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101+ Reasons Why Farmer Palmers is Dorset’s Favourite Family Day Out!
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Here are over 101 reasons to visit Farmer Palmer’s with your family!

Farmer Palmer’s is specifically designed with little ones in mind! We understand the needs of parents (and grandparents) with children aged 0-8 years, so we’ve created a fun, safe and entertaining environment for you.

Need a little more information? Read on for over 101 reasons why Farmer Palmer’s is Dorset’s favourite family day out.

A boy stroking a piglet at Farmer Palmer's

101 Reasons (and more!)

  1. A full day out for Children 8 & under, full of variety
  2. It is an excellent value for money family day out. Check out the admission prices and opening times here. 
  3. We focus on the little VIP’s.
  4. Excellent Attention to detail with clean and well-maintained facilities
  5. A safe and friendly environment for the whole family to relax and enjoy.
  6. We consistently deliver excellent customer service by way of the Farmer Palmer’s Client Experience
  7. Have a Customer Service Ambassador – to take care of the finer points of client needs.
  8. Family run, by the Palmer Family and their team.
  9. All team members are easily identifiable in a smart uniform and our monitors wear high vis vests.
  10. Phillip Palmer carries out Milking Demonstration and interacts with the customers.
  11. Sandra Palmer-Snellin is project manager & responds personally to all reviews/customer queries.
  12. We always have 7 trained first aiders with at least 3 on-site.
  13. Aim to act on all feedback from customers
  14. 1st out of 38 places to visit in Poole on TripAdvisor (March 2019)
  15. 30 out of 430 things to do in Dorset on TripAdvisor
  16. 5 out of 5 ranking on TripAdvisor
  17. Regularly request feedback from customers via our website and twitter.
  18. Monthly newsletter and blogs to keep our customers engaged and up to date.
  19. Clear and easy to use website in Farmer Palmer themed style.
  20. Members of Quality Associations – Visit England’s VAQAS, KIWA and NFAN.
  21. Winner of Visit Britain’s The South West England’s Tourism Excellence Customer Service Superstar Award 2019
  22. Winner Dorset Tourism Award 2018
  23. Winner Venus Awards Employer of the Year 2018
  24. Eco and Environmentally aware practices – see ‘Eco Farmer’ page
  25. Supports local businesses and suppliers
  26. Has a written plan and vision for the future
  27. Re-invest in new equipment for the farm park every year.
  28. Provide Educational Package and discounted rates for groups.
  29. Support local schools with educational talks, on business and diversification.
  30. Supports over 800 local charities/schools with family pass raffle prizes
  31. Breast feeding welcome and offer breastfeeding Mum’s a free glass of water
  32. Clean & tidy baby change facilities for Mum’s and Dad’s.
  33. Sanitary and baby vending stations
  34. Bottle warming facilities for babies
  35. We stock baby food – Ella’s kitchen
  36. Microwave for parents to heat food.
  37. We supply products for babies and new mum’s.
  38. We stock emergency products as requested by parents. Wipes, nappies, Calpol, Piriton, socks, clothing, hats & sun cream.
  39. Well laid out car parks within rural setting
  40. Tarmac surface, wide Disabled parking bays.
  41. 2 good sized over flow car parks to support peak times
  42. Lockers are available for rucksacks and lunch boxes
  43. Wheelchair availability on the day, first come first served basis.
  44. Free Dog Kennels for visitors to use who don’t want to leave their pets at home.
  45. Upon arrival, admissions team give a thorough introduction to the farm
  46. Each adult visitor receives a timetable with a list of demonstrations on that day.
  47. New visitors receive a map of the farm for easy familiarisation
  48. Customer focused Online Annual Pass System to support new/renewal customers from the comfort of their own home.
  49. At least 2 monitors on-site during the weekends and peak to oversee busy areas and maintain cleanliness and safety across the park.
  50. A great attraction in all weather conditions.
  51. A large, 2 tier sized indoor soft play.
  52. Peep Through Photo Board opportunities for the whole family.
  53. Little Farmers Barn for a variety of play time activities and role playing fun
  54. Indoor and outdoor bouncy castles
  55. Specific seasonal activities; Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
  56. Booking system to see Santa at Christmas, to make the experience relaxed and enjoyable for the whole family.
  57. An age specific, quality Christmas gift from Santa, which equates to the money spent by the parent.
  58. The Birthday parties give parents a stress free, but enjoyable party to be enjoyed by all.
  59. All parties are ‘stay all day’
  60. All parties have Two free adult entry
  61. Two Party options Farmer Palmer’s Party and Teddy Mountain Party. Two food options too!
  62. Good variety of hot food meal choices for parties
  63. Free Child return voucher / Cake & TY quality toy in party bag, included in the price.
  64. Clients always made to feel welcome, from the moment you step in the front door
  65. As a team, we pride ourselves on delivering individual/tailored needs to customers with a disability or accessibility requirements
  66. Staff will go above and beyond to make a memorable day for customers.
  67. The team are focused in delivering excellent customer service, received 98% from Visit England and will be nominated for Welcome accolade
  68. The team are knowledgeable and experienced in their department, which customers appreciate when they have questions about the farm park.
  69. Customer Service always delivered with a smile.
  70. Timetable of demonstrations for children to interact with the animals.
  71. Entertaining and informative demonstrations for both adults and children.
  72. The animals are clean, happy and well looked after.
  73. A wide variety of animals and breeds.
  74. Great range of additional activities:
  75. Deer Safari
  76. Tractor trailer rides
  77. Pony rides
  78. Face painting.
  79. Maize Maze
  80. Pig Racing
  81. Woodland Walk
  82. We sell guinea pigs that have been bred right here on the farm, so you know they’ve been looked after
  83. We provide a box and starter packs with guinea pig purchases
  84. 5* Hygiene rating restaurant
  85. Well laid out restaurant with plenty of seating
  86. 20 highchairs
  87. Good value food, with generous portions
  88. A good selection of drinks for adults and children
  89. Delicious Homemade cakes, on site, by Dawn.
  90. Good variety of Hot and Cold food served in the restaurant.
  91. Allergen conscious, offering a good variety of diary/gluten free products etc
  92. We support and understand allergies when considering menu choices
  93. We acknowledge Vegetarian and Vegan choices in our menu
  94. Large selection of ice cream (including Mr Whippy) and ice lollies, with additional extras.
  95. In the winter, on a Sunday we serve a roast dinner for adults and children.
  96. All our produce and products are locally sourced.
  97. We provide lemon infused water free of charge in the restaurant.
  98. Free condiments
  99. Table stewards to help clear your tables
  100. Tray racking to encourage clean and tidy practices for all of our visitors
  101. General waste and recycling bin options
  102. During peak season and holidays, our well stocked kiosk is open to support the snack trade and reduce waiting times in the restaurant
  103. Plenty of Picnic benches to support packed lunches
  104. A good size and well stocked Gift Shop with toys and gifts for all ages
  105. Branded toys as well as own label
  106. A good selection and variety of toys to buy, to remind you of your day at the farm
  107. “Things I need” items for all age groups including newborn
  108. We sell carefully chosen gifts/souvenirs to take home as Thank You gifts
  109. We support diversity and the accessibility needs of our clients
  110. Sensitively priced Annual Pass membership
  111. Half price entry if you return within 7 days of your first visit (with valid receipt)