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West Lodge Rural Centre

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Address: Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering NN14 2SH, England
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+44 1536 760552
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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We are an open, working farm with play areas, acres of beautiful walks, a...

We are an open, working farm with play areas, acres of beautiful walks, a large variety of farm animals including pigs, sheep, cows. Activities on offer include free barrel rides, piglet racing, cuddle corner petting sessions with the smaller animals. We also run pony rides and tractor tours of the farm at a small extra cost. Lots of picnic areas and a large family restaurant.

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piglet racing

Great place to take the grand kids. Lucky when we took our grand kids we were lucky to witness the pig racing, really funny to watch. Grandkids love it. The whole place is a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
john D
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Desborough, United Kingdom
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Desborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to take the grand kids. Lucky when we took our grand kids we were lucky to witness the pig racing, really funny to watch. Grandkids love it. The whole place is a nice place to visit.

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Thank john D
Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do love WL, it's well organised, boasts a nice range of activities such as pony grooming, piglet racing and free barrel rides every day, is reasonably priced and has a really lovely cafe. Even the outdoor toilets are always clean! On the minus it gets busy - not the fault of the lovely people that run it - but expect... More 

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Thank Charlottelou
Kettering, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday and again today we visited the farm. Yesterday we took two of our grandchildren. They had a great time in the parkland, on the castle, swings and slides. The lambs and chicks were a seasonal hit. The petting corner, as always, lead to our grandchildren wanting a Guinea pig and rabbit as pets! Today we took two other grandchildren.... More 

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Thank Georgina D
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we went in the school half term, we would have expected the park to have staff in over the busy periods. Unfortunately it took 30 mins to get served for just a few drinks. That being said, we loved the nature trails to the witches house and to the troll bridge. All of the little sculptures on the way... More 

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Thank Emma N
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a great time here. Love seeing santa at Christmas and the nativity play with all the animals. A great ways to start Christmas. Not to mention the mulled wine and hog roast!

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Thank Helena H
Kettering, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grandchildren were very bored after just 30 minutes! And they are always easily pleased! Not enough equipment to play on and very scruffy looking! Will not be visiting again !

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Thank jinjer777
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to do here and children love it! Plenty of hands on things to do for little ones. The day we went was muddy and wet but the children had a great time. Watching the pig racing was fun. They enjoyed a pony ride, feeding the goats, riding a tractor and lots more. The cafe was also good value and... More 

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Thank Wragby1943
Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it tends to be a bit hit and miss when we look for somewhere to meet friends for birthday outings. My wife suggested this as none of us had been. glad we did. despite the cold and mud it was great. We have paid a lot more for a lot less. The animals wanted to interact with the public, the... More 

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Westlodgefarmpark, Manager at West Lodge Rural Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate it! Mo Dee More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice little farm, big enough to walk around but not too big for little legs. Lots for kids to do, great free barrel rides and kids play area.

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Thank Rabbit1974
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

West Lodge provides a fantastic and varied day out for a farm. We have an annual pass, and my three year old loves visiting time and time again, will be renewing it again this year. The themed events are well planned and great value for money!

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