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Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not only for children

I went with my boy this summer, and I was really surprised by this charming place. We enjoy being... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Ana B
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Totnes, United Kingdom
If you like animals this is brilliant

What a lovely few hours, steam trains animals and a lovely cafe! This place on a sunny day is... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Andrew G
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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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Looking for a fantastic day out? This family-owned attraction is small enough to provide a friendly and personal service, with enough to keep visitors happy all day.What sets Totnes Rare Breeds apart is the opportunity to be within hugging range of...more
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Nr South Devon Steam Railway | 400yds Walk from Totnes Mainline Station, Totnes TQ9 5JR, England
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

I went with my boy this summer, and I was really surprised by this charming place. We enjoy being so close with the animals. You can touch the goats and even have a guinea pig on your lap

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ana B
totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Ana. This truly mean a lot to us. So glad that you both had a lovely time and we hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 9 October 2018

What a lovely few hours, steam trains animals and a lovely cafe! This place on a sunny day is almost magical like you have gone back in time. The farm is what I would class as small but I would also class it as brilliant,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew G
totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you so much, Andrew...believe it or not there are supposed to be Mandarin Ducks in that pond but sadly they seem to be very shy and we'll have to rethink that exhibit for next season! Really happy that you enjoyed your time with us,...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

The cafe next to the Rare Breeds Farm provides good, serviceable fare - teas, coffees, baked spuds, quiche - that sort of thing - nicely served up, enjoyable although not different from similar food elsewhere. What is different, of course, is the location. What could...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you so much, glad that you enjoyed your time here :)

Reviewed 12 September 2018

We had visited totnes and thought this might be nice a nice place to visit for the afternoon.....First off we set the details in the Sat Nat - big mistake. The postcode took us on a journey that was way out of the way. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an in depth review. I am deeply sorry that you struggled to find us. We have had ongoing issues with google over the sat nav directions and sadly the trees overgrowing the signs (which...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The farm is small, but if you're an animal lover this is a hands on touchy feely farm. Even able to stroke birds of prey with the professional bird keeper. Two friendly Alpacas and baby goats adds to the intimate feel. The farm is located...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. If you wish to visit us again in the future, I recommend parking at the Pavillion Leisure Center carp park as you can pay for as long as you want which may be cheaper?

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Our grandchildren loved the whole experience. Would have been nice to see some staff about. Unfortunately there were a couple of unpleasant children there chasing ducks, despite notices advising not to but there were no staff around to sort this out. It got so bad...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valerie B
totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello Valerie, thank you so much for your visit and I am glad you enjoyed yourselves on the whole. I apologise that at the time of this incident there were no staff to be found, I assure you that this is not normally the case...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

After spending time on riding the steam train and wandering around a very interesting museum we needed refreshments so crossed the tracks to the cafe at the rare animal breed farm. I have to say the cream tea was totally awesome! The scones were huge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Heather T
totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you so much, Heather. I am sure the cafe staff will be very happy to hear such lovely things said about their cream teas. Your kind words mean a lot, thank you.

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A nice little farm with a range of goats, pigs, squirrels, owls, etc. The children enjoyed petting the guinea pigs and there is a nice little cafe next to the steam train railway.

Date of experience: August 2018
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you so much, Andy. Glad that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We are regular visitors to the rare breeds farm and it is typically a firm favourite with our boys, 3 and 6. On this occasion however, perhaps due to being high season or the fact that we arrived over lunchtime, it was not as magical...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Firstly a massive thank you for you repeat visits as these mean a lot to us. I sincerely apologise that your latest visit was not up to its usual expectations. I cannot offer a suitable explanation as to why no one was around to offer...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Set off for a 40 minute drive to rare breeds with 2 excited kids in tow. After nearly 3 hours driving round overgrown lanes and a dead end we decided to give up and go for a picnic on the moors instead.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

I am so sorry, Mandy. Google directions are being the bane of our lives this summer. Our website offers the correct directions and we would have been more than happy to assist you if you had given us a ring. Hopefully you and the children...More

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jnnsdav
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Response from totnesrarebreeds | Property representative |
Hello, we are purely animal based and so do not have a play park, so while we hope your child will love the animals, it may be a bit easier to persuade them to leave :) We hope to see you soon.
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