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Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays

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Woolacombe EX34 7HE, England
+44 1271 870056
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Brilliant show

The show was lots of fun and even got the kids in the audience involved in the sheep dog show. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robbo897
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Good Effort!

The show started off well but unfortunately went down hill. Working with animals is never easy but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DMC120gt
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Borough Farm, home of Channel Five's 'Mist-sheepdog tales', has hosted Sheepdog Displays since 1998. Tues, 11am Farmyard Show (July and August) Wed 6pm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays (May-Sept) Thurs 6pm Shepherding Experience walks (May-Sept) For a full list of events please visit the Borough Farm website Shepherd David Kennard hosts Tuesdays Farmyard Show, with an hour of hilarious antics, as Alfie the sheepdog, tells the story of the duck in the castle, with the help of a host of farmyard friends. For Wednesday evenings show David is joined by Exmoor falconer George Pile, with his delightful collection of Kestrels, Owls and Falcons. Sheepdogs Fly, Zola, Alf and Sweep are put through their paces as they work far into the distance, or close at hand in the ring with more Sheepdog and Duck fun All set against the backdrop of the beautiful Borough Valley. With teas, coffees and the finest homemade cakes served at the Borough Farm Shepherd's hut (barbeque too during July and August)and under cover seating for the occasional damp evenings, we hope that your visit to Borough Farm will truly be "an unforgettable country evening" On Thursday evenings David takes small groups on a walk around the stunning Morte Point headland. David has farmed the land for nearly 20 years and this opportunity to watch his top sheepdog Fly working in natural environment is simply breathtaking.
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Woolacombe EX34 7HE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The show was lots of fun and even got the kids in the audience involved in the sheep dog show. Very entertaining and facinating learning experiance.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The show started off well but unfortunately went down hill. Working with animals is never easy but when you pay an entry fee of £6 pp you would hope to see a show of a good standard. We found the show very average; Martin lost...More

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davidatborough, Owner at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm not quite sure what the problem was over the catering, we serve Barbecued Borough Farm Sausages in a roll at all shows in July and August and advertise this in all publications, these are...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky to find this farm yard show( in fact it was the first of the season )and boy did we enjoy it. We had our three year old grandson with us and he really enjoyed the performance.The farmer who ran the show was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Devon on a family holiday with young children, saw this event before coming down and thought it be a lovely show to watch. We where impressed with the dogs who did a fantastic job however the bird event wasn't as good as anticipated....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you all for an amazing evening. We enjoyed every minute. Falconry show was fab and really interesting. We loved all the dogs, they are so clever. Great opportunity for children to take part. Thanks to your back up crew for all their hard work....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the farm yard show with our three year old this morning. It was brilliant and good value. Highly recommend for anyone who wants lots of laughs and good family fun. Our three year old really loved it and it kept her attention...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying locally at Woolacombe Holiday Park and came across this event. It is very well organised, cakes, hot dogs and drinks were available to purchase. The dogs were amazing, birds were great too. The man demonstrating the dogs ability made it fun and...More

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davidatborough, Owner at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, really glad that you enjoyed the Sheepdog and Falconry at Borough Farm. We do have a portaloo on site by the edge of the display area. It's green and against the hedge so sorry that you missed it! Hope to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic evening. Well worth a visit and would definitely go back. Lots of varied demonstrations which kept you interested for a good hour and a half

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Saw it advertised and thought it sounded good and we were right. Brilliant display by the sheepdogs amazing to see them working close up and all the info given by their owner who was super funny. My daughter got up to help...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of parking, signposted off main road. We were greeted by David's wife, who sold the tickets and gave us a programme for the evening. We then had the opportunity to buy drinks and some wonderful home made cake before settling down to watch a...More

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Libby M
11 September 2016|
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Response from SportyLady1953 | Reviewed this property |
We paid £10 for two people and it started at 6 pm and finished by 8 pm
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Jaxhunt01
27 March 2016|
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Response from davidatborough | Property representative |
Dogs on leads are welcome at the shows at Borough Farm, but not on the Shepherding walks hope to see you during the summer kind regards David
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John H
7 June 2015|
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Response from davidatborough | Property representative |
Thank you for your e-mail We are not an open farm, but open for Sheepdog and Falconry displays on Wednseday evenings at 6pm. Price is £5-50 adults, £3 Child. Our Farmyard shows are held on Tuesday mornings, 11am July 7th to... More
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