Celebrating 35 years of Folly Fun

It’s party time as we celebrate our 35th ‘Folly-versary’!

Can you believe we first opened our doors on 17th July 1988? We’ve certainly come a long way since our days as a working dairy farm, where guests could watch the cows getting milked in the parlour.

Folly Farm's original dairy parlour with viewing gallery

We’ve come a long way since our days milking cows in our dairy (1988)

When it came to diversifying – our Founding Directors, Glyn and Anne Williams, certainly didn’t hold back.

Founding directors Glyn and Anne Williams

Throw in Europe’s biggest undercover vintage fairground, over 700 species of exotic, endangered (or simply unusual) zoo animals, a Pembrokeshire Big Wheel, Go Kart race track, Land Train tractor ride, huge array of themed adventure play areas and a five star Holiday Park with luxury lodges, hot tubs and quirky glamping – and you get an idea of how busy we’ve been over the years. With plenty of laughter, hard work, reinvestment and awards along the way!

Our animals were certainly getting into the party spirit!

That same vision and drive that led our directors to open their doors back in 1988 has certainly remained in the family who are still very much at the helm – and has helped inspire our fantastic Folly Farm team, to create the award winning attraction you know and love today.

The Williams / Ebsworth family are at the helm of Folly Farm. (From left to right: Bill Ebsworth, Chris Ebsworth, Anne Williams, Karina Ebsworth, Bonnie the dog, Lily Ebsworth and Jamie Ebsworth).

We love hearing stories from our guests who visited as a child and now visit with their own children or grandchildren. With a long standing commitment to reinvesting and offering something new for our guests each year, you can see just how farm we’ve come since the early days.

Tractor Country is just one of our most recent developments – opening in Spring 2023

To celebrate our Folly-versary – staff (and animals) will be tucking into some yummy treats! We’ve also had a beautiful birthday cake made by the fabulously talented Cake Fairy, Pembs. 

Our beautiful birthday cake. Massive thank you to ‘The Cake Fairy Pembrokeshire’ for this zoo-themed masterpiece

For those who are visiting this summer – make sure you help us celebrate our special achievement by popping into our fun photo op area in the Barn and taking a celebratory selfie. Upload and tag us into your posy-pics using the relevant handles (Facebook: @FollyFarm / Instagram: @follyfarmwales / Twitter: @follyfarmwales) and you could win a special *VIP prize!

Birthday party selfie!

*Terms and conditions apply. Upload your birthday selfies and tag us either on Facebook (@FollyFarm) or Instagram (@FollyFarmWales). We will select one lucky winner who will win a Family VIP Ticket for 4. VIP prize includes: Complimentary entry, ride wristbands, a meal from our Hungry Farmer Restaurant, a drink and an ice cream. Winner will be contacted direct by the end of the Summer Holidays.

laughing girl on waltzers
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