Spence's Farm

★★★★☆
  • 6407 Millhouse Rd

    Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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  • 919-968-8581

About Spence's Farm

Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 10am-12pm

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation
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I am very sorry to have to pan Spence's Farm ... because it is an idyllic farm and we have enjoyed it before on a previous occasion. But I've got to warn people that the disagreeable interaction I had with the owner this week as I was taking three nine-yr-old girls around was so shocking, I must give the site a negative review as a warning to potential visitors. I had never met him before. Very briefly: he approached us and asked what we were doing there, saying he was Spence. "Oh!!" I responded happily, adding how glad I was to meet the owner, but got no further because he interrupted with, "You know this is a business!" I answered, "Yes, of course, it is. We called ahead and were told it would be fine to just walk around." "We usually charge $2.50 for that," he snapped. "Excuse me?? I spoke to your office before we came and she said nothing about a fee." "Well then just try to be invisible!" he demanded pointing to a class in the adjoining playground of a dozen or so children and two adults." When he wouldn't stop the harassing and to keep the girls from shame as they overheard this conversation ( all from low-income families), I turned on my heel and led them to the car and drove off. The stunned girls didn't say a word all the way home!! Shame on Spence. I would have happily paid to enter had I known! but there was no indication at the entrance to the farm that there is a fee. There is no indication on the website that visitors must pay, whether or not they take a class or sign up for camp. The woman I spoke to in his office was as nice as she could be, but had mentioned nothing about stopping by to pay when we arrived. Disgraceful behavior for a business geared to empowering children. . . especially one in Chapel Hill! Consumer be warned.

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I am very sorry to have to pan Spence's Farm ... because it is an idyllic farm and we have enjoyed it before on a previous occasion. But I've got to warn people that the disagreeable interaction I had with the owner this week as I was taking three nine-yr-old girls around was so shocking, I must give the site a negative review as a warning to potential visitors. I had never met him before. Very briefly: he approached us and asked what we were doing there, saying he was Spence. "Oh!!" I responded happily, adding how glad I was to meet the owner, but got no further because he interrupted with, "You know this is a business!" I answered, "Yes, of course, it is. We called ahead and were told it would be fine to just walk around." "We usually charge $2.50 for that," he snapped. "Excuse me?? I spoke to your office before we came and she said nothing about a fee." "Well then just try to be invisible!" he demanded pointing to a class in the adjoining playground of a dozen or so children and two adults." When he wouldn't stop the harassing and to keep the girls from shame as they overheard this conversation ( all from low-income families), I turned on my heel and led them to the car and drove off. The stunned girls didn't say a word all the way home!! Shame on Spence. I would have happily paid to enter had I known! but there was no indication at the entrance to the farm that there is a fee. There is no indication on the website that visitors must pay, whether or not they take a class or sign up for camp. The woman I spoke to in his office was as nice as she could be, but had mentioned nothing about stopping by to pay when we arrived. Disgraceful behavior for a business geared to empowering children. . . especially one in Chapel Hill! Consumer be warned.

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My daughter has attended summer camp for 2 years. She rates this high on camps she wants to return to. The kids get to ride horses, feed chicks, collect eggs, climb trees, etc. I would recommend this camp. They also have an afterschool program and host birthday parties.

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My daughter has attended summer camp for 2 years. She rates this high on camps she wants to return to. The kids get to ride horses, feed chicks, collect eggs, climb trees, etc. I would recommend this camp. They also have an afterschool program and host birthday parties.

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Spenses Farm is an absolute must for anyone with children in the triangle area. It is not as commercialized as a zoo, and children get to experience a small taste of farm life. I came here with a friend and her five year old. We all had

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Spenses Farm is an absolute must for anyone with children in the triangle area. It is not as commercialized as a zoo, and children get to experience a small taste of farm life. I came here with a friend and her five year old. We all had

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My preschooler daughter went to a birthday party here and had a fantastic time. She rode a pony and got to learn about and feed the animals. It was an excellent place for a birthday party but it would be fun for school groups or just

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My preschooler daughter went to a birthday party here and had a fantastic time. She rode a pony and got to learn about and feed the animals. It was an excellent place for a birthday party but it would be fun for school groups or just

 

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