SEE & DO
EAT & DRINK
Summer Opening Times 21st July – 4th September 2016
We will be open every day 10.00-17.00
N.B we will be closed on 18, 19 & 20th July
In the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside, we offer a relaxing day out for the whole family as well as Rural Craft Courses, Wild Skills courses and birthday parties and the perfect venue for special events including Weddings!
With 84 acres of Traditional Farm and River Meadows, there’s plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Enjoy the farm and the animals it is home to as well as our Riverside Trail, Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Play, Tractor and Pony Rides.
Bring your Birthday Party
Hire the Kids Party Room above
the Stables or the Great Barn with Bar and Dance Floor.
The fab facilities we have to offer can really make it the party of the year!
Weddings at Honeybrook
A beautiful barn with bar, gardens, intimate ceremony rooms, magical stone circle, a secluded orchard & vintage wagons make Honeybrook the perfect venue for your wedding with a difference.
Are you Planning a party, event or wedding?
Wild Skills Parties
Our Wild Skills Adventure Courses can be tailored for a Birthday Party too!
Learn Exciting Bush Craft Skills
in the Woods and River Trails.
Honeybrook is a fantastic venue for Corporate Events, Christmas Parties and Private Celebrations throughout the year.
We are also fully licensed for alcohol & have a catering team on site. We have lots of rooms & sites available for various daytime or evening functions.
We can provide catering
for your event at Honeybrook, for example Hog Roast, BBQ, sit down dinner prepared by our Wonky Goose Cafe, or light teas, cakes & refreshments, whatever you fancy!
Plus we have a license to serve alcohol, another thing you don't have to worry about, so we can run a licensed bar at your event.
All meat is supplied by our own High Lea Butchers.
DAILY FARM SCHEDULE
11.30-12.00 & 2.00-2.30 – PETS CORNER
Come and meet our rabbits and guinea pigs and have a cuddle
12.30 – LAMB/GOAT FEEDING
(varies depending on the timing of your visit)
3.00 – CALF FEEDING
Tractor trailer rides throughout the day. First ride 11am. £1 per person (under 2s free).
Pony Palace are also providing pony rides on site £3 per ride
TRACTOR TRAILER RIDES throughout the day. First ride 11am. £1 per person (under 2s free).
Open to the general public 10.00am until 5.00pm during school holidays, bank holidays and weekends in 2016.
During term time, we are open during the week for educational and pre-booked group visits only at present. Please call to discuss your requirements.
HALF TERM EVENTS
Moth Mad Monday
Monday 8th August & Monday 22nd August
Come and inspect the contents of our moth trap and learn about the marvellous moths that call Honeybrook home. FREE - included in admission.
Wild Skills Sessions Wednesday
27th July – Wednesday 31st August 10.00am-3.00pm.
Learn exciting bushcraft and outdoor survival skills! £25.00 per child. Suitable for 6-12yrs. Limited spaces available. BOOKING ESSENTIAL*. *Wednesday 3rd August is FULLY BOOKED.
Wednesday Wildlife Wanders (evening)
Wednesday 10th August & Wednesday 17th August 7.30pm-10pm.
With our licensed Great Barn Bar now open, why not join us and tuck into a Honeybrook burger, banger and home-grown salad on arrival before joining us for a guided walk around the farm to explore the wildlife that calls Honeybrook home. Suitable for all the family. Adults £10, Child 4+ £5, under 4s FREE (includes food). BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Forest School Fridays
Friday 29th July – Friday 2nd September.
Nurture their curiosity in the natural world by booking your nature nuts onto our 2 hour Forest School sessions this summer! Suitable for ages 4+. £10 per child. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Self-guided “Nature’s Number Ones Trail"
Suitable for all the family. Celebrating a summer of sport, find out who comes out on top in the wild world when it comes to speed, agility, strength and endurance! FREE - included in admission.
Monday 8th August – Sunday 21st August 2016.
Alongside our usual farm programme, visitors will be treated to a variety of competitive displays from our marvellous menagerie – from sheep, pig and duck racing to goat agility, we’ve got it covered with our all new Animal Olympics!* This is “just for fun” – you’ll be issued a race programme on arrival and have the chance to guess the winners in each heat.
SEE & DO
The Flying Fox Zipwire
Billy Goat waiting for a cuddle
Wonky Goose Cafe Terrace
The Village Green
The Wonky Goose Cafe
Calves in the Farmyard
Tractor Rides around the Park
Head out from the farmyard on the NEW exciting adventure Play Trail to explore the far reaching corners of Honeybrook Farm. A mystery awaits around every corner as you ramble along beautiful riverside walks and climb, run and jump your way towards the next exhilarating challenge. Keep an eye out for The Ford, cross over to find Bakers Dozen, down to Vic's Island and across the Tricorn Bridge to the Wild Skills Den
Dipping for Minnows
Wild Skills - identifying pond life
Huge Adventure Playground
Adorable lambs at springtime
Picnic area - under the shady Oak
River Trail - 84 acres of meadows
Play inside The Trojan Horse
Regular Pets Corner sessions offer a chance to give some of our animals a pet and a groom!
The indoor Soft Play Area is terrific fun and very popular with the kids is perfect for when the rains are about and there is seating too.
Fun for the bigger kids includes Flying Fox zip wire, Buccaneer Towers, Trojan Horse, massive climbing structures with slides & lots more all on sand for safe landings. Plus Tots’ Playground for the little ones.
Our Splash Pad on the Village Green is designed and built especially for Honeybrook. Great fun on those sunny Summer days or equally a real giggle with wellies and waterproofs.
Stunning countryside & river meadow vistas, intimate ceremony rooms, the Great Barn with bar, the magical Stone Circle and the Orchard make Honeybrook Farm the perfect venue for your wedding or event.
A beautiful semi-natural pond close to the river. Surrounded by trees, it is a great place for wildlife exploration & serves as a peaceful haven away from the hustle-bustle of the main farmyard.
A natural chalk stream with its own strain of brown trout as well as wild rainbow trout, grayling, pike & crayfish. With luck you may see kingfishers, egrets, cormorants, heron, otters & water voles too.
Are you pony mad? Then visit Pony Palace at Honeybrook, offering pony rides for children aged 3+ during school holidays and weekends. Please call ahead (01202 881120) to avoid disappointment. Pony Palace also offer Pony Parties - enquire within!
Jump around! Climb and scramble, get bouncing on the fun Bouncy Pillow on the Village Green.
The BAR in the Great Barn is closed. Why not enjoy your pic-nic inside this historic old Barn if the weather is inclement.
A Beautiful Barn with Wedding Ceremony Room and Bar, Seating room and Dancefloor.
A brilliant venue for your Party!
In forthcoming weeks the Farm House Tea Rooms will re-open to serve hot drinks and cakes to eat in, on the patio next to stream or to takeaway!
Hot and cold meals and snacks. All made and baked in house using our very own meat and produce. From sandwiches and scrumptious baked goods to lasagne and chilli.
Coming Soon! Look out for after school meal deals and a delicious restaurant evening menu offering seasonal suppers and tasty tipples!
Look out for Mrs Swirly Ice Creams this Summer!
All meat served is supplied by our own High Lea Butchers
Wild Skills Day Courses
Get hands-on learning practical survival skills. Have a go at fire lighting and building shelters all using the natural materials you fin around you. learn to tie knots, navigate around the woods, forage for food all in the great outdoors.
Come to Honeybrook for a session of bushcraft and fun in the Wild Skills Den and Camp. Learn how to light a campfire the old fashioned way, build a shelter to protect you from the elements and toast some marshmallows!
Parties can be tailored to your needs, from a minimum of 2 hours and have a maximum of 10 children. All Wild Skills parties include a tractor ride to the location.
Knots, Lashings, Building techniques and decorative knots
Trapping, fishing and preparing things to eat
Shelter building using natural materials - How waterproof can you make yours?
Making fire using friction, spark sticks and natural materials
Identify and collect wild food!
Toast marshmallows, cook damper bread spirals, skewer your caught fish and rabbits!
Map reading with compass
and using natural clues to determine direction
Identifying prints and observing clues to animals
The Wild Skills Modules
We’re two miles north of Wimborne Minster on the B3078 Cranborne Road
Honeybrook Farm, Nr Stanbridge, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4JD
(For Sat Nav enter Lower Honeybrook Farm)
Listen out for announcements of impromptu happenings and special events during your visit.
Our rangers and several of our staff are First Aid trained. First Aid points at the cafe and reception.
In the event of an accident, please contact the Café, reception or the nearest ranger.
No smoking around buildings, animal pens or play areas. Please dispose of your butts appropriately.
To discourage wasps, we have limited rubbish bins & encourage visitors to take their litter home.
Honeybrook is a working farm so please supervise your children at all times.
Honeybrook will be open 10.00 - 17.00 during school holidays, bank holidays and weekends in 2016.
Dogs welcome but MUST be kept on short lead
at all times please.
PARK PRICES 2015
Under 4s: FREE
Family Ticket: £18.00
(2+2 or 1+3)
Our ethos is to encourage people of all ages to break away from the confines of the modern world and reconnect with nature and all its hidden treasures.
We encourage children to learn about the natural world though experiencing nature first hand.
We provide a safe and unique environment
for nurturing young minds and inspiring
Richard Glyn Foundation. Reg. Charity No. 1048103
Honeybrook Farm, Nr. Stanbridge
(Sat Nav address: Lower Honeybrook Farm)
Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 4JD
We are 2 miles North of Wimborne on the B3078.
Map coordinates: 50°49'31.5"N 1°59'18.6"W
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