Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village

Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village
Barleylands Farm
Barleylands Road
CM11 2UD




Farm Park

01268 290229

School Visits

01268 290213

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Two steam traction engines parked on a muddy track on a sunny day.

At Barleylands we believe we are experts in our field at teaching people of all ages about farming, the countryside and traditional crafts.

Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park & Craft Village. Packed with excitement, say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, run wild in the indoor play or jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride. Plus new from March 2013, your ticket includes a ride on Derek the miniature diesel train (complete with its own railway station).

With so many things to do; join in with daily animal activities; watch the magnificent bird of prey shows or dash to the outdoor adventure play area. And for wet weather days, take refuge in the Play Barn with fast slides and a multi-level playframe. Or take on Mum and Dad in the Ball Blaster indoor arena.

Making the countryside fun is all what Barleylands is about. And for all those wannabe farmers, indulge them with a tip to the onsite Discovery Centre, home to vintage tractors and interactive exhibits.

Next to Barleylands Farm Park, you will also discover Barleylands Craft Village (a great place for gifts), bi-monthly farmers markets, a cafe and a la carte restaurant. Plus annually the site transforms into the Essex Country Show.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Farm Park
Open every day*♦ March to October 10am to 5pm, November to February 10am to 4pm
(Restrictions during the Essex Country Show Weekend in September)

Craft Village
Free entry and open Tuesday to Sunday*♦ March to October 10am to 5pm, November to February 10am to 4pm

Farmers’ markets
Every second and last Saturday of the month*♦ 8.30am to 12.30pm

The Tea Rooms
Open every day*♦ March to October 10am to 5pm, November to February 10am to 4pm

Magic Mushroom
Tuesday to Saturday* Lunch 12pm to 3.30pm, Dinner 6pm, last orders for food 9.30pm
Sunday 12pm, last orders at 4.30pm

Open all year round ♦
Telephone: Carla Benjamin 01268 290223

Boot Sales
Sunday*♦ and Bank Holiday Monday's March to September, weather dependant
Telephone: Steve 07763 827431 or Sam 07908 754433

Farm shop
Open every day* 6am to 5.30pm

*Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day (Farm Park will be open until 1pm on Christmas Eve & 3pm on Spooky Night)
♦Except on the second weekend in September for the Essex Country Show.

(you are able to enter the Farm Park, craft village and The Tea Rooms during the Essex Country Show only once you have purchased a show ticket, camping restrictions apply during this weekend).

Admission charges

Farm Park* - Prices at the Gate
Prices include a FREE train ride per person (excluding season tickets) From 1st March 2013
Children (2 to 15 years) £8.00 £9.00
Adults (16 and over) £9.00 £10.00
Concessions (60 and over) £8.00 £9.00
Children Under 2 years FREE FREE
Family (2 adults and 2 children / concessions or 1 adult and 3 children / concessions) £30.00 £34.00
Season ticket (adult & children) £42.00 £45.00

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Meet Father Christmas at Barleylands

  • 29 November — 24 December 2014 *on now

Sat 29 November to Wed 24 December

The magic of Christmas comes to Barleylands Farm Park. Enjoy a day at the Farm Park, meet Father Christmas in his festive grotto and choose a special gift from his toy shop. Plus there’s so much more seasonal fun including a snowman gift making activity, snowball games, dressing the Barleylands ‘snowmen’ and all the fun of the farm including the daily animal sessions. Prices and times vary. Barleylands Farm Park & Craft Village, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD. 01268 532253

Suitable for

  • Any age


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