We have acres of space and fresh air at Barleylands where you can go wild in our play areas or on the Speedway, have a quiet wander through the Wildlife Walk or the aviary, and have a picnic in one of our picnic spots while you watch the world go by.

Adventure Play Areas

We have two outdoor playground areas, one at each end of the Farm Park. There’s something for all ages with monkey bars, tunnels, a zipwire, huge jumping pillow, go karts and play houses. Dotted around the farm you will find mini tractors and didicars for smaller children to jump on and off as they venture between the animals.

The Barleylands Speedway

Zoom around our new race track on your very own powered tractor! Race your family to see who is the quickest and celebrate with a group selfie. Small £1 fee applies.

Tractor Rides

Explorers young and old will enjoy our bumpy tractor and trailer ride around the fields learning more about farm life. These take place 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!

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 fun ideas from Barleylands that 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 inspire young minds about nature.


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.

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.

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