From Guinea Pig handling, to bottle feeding Farmer Palmer's cheeky lambs and goat kids; it's all happening here in the Animal Barn. Check out the daily timetable of events to see which animals you can meet today. Most of our animal events are repeated throughout the day apart, please refer to the timetable for full details.Seen enough?
The Little Farmer's Fun Barn offers a farm-tastic opportunity for kids to let their imaginations run wild. Your 'little farmer's in training' can pretend to milk the cow, crawl through sensory tunnels, explore the farm house and woosh down the curly red slide. With a special soft play area for tiny tots, colourful Edu-blocks for tactile play time and squishy bean bags too!Seen enough?
Take some time out from your busy day and enjoy a stroll through the pretty woodland. White posts guide you across the field to the first bridge near the Willow trees and Bog Alders. The paths then go along the side of the Sherford River (a small river that once fed the duck pond) and into the driest parts of the woods. The ivy covered brickwork and old drainage channels form part of a 17th Century water storage system used by a local flax mill at that time. Plant highlights include Harts Tongue Ferns, Buckler &Polybody Ferns. With Tussock Sedge and Yellow Flag Iris enjoying the damp conditions. Also look out for Mallard Duck, Grey Wagtail and other small birds.Please note: The Woodland Walk is not designed for baby buggies, though some have managed in dry summer weather. Pushchairs may be left in the pram park in the Play Barn (at owners risk).Seen enough?
Visitors jump on our designated tractor trailer ride and go on an informative and interactive journey up to the deer enclosure, where you can walk into the deer feeding area and our gorgeous red deer herd come up to meet you to be hand-fed their lunch! Don't forget your camera!Seen enough?
Farmer Palmer's pedal go karts are fun for children and adults! Get pedaling around the track for some active fun on the farm! Each go-kart is fitted with two seats so adults can pedal and little ones can sit in the back. Please take care whilst using the go-karts, they are not bumper cars and adult supervision is required. On busy days please be kind enough to swap over after a complete loop of the track so other visitors can have fun too!Seen enough?
Sliding, springing, swinging and colourful climbing frames! Farmer Palmer's sand playground holds many opportunities for adventure and activity! Climb the wooden stairs, woosh down the slides, sit on the wooden farm animals or try out the basket swing! Lots of fun for little ones!Seen enough?
There is always an opportunity to have bounce around fun at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park. Whatever the weather one of our bouncy castles will always be up. We request children remove their shoes before playing on the castles and parental supervision is required. (NB. our outside bouncy castle will be deflated in high winds or wet weather for health and safety reasons).Seen enough?
When the weather is fine Farmer Palmer's BIG outdoor bouncy castle will be ready and waiting for the children to kick off their shoes and climb aboard for bouncy boingy fun! Whatever the weather one of Farmer Palmer's bouncy castles will always be up. (NB the outside castle will be deflated in high winds or wet weather for health & safety reasons) Please note: We request children remove their shoes before playing on the castles and parental supervision is required.Seen enough?
Farmer Palmer has lots of resident animals who live outside and are waiting to meet you. They are cared for by our dedicated Animal Barn team. Come and say hello to the pigs of Pig World, the radiant Rheas, the gorgeous goats, the gaggling geese, and many moooo-re! Please do not feed our animals, they have a well managed diet and human food can upset their stomachs. Please also remember to wash your hands and use the hand sanitizing stations after touching the animals.Seen enough?
Farmer Palmer's duck pond is home to a variety of species of domestic ducks and geese. At any time you may see Indian Running Ducks, Game Birds, Call Ducks, Chickens and Geese. Almost all varieties of domestic duck are descended from the Mallard, except the Muscovy duck.They waddle in the mud and swim around on the pond.Seen enough?
Picnics are welcome at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park provided you eat your picnic in one of our designated picnic areas, we have several of these around the park including the lawn in front of the Hen House restaurant, in the play barn and adjacent to the splash zone and bouncy castle. Recycling bins are provided and we would appreciate your use of them in line with our Responsible Visitor Charter which helps us to keep our park as green as possible. For more information on this please visit our Eco Farmer page.Seen enough?
Family explorers can go on an adventure through the maize maze to try and reach the middle! Twists, turns and giant tunnel! Who'll be the first to climb to the top of the mound? Please note the maize is for our animals to eat when the field is harvested at the end of the summer and it is NOT for human consumption.Seen enough?
Our undercover Straw Mountain barn is ready and waiting for little explorers to discover and play! Small slides and big slides, low bales and high bales - there's a whole world of straw to explore! See the hand painted mural backdrop by local artist. Come and join the fun!Seen enough?
Allergy Awareness "We come and visit you every week and I was so pleased to see the "no food" notice up in the soft play areas. My son is anaphylaxis to dairy and peanuts. Thank you for raising awareness and helping my son to not be at risk!"Allergy Awareness
"The imagination and creativity with the play areas is just perfect. Today we fed the lambs and it was such a special moment, I've always wanted to do it and loved it!"Local Visitor
"The passes are fantastic value for money and whenever we come to Farmer Palmer's my children never want to leave. Staff are always very friendly and helpful."Annual Pass Holder
"Even when it's pouring down, FP is a great place to come. Plenty to do under shelter and who doesn't love to put their wellies on and splash in muddy puddles! And for the mums and dads, the cake is amazing :)"Regular visitor
"A rare treat, a full day out and change!"Value for money!
"We keep coming back with our grandchildren"Grandparent’s view
"We are big fans!! My little boy wakes up most mornings asking if he can go to Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park!!"Winning testimonial
"It was amazing. From organisation to the staff, who were fantastic, we were very pleased"Team Farmer Palmer Fan
"Great family day out. Highly recommended!"Holiday visitor to Dorset
"I can't recommend this wonderful place enough. It's an amazing little piece of paradise in Dorset."Lissie Marshall