Average time spent – 3-4 hours.
Things to do at Wroxham Barns review
Author: Hannah Smith. Disclaimer: Hannah and her family received complimentary tickets for this review
Wroxham Barns provides a nice mix of activities suitable for both young children and adults, with a junior farm to walk around and shops to browse. The farm has all the animals that you would expect to see and interact with – pigs, sheep, donkeys, goats, alpacas, chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits.
Our visit coincided with ‘lambing live’. We didn’t see a lamb being born (some visitors do), but there were several that were only days old, and happy to be stroked. The boys loved feeding the chickens and ducks (you can buy bird or animal feed for 80p a bag), and the guinea pig holding session reignited the desire for a pet! There are hygiene stations across the farm with hand-washing facilities.
There are activities to keep the kids entertained – a craft shed, an area with ride-on tractors, a show to watch and an indoor play area (it isn’t large but it does provide some shelter if the weather isn’t on your side!) It’s worth noting that most of these are suited best to children aged 2-5.
Once you have finished at the farm, you can visit the shopping area at no cost. There is a broad range of things for sale, mostly made by local artisans – cider (yes you can have a free taste!), fudge, woodcraft, a pottery painting workshop, crafts and more. There are also a couple of options for food.
For a small additional cost for children there is a fun park with slides, rides and mini-golf but this is currently being renovated to open again at Easter.
Eating – The Barn Restaurant – offering proper meals with table service and even afternoon teas and the Farmyard Café – for coffee, and a cake or a light lunch e.g. Sandwiches and jacket potatoes. You can picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Farm park with animals that you can feed, craft shed, soft play plus fun park with slides, rides and mini-golf. Toilets and a choice of places to purchase food and drinks.
Entry price – *Mid-range to cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range to cheap. Low season an adult ticket is £6.50 online in advance and £8.50 online in high season. Kids are £6.50 online in advance and £11.95 in high season as it includes the fun park. Parking is free.
Opening: Wroxham Barns is open for most of the year but the Fun park is shut in the winter. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QU, Norfolk, England. Phone: 01603 783762
Category – Farm Park – suitable for all ages although some attractions are more suited to toddlers
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