Not just a farm as the name would suggest, but also home to indoor and outdoor play areas and ‘dino trail’ meaning it caters for kids of all ages. The animals range from the ‘petting’ type (bunnies, chicks, etc.) to the larger horses, pigs, sheep, llamas and many more. You can get up close to all of the animals, although there is a specific ‘animal handling’ barn where the kids can hold some of the smaller ones.
MUMMY’S GIN FUND SAYS:
Pack a picnic, your kids, and head for a fun day out at Godstone Farm. Not just a farm but the adventure playgrounds (outdoor and indoor) will keep your kids occupied for hours. There really is something for all ages here. Lots of animals to see and interact with (buy a bag of food when you arrive to feed some of them), as well as being able to actually hold the smaller ones like bunnies and chicks. The play areas are vast and even when it’s busy, the place never feels that full as the site is so spread out. It is equally as good for toddlers as it is for older children, with the play areas being equipped to suit both. If the weather is on your side you could rock up when it opens and stay until closing. It’s easy to get to, parking is adequate although it can be a bit of a trek to the entrance. The site is also easy to navigate with buggies and small children. We love it there and have never heard a bad review from other people who’ve been. You won’t regret a trip to Godstone!
Address: Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8LX.
Playground: Yes, an amazingly huge playground with enough equipment to keep kids entertained all day. It is suitable for all ages and completely brilliant. Even better is that it’s fully visible from the picnic area so parents can sip Gin whilst watching the kids.
Cafe: There’s a tea room serving hot and cold lunches, drinks and cakes. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. The Playbarn cafe, Ice Cream Shed and Top Shop are available for drinks and light refreshments. The Ice Cream Shed and Top Shop are seasonal and weather dependent.
Toilets: Yes, plenty – clean and accessible. Lots of extra hand washing facilities too.
Pram / wheelchair / mobility friendly: Yes. Lots of wide paths and step-free access to animals and picnic area. Most of the paths are tarmac although some are a bit pebbly so can be bumpy.
Parking: Plenty of free on-site parking.
Nearest Station: Caterham, Surrey.
Phone: 01883 742546.
The outdoor adventure area is very large and has two sandpits as well as various slides, climbing frames, etc., for all ages. The indoor play area has a babies and toddler section as well as a larger area for the older kids.
There’s a cafe in the indoor play area as well as a main tea room elsewhere in the farm and snack shop. Plenty of room and facilities for picnics.
Review by Philippa Hulse.