22nd October 2016

Winners even if we didn’t win the big prize!

Farm Toys Online has narrowly missed out on the Business of the Year Award at the prestigious Somerset Business Awards 2016, held on Friday 21st October.

Now in its 12th year, the Somerset Business Awards is one of Somerset's most high profile business events. With 13 categories in total, the event is designed to celebrate the companies in Somerset putting the county on the map, by boosting the economy and making a positive contribution to the local community.

Despite coming runners-up, we’re extremely proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Business of the Year Award, and to celebrate the success of just some of the many brilliant businesses based in Somerset. So we still feel like winners even if we didn’t win the big prize and there's always next year folks...

11th October 2016

Pick your own pumpkin!

With Halloween on the horizon, Farmer Freddie has set off to find the perfect places for you to pick your own pumpkin.

Crockford Bridge Farm, Addlestone, Surrey
Offers pumpkin picking and spooky fun in the pumpkin patch from 15th - 30th October, including face painting and apple bobbing. Entry £1.

Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe , North Yorkshire

There’s 10,000 pumpkin to choose from on this 152-acre farm, with lots of spooky attractions and a free pumpkin for every child, there’s so much family fun at Piglets Pumpkin Festival. Every day from 22nd – 30th October. Children £8.50, adults £7.50.

Darts Farm, Topsham, Devon

Pumpkin festival featuring Spookley the square pumpkin, also included are pumpkin treats, pumpkin decorating and a farm walk. Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October. Children 4 - 12, pre book event £7.95

Beluncle Farm, Hoo, Kent

A family farm that opens its gates to the public in October especially for pumpkin season. You can borrow a wheelbarrow to transport your haul, and a donation from the profits is made to their chosen charity Crohn's and Colitis UK and Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association . Free entry, no booking required.

Craigies, South Queensferry, Edinburgh

October is pumpkin season at Craigies, they have a great crop of nice sized pumpkins this year.  PYO from £4.00 to £6.50, free carving kit with each pumpkin.

7th October 2016

Top 8 Diggers for Children

Little JCB fans will love this great footage of JCBs! Fantastic episode on JCB construction vehicles and, of course, we have them all in toy version folks!

15th September 2016

It's OK to gloat, a bit.

Our very own Julia Lowe, Founder of Farm Toys Online, has been shortlisted in the Rural Business Awards for Rural Entrepreneur of the Year. The aim of the Rural Business Awards is to give recognition to businesses operating right across the rural sector and celebrate the achievements of rural businesses. The winners of the 13 award categories will be announced at a swanky award ceremony on the 13th October 2016 - so we'll be sure to keep you posted!

Julia is absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for such an great award and have her efforts recognised. A lot of thought has gone into every part of Farm Toys Online – from the different type of farm toys that we offer, to the way they are delivered – and it’s lovely to know that people appreciate how hard we’ve worked to make it a fantastic rural business.

Wish her luck!

15th September 2016

Wish List

Farmer Freddie's got a lot on his wish list! Have you started one yet? All you need to do to create a wish list is register an account or log in to your account. When you find a toy you would like to save for later, simply click the ‘add to wish list' button. The toy will be added to your Wish List.... Easy Peasy and you can share it with family or friends!

Click here to start yours.

4th May 2016

Interview with Julia Lowe!

Peek inside the world of Farm Toys Online founder Julia Lowe for a dose of your daily inspiration! Check out the full interview in Toys n Plaything magazine here .

4th May 2016

Our set of hand tools are in Gurgle!

Check it out folks! Our set of hand tools has been featured in Gurgle magazine’s latest issue! How very exciting. For more informaton on the set click here.

29th October 2015

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

Kids love outdoor play, adventure and exploration... And Halloween is the perfect excuse to get them outside!  Here are three of Farmer Freddie's top activities for Halloween fun!

Bobbing for apples
A bowl and some apples = plenty of giggles, all for free. Just make sure they’re not cider apples or you’ll have a bunch of tipsy children on your hands. 

Have fun with Pumpkins
Who doesn't love pumpkins? There are tons of fun pumpkin activities you can enjoy, from designing happy jack-o'-lanterns, to playing pin the stem on the pumpkin and organising mini pumpkin hunts in the garden.

Go on a bug hunt
Send them on a scavenge for creepy crawlies, the creepier the better. Use jam jars to view your bugs before releasing them... or serving them up for dinner!

Have a good one, folks ;)

17th October 2015

Here are a few reviews from some of our lovely customers!

Hopefully you'll find more than one reason to choose Farm Toys Online.

29/10/2015 - Mrs NG said, "Arrived very quickly and well packaged. Exactly as described; had to stop grandpa from trying it out!"

28/09/2015 - CM said, "Great product for price. My 2 yr old loves it. Great business will definitely deal again."

24/09/2015 - JW said, "Everything first class. Very helpful and friendly staff. Will certainly be back"

24/09/2015 - Mrs MM said, "Very happy with our toy tractor. Bought for a grown up grandson to remind him of happy holidays in Lincolnshire when he was a child. Beautiful quality - his own children will play with it in years to come. Thank you for excellent service and fast delivery"

19/08/2015 - Amanda said, "Good size tractor, just right for a toddler to push along. Very prompt delivery and good communication throughout of delivery details - thank you, Farmer Freddie!"

27/07/2015 - KH said, "Ordered 2 tractors for my nephews 2nd birthday. They loved them. Very happy with products and delivery."

20/07/2015 - Mrs PM, "All animals received were excellent. I will use your company again. Loved the despatch details !!!"

15/07/2015 - VH said, "Prompt delivery and a good range of toys."

14/07/2015 - AB said, "Excellent service, excellent products, only place to buy farm toys!!"

10/07/2015 - Mrs JC said, "Went out of their way to accommodate my purchase"

10/07/2015 - Mr GL said, "Just love it but I wish there was a cheaper way for the shipping and handling , it costing me a small fortune ." [to Australia]

07/07/2015 - BH said, "Very good service. An error on the order was quickly corrected following a phone call and a refund immediately made."

01/07/2015 - Mrs CB said, "Excellent service prior to ordering, spoke to member of staff who gave me sound advice on sizes, and prompt delivery. Items were beautifully made, well pleased with my order."

23/06/2015 - Mrs AS said, "The horse I ordered arrived well packaged & within a couple of days my granddaughter was absolutely delighted Many thanks 1st class service"

19/06/2015 - Mrs SL said, "Super quality. Speedy delivery. Son delighted thanks"


08/06/2015 - Mrs MJ said, "Very good service once I had realised the phone were only operational Mon- Fri. Shall be more organised in future!"

05/06/2015 - Mr JC said, "Fantastic service! Great products and super quick delivery. Would definitely use this shop again. Thank you."

28/05/2015 - Mrs SB said, "Great products, worked fabulously on my son's birthday cake & he loves playing with them too. Great service and speedy delivery."

26/05/2015 - MG said, "Fast service with very competitive prices"

22/05/2015 - Mrs JB said, "this was replaced speedily and efficiently with farm toys when it was found to be faulty - great customer service"

15/05/2015 - Mrs MM said, "Excellent with prompt delivery as promised"

11/05/2015 - Ms KF said, "My 2nd order from you guys and again I am amazed at how fast the product arrived in NZ. Really happy with it and its now with the rest of my Julip collection."

08/05/2015 - Mrs NM said, "i love your store.its fast, its reasonable and most of all good quality.its perfect for my little farmer x"

05/05/2015 - Claire said, "I ordered this together with three other items - they arrived today - excellent service and delivery - the products look to be very good quality and I know that my 5 year old will enjoy playing with them for hours. I've searched hard to find some good quality items like this, having been 'caught in the trap' of buying inferior plastic stuff a couple of times, which lasted no time. These will last the duration and I'm looking forward to using a couple of them as cake toppers for a 6th birthday cake - happy in the knowledge that they will be a hit too. I look forward to shopping with Farm Toys online again soon - glad I found it."

29/04/2015 - Mrs BS said, "Fast delivery. I am thrilled with the food compartment tray, its such a great gift idea. I highly recommend ordering products from farm toys online"

27/04/2015 - EF said, "Toys were all in perfect condition, well packaged, and delivered on time. Great! Will definitely shop with Farm Toys Online again."

24/04/2015 - SH said, "Order placed in the afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, delivered in time to be wrapped for my nephew's birthday on the Wednesday! Excellent service thank you :-)"

22/04/2015 - Mrs RM said, "Arrived promptly and well packaged."

16/04/2015 - Miss SA said, "I ordered online and opted to pay over the phone. The lady was prompt and helpful. It felt like I was calling my local toy store, not a faceless callcentre in sight. Arrived quickly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this site. I will be buying again in near future!"

14/04/2015 - Mrs CP said, "Fantastic product - delivered very swiftly. Great service thanks !"

07/04/2015 - Mrs MJ said, "As always this website provides a good quality, swift efficient service"

01/04/2015 - MW said, "Brilliant toy and delivery. Thank you."

27/03/2015 - Mr JT said, "Super service. It's great to deal with a real person who goes out of his way to make sure you get the right product."

27/03/2015 - Customer said, "Great service, and very fast delivery!.."

24/03/2015 - KK said, "Great service, timely delivery and product appears exactly the same as the picture"

18/03/2015 - Mrs WH said, "First class service and goods"

11/03/2015 - Miss DH said, "Lovely quad bike for a farm fanatic, looks brilliant and is child friendly. Very good service from Farm Toys online as well and will deffineftly use them again."

10/03/2015 - Mrs HW said, "Totally amazing customer service every time."

09/03/2015 - Mr AT said, "Love the tractors! Very well packaged as always, will see you again soon guys... Many thanks.. Aidy ;-)..."

06/03/2015 - Mrs RI said, "Fabulous barn for our son's 3rd birthday. Its sturdy and of wonderful quality, so he can drive around it with his tractors without the fear of it breaking, unlike most of our plastic toys. It looks great and has wonderful attention to detail (like the gates). Thank you so much for making our little boys perfect birthday. I cannot recommend your product or service more highly."

05/03/2015 - Mr MF said, "Very pleased with the products we purchased, they where for my tractor mad 4 year old grandson, he loved them, delivery, quality and service was excellent, thank you"

05/03/2015 - Mrs AC said, "Very prompt delivery and excellent website"

26/02/2015 - Mrs GH said, "Informative for all age levels. Speedy delivery and courteous service as always"

20/02/2015 - Mrs SJ said, "Excellent service, prompt delivery and a pleasant email to check we had received items and we're happy with our purchase. Thank you."

18/02/2015 - Mrs SH said, "always a great company to deal with xx"

16/02/2015 - Mrs JT said, "Quick delivery and just what my grandson needed. Thanks"

11/02/2015 - Mrs RS said, "Love this online store for all things farming- just perfect for my tractor crazy son! Great website and prompt delivery. Fab!"

09/02/2015 - Mrs TM said, "Great Service. Even got an email awhile after delivery to check that everything was OK...nice touch. Recommended Retailer."

06/02/2015 - Mrs CC said, "Brilliant service and fantastic toy. My daughter loves it."

02/02/2015 - Mrs SG said, "Bought this for my tractor mad 21 month old son, who loves it. It is really tough and appears to be unbreakable for a child of this age who hasn't quite learnt gentle play yet. As always delivery was prompt with good packaging so nothing damaged."

29/01/2015 - SP said, "Excellent customer service on the telephone, knowledgable & friendly. The whole experience was very straightforward & easy. Thank you."

28/01/2015 - CH said, "Very pleased with goods, and prompt delivery"

28/01/2015 - Mrs NT said, "Just like all the Bruder vehicles the people are incredibly well made. My son loves the people in his vehicles. Farm toys had a great price and the product arrived the next day. Highly recommend!"

19/01/2015 - Mrs LB said, "Quality products and quick delivery and great prices"

16/01/2015 - Mrs EG said, "Excellant seller fast delivery very easy web site to get around great wide choice of products and very good prices. Will continue to use. A*****"

16/01/2015 - Mr OD said, "The purchase was handled with excellent service and speed."

16/01/2015 - Mrs HM said, "Fab service, product & great fast delivery, would use again and again."

14/01/2015 - Mrs TH said, "Lovely quality, I also ordered a packs of 3 horses with family of riders, all lovely quality. The communication and delivery was brilliant. I would not hesitate to purchase again."

12/01/2015 - Mrs DA Jones said, "Very well packaged and excellent delivery time. Would certainly consider using this Company again."

09/01/2015 - Mrs CW said, "the goods were delivered on time and the goods are working well"

09/01/2015 - Mr AT said, "Love the models & the price & the packaging!! Will definitely keep using farmer Freddie in the future!"

09/01/2015 - "really robust tractor ...just a shame it was half the price in the early learning shop"

09/01/2015 - Mr DA said, "fast delivery and met spec"

09/01/2015 - Mr PM said, "These tractor accessories were awesome, so much detail, loved them. Thanks"

23/12/2014 - RL said, "Excellent service once again from farm toys alway s pleasure dealing with you thankyou Regards Luptons York"

09/12/2014 - M said, "Brilliant service ,I was a nightmare customer as I orderd all duplicate gifts and had to change order twice ..."

27/11/2014 - Mrs JC said, "Exactly as stated,very pleased"

27/11/2014 - Mrs PM said, "Very good service. Delivery very fast. Well packaged."

24/11/2014 - Mrs AF said, "Fabulous service very impressed"

24/11/2014 - Mrs MS said, "Whole order arrived very well packed and in good time. Very pleased with everything and have already placed another order, which is now on its way. Very good company to deal with."

20/11/2014 - Mrs CW said, "Unopened as a Christmas present, my grandson has wanted one for a long time. Bought at farmtoysonline due to price, stock availability. Was extremely pleased by speed of delivery and service. Would highly recommend and will certainly use again."

20/11/2014 - Mrs PB said, "For my daughter's Christmas present. It looks wonderful and I can't wait to see her reaction!!!"

17/11/2014 - MD said, "Not opened yet as for a Christmas present but the service I received was fantastic. This is the second time I've ordered from Farm Toys online and will be placing another order soon. Can't recommend them enough!"

13/11/2014 - Mrs HS said, "The product arrived sooner than expected and I was sent an email to see if the product had arrived safely. I always use this website for all farm toys as I've never had a bad experience."

12/11/2014 - Mrs LE said, "I ordered the wrong size initially and this was quickly changed for me, however, the replacement was still too small for my grandson so I had to change it again. Nothing was to much trouble for Farmer Freddie and Richard so i was VERY impressed with the service I received"

12/11/2014 - Miss AT said, "This is the 3rd purchase from farm toys online and we have been very impressed. The quality of the goods is superb and the shopping experience has been fantastic - thank you!!!"

07/11/2014 - CL said, "I used the mini tractor to decorate my son's second birthday cake and he absolutely loved it! Really good quality at a very good price. Also got the children's gardening gloves. They are great quality but a bit too big yet for my two year old boy (who is big for his age). He still loved them and they fit better than daddy's gloves!"

07/11/2014 - Miss VM said, "good easy service, prompt delivery. nice to receive a personalised email asking if everything was ok. would buy from Farm Toys Online again, thanks :)"

06/11/2014 - Mrs MP said, "Great service and product"

05/11/2014 - Mr CH said, "From initial order placement, confirmation, anticipated delivery, tracking, packaging and follow up this company delivers. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family."

30/10/2014 - Mrs JM said, "brought tractor and trailer for my 4year old for christmas they look very good very easy to buy no problems with packaging or postage lets hope my grandson enjoys them."

29/10/2014 - Mrs LP said, "It is unusual to see all reviews scoring 5 stars but Farm Toys Online really do warrant that score. The service was first class and the products superb. fTO's description of their products was excellent. Very unusual these days."

28/10/2014 - Mrs CD said, "I first received the package but the product got broken during transit, however, the company were quick to send a new one out and were brilliant at getting back to me, couldn't recommend them highly enough. Also added bonus that they deliver to the Channel Islands."

27/10/2014 - Mrs SL said, "Great service, always come back for birthdays and christmas presents."

24/10/2014 - Mrs CG said, "We have placed a number of orders so far and I can say that the service is excellent. The goods have arrived on time and are of a very good quality. We have a number of grandchildren so will definitely continue to order from you."

18th November 2010

Come and Visit Us

Come and Visit Us

Come and do your Christmas shopping at our new barn in Mill Lane, Lopen, Somerset TA13 5JS.

We are having 2 special days when you are welcome to come and eat cake, drink coffee and browse our shelves. An ideal opportunity to get some Christmas Shopping done.

They are Friday 19th November 9am to 5pm and Saturday 20th 9am to 12noon.

Any queries, call us on 0844 351 0032.

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