Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm


general information

General Information

2nd November - 3rd December: we are closed for Winter.

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is in the middle of the beautiful county of Suffolk in Eastern England and is a small livestock farm breeding farm animals that were once common but are now very rare.

They also offer self-catering accommodation for holidaymakers.

  • Enjoy feeding the friendly animals.
  • Give the children a day to remember.
  • Have a light lunch or bring a picnic.
  • Indulge yourselves with a Suffolk clotted cream tea.
  • Meet breeds that were well known 80 years ago, White Park, Old Gloucester, Shetland, Berkshire, Middle White, Large Black, Norfolk Horn, Greyface Dartmoor, Balwen, Llanwenog, Herdwick, Ixworth, Scots Dumpy, Scots Grey.
  • Meet the foreigners; the Kune Kune pigs and the Ouessant sheep.
  • Let the children spend their pocket money in the Visitors Centre.

The self-catering holiday accommodation is self-contained within the farmhouse and is available for farm holidays throughout the year. It is equipped to a very high standard, will sleep four plus a cot and is classified by the Tourist Board with three stars.

Every visiting child gets a free bag of animal food. And depending on the age of the young visitors, they will be able to feed most of the animals.

Opening Times

2nd November - 3rd December: we are closed for Winter.

5th & 6th, 12th & 13th and 19th & 20th December, we will be open from 10am - 4pm, for Farmer Christmas visits, please see event page for info.

21st December 2015 - 12th February 2016: we are closed for the Winter months. The farm opens for lambing on the 13th February.

Birthday Parties

If your child loves the great outdoors, Baylham House Farm could be the perfect place for a birthday party.

On your arrival at the farm, you will be greeted by our birthday party leader, who will show you to the undercover party area.

The party starts off with exploring the farm and meeting all of the animals that live on the farm.  You will then be able to choose from a number of activities including:

  • Helping to groom our goats
  • Meet the Baylham Bunnies
  • Feed our Chickens and collect the eggs
  • Den building
  • Pond Dipping
  • Mini Beast Hunt

When booking your party, you will need to choose a selection of the above activities you would like to do.  We will then advise on suitable timings and our recommendation of the format of the party.


We can provide party food which could include a Baylham Farm sausage in a home madebread roll, or sandwiches, along with fruit, crisps and refreshments.  We can also create a home made birthday cake if requested.  Alternatively, you are welcome to provide your own catering.

Party Bag

A small party bag is included for each child, with a special birthday gift for the birthday boy or girl.


If you would like us to provide the catering for the party, as well as all the activities, the price is £10 per child.  If you would like to provide your own catering, the price is £7 per child.  All accompanying adults go free.  There is a minimum charge of £100 for a catered party and £70 for a self-catered party.

The price for the birthday cake is dependent on the final design.  Please contact us to discuss your ideas!

Key Information

There is no minimum age limit for a party at Baylham House Farm, as the activities can be adapted to suit the age range of the children attending.  However, we do require enough parents to stay for the duration of the party to supervise the children.  Our staff member is there to lead the activities, but we do expect parents to supervise the children at all times.

Other activities are available depending on the time of year, such as lamb cuddling and pig washing.  If you’d like more information or to book a birthday party, please call us on 01473 830264 ​




Opening Times & Prices

2nd November – 4th December 2015: we are closed for Winter.

We will be open for visits from Farmer Christmas on the following weekends during December: 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th and 19th & 20th, from 10am – 4pm.  For moreinformation about Farmer Christmas.

21st December – 12th February 2016: we are closed for the Winter months.

The farm then reopens for lambing on the 13th February 2016.

Opening times can vary for events 

Entry Prices

  • Adults: £7
  • Concessions: £6
  • Children (4-16): £3
  • Under 4’s are free
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children): £18

Entry prices include a free bag of animal feed for children.

Season Tickets

  • Adults: £35
  • Concessions: £30
  • Children: £15
  • Family Season Ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £90

Season ticket holders are welcome to come to the farm as many times as they like throughout the year.

Special Offers

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