Hill Farm runs a number of open events throughout the year, as well as our weekend craft activities.

These events are open to all visitors and has something available for all ages and abilities. Have a look at what we have coming up:

Open Farm Sunday

We look forward to welcoming you all to our open farm day on the 20th September 2020.

Come and join us to see how farming has changed through the decades, on our tenth anniversary of taking part in Open Farm Sunday.

See farming machinery both old and new, find out about how your food goes from farm to fork, and learn about our unique livestock.

Come along and see our shire horses, donkeys, alpacas, deer and bison among other farmyard animals. There will be opportunities to meet and possibly feed our animals, as well as craft activities and soft play equipment. We will have a BBQ running all day, and cold drinks and cakes will be available to purchase in our farm café.

Come and join us on Sunday 20th September!


National Forest Walking Festival

Hill Farm takes part in the National Forest Walking festival every year. Keep an eye out for next year’s dates on our Facebook page.

Hill Farm’s Guided Woodland Walks

Join us for a leisurely stroll through our farm and woodland, in the heart of the National Forest, taking in our unique livestock along the way, including Canadian Bison, Red Forest Deer, and Alpacas. We are running a number of different walks this year such as night walks, walks followed by afternoon tea, and even children’s sausage making!

Suitable for all ages and abilities, we host a 2-mile walk from the farm and through our woodland. There are no styles or tough walkways.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates and more information!

Christmas Grottos

After the success of 2019’s Christmas Grotto’s, Santa has asked to come and join us once again!

Come and meet Santa and his elves on our farm this December. There will be hot food and drinks served in Santa’s café, and craft activities ran by his elves in our winter wonderland. Family groups are more than welcome to see Santa together, in his log cabin. You will also be able to meet our farm animals in their winter homes!

Join us on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th from 12pm-5pm. And Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th, Saturday 19th, and Sunday 20th from 10:30am-5pm. Monday 21st, and Tuesday 22nd from 12pm-5pm.

If you would like to arrange a private tea with Santa for your group, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

All of our events are advertised on our Facebook page, so keep an eye out for more fun activities!



Every year, Hill Farm puts together its Easter Open days, which includes a farm-themed Easter egg hunt featuring facts all about our animals with a chocolate prize upon completion!

We also be run a number of Easter themed craft activities and a colouring competition for children of all ages, and a chance to meet and possibly feed some of our animals.

New for 2020

Hill Farm has a brand new soft-play area opening within our play barn, complete with farm characters and soft obstacle courses, which are all farm themed!

The soft-play is surrounded by fun activities such as ride on tractors and even a play pit.

Our play barn is also available to hire for children’s parties, and even birthday packages – see below for details.


Parties at Hill Farm

Did you know that we also have various facilities available for parties and occasions, suitable for all ages? As well as our farm café, which is available to book as a small occasions room, we also have facilities available for children’s party which include an entertainment room and a soft play area.



Hill Farm’s Antlers and Alpaca café and farm shop is available to book for groups of up to 25 people, depending on the occasion and the facilities required. We offer group meals, afternoon teas, and meeting rooms for groups such as the Women’s Institute, and Girl Guide leader meetings.

Children’s Parties

We have a number of birthday party packages available to book, each tailored to different age groups, to make the best of their day.

One of our packages is the ‘Down on the farm’ party which is suitable for younger children and includes a farm tour, crafts, and a play in our soft play barn.

Others include outdoor activities involving farm tours, and even tracking and den building in our woods. All packages are 2 hours.

All party packages include a party tea which consists of homemade chicken nuggets and chips, sausage and chips, jelly and ice cream. Cold party teas can also be available by request.


Soft Play Barn

Our brand-new soft play area is available to children 8 years and younger.

It includes a farm themed soft play area, a swing, ride on tractors, and a play pit.

Our soft play barn is available to book for birthday parties and is also open for events held on our farm such as Open Farm Sunday and our Easter weekends.

Contact us for further information, or to book a party with us on 01530 411984, or through our contact page.