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Barleylands Farm Park

Bringing the curriculum to life, Barleylands is an excellent venue for school and group visits. We believe we are experts in our field at teaching people of all ages about food farming and the countryside..
We encourage children to explore how their food choices impact on their health, as well as that of the planet and to take the time to discover the pleasure of enjoying real food. Cooking is a life skill and at Barleylands, children have the opportunity to cook a snack from scratch.
We cater for all group sizes from a single year to the whole school, and offer a variety of workshops to fit your curriculum needs and abilities of your group. See growing crops, plant seeds in our polytunnel , meet and feed our farm animals, explore our farming museum and cook in the Barleylands kitchen.
Field to Fork Days;
Nature Detective and Bird Spotter Day
Healthy Lunchbox Day;
Little Red Hen Days; Hungry Caterpillar Days;
Gingerbread Man Days; Amazing Kitchen Science,
Local History; Stone Age to Iron Age; Medieval Farming;
Beatrix Potter Days; Snakes Alive


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  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Craft Village, where you can see some crafters at work and find unique handmade gifts and items. - The Craft Village is free to browse. The Farm Park is a perfect all weather destination with a variety of animals, a reptile house, a discovery barn, and excellent indoor and outdoor play, and NEW for 2017, free flight bird aviary. Children under 2 are free of charge.


Group Visits start at £8.00 per person. Themed days start at £10.50 per child plus VAT (educational establishments can claim back the VAT). There is a minimum charge that starts from £240 plus VAT for Themed days. Carers are free of charge, and visiting schools receive free teacher places (number depending on size of group). Guided groups also receive a free annual pass for each paying child which is worth £57.

What we can offer

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes


CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

Other Accreditations

National Farm Attractions Network - Best in Education 2013, Essex Tourism and Hospitality Winner 2014, Essex Tourism and Marketing Awards 2014 and 2015, Innovation in marketing award, Essex Life Food and Drink Awards (Education) 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award (LOtC), 2017.

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