Indoor Adventures

Animal Barn

Whatever the season, whatever the weather, our Animal Barn gives children and families the chance to get close to farm animals – and even feed them – inside a warm, cosy barn.

Our lamb bottle feeding activity is on everyday and is a visitor favourite. Learn all about or adorable lambs, how to bottle feed them and get some amazing photos.

You can feed, stroke and get lots of selfies with our animals every day. They love attention from our visitors and our friendly team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Depending on the season, other activities we run are Meet the Donkeys, Small and Fluffy Encounters, Feed the Pigs and more

Nocturnal and Exotic’s House

Our brand new Nocturnal and Exotic House opened this year and has been a huge success.

Meet animals such as fruit bats, sugar guilders, skunk, tenrec and a hedgehog in the down stairs Nocturnal area.

Upstairs we have an amazing collection of Exotic’s such as snakes, tree frogs, chameleon, lizards, toads, turtles and more!

You can learn all about these fascinating creatures at 11am & 3pm everyday!

Indoor Soft Play Barn

At Barleylands we have two barns offering indoor play for children of all ages.

In the Indoor Play Barn you’ll find sky high slides, cargo nets, poles and chicanes. Will you brave our drop slide into the balls or race down our colourful astra slide?

Toddlers have their own designated play area with their own mini slide and pint-size frame so they can play safely.

We have a Tiptree Tea Room style Café in the Soft Play Barn which sells cream teas, toasties, hot drinks, kids lunches and more!

Ball Blasting Barn and Undercover Sandpit

Our Ball Blasting Barn can be found at the bottom of the farm. Full of action the whole family can enjoy trying to shoot each other with the foam balls, and little ones will love its Monsoon ball shower!

Found just next door is our giant undercover sandpit filled with 10 tonnes of sand, complete with buckets and spades.

Undercover picnic areas can also be found within the barn – so there’s plenty to do whatever the weather.

Discovery Barn

The Discovery Barn is the perfect place for young explorers to learn about the history of farming, discover more about the Essex countryside and how we used to live.

We have an enticing selection of vintage machinery, tractors, carts and all sorts of other farming equipment. Our displays are interactive and there’s always something to see.

The importance of agriculture and farming to this part of Essex, here in Billericay, and beyond, is something we celebrate here at Barleylands.

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  • Barleylands Road
  • Billericay
  • Essex, CM11 2UD