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THE PARK

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ATTRACTIONS
Farmer Palmers Farm Park is packed with fun-filled play and lots of cute and friendly animals! Our attractions are designed specifically with under 8's in mind and are guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained throughout your stay. We have a mix of indoor and outdoor play giving all the benefits of fresh air and exercise, whatever the weather.
Duck Pond
Duck Duck Quack Quack! Farmer Palmer's Duck Pond is home to a variety of duck species. They love to splash and show off!

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Farmer Palmer's duck pond is home to a variety of species of domestic ducks and geese. At any time you may see Indian Running Ducks, Game Birds, Call Ducks, Chickens and Geese. Almost all varieties of domestic duck are descended from the Mallard, except the Muscovy duck.They waddle in the mud and swim around on the pond.

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Picnic Areas
We have over 30 tables outside which are available to you. We welcome picnics but they are always best when accompanied with something from our delicious menu!

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Picnics are welcome at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park provided you eat your picnic in one of our designated picnic areas, we have several of these around the park including the lawn in front of the Hen House restaurant, in the play barn and adjacent to the splash zone and bouncy castle. Recycling bins are provided and we would appreciate your use of them in line with our Responsible Visitor Charter which helps us to keep our park as green as possible. For more information on this please visit our Eco Farmer page.

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A warm welcome!
Our talented team welcome you with their kind and friendly approach. They are here to share their knowledge and help in assisting you before, during and after your visit. Any questions, just give them a call 01202 622 022

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Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Our reception and gift shop team are here to assist you on the way in and have lots of goodies to tempt you on the way out! They are ready to handle your birthday party bookings, annual pass purchases and any other general enquiries you may have - just ask! Keep an eye out for Farmer Palmer too, he likes to pop into the shop and meet visitors throughout the day!

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Little Farmers Fun Barn
Our timber Farmyard opens up a new world of play, climb, slide and explore. With a sensory tunnel.

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The Little Farmer's Fun Barn offers a farm-tastic opportunity for kids to let their imaginations run wild. Your 'little farmer's in training' can pretend to milk the cow, crawl through sensory tunnels, explore the farm house and woosh down the curly red slide. With a special soft play area for tiny tots, colourful Edu-blocks for tactile play time and squishy bean bags too!

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Fun for Little Farmers!
Inside bouncy castle
We have not just one...but 2 bouncy castles! Our indoor Farm Bouncy Castle is perfect for those new to bouncing, and kids will love our outdoor Cow Castle too!

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There is always an opportunity to have bounce around fun at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park. Whatever the weather one of our bouncy castles will always be up. We request children remove their shoes before playing on the castles and parental supervision is required. (NB. our outside bouncy castle will be deflated in high winds or wet weather for health and safety reasons).

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Woodland Walk
This tranquil walk takes you around part of our old Victorian duck pond and weir. Take a virtual stroll.

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Take some time out from your busy day and enjoy a stroll through the pretty woodland. White posts guide you across the field to the first bridge near the Willow trees and Bog Alders. The paths then go along the side of the Sherford River (a small river that once fed the duck pond) and into the driest parts of the woods. The ivy covered brickwork and old drainage channels form part of a 17th Century water storage system used by a local flax mill at that time. Plant highlights include Harts Tongue Ferns, Buckler &Polybody Ferns. With Tussock Sedge and Yellow Flag Iris enjoying the damp conditions. Also look out for Mallard Duck, Grey Wagtail and other small birds.Please note: The Woodland Walk is not designed for baby buggies, though some have managed in dry summer weather. Pushchairs may be left in the pram park in the Play Barn (at owners risk).

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Woodland Walk Tranquility
Bumpy Tractor-Trailer Ride
Join our bumpy, bouncy Tractor-Trailer ride! Go over the bumps, along the wobbly bit and through the ditch. Watch our Tractor-Trailer Ride in action!

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The tractor ride runs at various times throughout the day so check your daily timetable on arrival. £1 per person. Attention: May not be suitable for pregnant women or people with back/joint problems.

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Bumpy Bouncy Tractor Ride
Maize Maze
Our maize maze is planted in April ready for the summer (Aug – Oct) Play hide and seek and see if you can get to the middle!

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Family explorers can go on an adventure through the maize maze to try and reach the middle! Twists, turns and giant tunnel! Who'll be the first to climb to the top of the mound? Please note the maize is for our animals to eat when the field is harvested at the end of the summer and it is NOT for human consumption.

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Pony Rides
Some children have their first ever pony ride on one of our ponies. A lovely introduction at a quiet walk. (weekends and school holidays Feb to Oct) Please note this is a weather dependent activity so ring 01202 622022 if it is a key reason to visit.

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Deer Safari
Our 'Deer Safari' is a popular attraction during the holidays. A unique and exciting opportunity to hand feed Red Deer in the Dorset countryside. Watch our Deer Safari video.

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Visitors jump on our designated tractor trailer ride and go on an informative and interactive journey up to the deer enclosure, where you can walk into the deer feeding area and our gorgeous red deer herd come up to meet you to be hand-fed their lunch! Don't forget your camera!

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Hand Feeding Red Deer
Pig racing
Watch our little piggies run the race and cheer for your winner! Will it be Racing Rosie, Greedy Gary, Dizzy Daizy, Burping Berty or Percy Plodder!?

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Check your timetable for our daily pig race! Our piggies are highly trained to run round the track to get their treat reward but who will cross the line first? (Pigs do not like running in the rain so races only go ahead during dry weather)

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Pedal Go-karts
A favourite with young and old, little children and the young at heart. Drive around the dedicated track and don’t forget to get off and let some one else have a go – sharing is good!

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Farmer Palmer's pedal go karts are fun for children and adults! Get pedaling around the track for some active fun on the farm! Each go-kart is fitted with two seats so adults can pedal and little ones can sit in the back. Please take care whilst using the go-karts, they are not bumper cars and adult supervision is required. On busy days please be kind enough to swap over after a complete loop of the track so other visitors can have fun too!

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Sand and Splash Zone
Fabulous outside interactive waterplay fun. Let the children pump the water and watch it flow. There are also interactive buttons which will have them screaming with delight as they press and run into the shower to follow.

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Farmer Palmer's Sand and Splash zone is the perfect place for summer water play fun! Don’t forget to bring your wet swim wear and a towel or two! Beach day fun in the farm park!

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Super Fun Splash Zone
Sand playground
Climbing, Swings and See Saws! Traditional children's play equipment for the kids to explore.

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Sliding, springing, swinging and colourful climbing frames! Farmer Palmer's sand playground holds many opportunities for adventure and activity! Climb the wooden stairs, woosh down the slides, sit on the wooden farm animals or try out the basket swing! Lots of fun for little ones!

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Sand Playground Adventures
Animal activities
Come and cuddle a Guinea Pig or bottle feed a lamb! The Animal Barn has a full daily timetable of hands-on events! LINK TO ANIMALS PAGE

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From Guinea Pig handling, to bottle feeding Farmer Palmer's cheeky lambs and goat kids; it's all happening here in the Animal Barn. Check out the daily timetable of events to see which animals you can meet today. Most of our animal events are repeated throughout the day apart, please refer to the timetable for full details.

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Hands-On Animal Interactions
Outside bouncy castle
The outdoor bouncy castle is sure to deliver bounce around family fun!

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When the weather is fine Farmer Palmer's BIG outdoor bouncy castle will be ready and waiting for the children to kick off their shoes and climb aboard for bouncy boingy fun! Whatever the weather one of Farmer Palmer's bouncy castles will always be up. (NB the outside castle will be deflated in high winds or wet weather for health & safety reasons) Please note: We request children remove their shoes before playing on the castles and parental supervision is required.

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Outside animal pens
A Farm Park wouldn’t be complete without lots furry and feathered friends! Farmer Palmer's is home to over 100 animals!

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Farmer Palmer has lots of resident animals who live outside and are waiting to meet you. They are cared for by our dedicated Animal Barn team. Come and say hello to the pigs of Pig World, the radiant Rheas, the gorgeous goats, the gaggling geese, and many moooo-re! Please do not feed our animals, they have a well managed diet and human food can upset their stomachs. Please also remember to wash your hands and use the hand sanitizing stations after touching the animals.

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Pig World Residents!
Wendy House Area
Brand new for 2016, child size little wooden houses with simple fittings. Let imaginations run free as children invite their "friends" around for tea!

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Farmer Palmer's Wendy House Village had a marvellous makeover in 2015, come and explore the new oh-so-cute little character houses!

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New Wendy House Delivery!
LIVE Milking Demo
Real live cow milking demonstration - Every day at 1.45pm! Entertaining and educational.

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During our daily cow milking demonstration you may be asked some questions about where milk comes from and what we use it for. Can you answer these questions? Name 3 things made from milk? What do cows like to eat?

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Daily Milking Demo!
Pedal Tractors
An opportunity for role play for your “little farmers” to pedal off some excess energy and imagine they are driving a mini tractor!

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Straw Mountain
Straw bales and slides keep little explorers entertained! Climb on straw bales, crawl through tunnels and woosh down slides!

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Our undercover Straw Mountain barn is ready and waiting for little explorers to discover and play! Small slides and big slides, low bales and high bales - there's a whole world of straw to explore! NEW 2016 - hand painted mural backdrop by local artist. Come and join the fun!

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