We have never been to Odds Farm park before and I really am not sure why, but it was worth the wait. We went on a rainy day, and Odds Farm Park turned out to be a delightful surprise because it provided ample shelter from the rain. I was truly impressed by the thoughtful arrangements that allowed us to make the most of our day despite the weather. Whether it was seeking refuge in the indoor play area, enjoying the entertainment under the marquee, or trying our hand at crafts in another marquee, or feeding the animals in the Undercover Animal Contact Barn, there were numerous options to escape the rain. Even the water play area and sand pit had small canopies to keep us dry while still having a splash of fun. Additionally, there are several covered areas around the park perfect for picnics. Thus, Despite the intermittent rain throughout the day, we never felt deterred from exploring and experiencing all the park had to offer.
Odds Farm park has all the usual bits of a farm park. From cuddling adorable animals to feeding friendly goats and sheep, the park allows visitors to get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals (including pigs, sheep, goats, rams, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, donkeys, cows and ponies). Dont forget to check the schedule and what’s on at what time. There are a number of animal-based activities and talks daily, such as cow milking, egg collecting etc and you can purchase animal feed for £1 a bag. I also loved that there were plenty of hand washing facilities around the farm.
The soft play is actually really good, with the main frame at par with most medium sized soft plays around. There is netted area with zigzag chicanes & tunnels, swinging ropes, rope bridges and all the other usual bits for climbing etc but it also has a selection of three Drop slides. Ay is still traumatised by the drop slide at BeWILDerwood and now he just steers clear of them. All three had steep vertical falls but the blue one was shorter and led to a landing with a “regular slide” before taking you into a ball pit. It looked less dangerous than the other ones and I coaxed Ay to try it. He did go up, but chickened out at the last minute. I dont know how I am going to remove this fear from him now 🙁 He sufficed with the long four lane astraslide, which was pretty fast. You have to sit on the rug mat to zoom down the astra slide but not for the others. Socks must be worn at all times and you need to have leggings or trousers and long-sleeved tops to use the slides. Children must be over 90cm tall for the red slide
There is a much smaller Toddler and Under 5’s areas, which we did not go into.
When. the rain stopped, we ventured out to explore the rest of the farm.
I was quite impressed by H2Odds. This is the dedicated splash zone, complete with dam building, sprays, fountains, and jets, as well as rivulets, wheels, channels, streams and pools, around lots of clambering rocks. I am always a bit nervous with the combination of rocks and water, as it can get slippery very quickly, but kids are not bothered by it at all, are they?
What really makes this area stand out from others places is the interactive water play elements e.g. there was a sea saw like structure that you had to climb on top of and move on to bring out the jet of water. Children were standing with their face close so that water spluttered on them, another one stood on top of it and the water wet his pants. Other kids started laughing that he has wee-d one himself. There was another spiral wheel, that you had to keep revolving to bring the water to the top. You get the gist right!
Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes for your little ones, as you may get wet! A swim nappy, is a MUST for children not yet potty trained. Click here to read the rules and recommendations
Another aspect that truly stood out to me was the thoughtful addition of canopies covering some of the play equipment at H2Odds. This clever arrangement will enable children to enjoy the area regardless of the weather – be it a scorching hot day or a wet one. Pleasant music was playing in the background, which added to the lively ambiance. Additionally, the park provided plenty of picnic benches strategically placed around the area, giving parents a comfortable spot to relax while their little ones splashed and played.
Odds Farm Park boasts several outdoor adventure play areas thoughtfully spread across both sides of the farm, catering to different age groups and interests. There are all sorts of climbing frames, obstacle courses. There is also a fantastic beach area with water pump, other play equipment and plenty of buckets and spades, as well as another, separate sand pitl.
There are go-karts too. Though some of the go-karts were a bit creaky, a few were out of service, and only three were operational, they still managed to entertain the kids as they pedalled around the muddy course. If your little one is not quite tall enough for the Go Karts. No problem, they can jump on a Pedal Tractor
There is a games zone too, which I think is for the summer festival for fun. It featuresdour classic favorite like welly wanging, along with other exciting games like limbo, giant Jenga, Connect 4, and more. It was the perfect way to ignite our competitive spirit and create lasting memories of laughter and camaraderie.
If you’re up for a mini golf challenge, the park offers an 18-course mini golf course. You have to pay 2.5£ for the golf ball, which I thought was a bit pricey. We are rubbish at golf, but this one wasn’t too bad actually and for once, the holes were do-able for a change.
Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to drive miniature Land Rovers, with one lap priced at £3 and two laps at £5. Although we didn’t partake in this activity, it surely adds an element of adventure for those seeking a unique driving experience.
We also went on a tractor ride, which is included in the price and are on the hour, every hour. Besides the bumpy tractor ride experience, it was an excellent opportunity to get up close with some of the animals that aren’t easily visible from the regular walkways. The driver spoke really passionately about them as he took us right into the middle of the field of cows and sheep. He circled around the cattle, so that people on both sides of the trailer could see them clearly. He showed us the baby calves, telling us their ages and names etc, which was really sweet. The trailer is covered, so it did not matter when it started raining half way through the tour.
If you dont want to do the ride, then you can just sit on old vintage tractors as well as on the wooden ones in the play area.
There was live entertainment in the marquee as apart of the festival-themed fun & frivolities for the summer holidays. The guy (called Joe Banana) was quite loud but kept the kids engaged, as he did rounds of musical statues and attempted to make snow. It was good fun with lots laughter all around.
Watch us have fun in our instagram REEL HERE
View this post on Instagram
Odds Farm Park is a child-friendly farm, which truly has something for everyone. From thrilling outdoor play areas and go-karts to crazy golf, to its sand & water play and a big soft play indoor, the park ensures that you. spend the entire day here, whatever the season and whatever the weather.
🗺Address: Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common Rd, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0LX
🎟 Ticket price applies- £17.95 for children aged 2+ and adults. Special events cost more. Please see website for up to date prices.
📅 As well as the usual farm family fun, they have an exciting seasonal schedule of special events running throughout the year!
🚘 Free parking
🚻 Toilets on site- There are 4 toilet blocks located around the farm within the Indoor Playbarn, within the Party Rooms, outside the Undercover Animal Barns and at Dipple Kiosk.
🍕 Refreshments available
You’re not allowed to take your own food into the cafe but you can have your picnics on the benches outside
Buggy accessible though the terrain can be bumpy- read Access Policy HERE
Dogs not allowed