Oil Seed Rape, just one of the crops grown on the Philpot Farms
"Thanks to everyone for such a wonderful day yesterday. St Michael's Little Angels, Gidea Park had a great time.We were so impressed with all the care shown to us and the brilliant organisation which made the day very special. The train rides and the tractor were really appreciated - what fun! The weather was just superb and we didn't need to use the room set aside for us which was such a bonus. We will certainly hope to come again next year. Thankyou so much."
Lynne Bennett and all the mums /carers and children, St Michael's Little Angels, Gidea Park
“The children got to experience life as a Victorian child it was absolutely superb, one of the most organised school visit we have ever been on”
Helen Ashton, Writtle Junior School
'All of us, both children and adults, had a simply marvellous time at Barleylands. I can't recommend it highly enough. The activities were fun and informative. The children weren't bored for a single moment. The children loved the tractor ride and feeding the animals, and they couldn't wait to get home and let their parents taste the delicious, healthy soup they'd made. The day was really well organised, and the brilliant staff were welcoming and infectiously enthusiastic about farming. The whole day was great value for money".
Thanks Barleylands!' Dr. James M. A. Inglis
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Parties at Barleylands
"The refurbishment is excellent, the kids had a great time. The staff were very friendly and helpful, I would recommend to others and come again"
Catheryn, 7th July 2012
"I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you. Lauren’s birthday party on Saturday was fabulous. All of the children really enjoyed it. The pizza making was great fun for the kids and they loved everything else on the farm. Obviously the weather helped, but you and your colleagues were great and we all had a brilliant time, even the mums! On the way home the kids were telling me it was the best party they had ever been to!! Now if that’s not a recommendation, I don’t know what is!!
Thank you so much"
Jane 12th May 2012
"Gemma had the most wonderful birthday party today. She and her friends will have a lovely ceramic money box that they painted themselves to remember the day. Our party host really looked after us and we were delighted that we were invited to stay at the farm after the 2 hours were up rather than being ushered out the door like some other venues. It was excellent value for money and everyone said what fun they had."
Nicky Gardner, Hadleigh
"Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for Jake’s party today. He had a great time. Kat did an excellent job of keeping everything organised and the kids in check so a big thank you to her too! Looking forward to visiting again soon."
"I am just writing to applaud your team on delivering fantastic customer service for my son Bobbys 2nd Birthday party that took place at Barleylands last Saturday! We had such a fabulous time and all the parents commented that it was one of the best parties that they had attended. Emma.C was a superb host and Emma and her co worker were so very attentive, we really couldn't have Asked for more!"
Thank you! Miss Nath - April 2012
'Fun on the Farm' Toddler Group
"We can't wait for our daily dose of Fun on the Farm"
"It's great to spend some time outdoors"
"My little boy has grown in confidence"
"It's unique, especially the chance to get so close to the animals"
"We have made so many new friends"
“So impressed at how much it’s changed.”
Lisa Taylor, Hornchurch
“Wonderful place for children of all ages.”
Anna Smith, Chelmsford
“First visit and we were very impressed, so much to do and nice that the children can go in with the animals."
Jenny Jones, Basildon
"The children really enjoyed making pizza. Thank you to your excellent staff for being so good with them and making cooking fun!”
Caroline Lewis, Brentwood
“Fantastic day, kids liked the barrel train and play areas. We will definitely come again.”
Georgina Rose, Rochford
“Love the new indoor slides and ball shooting, makes visiting in any weather much easier.”
Sally Johnson, Romford
“Great day out for the family, very safe and clean.”
Paula Cayley, Billericay
“Fantastic family value. Prices not excessive.”
Simon Andrews, Brentwood
Function Room Hire
“Following our Conference held at Barleylands, I just wanted to say a big “thank you” for the efforts of your Team for providing a first-class venue, excellent customer service and wonderful catering. I will certainly book the venue again for a future event.”
Carol Jolly, Visit Essex
“We have used Barleylands for several of our functions, and have always found the facilities to be of high quality, including the food, service and room. Excellent disabled facilities. Lovely location and plenty of parking “
Paula Maynard, Basildon District Citizens Advice Bureau
"The venue provided all the facilities that were required for our training day. The staff were particularly friendly and helpful. I would be happy to use the venue again".
Ailbhe Bhreathnach, NHS South West Essex Community Services - Change 4 Life
"You provided great food, a lovely venue and extremely helpful staff. We couldn’t ask for more.
Great thanks from us all at Parkinson’s UK".
"With Billericay just a stones throw away from the M25 and on the National Rail line its accessible to all which is why we chose Barleylands
to hold our Christmas parties. Hosting up to 1,200 party goers each night, this is the perfect venue space for us to showcase our very best entertainment, dancers, disco and dodgems! The party revellers in Essex really do know how to let their hair down and lose their inhibitions. and this year we are inviting them to enter the intoxicating and vivid world of 1890's Paris, for A Can Can Christmas, who knows what fun we are in for?!"
Josie, Best Parties Ever
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
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