Craft Village Essex

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Craft Village Essex

With its farm park and craft village, Essex based Barleylands makes for a great day out the whole family can enjoy.

We specialise in offering hands-on experiences for children of all ages, giving them an opportunity to learn outside the classroom and experience the many facets of everyday farming.

However, we don’t forget about parents either. Barleylands also plays host to ‘The Village’ – a unique retail experience where you can shop for local handicrafts or attend a skills workshop. There’s numerous food and drink options for much-needed sustenance too.

So, why not make plans to visit Barleylands farm park and craft village – Essex doesn’t have another attraction like it.

Barleylands farm park – attractions and activities

At Barleylands farm park, children have the opportunity to learn about, feed, and handle their farmyard favourites. However, there are plenty of other attractions and activities to take advantage of, including:

  • Animal activities – You can pet small animals, groom goats, and bottle feed lambs at our ‘Animal Antics’ sessions
  • Outdoor adventures – Take your pick from the Jumping Pillow, Go Karts, tractor rides, two playgrounds, and mini toddler houses
  • Indoor play – From high slides and cargo nets to poles and chicanes
  • Discovery Barn – Find out what life used to be like in the countryside at this historical museum featuring farming paraphernalia and vintage machinery
  • Animal Barn – Get up close and personal with our adorable animals whatever the weather
  • Snakes Alive Reptile House – Gaze in awe at over 55 enclosures of snakes, lizards, spiders, and scorpions
  • Imperial Bird of Prey Academy – Be amazed at the intelligence of our beautiful birds of prey

Barleylands craft village – studios and workshops

Barleylands craft village plays host to over 30 studios and workshops, all of which offer unique products and unmatched experiences.

You can browse for bespoke items, witness local crafters in action, or participate in a skills workshop. Best of all, entry to the village is free!

If you’re hungry or thirsty, the table service Tiptree Tearoom has a wide range of sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cooked lunches and tempting cakes. Next door, the child-friendly Tiptree Pantry provides a quick self-service menu.

Last but not least, the Magic Mushroom serves British and Mediterranean cuisine using locally sourced and organic ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere.

Also, if you visit us on the last Saturday of the month, you’ll be able to buy fresh produce from local traders at Barleylands Farmers Market.

Barleylands farm park and craft village – local information

We are located in Barleylands near Billericay, Essex. As a result, we’re a stone’s throw from the following towns and cities:

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

Our picturesque location in the Essex countryside also enables us to offer:

  • Camping – We have electrical hook-ups, toilets, showers, and a farm shop
  • Venue hire – Weddings, birthdays, and corporate events can book our function rooms, studios, stables, and showground
  • Parties – Give your children a party they won’t forget. Options include Farmyard Frolics, Snakes Alive, Play, and Pizza Parties

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