Family activities to do on the farm or within 5 minute drive.

We know that most people are busy and don’t have much time to investigate what is on offer in and around the area you are visiting on holiday, so to make your life easier we have compiled a list of things to do and places to visit on the farm and within 5 minutes drive,

  • Walk around the farm on the old drove (tracks, we can provide maps) find a spot for a picnic, relax, read a book, play in the meadows on the moors.
  • Walk to Burrow Mump, (the church on the hill) approximately 2 miles along the river bank, enjoy the spectacular views from the top then visit the King Alfred pub for refreshments
  • Walk the River Parrett trail to Langport visit one of the wonderful Cafes including Art Tea Zen for lovely cake or Kitchen at the old Wharf.
  • Hide in the orchard with a blanket and book
  • Play badminton, snooker, table tennis, table football, netball, football or skittles in the Games Barn
  • Take a stars map out at night time and see what you can find.
  • Enjoy the gardens, use the hot-tub, listen for the birds, BBQ, play croquet (it is stored in the games barn), badminton or football or just relax
  • Pick blackberries in summer and jump in muddy puddles in the winter (we have a section of adults and children’s welly boots, please let us know what size you need)
  • Feed and collect the eggs from our chickens, we normally do this at approximately 9am, please let us know the day before if you would like to help and we can do it at a time to suit you
  • Feed and stroke our friendly sheep, Fatboy the pony and our dogs Basil and Polly love a walk
  • Visit the wonderful Willows and Wetlands center, so much to do from visiting the museum, tour of the basket making and farm, walk the nature trail, spotting the spectacular willow animals, and visiting the shops (we recommend the bread from the Deli) and finish up with coffee and cake at the lemon tree cafe. https://www.englishwillowbaskets.co.uk/pages/visitor-centre.htm
  • Walk or cycle to a local dairy farm to collect your green topped milk at Dykes Farm http://www.stokestgregory.org/businesses/agricultural/dykes-farm/,
  • Visit the wonderful Granny Gothard Ice-cream Parlour, open Tuesday – Friday during summer or contact online for opening times. http://www.grannygothards.co.uk/
  • Walk up West Sedgmoor and treat yourself to a meal and drink at the Rose and Crown or Royal Oak pub or walk slightly further to North Curry for the Bird in Hand pub.
  • Visit Stathe Bungalow Farm for fishing in a spectacular fishing lake, Contact Rodrick and he might be happy to teach you or use the Bird hide to spot or hear the Cranes, as seen on Country file. http://stathebungalowfarm.co.uk/
  • Clay-pigeon shooting or combat archery on the farm with Bath shooting company. http://bathshootingcompany.com/
  • Foraging and bush craft skills with Greg from Handmade in blighty. http://handmadeinblighty.com/bushcraft.php
  • Visit the local RSPB reserves:
    • Ham Wall for otters, water voles, bittern and kingfisher,
    • Swellwood for the bluebells and nesting Herons,
    • Greylakes to find lapwings, redshank and snipe, ducks and waders
    • West Sedgemoor part of the largest remaining wet meadow system. Wild meadows, dragonflies and breeding waders in Summer and wildfowl in winter.
  • Get Geocaching, exploring the local area and see what you can find.
  • Visit the local village Stoke St Gregory, which has a children’s play area and Tennis courts, keys for the courts are obtained in the Village shop and depends on availability.
  • Westonzoyland pumping museum, open every Sunday, in steam on 1st Sunday of every month, very family friendly place to visit with coffee shop and small diesel train. https://www.wzlet.org/
  • Duchess of Cocklemooor boat tours from Langport http://duchessofcocklemoor.co.uk/friends-of-duchess/
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