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Review — You’re Never Too Old For Folly Farm!

I did warn you of my love for animals, so
you won’t be too surprised that my first post contains…well, animals. I’ve been
going to Wales a few times a year since my parents moved out there a few years
back and other than Cardiff – which I will talk about my love for another time
– one of my favourite things I’ve done in South Wales and more specifically
Pembrokeshire, so far is visit Folly Farm. I want to throw some reviews on here of things I do, things I eat and things I use because, well let’s face it, whenever I’m interested in something the first thing I’ll do is try and find a review, before I do it. Hopefully my reviews will be of use to others.

Folly Farm is the best attraction in Wales and that might be me being bias, but it was also voted the best day out in Wales. To top it off, it has also been voted as one of the five top zoos in the UK. There are some pretty awesome zoos in the UK so I think that’s quite an achievement in itself.

The zoo consists of animals ranging from lions to goats and penguins to
rats. I’m an avid rat lover so yes I did get as excited about them as the
bigger animals, but unfortunately as they often are during the day – they were
asleep and hiding. The zoo is a place you almost definitely would have visited
as a child if you ever went on holiday to the area, so you might know of it even if you’ve not visited Pembrokeshire in many years. The penguins are a particularly popular feature, especially with children and you can get a nice close-up view of them. As with a few of the different animals in the zoo, you’re also able to see them being fed at certain times which is pretty cool. You can’t really beat watching a few penguins running round with fish in their mouths.
So why am I saying all of this now? I
actually visited the zoo back in September and still hadn’t taken the photos I
took during my time there off of my camera and put them online – or even on my laptop. This kind-of
forced me into doing so. The last time I visited Folly Farm was during the summer holidays in 2016,
but this time it was a few weeks into a new school term so as you would
imagine, it was a hell of a lot quieter. I guess it took away from the
atmosphere a little, but it meant all the animals were more comfortable coming
out because there were so few people around, so we got to see pretty much
everything.
Constructive Criticism: The only thing I think could be improved upon is that I didn’t
find the staff to be the most interactive of people towards the customers. There are two zoos in this
area of Wales – perhaps I’ll write about the other another time – and the staff
at the other were much more talkative and went the extra mile. I do understand as it was a very quiet day and there weren’t many kids to entertain, but the same went for the other zoo. It’s nothing big and it definitely didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the day.

Folly Farm is still my overall favourite place to visit in this area of Wales. I
would go there every day if I could. If you’re visiting this part of Wales, especially as a family then
it’s a must do! There’s something for everyone, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of animals. The zoo has other things to do from
old arcade machines to play areas and fairground rides, you can even milk a goat or take a ride on
their train. Their Ferris wheel is also a popular feature and they run
special events throughout the year.

My last thing to mention is that I have always been impressed with the way they run their digital media, it’s very engaging and fun! If you’re looking for more information about Folly Farm then you can visit their website here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 

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14 Comments

  • Reply Jhilmil Bhansali

    Wow, those penguins are so sweet and adorable and the mighty lions. I love wild life so much and yes this place is a perfect one for me.

    Nov 3, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    • Reply missviclb

      You and me both!! I can't get enough!

      Nov 3, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Dean B

    Folly farm looks amazing and I so agree with you, you're never too old for zoos!

    Nov 3, 2017 at 11:33 pm
  • Reply Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    We love Folly Farm and have been a couple of times when we visited Pembrokeshire. It's amazing they literally have everything there!

    Nov 4, 2017 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Talya

    Love days out like these they really are great for the whole family!

    Nov 4, 2017 at 8:42 am
  • Reply Anosa Malanga

    Folly farm sounds like a really lovely Zoo to visit, I have never been to a zoo in the UK but would love to visit one soon

    Nov 4, 2017 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Stella Olojola

    I like the sound of Folly Farm. Looks great.

    Nov 4, 2017 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Katy S

    Sounds like a great fun day out – I love penguins!

    Nov 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Kara Guppy

    We loved Folly Farm on our visit earlier this year and spent a lot of time enjoying the fairground rides

    Nov 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Out Of Depth Dad

    Folly Farm looks like a great day out! I'm big fan of penguins, although I'm terrified on heights so you wouldn't get me on the Ferris Wheel!

    Nov 4, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    This looks like such an awesome and fun place to visit!,, shell

    Nov 4, 2017 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Clairejustine

    Aww, it sounds lovely here. It has been years since I visited a zoo.

    Nov 5, 2017 at 6:28 am
  • Reply Melanies Fab Finds

    I love animals too so I love this sort of place myself with or without the children.

    Nov 5, 2017 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Lucy Dorrington

    I love days out in Wales, but I've not heard of this one. I am absolutely going to have to go now, mainly because it's called a farm, but there's a lion in it. Love that so much!

    Nov 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm
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