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Barleylands Farm and Craft Village

#2 of 20 things to do in Billericay Features Animals
Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
+44 1268 290229
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Birds of Prey Experience at BarleyLands

We booked a Half Day 3 hour experience,had wonderful time handled Owls,Falcon and Harris Hawk, went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dougie1938
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London, United Kingdom
So much variety - good for all ages to visit

Have visited numerous times: you pay to enter the farm part, but access to everything else is free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth S
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Billericay
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Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Packed with excitement there's so much to do whatever the weather. Say hello to farmyard friends big and small, meet birds of prey, handle reptiles, run wild in the indoor play, jump aboard the tractor & trailer ride and miniature train and join in changing daily activities. The Farm Park is now also home to the South East's largest reptile display collection with the permanent Reptile House from Snakes Alive. Explore over 50 enclosures bursting with snakes, lizards, tortoises, amphibians, mini-beasts and more plus enjoy interactive reptile experiences where you might end up holding a huge Burmese python or a monitor lizard! With the indoor animal barn you can get close to the farmyard animals and cuddly creatures and join in hands on activities including animal bottle feeding every day! Also undercover is an indoor sand pit, ball blasting arena and toddler inflatable as well as the Indoor Play Barn packed with soft play adventures. Daily timetabled activities in the farm park vary and can include bird of prey flying shows, hand-on reptile session, hilarious 'Lamb National' sheep racing, goat grooming, petting cute guinea pigs and bunnies and more. There are bumpy tractor and trailer rides and even a miniature train. Plus you'll find extra special events every school holiday including babies galore at Easter and spooky happenings for Halloween. On sunny days head to the outdoor adventure areas complete with an enormous jumping pillow, zip wire, climbs and slides to explore. There are go karts to race and children can grab a welly and challenge their parents at Crazy Farmers Croquet. Little ones can take to mini tractors and didicars to transport themselves around the farm park! Interested in the history of farming? Head to the Discovery Barn to see vintage tractors, machines and interactive exhibits. Next to Barleylands Farm Park, you'll also discover Barleylands Craft Village. A great place for unusual handmade gifts and seeing crafter in action it also hosts bi-monthly farmers markets, and boasts an Italian cafe and an a la carte restaurant. Plus annually the site transforms into the Essex Country Show.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tractor ride” (29 reviews)
“bouncy pillow” (26 reviews)
“reptile house” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 290229
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a Half Day 3 hour experience,had wonderful time handled Owls,Falcon and Harris Hawk, went out on fields and flew a Barn Owl and a Harris Hawk,amazing!! The handlers were very friendly and informative ,learnt so much about the birds. Would recommend this to...More

Thank Dougie1938
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us your review. It’s great to hear you got to enjoy one of the Birds of Prey experiences. Our Six Weeks of Summer event features a new adventure every week, our first week is great for bird lovers with bird talks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited numerous times: you pay to enter the farm part, but access to everything else is free. 1. Good art and craft shops where I have frequently found things for family hobbies. 2. Visited farm with grandchildren aged 5 and 8.Five year old loved...More

Thank Elizabeth S
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We’re so pleased you got to enjoy all of the different activities available in the Farm Park and also visited our Village and the tearooms. We’d love to welcome you back again soon. Our Six Weeks of Summer event...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really underwhelmed with barleylands. Visited with a toddler and found it tired and pretty uninspiring. Over priced for what it is. Won't be returning.

Thank Caroline S
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us your review. We’re sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your day at Barleylands, there’s a selection of activities on offer, including our Animal Barn, Snake Alive, Birds of Prey and indoor and outdoor play barns.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well if your young ones love feeding animals and being outdoors then this is worth a look and you won't be disappointed as there are loads to do and we will try and make this a regular day out treat.More

Thank RichardRoc
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you kind review. We’re thrilled you had a great day at Barleylands and hope we can welcome you back again soon. If you’d like to visit more regularly, our Barleylands Member Pass is a great way to save money and also allows...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely place to go if your looking for a cheap day out, beautiful and there is lots of little shops and places to eat, feels like a little village. The farm cost around £12 per adult and it's lovely and big, the animals...More

Thank vickietravels
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love hearing from our visitors about their great days out! We’re so pleased you got to enjoy everything that’s on offer. We hope to see you again soon, our Six Weeks of Summer event will feature a new adventure every week so it’s perfect...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice couple of hours at Barleylands farm. A wee bit expensive for what is here, but we did just go on impulse and buy at the time of arrival.More

Thank sfreddie1969
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us your review. We’re so pleased to hear you enjoyed your couple of hours here. We’re holding a special Six Weeks of Summer event during the summer holidays, featuring a new adventure to enjoy every week. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok not many animals but enough other attractions to keep you busy. Well thought out outside play area, large indoor play area, extensive hands on reptile house, tractor rides & birds of prey display. Smashing café with friendly staff. Very pretty place set out amongst...More

Thank KentOyster
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We’re pleased you enjoyed the play areas and all the activities we have going on. Our Six Weeks of Summer event will be featuring a new adventure to enjoy every week, from Go Wild to Rumble in the Jungle and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I first visited this place a couple of years ago I wasn't too keen on it - can't really remember why! However, since moving to Billericay we started visiting more regularly over the past year or so and love it now. We have membership...More

Thank harding1974
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We always love hearing our visitors feedback and especially how you make great use of your annual member pass. Our Six Weeks of Summer event will bring a new adventure every week throughout the holidays from treasure hunts to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went during half term with our grandchildren. They drove a mini 4x4, fed a lamb it's milk, watched wacky animal races, made a Scarecrow and played. Great value for moneyMore

Thank lynpolly
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love hearing about our visitors’ days out and we’re glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed all of our Little Farmer’s activities. We’d love to welcome you back again soon, our Six Weeks of Summer event has a whole range of activities with a new...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our children and grandchildren, the whole site is very clean and toilet facilities very good. The farm animals and scheduled events were excellent, the grandchildren 3 & 2 loved the place and ran around all day. There was plenty of food and...More

Thank Deacopop
WeAreBarleylands, Public Relations Manager at Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us this great review. We’re always thrilled to hear what a great day out our visitors have had and that you got to enjoy everything we had on offer throughout half term. We can’t wait to see you again! We have...More

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Clcrane
Planning to go today. They say they have unlimited bouncy castle and biscuit decorating etc... Does anyone know if that's included in the gate price? Also can you take your own lunch?
26 August 2016|
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Response from Emma W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you can take your own food. The bouncy castle will be free not sure if there is a small charge for biscuit decorating and if your group fall in love with idea of pottery there is definitely a charge but its worth... More
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John S
Is La Bottega cafe still on site, I have been there before and it was great but I've heard it has closed down?
9 March 2016|
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Response from WeAreBarleylands | Property representative |
Hi John, La Bottega isn't with us anymore. We now have a new Tiptree Pantry and we'll have a Tiptree Tea Room opening very soon.
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