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Here are over 101 reasons to visit Farmer Palmer’s with your family!

Farmer Palmer’s is specifically designed with little ones in mind! We understand the needs of parents (and grandparents) with children aged 0-8 years, so we’ve created a fun, safe and entertaining environment for you.

Need a little more information? Read on for over 101 reasons why Farmer Palmer’s is Dorset’s favourite family day out.

A boy stroking a piglet at Farmer Palmer's

101 Reasons (and more!)

  1. A full day out for Children 8 & under, full of variety
  2. It is an excellent value for money family day out. Check out the admission prices and opening times here. 
  3. We focus on the little VIP’s.
  4. Excellent Attention to detail with clean and well-maintained facilities
  5. A safe and friendly environment for the whole family to relax and enjoy.
  6. We consistently deliver excellent customer service by way of the Farmer Palmer’s Client Experience
  7. Family run, by the Palmer Family and their team.
  8. All team members are easily identifiable in a smart uniform and our monitors wear high vis vests.
  9. Sandra Palmer-Snellin is project manager & responds personally to all reviews/customer queries.
  10. We always have trained first aiders on site
  11. Aim to act on all feedback from customers
  12. 1st out of 38 places to visit in Poole on TripAdvisor (March 2019)
  13. 30 out of 430 things to do in Dorset on TripAdvisor
  14. 5 out of 5 ranking on TripAdvisor
  15. Regularly request feedback from customers via our website and social media accounts
  16. Monthly newsletter and blogs to keep our customers engaged and up to date.
  17. Clear and easy to use website in Farmer Palmer themed style.
  18. Members of Quality Associations – Visit England’s VAQAS, KIWA and NFAN.
  19. Winner of Visit Britain’s The South West England’s Tourism Excellence Customer Service Superstar Award 2019
  20. Winner Dorset Tourism Award 2018
  21. Winner Venus Awards Employer of the Year 2018
  22. Eco and Environmentally aware practices – see ‘Eco Farmer’ page
  23. Supports local businesses and suppliers
  24. Has a written plan and vision for the future
  25. Re-invest in new equipment for the farm park every year.
  26. Provide Educational Package and discounted rates for groups.
  27. Support local schools with educational talks, on business and diversification.
  28. Supports over 800 local charities/schools with family pass raffle prizes (currently on hold as part of the business’s covid recovery plan)
  29. Breast feeding welcome and offer breastfeeding Mum’s a free glass of water
  30. Clean & tidy baby change facilities for Mum’s and Dad’s.
  31. Sanitary and baby vending stations
  32. Bottle warming facilities for babies
  33. We stock baby food – Ella’s kitchen
  34. Microwave for parents to heat food.
  35. We supply products for babies and new mum’s.
  36. We stock emergency products as requested by parents. Wipes, nappies, Calpol, Piriton, socks, clothing, hats & sun cream.
  37. Well laid out car parks within rural setting
  38. Tarmac surface, wide Disabled parking bays.
  39. 2 good sized over flow car parks to support peak times
  40. Lockers are available for rucksacks and lunch boxes
  41. Wheelchair availability on the day, first come first served basis.
  42. Free Dog Kennels for visitors to use who don’t want to leave their pets at home.
  43. Upon arrival, admissions team give a thorough introduction to the farm
  44. Each adult visitor is shown a timetable with a list of demonstrations on that day.
  45. New visitors receive a map of the farm for easy familiarisation if they’d like one
  46. Customer focused Online Annual Pass System to support new/renewal customers from the comfort of their own home.
  47. At least 2 monitors on-site during the weekends and peak to oversee busy areas and maintain cleanliness and safety across the park.
  48. A great attraction in all weather conditions.
  49. A large, 2 tier sized indoor soft play.
  50. Peep Through Photo Board opportunities for the whole family.
  51. Little Farmers Barn for a variety of play time activities and role playing fun
  52. Indoor and outdoor bouncy castles
  53. Specific seasonal activities; Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
  54. Booking system to see ‘Farmer Christmas’ in December, to make the experience relaxed and enjoyable for the whole family.
  55. An age specific, quality Christmas gift from ‘Farmer Christmas’ which equates to the money spent by the parent.
  56. The Birthday parties give parents a stress free, but enjoyable party to be enjoyed by all.
  57. Party guests can bring an adult for free
  58. Various party options
  59. Good variety of hot food meal choices for parties
  60. Quality party bags included in the price
  61. Clients always made to feel welcome, from the moment you step in the front door
  62. As a team, we pride ourselves on delivering individual/tailored needs to customers with a disability or accessibility requirements
  63. Staff will go above and beyond to make a memorable day for customers.
  64. The team are focused in delivering excellent customer service, received 98% from Visit England and will be nominated for Welcome accolade
  65. The team are knowledgeable and experienced in their department, which customers appreciate when they have questions about the farm park.
  66. Customer Service always delivered with a smile.
  67. Timetable of demonstrations for children to interact with the animals.
  68. Entertaining and informative demonstrations for both adults and children.
  69. The animals are clean, happy and well looked after.
  70. A wide variety of animals and breeds.
  71. Great range of additional activities:
  72. Deer Feeding Experience
  73. Tractor trailer rides
  74. Maize Maze (summer only)
  75. Pig Racing
  76. Woodland Walk
  77. World of Dinosaur Roar Discovery Trail
  78. 5* Hygiene rating restaurant
  79. Well laid out restaurant with plenty of seating
  80. 20 highchairs
  81. Good value food, with generous portions
  82. A good selection of drinks for adults and children
  83. Delicious Homemade cakes, on site, by Dawn.
  84. Good variety of Hot and Cold food served in the restaurant.
  85. Allergen conscious, offering a good variety of diary/gluten free products etc
  86. We support and understand allergies when considering menu choices
  87. We acknowledge Vegetarian and Vegan choices in our menu
  88. Large selection of ice cream (including Mr Whippy) and ice lollies, with additional extras.
  89. In the winter, on a Sunday we serve a roast dinner for adults and children.
  90. All our produce and products are locally sourced.
  91. We provide lemon infused water free of charge in the restaurant.
  92. Free condiments
  93. Table stewards to help clear your tables
  94. Tray racking to encourage clean and tidy practices for all of our visitors
  95. General waste and recycling bin options
  96. During peak season and holidays, our well stocked kiosk is open to support the snack trade and reduce waiting times in the restaurant
  97. Plenty of Picnic benches to support packed lunches
  98. A good size and well stocked Gift Shop with toys and gifts for all ages
  99. Branded toys as well as own label
  100. A good selection and variety of toys to buy, to remind you of your day at the farm
  101. “Things I need” items for all age groups including newborn
  102. We sell carefully chosen gifts/souvenirs to take home as Thank You gifts
  103. We support diversity and the accessibility needs of our clients
  104. Sensitively priced Annual Pass membership
  105. Fresh air, play, education, and entertainment in the beautiful Dorset countryside!

*Please note; due to the 2020 Global Pandemic some of this information may have changed, if you have questions or want to check something please email


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