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Children’s Activities Essex

For educational yet entertaining children’s activities, Essex families should look no further than Barleylands farm park and craft village.

Our aim is to help kids learn outside of the classroom with memorable, hands-on experiences. In addition to learning about, feeding, and handling their favourite farmyard animals, children can also discover where food comes from, how it is grown, and harvested.

When young minds need a break, we’ve also got indoor play areas as well as outdoor activities including go karts and tractor rides.

Adults aren’t forgotten about either, with unique shopping experiences on offer at ‘The Village’, which is home to over 30 studios and workshops.

Children’s activities Essex – Barleylands farm park

Whatever the weather, children can make the most of Barleylands farm park. For example, there’s daily animal activities such as lamb bottle feeding, outdoor play areas including our vast jumping pillow, and tractor rides around the farm.

  • Animal activities – Like our ‘Lamb National’ and ‘Hilly Billy Goat’ races as well as bottle feeding and grooming
  • Outdoor adventures – Choose from the Jumping Pillow, Go Karts, tractor rides, two playgrounds, and mini toddler houses
  • Indoor play – Parents can either join in or watch from the comforts of the café while kids enjoy high slides, cargo nets, poles and chicanes
  • Animal Barn – You might see new arrivals being born or adorable baby animals playing – there’s always something happening
  • Discovery Barn – A look back at rural life in years gone by at this farming museum
  • Snakes Alive Reptile House – Over 55 enclosures of snakes, lizards, spiders, scorpions, and more
  • Imperial Bird of Prey – Witness the fascinating flight of various beautiful birds

Children’s activities Essex – Parties at Barleylands

If you’ve got a birthday, special occasion, or celebration coming up, you can also book a party at Barleylands. Options include:

  • Farmyard Frolics – Explore the farm with your dedicated host including a hands-on animal session and bumpy tractor ride before heading back for delicious party food
  • Snakes Alive Party – If your child is passionate about pythons, crazy about chameleons, or mad about mini beasts, this is the perfect party for them
  • Play Party – Exclusive use of the Indoor Play Barn after hours as well as access to the outdoor play area and bouncy pillow on warmer evenings
  • Pizza Party – Children will don their chef’s hat, make their own dough, and create a delicious pizza using a variety of toppings

More about Barleylands

When kids are worn out and its time to refuel, Barleylands has some great food and drink options, including:

  • Tiptree Tearoom – Selling a wide range of sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cooked lunches and tempting cakes
  • Tiptree Pantry – A quick, self-service menu with excellent food and friendly staff

Barleylands is also extremely close to several towns and cities, making any journey here with the kids an effortless experience. Travel times are as follows:

  • Basildon – 10 minutes
  • Brentwood – 15 minutes
  • Chelmsford – 25 minutes
  • Southend-on-Sea – 25 minutes
  • Romford – 25 minutes

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