Amazing adventures, penguin parties, toddler takeovers, cwtch corners, and zoo keeper experiences are all ways to describe Folly Farm today. This theme park has come a long way since its roots as a humble dairy farm to become one of the most exciting places to visit in Wales! So, let’s take a look at what you can expect from a day at Folly Farm during 2014.
First Ever Penguin Baby at Folly Farm 2014
Folly Farm zoo in Pembrokeshire has had its first Penguin chick hatch since the Penguin Coast enclosure opened in 2013. The chick, whose parents are Donna and Diavlo, hatched one year to the day since the penguins were released into their new home – a wonderful celebration for the anniversary of their arrival!
Wow…Europe’s largest undercover vintage funfair with a huge collection of working rides and stalls lovingly restored for your enjoyment.
Farms and funfairs have a long shared history as farmers used to use hiring fairs as a means of finding people to work their land. Folly Farm has brought together under one roof some of the most important funfair rides in British fair history, including Golden Gallopers, chair-o-planes, dodgems, the Lakin Skid, the Cake Walk, the Rock ‘n Roll Waltzer, the Royal Coronation Speedway and many more.
A giant big wheel completes the old time funfair experience.
Please note: We reserve the right to close or amend proceedures on our rides without notice.
Begin your day with a visit to Penguin Coast. 24 Peruvian Penguins have travelled far and wide to make their home at the Folly Farm saltwater enclosure. Meet your furry friends and watch them waddle, swim and slide around their lovely new home.
The Jolly Barn & Farm
We are a very special zoo park in South Wales where you can make all sorts of farmyard friends! Meet our friendly sheep, pigs, donkeys, horses, chickens and all sorts of other farmyard creatures.
Dozens of new baby animals start life in the Folly Farm zoo park every year so, if you like your furry and feathery friends pint-sized, you’ll fall in love with our tiny new arrivals here at the Jolly Barn.
Whether you have a soft spot for wriggly piglets or are head over heels for horses, you’ll have a chance to get up close and personal with your own farmyard favourites.
If you’d like to enjoy all the fun of the farm, the Jolly Barn area includes a combine harvester and tractor complete with slides and tubes and for budding farmers…there’s even a life size plastic cow to milk!
All this and you might get to meet Henry horse, Lily Lemur and our other park characters!
This area of Folly Farm is completed by the Follywood Country Park, home to Percy’s Piggery. Not far from the Jolly Barn (through the underpass) you can climb aboard the Land Train to tour our outdoor paddocks with many rare breeds of animals, deer enclosure and nature trail too!
All your farmyard favourites are waiting to meet you here at Folly Farm’s Jolly Barn! For a fantastic family day out, we’d love to see you at our award winning zoo park in South Wales.
A major extension to the Jolly Barn in 2013 saw the return of Cwtch Corner where you can get hands-on with all your furry favourites, Goat Milking Demonstrations, a Chick Incubation exhibit and the “Discovery Farmyard”, a whole host of interactive, educational exhibits where you can learn more about farming processes, where your food comes from and animal families.
Folly Farm adventure park offers fun for all ages, both indoors and in the great outdoors. When you’ve had enough of chasing the children around for one day, our wide range of attractions gives you the opportunity for a much needed pit stop.
Whether it’s Carousel Woods, our enormous indoor adventure playground in Wales’ very own enchanted and magical forest that catches your children’s imagination, our kids’ theme parks or our Follystone racetrack, where the serious business of parent and child competition takes place. We have something to capture the imagination of every age group.
Hang on to your hats at Folly Farm
If you’re looking for kids’ adventure parks that really pack in the fun, take a look at our long list of attractions here at Folly Farm:
Follystone Racetrack – record your fastest lap on our very own racetrack. An excellent opportunity to continue family rivalries or a chance to get one over on your friends!
Carousel Woods – our enormous, indoor play area is situated in Wales’ very own enchanted woods; a perfect opportunity for a spot of lunch while the children focus on the fun.
Pirates Adventure – ever wanted to be a pirate? Why not indulge in a bit of Pembrokeshire piracy on our very own Jolly Roger?
Dragon Adventure – the Dragon playground is perfect for our youngest visitors. With climbing frames, slides, rockers, sand diggers and a giant sand-pit, there is every chance to have a jolly old time.
Pedal Tractors – test your pedal power on our two tractor runs (one suitable for the under 4s).
The Big Dig – fun for dads and kids! Test your skills on our one and a half ton CAT mini diggers. It’s not quite as easy as it
looks is it dad?
The Destruction Playground – kids will love playing builder on this construction-themed giant sandpit playground.
Looking for adventure parks and kids’ theme parks in Wales? Situated in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, Folly Farm is the ideal adventure park for everyone (and so much more too)!
With over 50 different species amounting to more than 250 animals, Folly Farm zoo in Wales is a whole day out in its own right. We introduce visitors to many exotic species, with keeper talks and feeding times which help you to understand a bit more about some of our wilder residents. You will also discover a whole host of fascinating facts by taking our Zoolympic Challenge Trail or by downloading our Zoo Tour App.
A big part of our zoo’s work concentrates on the conservation of vulnerable species. We are members of EAZA (European
Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and take part in European breeding programmes to help protect some of the world’s most endangered animals from extinction. We have also created a fantastic new education package for school visits to our Welsh zoo and outreach workshops where we go out to schools with trained education professionals.
Endangered animals from around the world
Playing host to the only giraffes in Wales is just the start here at Folly Farm. Our enclosures are large and well equipped, with plenty to keep some of the world’s most endangered animals happy, healthy and busy. We have large, purpose built enclosures for all our animals including Zebra, Ostrich, Bactrian Camel, Bongo, Fossa, Lemurs, Meerkats and many more.
At our zoo in Wales we have aviaries which are home to exotic parrots, owls, cranes, herons, storks, Kookaburra, Turaco, Ibis
and lovebirds, whilst our reptilian centre recreates the perfect conditions for snakes, tortoises and iguanas.
In 2011 the Folly Interactive exhibit won a BIAZA award for Best Education Project.
If you’re interested in visiting a Welsh zoo that plays a valuable part in the conservation of vulnerable species, come along to our zoo park and help us spread the word!