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Group Visits, £10-£13.50

REG AWD FOR EXCELLENCE 2008, VAQAS, ESSEX TOURISM AWARDS FINALIST 2010.

Old MacDonald’s Farm

Old MacDonald’s Farm

Old MacDonald’s Farm

Old MacDonald’s Farm

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Old MacDonalds Educational Farm Park

Old MacDonalds Educational Farm Park

Special Offers

  • Show special offer2 for 1 on admission
    Offer: This offer entitles visitors to Old MacDonald's Farm one free admission when one full adult admission is purchased at the entrance.
    Old MacDonald’s Farm Park is a great day out for all the family! Meet with farmyard friends plus enjoy our Animal Fun Fact Trail and Tractor Ride.
    Dates valid:
    • Sat 1 Mar - Wed 31 Dec 2014
    Enquire about offer

Address

Weald Road,
South Weald,
Brentwood,
Essex,
CM14 5AY

Details

An award-winning Educational Farm Park in the Essex countryside - on the outskirts of East London, with farmyard favourites and exotic animals, plus indoor and outdoor leisure activities. All groups are welcome, with plenty of parking for coaches and mini buses adjacent to the farm - free of charge. Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more, and guided tours can be arranged on request. Please ring the farm in advance on (0)1277 375177 to book your visit, and you will be made very welcome.

OPENING TIMES: All year. 1 May to 31 October, daily, 1000-1700. 1 November to 30 April, daily, 1000-1600. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, between 21and 25 January and 28 January to 1 February.
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 3 to 4 hours.

GROUP TRAVEL FACILITIES:
Free preliminary visit for group organiser, coach parking on site, coach drop off/pick up point, coach driver concessions and facilities, guided group tours, toilets, shop, picnic area, cafe/restaurant, wheelchair access.

For further details see www.omdfarm.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Awarded Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge 2010, highly commended by BIAZA 2012. Popular attraction for families and for schools and colleges encouraging learning through fun for all ages. Fully accessible pathways allow those with mobility problems and families with push chairs to reach all parts of the farm, and staff are on hand to assist those with special needs. Learn about Old Macdonald's award winning environmental project, the astonishing Tractorpult, and come up with your ideas for helping improve the world in which we live whilst having an enjoyable day out.

Prices

GROUP RATES:
See website - www.omdfarm.co.uk for details.

Location

Directions

See location of Old MacDonald’s Farm on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 549942  Lat: 51.62595 Long: 0.23750

By Road:
Close to the A12 (A1023)/M25 junction 28, follow road signs to Brentwood and then to the farm. First class parking facilities for all with parking for those with disabilities close to farm entrance. Also coach parking for schools and other groups.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Awarded Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge 2010, highly commended by BIAZA 2012. Popular attraction for families and for schools and colleges encouraging learning through fun for all ages. Fully accessible pathways allow those with mobility problems and families with push chairs to reach all parts of the farm, and staff are on hand to assist those with special needs. Learn about Old Macdonald's award winning environmental project, the astonishing Tractorpult, and come up with your ideas for helping improve the world in which we live whilst having an enjoyable day out.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • The farm has one wheelchair to provide on request (Please ring to book in advance). Cafe provides a variety of freshly cooked meals such as: Fish, Jacket Potatoes, sandwiches, Baguettes, Hamburgers and vegetable Burgers. Some food products are also Halal (Please ask in Cafe direct). Preliminary visits are avaliable for groups.

 
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