Outdoor Adventures

Top Adventure Play

We have two great outside playground areas one at the top of the Farm Park and one at the bottom.

Tackle the adventure trail near the entrance with monkey bars, climbs, tunnels, logs, wobberly chains and more!

Even little ones will enjoy learning how to balance, climb and dangle- will some help of course.

Bottom Adventure Play Area

Explore the larger playground based at the other end of the farm, with it’s whizzy Zipwire, Huge Jumping Pillow (much more fun than a trampoline!) and play equipment.

Dotted around the farm we have mini tractors and didicars for our visiting children to enjoy. Just passed the Bouncy Pillow you will find a range of go-karts for both children and adults.

Toddlers will love our special play houses just for them dotted around the Farm Park.

Outdoor Animals

The heartbeat of Barleylands Farm is our wonderful selection of loveable animals. Our outdoor paddocks enable visitors to make friends with our amazing residents.

We have farm animals out in the paddocks (depending on the season) including goats, sheep, alpacas and Highland Cows, plus chickens and pheasants in Poultry Corner and ducks in our pond.

Our team of Farm Park staff are on hand to introduce our furry and feathered friends, and where possible, guests big and small can get hands on with our gentle and friendly animals.

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

Flying displays and bird encounters from the number one bird of prey centre in Essex!

Enjoy breath taking daily displays courtesy of the wonderful Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. Get up close to its incredible collection of kestrels, owls and vultures and its passionate team of handlers.

After the show, the team are ready and willing to show the birds on their handling glove, giving visitors a rare chance to photograph these beautiful animals up close.

Tractor Rides

Why not take a bumpy Tractor & Trailer Ride around the fields? Explorers big and small will love this fun and bouncy trip around the landscape. Hop on board and hold on tight! Tractor & Trailer rides happen four times a day, so be sure to check out our timetable to plan your trip!

For little drivers, we have a fleet of mini tractors and didicars to drive around the Farm Park.  No license needed!

Poultry Corner

Meet all kind of feathered friends including chickens, ducks, pheasants and more!

If you would like to find out more about a particular bird please ask a friendly team member.

The Barleylands Speedway

Zoom around our new race track on your very own tractor!

Race your family to see who is the quickest and celebrate with a group selfie.

*small fee of £1 does apply

Walkthrough Aviary

One of the newest addition to the farm can be found not far from our Huge Bouncy Pillow. It is a tranquil hidden gem here at the farm for all our visitors to enjoy.

The aviary is home to a range of beautiful birds, from canaries and diamond doves, to a variety of finches and golden song sparrows, whose natural home is the Sahara Desert!

Make sure you stop by on your visit.

Wildlife Walk

Discover a world of bug hotels, beehives, hedgehog houses, pond life and more!

We encourage families to explore the magic of nature by getting muddy and interacting with insect enriching ideas with you can take home and do in your own garden.

As Farmers it is very important to work with nature to grow crops, look after animals and teach the public about the wonders of Mother Earth.


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