Manydown farm is no more – so where else can we take our children to see farm animals?

I know Manydown Farm is not in Andover,

BUT it’s a place many of us Andover families have visited with our children, finding our way through the maize maze, bouncing on the jumping pillow, or riding on the tractor ride,  today we heard the sad news that Manydown Family Fun will not be reopening.

This is the statement that’s been issued today from Mark and Guy Drummond;

Its with great saddness that we have decided not to continue with Manydown Family Fun meaning we will not be opening in 2018. We have had 8 wonderful years operating from Scrapps Hill Farm and have enjoyed every minute.

Due to not owning the site, the investment needed to maintain the high standards we’ve striven to meet is unfortunately no longer viable.

We’d like to thank all the loyal families who’ve supported us over the years and kept coming back time and time again.

Thanks must also go to the great people we’ve worked with over the years (loads of you) and especially Annie and Greg who have been instrumental to its success.

We wish you all well

Childrens farm parks in and nearby to Andover, Hampshire

If your child is an animal lover, here are other local childrens farms that you can still take them too;

Finkley down farm, Andover. 01264 324 141

Open all year round, Finkley Down Farm has a massive indoor play barn with different areas for different age ranges. There’s lots of outdoor play as well, with pedal go carts, mini ride on tractors, sandpit and trampolines. Throughout the day there are animal handling and feeding activities for children to get involved in. Reptiles and Birds Of Prey have now been added to a Farm-tastic family day out. Pony rides (extra charge) take place at weekends and in school holidays. Special events take place during the school holidays.

Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park,Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0EW

Cholderton Charlie’s Farm, formerly Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm is a Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) registered Rare Breeds Farm Park, and is part of the Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park experience.

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park,Newbury RoadThatcham, RG19 8JY

Play zones, a petting zoo, laser tag, giant slides and our favourites… the pedal boats!

Millers Ark Animals

Miller’s Ark Animals/Animal Touch are based on the Earl of Malmesbury’s estate at Hook in Hampshire and the home farm specialises in breeding Irish Moiled rare breed cattle, traditional Belted Galloways, rare breed sheep, Pygmy goats. Kune Kune pigs, standard and miniature donkeys, ducks, geese, turkeys and chicken.On Open Days visitors can go in to every pen and handle all the animals. Details of the open days can be found here