Farm Park

A great day out come rain or shine!

Barleylands is the perfect all weather, best large attraction in Essex! As well as the cutest and friendiest animals in the Farm Park, we have fun packed indoor and outdoor adventure play areas - race down slides, scale the playframe, whizz on the zip wire and bounce on the huge jumping pillow. Then journey out to the crop fields on the bumpy tractor & trailer ride, join in animal activities and explore the Discovery Centre. Plus explore the South East's largest display collection of reptiles in the Reptile House. There's so much to do!

What's On This Week

We've got a packed schedule of fun activities throughout the day to keep everyone entertained. Click here for this week's activity timetable. 

Unfortunately when you work with animals, nothing is guaranteed.  If you are visiting for a particular activity, please call the Farm Park in advance of your visit. *Weather Permitting.

Please note the miniature train is currently closed for maintenance, new development coming soon.

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One All Inclusive Ticket 

Your admission ticket to Barleylands includes nearly all activities including the Tractor & Trailer Ride, as well as full access to the indoor play areas and outdoor play zones.  All in all, a great day out for the whole family, no matter what the weather.

Our children’s farm is ideally suited for children aged as young as toddlers or up to ten years old.  It is advisable to allow at least a minimum of three hours for your visit.

Children's University Learning Destination

Barleylands are delighted to have been awarded “Learning Destination” status by the Children’s University. Members can now receive stamps in their “passports to learning” having completed a variety of educational activities here at Barleylands.

The Children’s University aims to provide social mobility by providing high quality, exciting and innovative learning experiences outside normal school hours! Click here for further information about the Children’s University and the activities on offer at Barleylands.

Blue Peter Badge Holders Visit Free

Blue Peter badge holders can visit Barleylands Farm Park for free!
Badge Attractions admit one badge winner (with a badge and badge winners card) when accompanied by a full paying adult.

The Farm Park is open everyday (plese click here for Barleylands opening times) except during the Essex Country Show weekend in September, where you would need to purchase a show ticket to visit the Farm Park. Visit the Essex Country Show for details. Children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years +.

We are listed on Things to do in Essex. – is an easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. 


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National Farm Attractions Network-Best in Education 2013 Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Learning outside the classroom Britain - You're Invited Visit Essex DEFRA Essex Tourism 2014 Winner_Innovation Marketing in Tourism Countryside Learning
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