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. 

We are open every day of the year apart from Easter Sunday and 3 days over Christmas

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. 

Events

From March to October we have some special visitors to our Petting Farm.

Kings Falconry

Bring along a selection of birds of prey for visitors to see up close, they also hold two bird displays through the day usually at 12pm and 2pm, always involving visitors in the fun.

They will be visiting us on the following dates, please check our Facebook page nearer the time as displays are weather dependent.

Saturday 7th March

Saturday 4th  April

Saturday 16th & 23rd May

Saturday 6th June

Saturday 11th July

Saturday 23rd August

Saturday 12th & 26th September

Essex Reptile Encounters

Essex Reptile Encounters bring along a different selection of animals each visit. Their Knowledge of the animals is amazing and their visits are educational as well as fun, are you brave enough to hold a Panther Chameleon or Tarantula?

They will be visiting us on the following dates, please check our Facebook page nearer the time as displays are weather dependent.

Friday 8th May

Monday 27th July

Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th,

24th & 31st August