Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
Walking into Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm I can't help but to feel a homely feeling, easily accessible by public transport and with ample parking space, this family favourite is a must see. Under 4s are FREE for more pricing information please visit their website.
Children love the playground and Maze, and the goats roaming freely as you walk in. The entrance fee includes a bag of food to feed the animals with, nothing beats the experience of a close encounter with cute & friendly animals wanting to be fed.
Access: The main area of the farm is wheelchair and push chair friendly and a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are available in the Visitor’s Centre. There is a small shop and a café as you come in the farm, and washing facilities and toilets nearby.
Picnic area and Playground: The main picnic area has a very original playground, they have piled up huge tractor rubber tyres and have built a tunnel. They call it the TellyTubby mountain; a scrambling hill for kids, with a hiding tunnel. This is a great place to relax and have a picnic, it is in an enclosed area so parents don't have to worry about loosing their toddlers and not being able to see what they are doing. I highly recommend their homemade scones served with butter, Jam & cream which is always the highlight of my trips.
Nature Trail: As you head on to see the animals little goats will come to greet you it is wonderful as they have them roaming around the trail and they are very friendly, the children can spend a lot of time feeding them and looking at the other animals. This "close encounter" factor is what makes Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm special.
3D Maze: Almost at the end of the trail they have built a 3D-Maze. A stack of straw bales which they have put together to form a tunnel maze. There are a couple of entrances and I have to admit to be a bit scared to try it myself at first as it is quite dark but once you have done it once is quite a lot of fun and the children loved it! It might be a good idea to bring a small torch.
Days like this are what the kids will fondly remember, old fashion fun, fresh air and laughter. Highly recommended.
Note: Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm open every Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, including all bank holidays.
Until the 6th of September, they are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-5.00pm as well as Bank Holidays. Check their website for details.