Jun 29th 2020 Back to latest news
What’s Open at Farmer Palmers? You’ll be pleased to see almost everything is open, just perhaps in a new socially distanced way. The biggest change is Online bookings
We have worked hard taking care of all the animals during lock-down. The only way we could have animal demos is in a much bigger space. So we’ve temporarily moved animal activities to the old pony ride barn.
The team is now delighted to bring you a revised timetable of events that fits in with social distancing guidelines as well as bringing joy, education, and entertainment to our visitors. This will be available on our What’s On Page.
We will no longer be handing out paper timetables in the shop. A large copy of the timetable will be displayed and you are welcome to photograph it using your smartphone.
The following areas are OPEN (please be aware of any new signage or one-way systems when you visit):
The following areas will remain closed for now, until we are able to safely re-open them in line with Government guidelines:
One of the biggest changes to the way we ‘normally’ do things is happening in the Hen House.
Please enter the Hen House via the main doors at the front of the building. Paying special attention to new signage and floor markings. You can then order your takeaway food and drink (new menu available) at the front counter, where a member of the team will serve you from behind a perspex screen. Please use contactless payment if possible although we will not refuse cash 🙂
Once you receive your food/drink please exit via the side doors facing the tractor ride & duck pond, carefully go down the NEW steps to the lawn areas.
Where can I eat? We have many benches outside, also we have converted the Animal Barn into a NEW undercover grazing barn, and the pedal tractor barn has tables for our food.
PLEASE HELP US by tidying away ALL of your rubbish into the bins provided. There will be an area for trays that will be thoroughly sanitised before being restocked in the Hen House for visitors.
We humbly ask you NOT to bring picnics at this time. It is a long winter ahead and we have so much financial recovery to do to enable us to survive, also to enable us to keep our team working in the Hen House we need your custom. They are already on reduced hours and we need to do everything we can to keep them busy. Thank you so much in advance.
If you require water, please use the outside drinking tap to refill your own water bottles. Unfortunately, we are unable to refill your water containers in the Hen House. Bottled water will still be available for purchase.
Please check the above information before emailing, calling or messaging us. We are still on limited teams.
“Not a theme park but a wonderful family day out at a lovely Farm!”W Beth
"Good place for the family lots to see and do. Clean and staff helpful. Could spend a day there with the kids and have a great time. Would recommend to everyone."Regular visitor
"An absolutely lovely farm, with the most perfect helpful, knowledgeable staff. We had an amazing day."Regular visitor
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