Chobham Adventure Farm is all about the ADVENTURE! Whilst they do have a animal barn for us the main attractions were the play zones. They have two large adventure playgrounds for different ages, two giant jumping pillows (again for different ages) and a huge sandpit.
Planning your day
As with most places at the moment you have to book tickets in advance online. Since we visited they have updated their session times to give you much longer on the farm, which is fantastic as we felt a bit rushed. The sessions now give you 3 or 4 hours (we only had 2).
When booking you choose a table number and that your table is yours for the whole session. This is great as you’ve got a base to leave your things at and no issues with trying to find a table when you want to eat or have a break.
The outdoor play areas are brilliant and hours of fun. We didn’t even get a chance to play in all of them in our 2 hour slot. There’s plenty there to entertain children of all ages including zip lines and obstacle courses for older children. My little one, who’s 2, absolutely loved the smaller jumping pillow, running around the smaller adventure play area and even running up and down the high walkways in the large play area (once she got over the initial fright of being so high up)! There’s also an amazing giant sandpit and we saw a lot of children had taken their own buckets and spades with them.
They also have indoor soft play areas (again a couple for different age groups) but these were closed due to the government restrictions. They looked great for a future visit though!
There aren’t loads of animals to see, but she enjoyed looking around the animal barn, once I’d managed to drag her away (literally!) from the play frame. You’ll get to see rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, a pig, cows and more. One of the cows is only 18 months old and she loved this one.
When we visited they weren’t running any animal interactions as the animals were still getting used to people being around again. However now they are running these sessions every day:
- Cow Grooming 11 am and 2 pm
- Guinea pig handling 12 pm and 3 pm
There are plenty of options for food, both hot and cold. Plus a really great looking BBQ! I didn’t eat myself as our session ended at 12pm but my little one had one of the kids picnic boxes where you get to choose 5 items for £5.50.
Plus they have an outdoor kiosk selling ice cream 😋
Best bits: The outdoor play areas were an absolute winner for us! I loved that there was so much to do for different age groups and they weren’t too busy.
Worst bits: The animal side of it isn’t amazing compared to some other children’s farms we’ve visited, but this is also reflected in the price.
Cost: I thought it was fantastic value for money! I also think this is one of the fairest pricing models I’ve seen. I hate that at most places adults pay the most and do the least!
Pram friendly: Yes
Bike & scooter friendly: No – it’s not the sort of place you’d bring them.
Social distancing: They have limited the numbers for each session and you can really tell. Even though it was the school holidays when we visited it was so lovely and quiet. Often we had the smaller jumping pillow completely to ourselves. They also take everyone’s temperature on arrival which I thought was very reassuring.
Location & parking: It’s located in Chobham, Surrey and took us 35 minutes to get there from High Wycombe. There’s plenty of onsite free parking.
Sat nav: GU24 8DB
For more information and to buy tickets visit their website.