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Days Out in Essex

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Days out in Essex

Have you run out of ideas for days out in Essex? Then look no further than Barleylands farm park and craft village, located near Billericay.

As one of South East England’s most popular educational farming and craft shopping destinations, its fun for the whole family. Kids will make farmyard friends, while adults can leave with a bespoke gift or two.

So, the next time you’re planning days out in Essex, give Barleylands a go. If you book in advance online, you can save yourself 10% on day tickets.

Days out in Essex at Barleylands

Farm Park

One of our main attractions is Barleylands Farm Park, where you’ll not only enjoy yourself, but also learn a thing or two as well. We want both young and old to leave feeling informed yet entertained. Our activities include:

Animal activities – We’ve got the ‘Lamb National’ and ‘Hilly Billy Goat’ races along with bottle feeding and grooming
Outdoor adventures – Choose from the Jumping Pillow, Go Karts, tractor rides, two playgrounds, and mini toddler houses
Indoor play – High slides, cargo nets, poles, chicanes, and more
Discovery Barn – Find out what life used to be like in the countryside at this historical museum
Animal Barn – Even if its raining, you can come here to meet several adorable animals
Snakes Alive Reptile House – Be amazed by over 55 enclosures of snakes, lizards, spiders, and scorpions
Imperial Bird of Prey – Witness the fascinating flight of various beautiful birds

The Village

Another aspect of Barleylands is the Craft Village, where over 30 studios and workshops have a variety of handmade products on offer. Watch crafters in action and learn how they make their unique items.

You can also stop refuel at Tiptree tearooms for a spot of lunch or some tasty treats. Alternatively, make a reservation at the Magic Mushroom for exquisite fine dining.

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.

Where is Barleylands?

Located in Barleylands near Billericay, we are extremely close to a number of other major towns and cities in Essex. For example, it takes less than half an hour from the following places:

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

We are also lucky enough to be surrounded by the beautiful Essex countryside, which means you can also enjoy the following:

Camping facilities – For tents, caravans, and motorhomes, we have electrical hook ups, toilets, showers, and a farm shop.
Venue hire – Function rooms, studios, stables, and a showground are available for weddings and corporate functions.
Parties – Options include Farmyard Frolics Party, Snakes Alive Party, Play Party, and Pizza Party.

If you’re from a school, you can also visit Barleylands for guided or unguided tours, themed days, and our hatching programme.

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