White Elm Rd, Danbury, Bicknacre, Chelmsford, CM3 4LR
01245 227829
info@whiteelmgardencentre.co.uk

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 Tractor track has tarmac roadways for the children to ride around on John Deere, Case, Massey Ferguson pedal tractors, we also have a variety of other ride along vehicles for children to choose from, there is plenty of outdoor and undercover seating to sit down and relax while watching your children or have a picnic. 

Within the Petting Farm we have a trim trail and a sensory area for the children, wooden climbing areas and a giant swing..

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 time within 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.

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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.
 
 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.
  
 You can feed and pet the animals, unless signs state otherwise, animals can only be given food purchased from our ticket hut.
 
 Please do not bring food from home to feed our animals.
 

 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 jumparoo’s.

Snack Shack

In the Play Barn is the Snack Shack serving freshly made to order Sandwiches, Baguettes and Panini’s along with children’s lunch boxes, fruit, cakes, crisps, chocolate bars and Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouches.

Tractor Track

Our new Tractor Track is just inside the main entrance of the Petting Farm, we have a large selection of pedal and balance tractors with a miniature Drive Through Snack Shack, Workshop, Tunnel and Petrol Stations, with plenty of outdoor seating for you to sit and watch your children.

Trim Trail and Outdoor Play Area

In the Petting Farm we have 2 separate trim trails, a giant mesh net swing and the outdoor play area with spring rockers, outdoor children’s kitchen and a selection of sensory games.