Willow Tree Family Farm

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Langwith Road, Shirebrook,, Mansfield, NG20 8TE Langwith Road, Shirebrook,, Mansfield, NG20 8TE Directions
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Willow Tree Family Farm enjoys a countryside location, and hosts an array of animals for visitors to meet, greet and feed. The reptile house is home to lizards and snakes, whilst furrier friends can come in the form of degus, rabbits and meerkats. Other animals can be found on the farm, along with crazy golf and outdoor play areas. A cafe is on hand to supply guests with a place to relax and indulge in some refreshments before discovering the rest of the farm.

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Report | 2 days ago
The Butterfly house is still not operational, just as last summer when we went - there were no butterflies then. The café needs improvement, the food options are not good, really it's just for drinks and sweets!
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Report | 15 days ago
Great little farm Took my grandsons and they loved it All the animals are friendly and at ages 1 & 3 the boys loved feeding them and they didn't get bitten Nice cafe Sandpit and ride on toys were an added bonus Would visit agai
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Report | 15 days ago
Didn't enjoy as much as previous visits, there were fewer animals and the place felt a bit run down.
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Report | 16 days ago
This place is awful, it's run down and when we arrived we were rudely told 'we have no animal feed' the state of the animals is upsetting and the butterfly house has no butterfly's and is full of rubbish. Never used the cafe and we took our picnic home as we didn't want to eat it there.
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Report | 16 days ago
Relaxed feel to the venue and very gentle animals when being fed food by young children.
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Report | 16 days ago
Its a lovely farm. The animals seem well looked after and the staff are always there to let you fuss the animals. The food excellent. I paid £5.95 for a panini, salad and chips and i had to share it with my dad because the plate was huge. Its not somewhere you could spend all day though as you run out of things to do and see eventually.
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Report | 17 days ago
Nice farm small. not much to do but really nice for a picnic
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Report | 18 days ago
It's a lovely little farm park. A lot of volunteer workers which is nice to see and it helps the community get involved. It's not a very big place but there's 2 park areas, one for under 120cm with bike, trikes balance bars, small slide, see-saw and a sand pit. The other park has a little obstacle area with sand. You can feed the animals, bags of animal food sold in cafe and entrance £1.00 per bag. There is animal handling for the hamsters, bearded dragons and geckos which is free. They do a meerkat handling also which cost £35 but I'm not sure about any other details. They also have a little mini golf area too. There is a cafe which sells hot and cold food along with drinks and cheap ice lollies and ice cream (the ones when we went were all 75p) It only takes a hour or so to get around but you could easily make it last longer. Toilets and baby change are there. Sinks outside to wash hands after feeding and handling animals. Also hand gel around the farm. They have a little woodland walk way as well for you to explore, which has a free picnic tables and benches around. If you go far enough you will also see fairy houses. Animals they have are tortiouses, goats, pigs,sheep, goats, donkey, alpacas, chickens, turkeys, walaby, meerkats, parrots, snakes, breaded dragons, geekos, hamsters, rabbits, owls, other birds. Under 2's are free everyone else is about £4.95. But keep looking on groupon as sometimes they have offers. I got 2 adults and 3 children package for £9.00 with 2 bags of feed, they have another one 1adult and 1 child £5.00 with 1 bag of feed.
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Report | 18 days ago
The park has the potential to be lovely but there were lots of little things that spoilt it a bit for us. Firstly, there were nettles everywhere - all along the edges of the animal enclosures, beside every path and around the play areas. My children were stung several times whilst playing and feeding the animals, resulting in tears and them not wanting to participate in anything. We saw lots of other children being stung too. There were lots of hand sanitizer around the park but a good 75% were empty - particularly in the bottom of the park and around the children's play area. I think they should all be topped up regularly. There was also no soap at the proper hand wash sinks near reception, only sanitizer again, which doesn't normally kill all bugs. The park near reception is nice but lots of broken bikes and scooters, which in my opinion, should be checked regularly and replaced/thrown out. Also, the Stobbart lorry allows children to go right underneath, despite having oil smeared all underneath. My son ended up with it all in his hair and over his top (which didn't come out in the wash). The animals seem well cared for which I'm glad about and the entry fee isn't a fortune but it just seems like staff aren't maintaining things particularly well and keeping on top of the little jobs. Everything needs checking before allowing kids to play and they need to view the park through a child's eyes. You don't expect for them to be stung multiple times around the park and the nettles just make it look untidy. The play areas need checking to ensure things work. The lorry needs someone to go under and ensure it's clean before allowing kids to play under it. The hand wash needs filling up regularly to avoid the spread of germs. Nevertheless, we had 2.5 reasonably pleasant hours at the park and saw some nice animals. The park was also very nice. I just wouldn't be in a hurry to return and I would have been disappointed if we had paid full price as I think the Groupon price reflects the parks value. We saw many people leaving after an hour and if my children had been older and not been happy to revisit areas, we would have also been done in an hour or so.
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Report | 18 days ago
Great value for money kids enjoyed the few hours we spent here
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