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Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

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Nr South Devon Steam Railway | 400yds Walk from Totnes Mainline Station, Totnes TQ9 5JR, England
+44 1803 840387
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Totnes Rare Breeds - close encounters with furry friends

Not exactly a zoo, not exactly a farm, the Rare Breeds Centre beyond the Littehempston Station... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derek M
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Great visit with grandchildren

My small grandchildren loved their visit. So good to go to a place that is so child friendly. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raine H
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Looking for a fantastic day out? This family-owned attraction is small enough to provide a friendly and personal service, with enough to keep visitors happy all day.What sets Totnes Rare Breeds apart is the opportunity to be within hugging range of all the animals. Most enclosures can be entered for close-up stroking, patting and cuddling. The Garden Café (outside the farm) offers made-to order dishes at reasonable prices, from indulgent snacks to tasty meals.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Nr South Devon Steam Railway | 400yds Walk from Totnes Mainline Station, Totnes TQ9 5JR, England
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+44 1803 840387
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not exactly a zoo, not exactly a farm, the Rare Breeds Centre beyond the Littehempston Station (Totnes) of the Dart Valley Steam Railway, offers something for every member of the family. Refreshments in the garden or log cabin watching the steam trains and the main...More

Thank Derek M
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much, Derek - we are something of a rare breed in ourselves! So glad that you enjoyed your time in the farm and the cafe. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My small grandchildren loved their visit. So good to go to a place that is so child friendly. They are already planning their next visit.

Thank Raine H
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much, Raine. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited here before - 2 adults and no children and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We enjoyed all the animals, especially the owls. The man giving the talk on the owls knew his stuff and was very informative. All the staff we...More

Thank Jane C
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Jane for your lovely review and great rating. It means a lot to us to hear that you are repeat customers! Really happy that you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place! Ideal for all ages, I'm in my 50's and still enjoyed feeding the goats and birds! Well laid out with lots of information, the owls were delightful and it was wonderful to be able stroke the little owl that sits on...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Really happy that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for such a great review and rating.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great unexpected treat. It's not a big farm, but it was perfect. Our 3 year old loved it! And what a greeting when you come through the gate! I won't write any spoilers, but that was fantastic. A lovely hands on experience. The...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! Really happy that you loved your time with us so much and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. Brought our adult kids with us and just enjoyed them becoming kids again. Lots lovely animals to see, stroke, and cuddle. Bring a picnic and if your lucky you will also see the steam trains coming out of the station.More

Thank Claudette S
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, it means so much to hear you say this. Yes, we are aimed mainly at families with little children, but we feel strongly that 'big kids' can have just as much fun here. Really glad that you all enjoyed yourselves and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited the Farm on a pre-school trip with my 3 year old son, and we loved it! We travelled by train, and it's just a short walk from Totnes station. The farm is small but has a great range of different animals, some...More

Thank Kae81
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Very glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We went there as a family with children and grandchildren. It was a lovely place, with lots to do. Will be visiting again soon.

Thank Wendy D
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you so much, Wendy. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We arrived by train from Buckfastleigh and decided to have a look around. This is mainly for children. My wife would disagree as she very much enjoyed petting the animals. Lots of the animals can be fed and bags of feed can be purchased. Half...More

Thank Michael T
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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you so much for coming in to visit us and for taking the time to write us a review. I am very glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Sweet little farm, ideal for toddlers. Can feed the animals and also have some guinea pigs to hold on your lap. Next to south devon railway so can catch a steam train to Buckfastleigh x

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to leave a review on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you again soon.

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jnnsdav
March 21, 2017|
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Response from totnesrarebreeds | Property representative |
Hello, we are purely animal based and so do not have a play park, so while we hope your child will love the animals, it may be a bit easier to persuade them to leave :) We hope to see you soon.
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