We had such an amazing time at Odds Farm this week. We’ve been a couple of times before but this is the first time that she’s been at the right age (she is just over 2) to absolutely LOVE it! There is so much to do at Odds Farm and they have a great mix of both animal experiences and play areas.
Plan your visit
In order to control visitor numbers and keep everyone safe they currently require you to to purchase tickets online and choose a specific arrival time slot. They have also reduced the number of people allowed to visit. Whilst the reasons for these measures are obviously not good, it does make for a much more enjoyable experience on the farm. Ordinarily it would be incredibly busy during the summer holidays and it was so lovely and quiet.
Animals on the farm
We kicked off our visit at the animal barn, which is home to rabbits, baby chicks, sheep and goats. They control the number of people allowed in the barn at one time, which again even though you might have to queue for a few minutes just makes for a much better experience inside. At no point did we feel to close to anyone or that we didn’t have enough space.
You can feed the sheep and goats and they sell the food for £1 a bag when you arrive at the farm. I was really surprised at how much she loved feeding them as on previous visits she couldn’t have cared less!
Outside of the barn there are absolutely loads more animals to see!
There are loads of play areas dotted all over the farm, from big adventure play frames to giant sand pits and obstacle courses. They vary in age ranges and the one we found best for toddlers was the main outdoor adventure play area near the entrance and the sand pit.
They have a great new attraction where you can drive round in miniature Land Rovers! Children have to be 3 or over to drive on their own but if they are younger you can go with them and do the driving. There’s an extra charge for this, £3 for one lap or £5 for two which you can pay for either at the catering van nearby or in cash at the ride itself.
For older children there is also a Go Karts ride, where they peddle round the track.
There are a few play areas closed at the moment due to Covid restrictions and these are the Giant Indoor Playbarn, Adventure Maze and water play area. These areas are all fantastic so definitely a reason to return when they have reopened.
We ended the day with a go on the Tractor and Trailor ride, which takes you up through the animal paddocks and includes a commentary on the animals and information on the farm itself. My little one is tractor mad so this was a huge hit! I was really impressed with the social distancing on this one as they made sure that everyone was sat a safe distance from each other on the trailer.
We didn’t eat there this time but there are plenty of food options to choose from at the Airstream Catering Van or the new click and collect service which you can order either via the website or their new food and beverage app. Click here to install the app.
Here is a sample of some of the food options available via their online ordering system.
Best bits:There are so many farm parks to choose from and they all vary massively in what they offer and the price to visit. What I love about Odds Farm is both the animal experiences and play areas are both equally great. There’s absolutely loads to do there making it a great place to visit again and again.
Worst bits: For children under 2 there’s not loads for them to do. The playgrounds are much more suited to toddlers and above, as for children any younger they only really have the swings and sandpit to play in. It is completely free for under 2’s though! They also don’t have the same level of entertainment or run shows like some other parks, however this is reflected in the price.
Cost: It costs £10.95 for both adults and children and free for under 2’s. They also do an annual membership option (which we now plan to do) so if you are local and plan to visit regularly it’s really worth doing this. It costs £9.50 per month for adults and children.
Pram friendly: Yes – completely pram friendly with buggy parks dotted around if you want to leave them whilst you do things like the animal barn or tractor ride.
Bike & scooter friendly: No
Social distancing: I was so impressed with the measures they’d put in place. Our time slot was nearly sold out and at no point did I feel like it was too busy or anyone was too close to me.
Location & parking: Not far from Junction 2 of the M40, near Beaconsfield and High Wycombe. Parking onsite is free and there’s plenty of it.
Sat nav: HP10 0LX