Whats on? See our exciting events planned for 2018, we hope 'ewe' can join us!
Come and Meet
Father Christmas
in December
I Farmer Palmer's

Outside or indoors, we’ve got fun and exciting activities for the whole family!
Mini Christmas Market and Carol Service
Join us on Sunday 16th December 2018 for Farmer Palmer's first 'Mini Christmas Market'!
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We're bringing a selection of local producers to you. This is your opportunity to indulge in gorgeous, festive gifts and tasty treats. Normal Admission applies, this is an added extra event. There's a full timetable of animal events running throughout the day and delicious Sunday Roast Dinners available in the Hen House. Father Christmas will be here in his Winter Cabin too (tickets to see him are £6 in addition to normal admission - please purchase from reception team on arrival). PLUS the Carol Service is back! Our team will be having a sing-a-long with the 'Farmer Palmer Choir' in the Hen House at approx. 3pm start.  We hope you can join us! 

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Annual Winter Shut Down
Stuck in the Muck!
Farmer Palmer's Annual Winter Shut Down will be from Sunday 23rd December 2018 - Friday 18th January 2019 (inclusive). The farm park will then re-open at 10am on Saturday 19th January 2019. Find out more about Winter opening times.
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To get in touch with us during this time please call 01202 622 022 or email shop@farmerpalmers.co.uk. Our shop team will be out of the office from 24th Dec 2018 - Tuesday 1st Jan 2019. They will return on Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019 and available 11am-2pm Monday to Friday until we reopen on Saturday 19th January. Please leave a message on our answering machine if you call out of hours and we'll get back to you.

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Pony Rides
Pony Ride Fun
Pony Rides will start again in May 2019.
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Our Pony Ride team look forward to welcoming you for a walk around the paddock on one of Farmer Palmer's friendly ponies. There is an additional £3 charge for this event. Safety hats are provided. Please phone in advance to check they are running if essential to your visit. Start 12pm-3.30pm approx. There will be a lunch break at 1.45pm-2.15pm approx.

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Car Boot Sales
Grab a Baaa-gain!
Farmer Palmer's Carboot Sales start again in May in 2019.  
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Farmer Palmer's Car Boot Sales will be held each Tuesday from May until October (weather permitting). £6 per vehicle for sellers, free entry for buyers. Toilets and refreshments available. Sellers please arrive from 8am, buyers can enter from 9am.

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Face Painting
Face Paint Fun
Weekends and Local School Holidays - our fab face painting team will be here with their colourful creations (additional charge applies).
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Situated just outside the Little Farmer's Fun Barn is a corner of colourful creativity! For a £3 charge, your little ones can be decorated as their favourite farm animal, super hero or princess! Please phone in advance to check face painting is available if this is essential to your visit.

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Father Christmas Magic at Farmer Palmers
Meet Father Christmas at Farmer Palmers
Father Christmas Magic at Farmer Palmers. The joy on their faces as they meet the Man in Red in our warm winter cabin. No pre-booking required. Visit weekends (or at 11.30am Tue/Wed) during December. Only £6 extra and fab present.
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Dates: Weekends;1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th & 22nd December 2018. (There are a few mid week sittings available too, these are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th (at 11.30am), (unless he's called away on a North Pole emergency!) Do I need to pre-book? NO PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED. Simply turn up on the day* (Groups are very welcome but must pre-book**). Visit Father Christmas in his traditional, Winter cabin in the Little Farmer's Fun Barn. Our clever Elves use a time-slot system so no long queues for you! Yay! We don't charge you for taking photos either; you're welcome to take lots of your own photos and there's sure to be lots of giggles too! The Farm Park gets a full festive makeover and there'll be a cracking Christmas atmosphere all around! *Simply purchase your Visit Santa tickets on the day of your visit from our reception team. Tickets are £6 in addition to normal admission. ** For Group Bookings please call our shop team for more information 01202 622 022

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Dorset Local Events
Dorset has so much to offer families with young children. There are lots of wonderful places to explore and there's usually an event on every weekend! The Visit Dorset team have compiled a great List of Events, well worth taking a look!
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Walks along the Jurassic Coast, workshops to learn a new skill, museums to explore, arts exhibits, theatres, markets and much more!

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