Re-Opening Announcement

Re-opening Announcement!

Following recent Government guidelines, and with the support of the local authority, we are delighted that we are able to confirm a phased and gradual re-opening of Barleylands.

Over the past few weeks we have been working hard to implement safety measures so that you can enjoy our outdoor space, walks and trails.

We have created walking routes around the Barleylands site with quizzes, games, and interactive trails for you to complete. All indoor areas and play equipment remains out of bounds as per current government legislation.


Please note;

-Bookings must be made online with pre-booking only, in order to strictly limit the number of people who are on site at any given time.

-Annual pass holders must book an arrival time slot to aid with visitor flow and social distancing. Members will need to enter their membership numbers upon booking an arrival slot.

-Once you have booked a time slot we ask that you either download or print off your guides, maps, and trails prior to arrival at the farm; this will reduce the need to handle materials at reception. Please remember to bring a pen/ pencil with you.

-In line with government legislation all indoor activities and exhibits, and play remains closed for now. This includes; indoor play, animal barn, discover centre, bouncy pillow, the Barleylands speedway, exotics and nocturnal house, and the aviary.

-There are currently no rides or activities running in accordance with government advice.

-There is a one-way system in operation around the farm to help with visitor flow and to ensure social distancing.

-There are floor markings and reminder signs around the site to help with social distancing.

-There are protective screens at reception to safeguard visitors and staff.

-Staff will be wearing PPE for the safety of themselves and customers.

-There are hand washing stations around the farm, and many hand sanitising points have been installed.

-Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy, picnic tables have been set out with social distancing in mind, so please do not move them.

-Tiptree are serving a limited takeaway menu from the craft village.

-Toilet and handwashing facilities will be open but we ask for your consideration when using these and request that you respect social distancing guidelines. These facilities will be sanitised at regular intervals during the day.

-There is currently no shelter available on the walks and trails so please come prepared for the weather.


Government guidelines are being updated regularly and please follow our social media and website updates for as and when other attractions at the farm are able to open up.


To re-cap, tickets must be booked in advance, and we are only open for Farm Walks and Trails, the Barleylands experience will be very different at this time. We are offering you a safe outdoor space to enjoy, an abundance of fresh air, and a change of scenery following lockdown.

Follow this link to purchase tickets for your Barleylands Farm Walk;