Sunday, 5 June 2016

Our holiday in Pembrokeshire // Day three // Folly Farm

Following a really good night’s sleep (kiddo included!), the third day of our holiday was dedicated to all things Folly Farm! You might remember we visited last year whilst staying at Bluestone and we had such a good time, we couldn’t wait to return.

We used Tesco Clubcard vouchers to put towards the entry so it was pretty much a free day out…. Always good!

Also, don’t be fooled by the name. Folly Farm isn’t just a farm, it is also home to Europe’s largest undercover vintage funfair, zoo animals, playgrounds, rides and so much more. You could easily spend a few days here if you really want to see everything on offer.

It really is an excellent family day out!

Our first stop this year was the Jolly Barn & Farm which is entirely undercover and houses all kinds of animals including sheep, pigs, ponies and rabbits. There are opportunities throughout the day to handle, interact with and learn about the animals. 

The barn also provides access via an underpass to the other side of the farm where you’ll find the land train ride and piggery. Miss E was quite fond of the land train and loved seeing all the animals whilst being towed round the track by a huge tractor!

After a fairly unsatisfactory lunch at the burger bar near the indoor funfair (barely edible, I wouldn’t recommend it at all!), Miss E spent a while on some of the vintage rides. She fell in love with the miniature carousel and rode it a fair few times before we could coax her from it!

In the afternoon we pottered around the zoo part of Folly Farm. My favourites were the rhinos which are possibly new to the park this year; I don’t remember seeing them during our last visit anyway! They were absolutely beautiful
Folly Farm are only the fifth zoo in the UK to hold this critically endangered species so well worth a visit to see what wonderful work they are doing and how well they are looked after.

The zoo is bigger than you might think so after a good few hours walking, we were knackered! We stopped by the new coffee shop at the park entrance for a well earned rest and a delicious cream tea! The coffee shop has super fast free wifi and nice little children’s corner too! All in all, it made for a lovely place to relax a while before heading back to our accommodation.

We had a lovely day at Folly Farm and I hope that it isn’t too long before we are back for another visit!


  1. Folly Farm looks like lots of fun, what farm has there own carousal? How cool! Love that you got yourself a little bargain with your vouchers too :)

  2. Sounds like you guys had such an amazing day! We visited Folly Farm during our stay at Bluestone last month and it really is the perfect place for a family day out. It's like a farm, zoo, adventure playground and vintage fairground all rolled in to one - so much to see and do! xx

  3. Folly farm sounds amazong definitely would love to take my son of ever that way.

  4. We went to bluestone last year, but ever managed to make it to Folly farm which is such a shame- an excuse to go back I think!

  5. Oh wow, there's so much to do at Folly Farm - what a fun day out! We use Tesco Clubcard vouchers for days out, it's a really good deal isn't it! xx

  6. I have read so much about Folly Farm and I'm planning a visit next time we are in the area x

  7. I wanted to go there when we went to Bluestone but never made it there in the end. Looks fab! x

  8. This sounds like an amazing place! Love the vintage fair rides! x

  9. Oh wow this looks amazing. We are heading over there this weekend so will put this on our list.