SEE & DO
EAT & DRINK
There's so much to see and do for the whole family.
Come and join us for a great day out.
Come and explore Honeybrook, 84 acres of river meadows, Victorian farm, adventure and play, all tucked away in the beautiful Dorset countryside by the banks of the River Allen.
From Wild Skills outdoor adventure to playgrounds, farm animals to ponies, river walks to tractor rides and plenty of delicious food, we’ve got everything you need for fun and relaxation with family and friends! We hope to see you soon.
Bring your child’s Birthday Party to Honeybrook for no extra charge or hire our beautiful school room for your child’s Birthday party.
Additional extras dedicated to
your party can include Tractor Rides, Pony Rides, Wild Skills and Pets’ Corner.
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
Come to Honeybrook for a 2 or 4 hour session of bushcraft & fun in the woods. Parties can be tailored to your needs, & are available after school on week-days.
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.
Wild Skills Sessions
Wednesdays 10 am – 3 pm on August 13th, 20th & 27th. Read about Wild Skills here
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!
Daily Timetable for
09:30am: Gates open, Café & Shop open
11-11:30am: Tractor rides, Restaurant open
12-12:30pm: Pets Corner
2pm: Events continue, Pets Corner
2:30-ish: Tractor Rides
3-3:30pm: Pets Corner & Restaurant close
4-4:30pm: Round-up Goats, Ponies & Donkeys bring in with visitors’ help
5pm: End of day in spring and autumn
6pm: End of day in summer
N.B. All times shown are approximate & may vary with the weather and with numbers of visitors, so best to listen out
So popular on their last visit
we've invited them back on
16th, 24th & 29th August
with displays am & pm.
BBQ & Cider Days
Saturdays during summer holidays
Hog Roast & Cider Day with stalls on Bank Holiday Mon 25th August.
We can provide catering
for your event at Honeybrook, for example Hog Roast, BBQ, sit down dinner prepared by our restaurant The Wonky Goose, 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.
Evening BBQ &
Guided Bat Walk
Honeybrook is hosting an evening BBQ & bat walk on Wed 20th August, with our friends from River Allen Bat Roost and East Dorset Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation. The evening will start at 8pm, with a chance to meet some 'ambassador bats,' a yummy BBQ & an evening stroll around the farm with our bat detectors to listen out for bats, & learn more about these wonderful little creatures. Prices are £7.50 per adult & £5.50 per child (including BBQ) spaces are limited, so to book call the farm on 01202 881120 or email email@example.com
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
The Flying Fox Zipwire
Wonky Goose Restaurant Terrace
The Village Green
Calves in the Farmyard
Tractor Rides around the Park
Billy Goat waiting for a cuddle
The Great Barn Cafe
Dipping for Minnows
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.
Hot snacks that include Paninis and a variety of fresh home cooked savoury pastries, plus a fabulous selection of homemade cakes and sweet treats.
We are very happy to have you sit and relax in our great barn while the kids read and play in the children's den.
Our famous and traditional tea rooms are open throughout the day, serving classic cream teas plus tasty sandwiches and fresh slices of our home made cakes.
You can take your tea on our sun lit patio next to the stream or in the beautiful garden area, the choice is yours.
A welcoming and relaxing restaurant 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.
The Wonky Goose is just another great reason to visit Honeybrook Farm. Summer menu coming soon.
New for 2014 at Honeybrook is a one stop shop for all manner of sweetie goodness.
With soft scoop and Mrs Swirly ice-creams, toffee apples and lots more we hope your sweet tooth will be satisfied.
All meat served is supplied by our own High Lea Butchers
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 2 hour or 4 hour 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
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 restaurant and reception.
In the event of an accident, please contact the Restaurant, Café 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.
We are open every day from 9.30am to 5pm and until 6pm in the summer. Dogs welcome on leads.
PARK PRICES 2014
£1 Car park (all day)
£5 per Adult
£3 per Child (2 years and over)
£15 Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children)
Season Pass £90 (Feb – Oct 2014)
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
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Honeybrook Season Pass
A Honeybrook Farm Season Pass allows a family to visit as often as they like with free parking and unlimited entry from mid Feb to the end of October.
A pass is a also a perfect gift, they can be purchased
here or over the phone and exchanged for a full season pass ready for you to collect on your next visit.
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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