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River Bourne Community Farm

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Cow Lane | Laverstock, Salisbury SP1 2AS, England
+44 1722 330667
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Pumpkin hunt activity

Always a pleasure to visit this community farm. They have regular events here. From live... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
220anon
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Love the idea it’s just not quite there

I always take my son here but this summer it was lacking animals. I love the idea of this farm and... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Jo S S
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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River Bourne Community Farm is based on land adjacent to Cow Lane in the village of Laverstock, Salisbury. Initially on 63 acres of land adjoining the River Bourne, the farm has developed into a sustainable working farm, supported by full-time staff and by volunteers.The farm is managed by The River Bourne Community Farm C.I.C. This is a 'Community Interest Company' designed specifically for those wishing to operate for the benefit of the community rather than for the benefit of the owners of the company.Education plays a large part of the farm, giving local educational establishments access to the day-to-day work of the farm whilst stressing sustainability and ecologically sound practices. A traditional herd of cattle, with sheep, pigs and hens is complimented by some crop planting. Fruit and vegetables are grown in our education field and polytunnel. Visitors are welcome to come and have a look around the farm and see all the animals including our very friendly goats and donkeys. We have a farm shop selling eggs from our chickens, pork and sausages from pigs reared on the farm, local honey and many other lovely treats! We also have a cafe where you can get refreshments, home-made cakes and light lunches and snacks. Check our website for events, workshops and other information.
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“farm shop” (8 reviews)
“small farm” (4 reviews)
“open farm” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cow Lane | Laverstock, Salisbury SP1 2AS, England
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit this community farm. They have regular events here. From live bands/music to open farm days and today we visited during half term for a pumpkin hunt. For £1 children had to hunt for 10 pumpkin pictures dotted around the farm...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I always take my son here but this summer it was lacking animals. I love the idea of this farm and always provide a donation as it is free to enter but I feel 10 mins walking around this summer and that was all of...More

Thank Jo S S
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RBCFarmgirl, Manager at River Bourne Community Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Sorry for delayed response (should check Tripadvisor more often!) - it’s always difficult in the summer as we want our animals to be out in paddocks rather than cooped up in the farmyard pens, which means they’re not so easy to see, easpecially if it’s...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

A great place so close to Salisbury.But also feels close to the countryside.Best of both worlds. They are always putting on events throughout the year , well worth going to. Great farm shop as well.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Love our local farm. Various events happen throughout the year. My kids love visiting, seeing the animals no river dipping.

Thank Kate O
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We expected a bit more from this, than a handful of pigs, two donkeys, some rabbits, some guinea pigs, a turkey and some sheep. Walked around, picked some wild blackberries and left, total took around 30minutes so not really worth the journey.

Thank M G
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely small farm with lots of friendly animals and a nice shop selling jams, honey etc. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love this local community farm-such a warm friendly welcome-Staff are great with kid's and are happy to let the kid's stroke the animals under supervision. Small Farm shop selling their own produce. Hot drinks and delicious home bakes...

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely and quiet and interesting animals to look at - the black turkey was a favourite and the little piglets. There are also sheep, cows, donkeys, goats, a lovely little farm shop and a bench to eat a picnic at. A nice place to break...More

Thank H R
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have been to the famr a few times when visiting family in the area. It is a great idea and really pleasant to see all of the anmlas especially when they have their young.

Thank Jacqueline B
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The first time I visited Riverbourne Community Farm I was pleasantly surprised with how this had evolved over the years. Originally a group of locals got together to develop allotments. With their success in the venture came new buildings: plans for a greater eating area...More

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