What People Think

If you want to know what other people think about Hobbledown, have a read here…


“Hobbledown is pretty local to us and I think it’s one of the best family days out you can have in Surrey. The children can have fun come rain or shine because there is a huge indoor soft play, a variety of great outdoor play areas for different ages and lots of animals to see and interact with.” Laura Hamilton (TV presenter), April 2016

“My boys aged 5 and 13 loved it! It’s so hard to find something they both enjoy and this was perfect. Definitely coming again.” Annie Miah, March 2016

“Had a great time at Hobbledown today! The play barn is incredible – my kids loved it! Wide range of animals to see and we met the gorgeous bunnies! Great staff and lovely shop! Love the whole idea of the characters and my 3 year old loved collecting the crystals! Cannot wait to go back!” Caroline Boyle, January 2016

“What a fabulous day! My children aged 10, 6 & 4 all had a blast.. Can’t recommend Hobbledown enough. My husband and I both had a great day too… Plenty to do for all ages – a great whole day out! Thanks for having us.” Sabrina Blayden-Ryall, August 2015

“Best day with the small ones at Hobbledown. First visit but it won’t be our last! Think I enjoyed digging for crystals more than the kids! I cannot tell you how brilliant, imaginative, magical and well run I thought it was. You’re doing a brilliant job.” Amanda Lamb (TV presenter), April 2015

“Another amazing day out with my kids at Hobbledown in the sunshine. Beautiful … and highly recommended!” Dick and Dom (TV personalities), April 2015

“Loved hearing all the announcements throughout the day hence the Hobtastic title!
Have been to this magical land many a time (4 adults and 2 children, 6 year old boy and a 8 year girl) and there is always something new and exciting happening. They are always begging to visit again! The High Ropes is always a poplar part of the day with all of us going around!
The food is such good value and so refreshing to visit an attraction that offers something different and healthy! The last visit was a Macaroni Pot, Chilli Wrap, Moroccan Meatballs and a yummy yum yum!
Always pay a visit to the shop, always new and exciting displays with team willing to help and advise! The products fit in so well with the theme of the whole place … from fairies to pirates, again something to please everyone!
Cannot recommend this place enough, will be back soon Hobblers!” Katie S, February 2015

“We had a fantastic 5th birthday party for our son. It was so easy to organise and book via the website and the follow up phone calls to finalise details and answer any of our queries were appreciated. The staff were excellent from start to finish. 13 children had a brilliant time and our host was really good with all party members. The party bags were very good and age appropriate. It was all very organised and it really was hassle free from a parent point of view. I have read negative reviews so took a gamble especially with how expensive it seemed and if you read the website fully it does explain how it works in great detail. Our expectations were exceeded and most importantly our son had a birthday to remember and was enjoyed by all children and parents. We were also able to stay on after party finished and we had an “extended” party in the outdoor area. Definitely good value for money all considered. Well done Hobbledown!” Juliegeo, June 2014



“I was so stressed about my son’s birthday party because getting 20 under 5’s together is never going to be easy or fun, but  – it was – all thanks to you and your team.

Honestly, absolutely first class. Thank you a gazillion. Everything was spot on as per the detail of our booking, the room was fab, the food really good quality, our party host an angel and the party bags were such a surprise and full of not tat, but really good quality, lovely gifts for our guests.

Truly, you have no idea how impressed and grateful we are – even the parents enjoyed it and kept saying how wonderful it was.  This birthday was intended to be an extra special one and thanks to you it really was.

I really can’t thank you enough.  From the moment we arrived and our easy check in I knew it was probably the best birthday he has ever had.  I actually relaxed – that’s a first in five years!

Please could you kindly pass on my thanks to Sian who confirmed all the arrangements with me and made it all happen on the day, our party host and also to your managers who need to know just how great you are.” Sally, October 2016


“I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for hosting a brilliant party for Calum on Saturday. He loved it!! Could not stop talking about it and had the best time ever!!

Thank you also to Sarah and our party host who kept the children well fed, watered and thoroughly entertained. We will see you again for tea with Santa!” Binti, October 2016

“I just wanted to message a massive thank you to the 2 lovely and amazing Hobblers that hosted my daughters birthday party yesterday. They did an amazing job even when faced with 26 very excited 6-7 year olds and a few menacing siblings and I just wanted to say a massive thank you. We all had a fabulous time and these great girls are a true asset to your business and I hope you can pass on my congratulations for being so wonderful. Thank you again.” Helen Ryder, June 2016

“The staff were amazing and went above and beyond to make the kids smile. We came for a family day out for my son’s 4th birthday and will be returning soon and telling all our friends.” Nikki Oakley, April 2016

“I couldn’t wish for a better venue to of had my son’s birthday! It was immaculate, with amazing good quality food, amazing indoor play/outdoor play. Everybody had commented on how amazing their day was and how they can’t wait to visit again in the summer holidays! We had never visited the farm and were more than pleasantly surprised! Would recommend to anyone.
The kids food and party bags were great also. Cannot wait to visit again. We are coming for my son’s actual birthday on the 24th of July; his chosen place to go, which is fine by me! Plenty to do, amazing/reasonable price, friendly staff; what more can I say.” C Sulyman, July 2015

“A giant thank you for the most fantastic party for Mia and Otis on Saturday. We loved the whole day.  Everyone was terrific, hugely helpful and kind. We wish we could have stayed and explored some more but we had such tired children to take home! We hope to see you again soon.”  Miki, Richard, Mia and Otis, March 2015

“Thank you for the incredible party yesterday for Millie, Emily, Chole and Eloise!  From start to finish your staff were so friendly and helpful, we really couldn’t have asked for any more.  The whole class really enjoyed themselves and I’m sure it will be the conversation of the day if not week!  Hobbledown is amazing and I will be recommending it to all of my friends for a visit or children’s party.” Hannah Emerson, October 2012

“I wanted to say a huge thank you to making my son’s birthday party today the best ever. We had been looking forward to this for ages & you didn’t disappoint. I thought the organisation, food, activities, party bags & all the Hobblers that looked after us were brilliant. My son & I have already read 2 chapters of his special birthday book tonight. It is not an inexpensive option to choose for a birthday but I am delighted we went to Hobbledown as it was excellent value for money. Thank you again for making a special day so special & giving us so many happy memories which we will treasure forever.” Claire Davies, September 2012

“I just wanted to thank you all for putting on such a wonderful venue/party for Jessica’s birthday – it went really really well and everyone had a wonderful time – it really was a fantastic day! Hobbler Natalie was fantastic, she’s gold!   She was truly very helpful, very friendly, very polite, perfect in every way! Nothing negative about your wonderful ‘mysterical’ place whatsoever. Thanks ever so much again.” Katy France, July 2012.

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say what an amazing day my family and I had at Hobbledown today.  We were there for Freddie’s birthday this morning and we were all amazed by the transformation even if it wasn’t 100% finished. It was great to see the owners walking around, seeing how everything was working and then later on both digging away! Great leadership and pride. Hobbler Scott was absolutely great with all our kids in the “sand mines area” and also David Moore who was out and about as well and very courteous, welcoming and friendly to us all. I really look forward to returning with my family in the near future.” Jeremy Wadia, July 2012

“I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work you put into Freddie’s party today.  We, and all our guests, thought the farm looked fantastic and the staff were excellent.  Really impressed with the lunch, great to have some healthy and unusual choices and the party bags had loads of cool stuff in that the children loved. We especially enjoyed the water playground, even on a cloudy (and sometimes rainy) day, we spent hours there!” Amanda and Gary Swinchinrew, July 2012