UPDATE…..THE FARM WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER AND THE 4TH DECEMBER TO COMPLY WITH LOCKDOWN RULES. PLEASE SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR REGULAR UPDATES.
We are delighted to announce that we are back open again and we can’t wait to see you all.
Our online booking system is now live.
Thank you for your patience and understanding over the last few weeks. You can now book tickets online to visit the farm.
Please read the terms and conditions carefully as we have had to change the way we operate slightly.
IF YOU ARE BOOKING AS A MEMBER, PLEASE REQUEST A TICKET FOR EACH PERSON THAT WILL BE VISITING TO ENSURE WE CAN MONITOR NUMBERS.
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For the safety of our visitors and the Farm team we are adjusting the way we operate…
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS EXTENDED
As per our previous posts, those of you with annual memberships had them ‘frozen’ on March 20th. These were reactivated on July 1st
All of these small restrictions will evolve over time so we thank you in advance for your patience as we all find our feet again.
Thank you for your support with these safety measures and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Farm… the animals have been missing you!
Ben & the truly fantastic Mini Meadows Team
Here we go again, another lockdown. The farm will be closed from Thursday 5th November until the 4th December. Please watch our Facebook page for further updates. Rest assured we will be back bigger and better when all of this is behind us.
Pumpkin patch and carving
Tickets for our Spooky Farm Week are being snapped up fast, so be quick! Just because this year’s Halloween might not be what you’re used to, it doesn’t mean it has to be a non-event. Come along to the farm and pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, carve it into something fangtastic, and then explore our spooky ‘Trick or Treat’ Trail. Pre-booking essential. https://minimeadowsfarm.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Christmas isn’t cancelled!
We have decided to go ahead with our Christmas event and give children something amazing to look forward to. Tickets for our popular Christmas Experience go on sale at 7pm, Thursday 17th September. Pre-booking is essential.
Spooky Farm Week Tickets
Tickets for our Spooky Farm Week go on sale 8th September. We can’t wait to hold this event, which will include a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving and a spooky trick or treat trail! Pre-booking is essential.
We’ve won an award!
We’ve just been awarded the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice award and we are so excited! This award means so much to us, because it’s based on having consistently fabulous reviews from our visitors. Thank you so much 🙂
We are open again!
We’ve been working really hard over the past few months and in line with the COVID-19 Industry Standards, we have put measures in place in all areas of the Farm Park. Our policies and procedures have been externally assessed and approved and “WE’RE GOOD TO GO!” We’re helping to define the standard for the Farm Attraction industry as part of the National Farm Attractions Network. NFAN is our industry body, which strives for excellence in hygiene and the best possible visitor experience long before COVID-19, and will continue to long after it as well. There are a number of measures which we have put in place to make your experience great fun and safe, and we will continue to adapt to Government and industry advice, as well as visitor feedback on what you would like to see happening. We are so excited to be back open and we can’t wait to welcome you! https://minimeadowsfarm.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Following the announcement some moments ago from the PM, we are having to close to help reduce the spread of the Corona Virus with immediate effect. To say we are devastated doesn’t come close. This is more than a business, or a job, it’s a way of life. It’s our way of life and we love sharing it with you. We will feel lost without you around. We have no idea how long this will last but it could be many months. Please be assured that we will reopen and we will be better than ever.
We’ve welcomed some very cute newborns recently. We’ve got five adorable little piglets, four beautiful calves and of course we can’t forget our new lambs. All of these bundles of cuteness are in the baby barn for you to meet. Plus, lamb bottle feeding is in full swing now until mid-April. Normal farm entry plus £1 a bottle. Please note this is a very popular event and you will need to phone us on the morning of your visit to book a bottle feeding session. For more info about bottle feeding, see our events page.
Lamb Bottle Feeding
Spring has almost sprung and we can almost hear the lambs. We will be running our very popular lamb bottle feeding from Monday, February 24th right through until mid-April. Sessions will be throughout the day. Normal farm entry plus £1 a bottle. Please note this is a very popular event and you will need to phone us on the morning of your visit to book a bottle feeding session. For more info, see our events page.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all of our lovely customers. And thank you to everyone who came along to our Christmas Experience, we hope you enjoyed it. We have been blown away by your reviews and can’t wait to do it all again later this year. Tickets will be on sale in September.
Full Christmas Experience – NEARLY SOLD OUT!
We have been overwhelmed by the response to our Christmas Experience which is now in full swing. Unfortunately all tickets for the Full Experience with Santa on Saturdays and Sundays have sold out, but we do have very limited availability on Friday 20th. We also have some session spaces available for our Mrs Claus Experience during the week in the mornings. To book tickets click here.
Winter opening hours
The clocks have changed and there’s a chill in the air! We’ve moved nearly all our animals indoors or under cover now for the winter for you to visit them up close. The farm park is open 10am – 4pm, with the indoor Treetops play area open until 5pm. It’s also half price entry after 3pm and adults free after 4pm.
Half Term Fun at the Farm
Pig parties, pony pampering, pumpkin patch and carving, plus a visit from some very creepy and exotic animals! Check out our events page for dates and details. Pony pampering and pig parties are £3 per child and must be pre-booked by giving us a call.
The Christmas Experience tickets now available
For the first year ever, Mini Meadows Farm is hosting The Christmas Experience from 30 November – 23rd December. Packed full of festive activities, Christmas wishes and wonder. To find out more, visit our events page or go direct to the tickets page here.
Annual season tickets now on sale
We are pleased to announce that our new annual season tickets are now available to buy, perfect if you are a regular visitor to the farm. The annual season tickets give you unlimited visits to Mini Meadows Farm for a whole year for you, your family and friends, saving you money after just four visits. We have created a range of cards to suit the variety of family sizes and situations, with cards available for groups of three up to groups of eight. Only the cardholder (over 18 years) needs to be named and must be present, giving you flexibility with who comes with you each visit. Buy your new annual season ticket here: https://minimeadowsfarm.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Piglets on the way!
We are so excited to announce that Rosemary is going to have piglets in the not so distant future. We’re expecting the pitter patter of tiny trotters at the end of the month, so be sure to visit the farm in the next few weeks to meet them!
Summer forest school dates announced
Looking for something a little different to do with your little one this summer that gets you outdoors? Book on our summer forest school – a block of three forest school sesisons at Mini Meadows Farm on either Mondays (5th, 12th & 19th August) or Tuesdays (6th, 13th & 20th August). Tickets are now on sale and pre-booking is essential. See our events page for more details.
Forest school taster session tickets now on sale!
We’re running a forest school taster session on June 24th, aimed at 2-5yrs. Come along and see a different side to Mini Meadows Farm. Tickets now on sale, see our events page for more details.
New arrivals and bunnies for sale!
We’ve had some very beautiful new arrivals at the farm – tiny little baby goat kids and fluffy bunnies! They definitely have the cute factor. You can’t take the goat kids home, but you can buy some bunnies! We have baby bunnies for sale as well as a few older rabbits. Please ring 07824 393517 for more details.
Last chance for lamb bottle-feeding
Lamb bottle feeding at the farm will be coming to an end in April, so if you haven’t had a chance to get to us yet for this popular event, be sure to visit before the end of the month in order to bottle feed our lovely little lambs.
Easter Extravaganza and film tickets now on sale
We’re very eggcited about our upcoming Easter Extravaganza over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend – packed full of hopping family fun. Check out our events page for more information.
Tickets now on sale for ‘Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea’
Make special memories this Mother’s Day and join us at Mini Meadows Farm for afternoon tea! Enjoy a delightful treat of homemade delicious sandwiches and yummy cakes, and why not make a full day of it and visit the farm park too. Tables for afternoon tea must be pre-booked in advance and are limited in number so be quick! Check out our events page for more information and to buy tickets.
Happy New Year to all of our lovely visitors! We’re getting ready to welcome some new additions to the farm in spring – cute little lambs sure to melt your heart. This is always a memory-making visit for the little ones as we run lamb bottle-feeding sessions throughout the day, every day, for about 6-8 weeks. Lamb bottle-feeding starts at the end of February. For more details, have a look at our events page.
Animals move indoors/undercover for winter
December is here and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! All of our animals have been moved either indoors or under cover during these winter months to make sure they’re nice and snuggly, which is good news for you too as you don’t even need to get your boots muddy when you come to meet them. We are closing for a few days over the festive period, but not for long – from 3pm on Christmas Eve, all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Normal opening hours from January 2nd 2019. Thank you for your support in 2018 – we really do appreciate it.
Christmas events at the farm
Now Halloween is over, we’re gearing up for Christmas at the farm. We’ve got lots planned, including ‘Story time and gingerbread decorating with Mrs Claus’ for the little ones, and our ‘Winter Wonderland’ parties – games, a disco and snow! We will also be running are usual festive crafting and kids activities over two weekends (8th/9th and 15th/16th), when we will also have carol singers and a brass band.
Launching… the Mini Meadows Farm calendar 2019
We have produced a lovely 2019 calendar full of pictures of our Mini Meadows Farm animals, sure to make you smile! They are now available to buy from the farm at £5 each, but hurry, we only have a limited number. All proceeds will be going to VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) to help establish a small farm in Tanzania.
Treetops indoor play – reduced entry after 3pm
To make the most of The Treetops, we have a reduced entry price to the farm after 3pm (£2.50) – perfect for after school entertainment! The Treetops opened a year ago and is a huge hit with children of all ages. It includes climbing walls and rope bridges, huge slides, tunnels and funky lighting, and there’s even a separate area for toddlers – small enough for little legs but still just as fun. Click here to watch the video.
SPOOKY FARM WEEK
24th-31st October 2020
Join us at Mini Meadows Farm for some spooky fun. Find your perfect pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and use our mini wheelbarrows to get it back to the carving station. Have fun scooping out the seeds and then let your imagination run wild. What will you turn yours into?
After carving your fangtastic pumpkin, explore our spooktacular ‘trick or treat’ trail, which is undercover so no need to worry about the weather, just watch out for the skeletons! The trail is designed with little ones in mind, so a little bit of spook without anything too scary.
All of our animals will be waiting to see you as well. Stroke the rabbits and the fluffy guinea pigs, giggle at the playful chipmunks and keep an eye on your animal feed when you visit the crafty goats (and see our baby alpacas too).
Reduced capacity with social distancing and one-way system in place. Morning session 10am-1.30pm, afternoon session 2pm-4.30pm.
Normal farm entry plus £7.50 per booking which includes 1x pumpkin to choose and carve in our pumpkin patch, and entry to the ‘trick or treat’ trail for the group. Additional pumpkins £3 each.
Tickets available here: https://minimeadowsfarm.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
THE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE
28th November – 23rd December 2020
Experience Christmas like never before! You’ll be greeted by our elves and transported into our magical world of Christmas wishes and wonder. All you need is to believe. Let our elves lead you through the candy cane maze as you start your enchanted journey. Enter the magical elf forest and be sure to make a wish at the well. Be amazed and amused in the elf village and look into their homes to see what they’re up to. But be prepared, they are very keen on elf and safety. Stop by at the sweet shop and don’t forget to also top up your adults with a festive drink and mince pie.
Once you’ve refueled, enter our distribution centre to get the important work done. Write your letter to Santa and our elves will stamp and approve it and get it to him at super elf speed. You’ll even get to see how Santa plans to deliver those presents on the big day. And then finally, you get to meet Santa who will be in his workshop preparing for the big day. Make sure you’re on his nice list, because he will know what you’ve been up to! After you’ve had a chat with Santa, follow the elf to be taken to the festive trail where you’ll be able to choose a lovely gift.
Tickets available here: https://minimeadowsfarm.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
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We have a whole programme of events lined up for the next year but for the next three months we have:
1. The launch of our new amazing indoor play area.
2. Freaky Farm Farm for Halloween (dates to be confirmed)
3. The BIG Christmas shop...wait and see
Our tractor racing circuit is in full swing for the next month, until the 20th September when the big build will start for our huge indoor play area. This is not going to be some awful plastic ball pit but an amazing chunky wooden structure with dens, climbing ropes and places to hide. Fingers crossed it will be open by the end of October.