Golf. The sport of kings, they say. Well, kings we are not, but that certainly didn’t deter us from taking on the golfing challenge at Millets Farmyard Golf. The team at. Millets Farm kindly invited us to try their latest permanent attraction. Despite our questionable golfing abilities, we enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to conquer the 18-hole mini-golf course. It was a TEE-RRIFIC adventure indeed!
Millets Farmyard Golf, conveniently located next to Sprouts playbarn, offers plenty of free parking just outside the entrance. The facility caters to all age groups, providing a range of club sizes suitable for tots to grown-ups. Each person also chooses a brightly coloured golf ball which means everyone has their own and the balls dont get mixed up. The balls and the tees are included in the price but if you wanted special balls, you can purchase them for 3£ each.
Armed with our golf essentials, scorecard and pencils, we eagerly headed outside to begin our golfing adventure.
First Hole: A Swing and a Miss! Oh yes, we tried to look confident, just like Tiger woods. With high hopes and a golf club in hand, we took our stance, aiming for that elusive hole-in-one. But as fate would have it, our swings resembled more of a wild dance move than a calculated golf stroke. The golf ball went flying in all directions, except towards the hole. We couldn’t help but burst into laughter at the sheer absurdity of it all.
It didn’t get any better from there either. We strategized, whispered “fore!” with faux seriousness, and carefully adjusted our stances. Then, with utmost concentration, we took our shots. But it seemed like the golf gods were having a laugh, as the ball swerved in the opposite direction, always avoiding the hole. Despite eye-ing a few sneaky short cuts in some of the holes, we nearly always missed them. We giggled uncontrollably, as some in our party (including a 3 year old) completed some holes in 10-20 shots. It turned into hockey in the end 😀
What I really liked about this course is that it actually looks like a proper golf course. There is no cramming 18 holes in a small plot of land. NO. The course is actually spread over nicely and its charming thematic design is another one of its highlights. Each hole is creatively themed around farming and Millets’ rich history. The first hole, for instance, featured a playful pig sty theme, making it a delightfully fun start. Throughout the course, you will find farm animals such as chickens, sheep, bee hives, and a cow with spilled milk. The attention to detail and an enchanting allotment vegetable patch, wildflowers, a small lake with flowing fountain and wooden bridges adds to the overall ambiance. You will also hear the birds signing, hens clucking, cows moo-ing, in addition to other farmyard style music
Millets Farmyard Golf is packed full of fantastic obstacles to challenge all players no matter your age or ability. Our group comprised children aged 3, 6, 7, and two adults and we had a lot of fun. There were other groups with elderly grandparents and others with only adults and no children. The course was busy but everyone was waiting until the next group had moved on before venturing on to it, so no one was stepping on to other people’s spaces.
Our adventure at Millets Farmyard Golf was a triumph of laughter over skill. The imaginative theming, diverse course challenges, and friendly atmosphere makes it a perfect outing for families, friends, and even multigenerational groups. We spent about 1 hour here and though we may not have mastered the art of golf, we surely had a great time. Sometimes, it’s the moments of being hilariously bad at something that bring us the most joy.
So, just head over to Millets Farmyard Golf. Don’t fret about your golfing abilities; Embrace the goofiness, laugh at your mishaps, and savor the experience with your loved ones. After all, in the game of life, it’s the laughter that counts!
🗺 Address: Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Rd, Abingdon OX13 5HB
🎟 Fee applies at £8.50 per person. Free for under 3’s. Please see website for updated price
🚘 Free parking
🚻 There are toilets located next to the golf course along with baby changing and disabled facilities too
🍕Refreshments on site
🧺 No food, smoking or vaping is allowed on the course. You can have Picnic outside- lots of picnic benches
🦽 You can take pushchairs on the course but you have to be respectful to the landscaping and the pushchair remains on the separate pathway as you go around the course. The course is partly wheelchair friendly. You should speak to a member of the team to discuss the golf course accessibility further.
🐕 Dogs not allowed (with the exception of guide dogs)
We next went to the Millets Maize maze, which I have reviewed separately HERE. Additional charges apply to the indoor soft play called Sprouts playbarn, which is probably the largest and one of the best soft plays in Oxfordshire. There is also Millets Wildside Falconry & Wildlife Centre, which is home to over 100 birds of prey and has to be booked separately. You can also take part in seasonal pick your own, where you have to pay for entrance as well as what you pick.
There is plenty to do at Millets farm for FREE. There is a small play area, traditional fairground Carousel (£2 per ride) and trampolines (£4 for five minutes). You can say hello to the farm animal walkway which included alpacas, donkeys (on loan from Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary), ponies, goats (and a billy goat gruff bridge), cows , pigs and bunnies. If you continue down the walkway, it leads to Phoebe Woods. Phoebe Wood is a ten-acre site comprising woodland and wetland walks along the banks of the River Ock. You can stroll along the lake and the river.If you think something needs updating on this post, please contact us HERE