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

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Sunday, 29 October 2017
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!




14 comments on "Review — You're Never Too Old For Folly Farm!"
  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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

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  6. I like the sound of Folly Farm. Looks great.

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  7. Sounds like a great fun day out - I love penguins!

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

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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  13. 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!

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