Barleylands is owned by the Philpot family who started farming in 1937 on Potton Island, with just 10 acres of arable land. Today, after three generations of Philpot farmers, careful strategic planning, land management and business diversification, the Philpot family now farms a total of 12,800 acres in Essex and Suffolk and owns one of South East England’s most popular educational farming and craft centre attractions – Barleylands.
Barleylands Awards and Accreditations
BAYER/FACE Awards 2017 – Winner of Inspiring Educator Award 2017
The Rural Business Awards 2018 – Runner up Best Rural Tourism Business
Winner of the National Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Council for Learning Outside the Classroom awards.
Winner of Primary Times Best Art or Craft Activity Venue 2016
Winner of Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Award for Food Education 2015
Winner of Essex Hospitality & Tourism Award for Innvoation & Marketing 2014
Finalist for Essex Hospitality & Tourism Award for Best Large Attraction 2014.
Winner of Best in Education 2013
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.