Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Fancys Farm, Portland - The best free places to visit for Families in Weymouth & Portland!
One of the best, if not the best Free place to visit for families in Weymouth and Portland in my opinion is Fancy's Farm.
Situated at the top of Portland and signposted from the Roundabout by Portland Heights Hotel, Fancys Farm is a community farm which offers Free entry and is open all year round from 10am until 5pm. With a variety of animals to see within their grounds including Pigs, Goats, Horses, Donkeys, Sheep, Wallabies, Chickens, Geese, Duck's and Rabbits, there are plenty of animals for adults and children of all ages to touch, feed and see.
Animal feed can be purchased for £1 a tub, and is a great way to support the farm as well as feeding the animals. (please note some animals cannot be fed but the signs tell you this).
Those who have already been will know about Archie the Greedy goat who descends on anyone with food. Archie maybe greedy but he is very friendly and feeding him is a great way for children to interact with the animals.
Depending on the time of year and who has had babies, there is often a chance to feed the lambs and other little animals in the barn with staff supervision.
Aside from seeing the animals there are benches to sit outdoors for a picnic, with hot and cold food available to purchase from their cafe at very reasonable prices. ie: a nice cup sized cup of tea just £1....
Outside there are also cars and ride on toys for the children to play in, whilst indoors there is a nice play room with a padded floor, ball pool and hundreds of other toys to play with, and yes all of this is free.
It may be free but, as it is a community Farm it cannot run without the support and donations of those who visit so I would always recommend making a donation before you leave as this really is a fantastic free day out for the family.
For more information visit their website http://www.fancysfarm.co.uk/
Lara, has a passion for Bargains and the Local Area and is the Proprietor of Wise Buys Weymouth a Bargain Brand Food Outlet, situated on Lynch Lane which sells perfectly good short dated and Best Before Expired food, at low prices which would otherwise be scrapped and turned into harmful landfill.
For more info visit www.wisebuysweymouth.co.uk
or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wisebuysweymouth