We’ve now visited Thrift Farm a few times over the last year because of it’s location, price and suitability for toddlers. It’s £4 for adults, £2 for children and FREE for under 2s off peak Mon-Fri. It’s £1 more for adults and 50p more for children at weekends. It’s big enough to visit for a couple of hours. There are donkeys, pigs, goats, lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs and A LOT of birds. There’s a nice play barn with ride-on tractors and baby toys. Animal feed is 50p a bag…. We found the outdoor play area is more suitable for older children though. Thrift Farm is run by Buckinghamshire Care and aims to create future employment opportunities for people with learning difficulties and mental health problems. So don’t go expecting soft play and sandpits, that’s not what it is, it’s a lovely community farm – great for young children for a morning out.
We take a picnic everywhere that we go but the new café is wonderful – really bright and much bigger than the one that was there previously. It’s potentially worth visiting just the café if you want to meet up with friends with small children as there’s a small play and book area for the kids. There’s a bigger, improved parking area too. We’ll definitely be returning. To park you drive past where the sat nav takes you to and go left at the roundabout and left again. Please bear in mind we visited in Feb 2016 and so check their website or facebook page for all the latest information, facilities, opening times and prices.
ADDRESS – Thrift Farm, Buckingham Road, Whaddon, Milton Keynes, MK17 0EQ
PHONE NUMBER – 01908 501733
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