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Farmtastic Animal Farm
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Owner description: Animal farm and petting zoo near Chippenham Wiltshire. Get hands on with our animals, including alpaca's, llamas, miniature's, farmyard favourites, birds and rare and unusual breeds. With a host of activities available there's plenty to keep the kids and grown-ups busy!
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We visited here as we love animals. It was £17.50 for 3 people to enter. On entering we saw a petting area. There was a hare in a cage, a rabbit, 2 guinea pigs, a chinchilla chipmunks and a few birds.
The cages were not that great to be honest. No sawdust at all just dirty straw and food. They all had clean water drinkers though and food. Surprised to see sliced bread in most cages and in animal areas.

The staff were friendly enough and a young boy helped us to handle any animal we wanted to.

We walked through to see a caravan serving chips and snacks.

There were farm animals in good sized areas and all had water.

There was an opportunity to have a tractor ride.

In the cabin with the cages there was an area to buy things including a type of jumble sale with stuffed toys.

Thank megholly
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Farmtastic1, Guest Relations Manager at Farmtastic Animal Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We do not use sawdust in our cages as it has caused respiratory problems and irritation to eyes and noses with some of the smaller animals in the past, cages are cleaned out daily. The current catering facility is not a caravan but a mobile catering unit - we currrently serve chips, sausages and prepare freshly made sandwiches along with tea, coffee and cold drinks. We hope to make improvements over the coming years to the toliets and catering facilities. Some of our volunteers have donated their cuddly toys to raise money to buy new shelters for the donkeys who are very distructive - it is not a jumble sale of any sorts

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Great place and the people working there make it! Petting area to hold and stroke some of the smaller animals, Snacks for you and feed for the animals available at reasonable prices. Great selection of farm animals and a few others (ostrich, alpaca etc). A big slide and plenty of scooters to play on too (land by play area seems to hold the water a bit so take wellies if its been raining). Hand washing station provided as are multiple anti bac hand wash points around the site. The team were very friendly and knowledgeable! Brilliant day all round for the little ones. CASH ONLY when I visited.

Thank tim_meek
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Farmtastic1, Guest Relations Manager at Farmtastic Animal Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Glad to hear you had a great time. All our staff are volunteers who give up their weekends to help with the animals and as you will have experienced are very knowledgeable and passonate about the animals. We have tried to get a card machine but it is proving very difficult so we are cash only currently but we will accept payments via internet banking if you forget to bring cash. Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

There are certainly lots of animals and they seem well cared for and hosts very friendly.
There is feed to purchase for the animals and they don't hold back when you have some they come running to be fed.
We did have doubts when we arrived on a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon and there was only one other car in the car park, but we didn't want to disappoint the kids so paid our money only to find our 4 and 5 year old didn't seem particularly interested in the animals, no fault of the farms. However we thought we'd covered that possibility as there were photos of lots of kiddies toys and there were, lots. Unfortunately the play area was a mud bath and so were some of the walkways. The kids were very upset when one got plastered in muddy water after running to choose a toy to ride on and we decided to leave.
Toilets are portaloos, not great for small children.

Thank Shirley W
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Farmtastic1, Guest Relations Manager at Farmtastic Animal Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your review. On average we get around 150 people visiting every weekend, sometimes more, but I must admit it was quiet that weekend. Unfortunately we cannot control the weather and resulting puddles and do advise people to bring wellies at this time of year or if we have had wet weather. Over the coming years we hope to make some improvements and toliets are on the list but the care of the animals comes first and any money left over will be invested into making the facililites better.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Even though the weather was horrible, the farm was still a lovely place to be. I walked a goat on a lead,held a chick and fed deer, goats, donkeys and ponies.

All of the animals looked happy, had the company of others and had large natural enclosures.

You can hold the smaller animals such as the rabbits, chicks and guinea pigs, so it's a great introduction for children.

Great owners too. A highly recommended trip for the afternoon.

Thank jarvo2001
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Farmtastic1, Guest Relations Manager at Farmtastic Animal Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hope to see you again next year when the weather is a bit better

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely half day here at Farmtastic. At first we were met by the most consummate of hosts, we were given an informative, welcoming and friendly greeting explaining all about what there is to do and which animals there are to hold.

The animals are superb, very very well looked after with lots of space, recreational props and are only too happy to be loved by visitors. There are over 100 animals all with their own story that are truly fascinating.

We bought the feed and really enjoyed experiencing the animals individual characters.

I honestly feel they are under charging entry, it's a wonderful farm and the owners and staff should be extremely proud of what they have achieved :) we'll be back and telling our friends!!

THANK YOU, for everything!

Thank Sam G
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Farmtastic1, Public Relations Manager at Farmtastic Animal Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Customer Service is something we pride ourselves on, so thank you for your comment confirming that we have got it right!

Hope to see you and your friends again next season

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