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At Violinos

629 Methven Highway, Ashburton 7776, New Zealand
+64 3-325 4116
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Musical afternoon

A musical farm, so fun and quirky, Ruth is so committed that everyone should leave there having... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Heather C
For the Young At Heart

This has been a most amazing and unforgettable experience. My big take-away has been "anything is... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
_eviemcfadden
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor9%
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Mar 12, 2018
“Musical afternoon”
Feb 19, 2018
“For the Young At Heart”
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629 Methven Highway, Ashburton 7776, New Zealand
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+64 3-325 4116
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

A musical farm, so fun and quirky, Ruth is so committed that everyone should leave there having had a musical experience even if you can't read a note of music. There were loads of laughter for us red hatted blinged up ladies and unfortunately the...More

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This has been a most amazing and unforgettable experience. My big take-away has been "anything is possible". This place is full of joy and love of sharing music. Ruth is full of energy and ideas, and very inspiring. The experience encourages abandoning inhibitions and diving...More

Thank _eviemcfadden
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We visited here with a group from our workplace and enjoyed Ruth's enthusiasm and commitment in saving musical instruments and creating a place where people (some of us with no idea of rhythm or music) can create their own music. You also get to view...More

1  Thank Trish P
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I must say it is a couple of years since I visited here. I have been twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. I have been with a group when visiting but this need not be so. Ruth explains and shows you everything which is...More

Thank Rosemary73
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Ruth is just great, she has tonnes of enthusiasm and energy to explain her amazing vision. The instruments are great and fun for all ages...Perfect for non musical folk through to pros. The level of care is kind and thoughtful.

1  Thank travellingNicola
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed with my two kids, who had a whale of a time. It was certainly like no other place we've ever stayed. The musical interactive elements in the garden were great, Ruth was great with the kids, the accommodation was very comfortable, spotless, and...More

Thank jamesC S
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

We are family with a 2 yrs toddler staying for a night. This is a lovely farmstay filled with many interesting surprises. It's amazing that the simple things in daily life are transformed into interesting musical instrument and play! The host Ruth is very passionate...More

Thank radiance123
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

As mentioned by other reviewers, this place is very good for children. They will like it a lot. We stayed for 1 night here upon recommendation from a friend who had been here before. The owner ensured that our kids were fully kept occupied, whether...More

Thank Rahul_4319
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We booked a nights accommodation at " At Violinos" for the 6 of us. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the quality of the cottage. It contained 2 bedrooms, a small lounge and dining and kitchen. Separate to the cottage was the sleepout...More

Thank JellyBWA
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This place would be fabulous entertainment for families with children aged between 5 - 12. I'm not in this aged group and after 2 plus hrs was loosing the will to live.

2  Thank Naomi K
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