White Elm Rd, Danbury, Bicknacre, Chelmsford, CM3 4LR
01245 227829

Petting Farm

We are a family run petting farm with over 100 animals including Pygmy Goats, Alpacas, Sheep, Fallow Deer, Rheas, Pigs, Goats, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ducks, Miniature Pony, Chickens, Miniature Donkeys & Wallabies. You can purchase a bucket of feed at the ticket hut and feed most of the animals, the feed is a pellet made from grass so is suitable for most animals with exception of the rabbits and guinea pigs as they are prone to over eating. We are an interactive farm and petting the animals is allowed, with exception of the pigs as they are prone to nipping. If you are unsure ask a member of staff or look for the advice signs on all fences. Our outdoor play area has a digger sand pit with sit on diggers and John Deere pedal tractor track,  there is plenty of outdoor seating to watch or have a picnic. Within the Petting Farm we have a trim trail and a small sensory area for the children.

Please note children must be supervised at all times – on the Farm, in the Play Barn and on the outdoor play equipment. 

Our Petting Farm is online booking only, we have 2 sessions each day either 9am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 4pm, you can arrive at any point in your allocated time slot, however you must leave by your slot end time. We have a limited number of tickets on sale for each session so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Pre-bookings only – no ticket purchase can be made from the till point.

 Annual pass holders must show passes along with booking reference on the day of the visit.
 Picnics are allowed in the picnic area near the Play Barn (after handwashing and within your allocated time slot). Strictly no eating or drinking within the farm. Only food or drinks  purchased from the Play Barn can be consumed inside the Play Barn.
 Follow the one-way signs around the Farm.
 Regularly use the handwash and sanitising facilities available.
 You must leave the farm (including the picnic area) by the time stated on your booking slot.
 Follow the one-way system through the Garden Centre when entering and leaving the Farm.
 You can feed and pet the animals, unless signs state otherwise.

 The Play Barn is open 9am until 4pm everyday

Softplay & Toys

Inside the Play Barn we have a soft-play area for children up to 8 years old and a separate soft play area for toddlers. We have a wide range of learning toys –  Little Tikes ride on cars, play kitchens, bouncers, puzzles and a jumparoo.

Outside Playground

Our outdoor playground has a digger pit with sit on diggers and a John Deere tractor track, within the Petting Farm we have a large trim trail. There is plenty of outdoor seating to watch your children or have a picnic

Snack Shack

In the Play Barn is the Snack Shack which has a selection of freshly made Sandwiches, Baguettes, Toasties, Paninis  along with childrens lunch boxes, fruit, cakes, crisps,  chocolate bars and Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouches.