Holders of the Best Family Day Out in Wales award, Folly Farm offers four fantastic reasons to visit… a friendly farmyard, spectacular zoo, enormous vintage funfair and an imaginative range of indoor and outdoor adventure play!
Set in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside, Folly Farm is a farm diversification success story. In 1988, this former dairy farm with the same name, opened its doors to the public to demonstrate how its cows were milked. Nearly 25 years on, Folly Farm is one of the top paid-for visitor attractions in Wales and wins awards for it.
AWARD WINNING CREDENTIALS
- Current holders of the Best Family Day Out in Wales as judged by the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2010-2012
- Recipients of the Best Education Project Award for a small collection from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for acheiving consistently excellent traveller ratings.
JOLLY BARN AND FARM
Folly Farm's most well known attraction is still as hugely popular today as when it opened nearly 25 years ago. The Jolly Barn is home to a huge variety of farmyard friends. With goats, sheep, pigs, donkeys, miniature horses, chickens and much more, including many rare breeds and a whole raft of babies each year, visitors get the chance to get up close to their farmyard favourites. There's even a life-size plastic cow you can milk!
NEW FOR 2012 - The Discovery Farmyard packed full with educational, interactive exhibits where children can experience farming education in a fun and stimulating environment through games such as What Crop, the Grain Chain, Whose Baby and many more.
With over 50 different species amounting to more than 250 animals, Folly Zoo is a day out in itself. Home to the only Giraffes in Wales as well as many more exotic and endangered species, you can learn more about all your favourite zoo animals, and many more you might not have even heard of.
NEW FOR 2012 - Now you can get up close to Folly Farm's Giraffe on the Giraffe Heights Walkway, a platform which extends into the Giraffe paddock and gets you alongside these beautiful creatures. Also new this year is Folly Interactive Explorer an education based challenge where children navigate their way through each exhibit to complete their Folly Explorer Passport.
Europe's largest undercover vintage funfair with a huge collection of working rides and stalls lovingly restored for your enjoyment. Farms and funfairs have a long shared history as farmers used to use hiring fairs as a means of finding people to work their land. Folly Farm has brought together under one roof some of the most important funfair rides in British fair history, including the 90 year old Golden Gallopers, chair-o-planes, dodgems, the Lakin Skid, the Cake Walk, the Royal Coronation Speedway and many more. A giant helter skelter sits just outside the funfair and complete the old time funfair experience and in 2011 Folly Farm added a new 25 metre Big Wheel, The Pembrokeshire Wheel, which offers spectacular views of the Pembrokeshire landscape...you can even see the sea at Saundersfoot!
Whatever the weather, Folly Farm has got it covered. 50% of the attraction is now undercover for when it's raining or for when a bit of shade is required! There is a huge mix of both indoor and outdoor adventure play...
A unique family play experience, Carousel Woods is an enormous indoor play park suitable for the whole family, so parents can join their children on a magical adventure! Carousel Woods is a multi-level soft play venue, set in the magical surroundings of an enchanted forest.
So brace yourselves for the slides, tubes, climbing nets and soft play or let the kids go wild whilst you sit back and relax with a coffee and homemade cake in the Carousel Cafe!
There's tons of fun to be had in the outdoor adventure playgrounds and attractions. From Pirates Adventure, to the Go Karts and Mini-Diggers. So sit back and relax whilst the kids tire themselves out...and enjoy a peaceful journey home.
NEW FOR 2012 - The Destruction Playground is a vast new sand playground with construction -themed play equipment and mini sand-diggers. Dilys the Dumper, Dylan the Digger, Llewellyn the Loader and Elin the Excavator have much more kid appeal than standard construction vehicles as they come fitted with tubes and slides as standard!
Children 3-15 years £8.50
2 years and under FREE
Senior citizens £8.50
Disabled (Registered carer free on proof of registration) £8.50
For 15 or more paying people when pre-booked by calling 01834 812731
Children (3-15 years) £4.50
2 years and under FREE
Senior citizens £4.50
Disabled groups to consist of 10 paying people or more
1 adult free per 10 paying children
Open all the time
Please see the website for opening times before you travel www.folly-farm.co.uk. Open all year but weekends only during the Winter.
1st July - 2nd Sept 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sunday
3rd Sept - 4th Nov - 10am - 5pm Mon - Sun
5th Nov- 8h Feb -10am-4pm Weekends Only
9th Feb - 17th Feb - 10am-5pm - Mon-Sun