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Bluebell's Dairy

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Great Ice Cream

Before anything else, this ice cream is the best you will have outside of Italian gelato, we travel... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Calverton, United Kingdom
via mobile
3 year old loved it!

Peak time (half term) entrance fee seems pricey but we spent a lovely 3 hours here on a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“play area”(68 reviews)
“sand pit”(16 reviews)
Family run Ice Cream Tea Rooms and Animal Patch. All our luxury artisan ice cream is made on the farm from our own cows milk. We have a good selection to try in our Tea Rooms. The Tea Rooms, offers a good range of delicious homemade food and cake.
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Locko Road, Derby DE21 7AR, England
+44 1332 673924
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I came to Unicorn Day with my daughter, it was very well planned and thought out. We cannot wait for the next one!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LRose2017
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Can not fault this place! Has everything! Been going since it first opened and seen it build up over time. The facilities are great, animals to see and feed at just £1 a bag, food on site is lovely, nice big cafe (although could do...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Before anything else, this ice cream is the best you will have outside of Italian gelato, we travel 50 minutes to get it. The downside (and the reason it’s not a 5* review) is the cost. At over £4.50 for a 500ml tub it is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Patrick_Haz
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

As the title says ... I live, literally, across the field to Bluebells and feel I should come more as it's so local to me. However, every time I come I say to myself 'I'm not coming back'. Every visit it just gets worse here....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Oliver B, Owner at Bluebell's Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Thank you for your review. Firstly Im sorry you haven't enjoyed your time If we had remained a 6 table café we would certainly not be in business today. For you and your 3 year old to come and visit us during a weekday...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Peak time (half term) entrance fee seems pricey but we spent a lovely 3 hours here on a beautiful sunny May afternoon. Our granddaughter would have been there til closing time if we'd been able to. The play park is good with equipment for young...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place for a 6 year old and a 6 month old. Lots of animals and lots of activities to keep children entertained. Very well priced attraction and a good value restaurant / coffee shop. We should be supporting good value local attractions like...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hollyncharlie
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The ice cream here is delicious. It is more expensive than other brands but it is well worth it. Definitely recommend as a great place to have lunch or bring the kids for a morning out

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CharLiz12
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Visited on a lovely, sunny, warm day a couple of weeks ago. It was very busy- it seemed as if every yummy mummy and their children in Derbyshire were here. Our young person enjoyed looking at the few animals, the play area and particularly the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Loveajolly
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I took my grandchildren 2 and 4 to visit. Nothing to do few animals play barn they wanted to go in was for older children they couldn’t reach the tractor peddles, the wheelbarrows wouldn’t push on the maize. Very poor. The cafe was nice and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank chillieSheffield
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on 21st April as a family including 2 toddlers - it was a lovely sunny day and it was really busy. I have a mixed review. The farm itself had a great play area and amazing trampoline. The animals were a little limited...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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27 October 2018|
Response from Lynn H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when we were there we took our granddaughter and she had beans on toast and I'm pretty sure they had fruit drinks for sale. I had a salad and my husband had ham, egg and chips. They have tea, coffee,water too. Lots of... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from Oliver B | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your question. The best route is down Footpath No. 22 which comes off Sancroft road, which will bring you across the fields. The only other route is down Locko Road but this is a very busy road and there is... More