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Farmer Palmer’s

addressWareham Road
Dorset, BH16 6EU
telephone01202 622022
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Farmer Palmer’s is a popular family attraction located close to Poole which allows children to get close to all sorts of farm animals, learning about them and having fun whilst doing so.

This park has won various awards including the NFAN National Award for Customer Service – Highly Commended (a highly competitive award against all of the farm parks in the UK), a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor and a Netmums Favourite award.

Ideal for children under 8 years old the park has a mixture of indoor and outdoor play activities and a working farm which allows children to experience first hand a bit about farming life.

Farmer Palmer’s has a daily timetable of events which includes a a live milking demonstration where children can watch a cow being milked and learn a little bit more about them, plus there’s also the opportunity to help with the bottle feeding of the lambs.

The children can also meet and hold a Guinea Pig in the Animal Barn and then there are the adorable ponies that just loved to be groomed by the little ones!

And of course there’s all the other animals – chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, alpacas, deer, cows, sheep and rabbits, to name but a few, all of which love getting attention from the children, and often the adults!

Milking Demonstrations

And then there is the play areas from interactive soft play for tiny tots to racing on the pedal go-karts for youngsters, Farmer Palmer’s aim to send your children home tired and happy!

The water play area allows children to pump the water and watch it flow whilst the sand play area has traditional play equipment such as swings, slides, see-saws and climbing frames.

The farm also has two bouncy castles, one inside and one outside and there is also a Wendy House play area where they can let their imaginations run wild.

For getting back to nature slightly there is the woodland walk, along the Sherford River and into the woods, and the maize maze, which is planted in April ready for the summer.

And when you need a rest or a quick bite to eat then head over to the Hen House restaurant where you can find traditional home cooked meals for both children and adults and the grown ups may also be pleased to hear that there is even a licensed bar!

There is also a shop to buy little souvenirs and throughout the year there are various events such as Easter egg hunts, Halloween family fun and of course, Santa always pops by in the run up to Christmas!

Plus if you visit them by Wilts and Dorset bus (number 40) or cycle there you will receive 10% discount on admission! And return within 5 days to receive an offer of 50% discount on admission (Visitors just need to make sure they bring their original receipt back with them).

For a fun and educational day out you cannot beat Farmer Palmers, one of the South’s leading attractions.

Farmer Palmer Opening Times 2017

Saturday 21st January – Saturday 25th March – 10.00am till 4.00pm
Sunday 26th March – Saturday 28th October – 10.00am till 5.00pm
Sunday 29th October – Sunday 22nd December – 10.00am till 4.00pm
Monday 23rd December – Friday 19th January 2018 – Closed

Farmer Palmer Prices 2017

Child (3yrs and Over) – £8.95
Child (2yrs) – £4.60
Child (Under 2 years) – Free
Adult/OAP – £8.95
Disabled (each) – £7.45
Carer (each) – £7.45
Family Saver Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) – £33.00

Annual passes are also available.

Don’t forget to check our events calendar regularly for special events at Farmer Palmers including special discounted entry days and Easter, Halloween and Christmas events.

And if your little one is celebrating a birthday then Farmer Palmer’s offer a fantastic venue for their party. Click here to find out more.

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