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Quince Honey Farm

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North Road, South Molton EX36 3AZ, England
+44 1769 572401
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good day out with little kids

We took our 3 year old here, not expecting much this proved to be completely wrong and it was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chiesa_italy
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Great for kids

Plenty to do: bee farm/museum, soft play, insect zone, shop and cafeteria. Ideal for a rainy day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon G
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Get a Buzz from your holiday and take a trip to Quince Honey Farm. The family-run working honey farm has been producing quality honey since 1949 and has over 1000 hives deep in the North Devon countryside. Visit the world’s largest Honeybee exhibition; BeeWorld! The interesting displays and exhibits will teach you fun facts about the honeybee before you take a closer look inside the working hives. Nowhere in the world can you get so close to live bees without needing protective equipment! You may wish to take a guided tour or walk around at your own leisure. There is something happening every hour during the summer! Don’t miss out on the bee talks and beekeeping demos which gives you the opportunity to hold a frame of bees if you wish. There is a chance to make some beeswax candles and learn more about the different types of honey at one of the tasting sessions. New for 2017 is the ‘be a beekeeper experience’ which gives you the unique opportunity to work alongside a beekeeper learning more in depth about bees and the art of beekeeping. (You can sign up for this on the day). Any little bizzy bees won’t want to miss out on The Happy Bee play hive; the large indoor soft play area with nets and ropes to climb over. This is where you will also find the cafe offering homemade food and our special Devonshire cream teas with honey. There is an outdoor play and picnic area for when the sun is shining. Visit Critter cabin and meet some slithery friends at one of the daily critter encounters shows. Visit the honey farm shop to see the array of honey products on offer as well as beautiful handmade beeswax candles and skin care. Make a Bee-line for Quince Honey Farm
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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North Road, South Molton EX36 3AZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 3 year old here, not expecting much this proved to be completely wrong and it was a good day out. There was plenty to see, lots of hives indoors that you could view through glass and get very close to without the...More

Thank chiesa_italy
Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for the positive and informative review. We’re glad that you and your family had an enjoyable visit and made full use of everything we have on offer. Be sure to stop by over the October half-term, for some spooky Halloween fun!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty to do: bee farm/museum, soft play, insect zone, shop and cafeteria. Ideal for a rainy day, be sure to check the website for timetable of activities (critter encounters was a big hit with us!)More

Thank Jon G
Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for the review. I’ll be sure to pass on your kind words about Critter Encounters to our education team. We are running a full daily timetable of events up until the end of October. However, our café and soft play area will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant and interesting way to spend a couple of hours.The grandchildren enjoyed seeing bees up close, while adults enjoyed the tour / talk and sampling the produce ( which you can purchase. There is a nice indoor play area for small ones, an excellent cafe...More

Thank David G
Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much the review. We’re glad that the whole family enjoyed their visit and we’ll be sure to pass on your comments to the education team and café staff.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a week ago taking 3 kids. Its not a full day out but it was a very interesting visit. There are many live hives and other displays on view and lots of information obviously about bees. Worth a morning outMore

Thank Rugbymetalman
Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We always welcome feedback and are glad your family had an interesting visit. We do provide a full day’s worth of activities, so do be sure to visit us again. You could try your hand at candle rolling,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Dog’s are welcome here everywhere except in the play areas." - taken from the website, opening times section. After reading reviews and for my final weekday here in Devon I decided to visit with my partner and our dogs, being unable to leave our dogs...More

Thank TheMisterA
Ruby M, Marketing Manager at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dogs are welcome everywhere except the two play areas for obvious reasons. Firstly we are really happy you enjoyed the beekeeping demonstration and we are pleased to hear you would give it 5 stars. We would like to apologise for our unprofessional approach to handling...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a great place so educational and the knowledge of our guide is great. Well laid out so you look down in to all the areas. Even made our own candle. Had lunch also which was good. Even managed to sample some honey.More

Thank mbeale2014
Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. I’ll be sure to pass on your comments to our education team, as they work hard to make sure that visitors’ experiences are as informative as they can be. Be sure to visit us again, so that you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this as it was close to where we were staying and it turned out to the be gem of the holiday. The whole family loved it. The soft play went down well as did the honeycomb afternoon tea and we all learnt so...More

Thank joeysel
Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the 5-star review. It sounds like you and your family really got stuck-in with everything we have to offer. I hope you had a pleasant rest-of-your-stay in sunny North Devon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, the thought of more than 1000 bee hives in full production combined with practical education in this ancient partnership promised a great deal, so it was with more excitement than any trepidation about bee stings that we approached this experience. Certainly, our guide Alex...More

Thank 995rossb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we have visited quince honey farm from Appledore out of school club and they have again gone above and beyond our expectations! We were greeted by the owner and Verity from the coach and escorted around all day, we were...More

Thank hes2604
Jason_QuinceHoney, Public Relations Team at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the fantastic review. Educations forms a huge part of what we’re all about at Quince Honey Farm, and so we’re always happy to host educational visits. We glad the children learnt so much and we’ll be sure to pass your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first came here whilst at University in 1985, so there was an element of nostalgia plus an opportunity to educate my 12vyear olds. To be fair, they loved it. I however felt it had barely changed in over 30 years. The information boards looked...More

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Ruby M, Marketing Manager at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate all feedback but we are unsure where to start with this one, we are disappointed you think it hasn’t changed in 30 years but this just isn’t the case. We do understand that unfortunately we can’t keep every visitor happy but the majority...More

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Roger L
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Summer rates: Adults £6.95 Children ( 3-16) £6.50 Seniors £6.50 Under 3’s Free Group rate: £4.45 with a group of 10 or more and pre-booking is essential. This includes the whole attraction for the day, or check the... More
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