This former farm park has been transformed into a mystical themed adventure land. There are still animals to meet and play areas for running about (including an indoor area for rainy days), but there is also a landscape of quaint huts and abodes belonging to the curious medieval-looking Hobbledown folk who care for the animals and ‘work’ in the crystalline mine. An interactive treat with seasonal special events for children of all ages.
Just 30 minutes from central London, Hobbledown is a paradise for the intrepid with Tree Top Climbing Towers, secret underground tunnels, mazes, role play areas, a 130m long daring High Ropes Course and (summer months) a Zorbing arena.
There are 400+ animals ranging from meerkats and otters to camels and raccoon dogs.
And for rainy days there is a 14,000sq ft indoor playbarn.
Based on a fantasy story book of the same name, Hobbledown is a unique attraction with great access links to the A3 and M25.
|Opening hours:||Monday - Thursday: 10am - 5:30pm. Friday: 10am - 7pm. Saturday - Sunday: 9am - 7pm.|
|Price:||£11-£16, £12-£17 under-18, £6.50-£10.50 over-65, free under-two.|
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Took my son,niece and great niece yesterday, it's been some years since was last at formerly Horton Park Farm, barely recognised the place, so many changes, I will say my children seriously loved it then(going back about 16+ years). It's truely spectacular now, a real wow factor, for both kids and adults alike. My great niece on waking this morning (she's almost 2) was chatting to her mum non stop about it. Excellent value, excellent fun and great staff. Thanks for a wonderful day.
What can I say?? This is a magical place, one where parents and children alike can get lost in a world of fantasy and thrills. Having the option of indoor and outdoor facilities appeals to everyone. The food selection and prices are good. The staff are always very pleasant and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. The management will listen to comments and suggestions and ideas are taken on board and implemented. I had the most amazing experience with my family age range from 3 to 66. So don't miss this opportunity to relive your childhood with the young ones!!!!!
Such a shame, this used to be a great attraction for smaller children. It is now really pricey, with the exception of the improved indoor soft play there is not much suitable outdoors for younger children. Took a 1 year old and 3 year old and won't be rushing back. Looks better in the photos ( no real substance and the zip wire was shut and the weather was ok!) such a shame they got rid of all the outdoor climbing equipment for smaller ones - really disappointed.
Great for older kids but I wouldn't take kids under 7 again. £9 entry is charged for kids aged 2+ but there isn't much a 2 year old can. Took two 3 year olds who were happy to climb etc on the equipment but a lot of the equipment isn't accessible throughout to adults, so you can't follow them, and you can't actually watch them properly as so much of the equipment is enclosed with decorative walls. My son got stuck and we had to rely on an older child to help him out because adults couldn't get to him, even though the equipment was supposed to be suitable for his age group. The food in the cafe wasn't all that. Check the menu on their website before you go as you may want to take a packed lunch. There were a lot of complaints about the food when we were there (it had just opened) so they may well change the menu.
Food is terrible and overpriced. Playbarn is unsafe as fire doors near the toilets are always left open and children can get out - staff don't seem to care. Animals and outdoor play areas are good but whole thing is overpriced.