Apr 12th 2018 Back to latest news
Well that was the wettest Easter weekend we can remember in over 10 years! Read all about the challenges we faced . . .
What a wet Easter! The great British weather really rained on our Easter ‘parade’ this year at Farmer Palmer’s! OK, so we didn’t have an actual parade but our Easter Egg hunters got very damp out in the field on Good Friday. Luckily, it did ease off a little for the start of the egg hunting, but it wasn’t the glorious Good Friday we were all hoping for.
Firstly, a HUGE thank you to all our visitors who still came to join in the egg hunts over the Easter weekend despite the wet weather. We were amazed at how busy the park was! It was fantastic to witness the keen sense of adventure your children showed whilst heading out to the egg hunt field in their little wellies and wet weather gear!
Sadly, a few adults couldn’t control their competitiveness during the egg hunts this year. We’d like to remind all our adults visitors that Farmer Palmer’s egg hunts are all about the children!
This year we increased the number of eggs we spread each day for the children to find, even though the weather was poor. Our team spread out over 3 thousand mini chocolate eggs, 150 creme eggs and 24 golden tickets each day over the Easter weekend. Yet, some naughty parents still felt the need to compete against the children!
This is incredibly sad for our team who work tirelessly during the holidays to bring a great atmosphere and fun environment for our visitors. Adults, please, please think carefully about the example you are setting for little ones. We want to encourage fair play and sharing at Farmer Palmer’s, not greed.
Nevertheless, we also received lots of incredible positive feedback over the holidays from our visitors. Particularly regarding the exceptional customer service delivered by our team.
The really well organised parents actually brought a handful of their own eggs in their pockets! This was a brilliant back up idea in case their little one’s hunt was unsuccessful. We really appreciate this, because it helps support our event and ensure all egg hunters go home smiling!
We’re so proud of our amazing team and all the hard work they put in over the Easter holidays, which are historically one of our busiest times of the year. There’s so much going on with all the Spring baby animals to feed and the park really starts to bloom into action. There’s such a wonderful ‘family-fun’ atmosphere and we want to keep it that way.
"Good place for the family lots to see and do. Clean and staff helpful. Could spend a day there with the kids and have a great time. Would recommend to everyone."Regular visitor
"An absolutely lovely farm, with the most perfect helpful, knowledgeable staff. We had an amazing day."Regular visitor
Allergy Awareness "We come and visit you every week and I was so pleased to see the "no food" notice up in the soft play areas. My son is anaphylaxis to dairy and peanuts. Thank you for raising awareness and helping my son to not be at risk!"Allergy Awareness
"The imagination and creativity with the play areas is just perfect. Today we fed the lambs and it was such a special moment, I've always wanted to do it and loved it!"Local Visitor
"The passes are fantastic value for money and whenever we come to Farmer Palmer's my children never want to leave. Staff are always very friendly and helpful."Annual Pass Holder
"Even when it's pouring down, FP is a great place to come. Plenty to do under shelter and who doesn't love to put their wellies on and splash in muddy puddles! And for the mums and dads, the cake is amazing :)"Regular visitor
"A rare treat, a full day out and change!"Value for money!
"We keep coming back with our grandchildren"Grandparent’s view
"We are big fans!! My little boy wakes up most mornings asking if he can go to Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park!!"Winning testimonial
"It was amazing. From organisation to the staff, who were fantastic, we were very pleased"Team Farmer Palmer Fan
"Great family day out. Highly recommended!"Holiday visitor to Dorset
"I can't recommend this wonderful place enough. It's an amazing little piece of paradise in Dorset."Lissie Marshall