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Indoor play barn reopens

Great news – our indoor play barn has reopened. What you need to know: The play barn will operate at 40% capacity to help with social distancing   Each session will last 40 minutes and is included in your admission price to Hobbledown   Sessions are on a first come, first served basis. No need…

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When Steve Backshall came to play

We were delighted when Steve Backshall and his Olympic gold medalist wife Helen Glover came to visit Hobbledown during the school holidays. Steve, Helen and their young son Logan got up close and person with some of animals, including camels, lemurs and meerkats. And they were also eager to try out some of the adventure…

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Fern’s famous rescuer!

He has handled the world’s deadliest animals and travelled to some of the most remote places on earth, yet daredevil Steve Backshall was almost stumped by his latest challenge – rescuing Hobbledown’s very own Fern the Fairy, trapped in a castle! The BAFTA-winning adventurer and wildlife expert took on the unusual challenge – a far…

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Eat Out to Help Out

Great news diners! Hobbledown’s restaurant Hobnosh is taking part in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August customers are able to receive 50% off their food and drink orders, up to a maximum of £10 per head. All you need to do is download the Hobbledown App…

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An update for our guests…

Welcome back Hobblers! We are delighted that we are open again, albeit somewhat differently from before. From 4th July our outdoor play facilities will be open, alongside the zoo which reopened on June 23rd. As a reminder, all guests and members must pre-book online so we can manage capacity. You will no longer be able to buy tickets…

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A family festival not to be missed

Family Festival

Looking for the very best family-friendly festivals this summer? Well, add Wildflowers to that list as our 3-day festival of sound and colour returns bigger and better than ever!  Wildflowers takes place at Hobbledown on August 16th, 17th and 18th 2019 and is the ultimate feel-good family festival.  Featuring live music, interactive theatre, music and dance workshops, walkabouts and circus entertainment, there will be a jam-packed line-up of alfresco fun throughout…

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Our new chosen charity

Hobbledown is delighted to announce The Brain Tumour Charity as its new chosen charity. The organisation is dedicated to funding research, raising awareness of brain tumours, reducing diagnosis times and providing support and information for people with a brain tumour, their families and friends. Hobbledown joint owner Richard Farley said: “Every day 31 people in…

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Playground craze hits Hobbledown

Measuring just 4cm tall, one of our new toy lines is taking over our Merrymakers’ Shop and is now our top selling item. From Japan to Hobbledown, the TY Iwako novelty erasers are the latest craze to hit playgrounds (and pencil cases!) These likable items range from ice creams, biscuits and donuts to monkeys, elephants and…

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A new award!

It was a cause for celebration this week after we received a new award to add to our collection! We were given the title of ‘Best Website and Use of Social Media’ at the Epsom and Ewell Business Awards, hosted by Epsom MP Chris Grayling. The fact that we had 44,677 visits to our website in…

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Welcome to our new Blog

Welcome to the Hobb Blog. In this section we will be sharing some ideas on arts and crafts that you can do at home with your children. All will ‘earthy’ and very fitting of the Hobbledown theme! Some of these activities are also done here at Hobbledown with our Toddler Co-ordinator Angela. If you have an…

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