Wild Skills

your visit

There's so much to see and do for the whole family.

Come and join us for a great day out.


What's On

Come explore Honeybrook, 84 acres of Traditional Farm and River Meadows. For a Family Day out – Enjoy the Farm, Animals, Adventure Play, Tractor and Pony Rides, Relax beside the River Allen with a Delicious Lunch from the Wonky Goose Café.

If Outdoor Adventure is what you’re after get involved with Honeybrook Wild Skills, where young people and adults can learn bush craft and outdoor survival!

Keep an eye out for our Traditional Craft Courses happening this year – Pole Lathing, Blacksmithing, Porcelain Flower Making, Cob Oven Building and many more.

And remember… Honeybrook is a beautiful setting for a Wedding, Special Occasion or Event!

Birthday Parties

Bring your Birthday Party

to Honeybook.

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

Beautiful formal gardens, stunning countryside vistas, intimate ceremony rooms & a secluded orchard make Honeybrook the perfect venue for your wedding with a difference & is a fully licensed premises so we can serve alcohol

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.

Corporate Events

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.

oPENING times

Opening Times are 10.00am until 5.00pm 7 days a week.

Our special 'After School' reduced entry price applies from 3.30pm, weekdays during term time.

The Spring Lambs have arrived! Lamb Feeding is at 1pm every day during Easter School Holidays!

Reggie and Harvey the Lovely Shire Horses and Piglets Margot and Freada are all settling in to life at Honeybrook!


award winners!

Honeybrook are proud to be runners-up in the 2014 Netmums Outdoor Play Awards covering the South West region, as voted for by netmums members as their favourite outdoor play places to go. Thank you so much to netmums and everyone who voted for us!



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.


Sunday 10th May

Motor Show

The Hardy County Classic Tour Club and the Local Harley Davidson Group will be here showing off some wonderful wheels!


Watch demonstrations, take lessons or throw a birthday party, wedding or event!

With safe soft play areas for the little ones, tractor rides and walks through our beautiful countryside and relaxing times in the Wonky Goose Cafe or our Tea Rooms, there’s plenty for

all the family to enjoy at Honeybrook, whatever the weather!

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

Milking Parlour

The Flying Fox Zipwire

Wonky Goose Cafe Terrace

The Village Green

Calves in the Farmyard

Tractor Rides around the Park

Billy Goat waiting for a cuddle

The Wonky Goose Cafe



for our


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Dipping for Minnows

Buccaneer Towers

Huge Adventure Playground

Adorable lambs at springtime

Wild Skills - identifying pond life

River Trail - 84 acres of meadows

Play inside The Trojan Horse

Picnic area - under the shady Oak

Regular Pets Corner sessions offer a chance to give some of our animals a pet and a groom! We also have two cows who are milked daily in the parlour, come and see how it's done.

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. It also holds the new Ice Cream Parlour for all manner of sweetie goodness. With fresh scoop and Mr whippy ice-creams, popcorn, candyfloss, toffee apples & lots more.

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.

Beautiful formal gardens, stunning countryside vistas, intimate ceremony rooms and The Orchard make Honeybrook Farm the perfect venue for your wedding or event. We’re also a licensed wedding venue.

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 Honeybrook and make friends with our lovely ponies of all shapes, sizes and colours. We offer pony rides for children aged 3+ during school holidays (except Mondays). Please call ahead (01202 881120) to avoid disappointment

Jump around! Climb and scramble, get bouncing on the fun Bouncy Pillow on the Village Green.

A Beautiful Barn with Wedding Ceremony Room and Bar, Seating room and Dancefloor. A brilliant venue for your Party!

The Farmhouse Tea Rooms will be open again in summer 2015 – they are currently undergoing some refurbishment!

A welcoming and relaxing cafe serving a variety of freshly prepared meals.


We pride ourselves on using our own produce from the Honeybrook Victorian garden and meat from the Estate's High Lea Butchers to bring freshness and vibrancy to our cooking.


Look out for Mrs Swirly Ice Creams this Summer!

All meat served is supplied by our own High Lea Butchers

wild skills

Learn exciting bushcraft and outdoor survival skills! Tie knots, track animals, navigate around the woods, build a camp and watertight shelter, light fires, forage for food, skin a rabbit, gut a fish and get cooking on an open camp fire. Watch ranger demonstrations, get hands on with a one-off session, an 8-part course or book a fantastic Wild Skills children’s birthday party! It's safe to learn! Our rangers are experienced professionals CRB checked, first aid trained and qualified to lead children's groups in the outdoors. You just need to wear appropriate outdoor clothing.


Wild Skills encourages learning by hands on activities, each activity is classed as a module with some modules building upon others. When the program and all modules are completed the final step is a ‘camp out’.

Each module will take place on the Gaunts Estate utilising various locations depending on the module and or weather, though the primary location will be the Triangle Copse and Granary on Honeybrook Farm.




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.

Module 1: Knots

Knots, Lashings, Building techniques and decorative knots

Module 5: Food

Foraging, trapping, fishing and preparing things to eat

Module 2: Shelter

Shelter building using locally available natural materials

Module 3: Fire

Making fire using friction, spark sticks, pistons, matchers, lighters

Module 4: Water

Finding, collecting and purifying water for drinking

Module 6: Cooking

Cooking on fire, building and using camp ovens and other cooking techniques

Module 7: Navigation

Map reading with compass

and using natural clues to determine direction

Module 8: Tracking

Identifying prints and observing clues to animals

or people

The Wild Skills Modules

Final Module: Camp Out

Navigate to the camp site and set up shelter. Build a fire, find and prepare food


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.

Opening Times

We are open 10.00am until 5.00pm, 7 days a week.

Our special 'After School' reduced entry price

applies from 3.30pm, weekdays during term time.

 Dogs welcome on leads.


£5 per Adult

£3 per Child (2 years and over)

£15 Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children)

Season Pass, please enquire.

Honeybrook Season Pass

About Honeybrook

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

natural exploration.

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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