 year old daughter and elderly mum in a wheelchair. Being a working farm it was nice to see their day to day managing of the farm. We bottle fed the lambs, brushed the rabbit and collect eggs as well as graded them. All a worth while experience, the animals are well cared for and the farm is accessible with a wheelchair. Nice walks too around the farm, good play area but could do with a few more play equipment. Well stocked gift shop and large car park. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and our 3 year old is exhausted from all the fun, we will be back for our third visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lacecarl
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We were lucky as the weather was great, we’d have been very disappointed had it have rained as there’s just not much to do. The play area is large but it could have more things to do.

The lambs were really cute and we loved feeding them, but we wondered about the added stress to the mothers giving birth to their babies in a barn in front of loud children, they looked a bit stressed.

The deer ride was great and was a brilliant experience to get children so close to the deer.

We had a nice day but the cost would put us off going again. (£75 for 6 adults, 2 3 Year olds and an 18 month old).

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bumfy
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Fabulous farm where you can feed lambs, calves and take a Deer Safari to hand feed Red deer. Probably more aimed at children but fantastic for all the adults who have never had the opportunity to do these things. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Great to go in off-peak season as it's a bit quieter. Well worth several visits.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 400jact
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