Barleylands signs up for Big Weekend

We’ve signed up for the first ever Big Weekend in Essex on April 1 and 2, when the county’s residents will be able to visit some of the best attractions and days out in the county – including Barleylands Farm Park – for free.

Organised by Visit Essex – in partnership with Essex Tourism Week – the Essex Big Weekend is all about giving Essex residents the chance to discover – or rediscover – the tourist attractions on their doorstep.

Barleylands will be giving away 250 pairs of free tickets for the Essex Big Weekend when it takes place this April.

Chris Philpot, from Barleylands Farm Park, said:  “We are delighted to be taking part in the first ever Essex Big Weekend.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for local people to discover and rediscover the great places to visit across Essex and to spread the word.  There is so much to see and do at Barleylands – we are home to farm animals big and small, majestic birds of prey as well as the region’s largest collection of reptiles. We also have a fantastic line-up of indoor activities and play areas and changing daily activities, so there’s lots to do even if the weather isn’t so good.”

April is a great time to visit Barleylands in Billericay as its lambing season at the Farm.

Chris added:  “We look forward to welcoming all the Essex Big Weekend visitors.  Don’t forget to visit the Village while you are here, Barleylands’ shops, craft studios and boutiques celebrate the very best of artisan craft and produce in Essex!”

Residents can bid for tickets here.