Things To Do
The farm provides opportunities to indulge your love of nature, the countryside and your need for beautiful surroundings, whatever the season.
Things To Do On The Farm Include…
There are public footpaths across the farm, but as our guests you are free to walk wherever you would like to. These include walks through the woods, through meadows full of wildflowers, birds and insects, and around the ponds and lake, with strategically placed sitting places to allow you to rest and take in the views. For pushchairs and those with restricted mobility, there is a fairly smooth, hard track through the middle of the farm which is suitable for most.
Please bear in mind that it’s a working farm, and so dogs must always be kept under control and on a lead around any livestock. Please also pick up after them, especially because of the risk of diseases which can affect the other animals.
Photography & Painting
Photographers and artists really love using the farm as a base. Whether it’s sketching, taking pictures of our animals and stunning scenery, or going further afield to capture images of the local countryside, there’s plenty of opportunity to use your creativity.
Family Friendly Fishing
Our lake is stocked with rudd, roach, bream and a few carp, for fun, easy fishing for all the family. Available all year round.
Wildlife & Birdwatching
The farm is home to a real wealth of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and wildflowers. Recent sightings include our resident badgers, slow worms, grass snakes, red kites, barn owls, tawny owls, frogs and newts. You may also manage to spot the more shy wildlife such as weasels and stoats. More easily seen are hares, rabbits and deer (especially muntjac), and a variety of birds, while summer brings amazing butterflies and too many wildflowers to list here (but including bee orchids)!
Meeting The Farm Animals
The farm is home to free range chickens and rare breed animals: a small flock of Portland sheep (with lambs usually born mid-April – May) and British White cattle with their calves.
Whilst we are very happy for you to explore on your own, we also love giving guided walks that allow us to tell you a bit more about the farm, and what is going on here. £30 for a one hour walk, but please book in advance.
Picnic by the lake
We can provide blankets, a cool bag, ice blocks and unbreakable glasses to help, making for a special way to enjoy the farm. Please contact us when you book to make arrangements with us.
Days Out, Exploring & Having Fun
This corner of the Essex/Suffolk border has a fabulous range of things to do for all ages.