Hadleigh Farm - Rare Breeds Centre, Southend-on-Sea

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  • We have been to this farm numerous times with our granddaughter and she loves it . They can feed some of the animals which they like to do. It is easy to park, very reasonably priced and plenty to.....  more »
  • I saw about this farm online and decided to visit it. Easy online booking process. The farm itself was really lovely, quite small but with charm. Most of the animals are native to the UK and...  more »
  • Stopped here after visiting the castle as the parking for that was very close by. Although it was only the two of us, (my wife and no kids) we really enjoyed ourselves. There are so many different rare domesticated UK animals that it's definitely worth a visit. Also the fact that you can feed quite a few of them means that you get far more interaction. Nothing gets the animals to come and say hello than a handful of food. Also the animal feed is really cheap so all of the family can enjoy giving it in exchange for a stroke of the head or two. The farm was set up to help people from cities get into farming by the Salvation Army and still does so today. Plus they now offer help in third world countries as well.Therefore you're not just helping keep rare breeds alive,you're also doing the same thing for people. When you have finished your tour the are plenty of hand wash stations so you are not worrying about dirty hands. They do have a restaurant there but as we had already eaten we didn't try it.
  • We loved the farm. We didn't even know about it, so it was a treat. Entry was less than £9 for 2 of us. Bags of feed for the sheep and goats was 3 for a £1. There seemed to be alot of regulars there to see the different breeds of sheep and goats and chickens. There were also llamas and a pig. Parking was a doddle. And there were also picnic tables in the farm. And plenty of taps around to wash hands. A fantastic little place. We will definitely be returning soon!
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