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“Day out with the grandkids”
Review of Bluebell's Dairy

Bluebell's Dairy
Ranked #10 of 69 things to do in Derby
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 April 2018

A lovely place for the kids to visit abit pricey on admission but worth it,we had a tractor ride round the farm it was great ,my grandkids loved it ,lovey afternoon out.

Thank garybednall1-uk
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"ice cream"
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"play area"
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"sand pit"
in 15 reviews
"bouncy pillow"
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"feeding the animals"
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"small animals"
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"guinea pigs"
in 13 reviews
"petting zoo"
in 4 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 10 reviews
"lovely morning"
in 4 reviews
"animal food"
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"go karts"
in 5 reviews
"play equipment"
in 5 reviews
"lovely food"
in 9 reviews
"tea room"
in 12 reviews

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We've been here a few times over the past summer. They have the most amazing, freshly made ice cream in so many different flavours, definitely one for kids. Lovely for lunch and a short walk after to see the animals, definitely returning!

1  Thank Abi F
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Do not waste your money on visiting the farm .What used to be free now costs 6.50 for children 4.50 for adults.for this you get to see rabbits . sheep .two donkeys. one pig. One goat. Ducks. Turkeys.all in a muddy field. It has to be the biggest rip off ever.

3  Thank Frank B
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Oliver B, Owner at Bluebell's Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi thanks for your review, but I think we need to point out a few issues. Firstly when it was free you were getting a great deal which from a business point of view was totally unsustainable, the play area and animals cost us and as such we have to charge so that we can keep on offering them and stay in business.

Since we put on the charge we have doubled the number and variety of animals, put in a huge bouncy pillow, a pedal go-kart track, there is animal petting every hour, there is a play area with an all weather surface and we have put in an indoor play area with a straw bale mountain, corn pit and pedal tractors. Plus we are currently running our Easter event so the price is a little higher at £4.50 for adults and £6.50 for children, but for that on top of all the above there is a trail round our fields with a chocolate treat for the kids and an Easter Egg hunt with another chocolate treat as well as Easter crafts. Yes it is muddy at the moment as we have had the wettest year for a long time, we can't help that but we have spent along time putting down temporary paths and we keep on adding to the hard parking as and when we can afford it.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon with the kids (2 boys aged 4 and 7).

We paid £22 to do the Easter egg trail. We took the long path and it took about an hour. They really enjoyed it. It was VERY muddy which was fine as we were in wellies and the kids thought it was great!
We did see a lot of people in white trainers though who didn’t think it was quite so great They enjoyed finding the 8 egg stations and won a chocolate bar.

On the hour there was an Easter egg hunt which the boys also really enjoyed. They won a little chocolate egg.

We were lucky that it was a dry day so we could feed the animals, bounce on the big air bag trampoline and use the park and sandpit. The go karts were fun too.

It was well organised and the staff are very friendly.

It was nice to see the little chicks and lambs.

We always visit at Christmas too as I find their events are fun and well planned out as well as being good value. The restaurant is really nice too.

1  Thank laurief146
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were charge £22 for a family of 4. There really isn’t much to do there. I saw a few animals, there was a play area and a bouncy area. Saying that, the ice cream was lovely, and it would be the reason I will go back again, but I will definitely give the park a miss.

1  Thank lozzali
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