Barleylands Craft Village
& Farm Centre

Barleylands is the perfect day out for the whole family.

There is just so much to do at Barleylands no matter whether it is raining or shinning! Two large indoor play areas with sky-high slides, toddler’s area, Monsoon ball shower & erupting volcano and our new indoor small animal enclosure.  There is endless fun to be had outside, with two adventure play areas, a giant bouncy pillow, zip wire, mini diggers, mini tractors, dino go-karts, barrel train, tractor & trailer rides and a miniature diesel trail.   Visit all the animals including our new arrivals; highland cows, alpacas and rheas.

 Our fantastic new Discovery Centre is an excellent way of learning all about farming and our countryside, the Discovery Centre will provide a great learning experience for everyone.

Browse around our wonderful craft village home to over 50 unique, working craft studios including a blacksmith and a pottery barn. Watch the glass blowers at work creating unique one-off pieces for you to buy and pick up that extra special gift. Commission unique pieces or create them yourself at one of the daily classes.

The farmer’s market is held on the second and last Saturday of the month in the Craft Village offering a great opportunity for visitors to buy fresh local produce at affordable prices.

The Essex Country Show is held every September and is our most popular event with thousands of visitors coming every year. Steam engines, working horses and tractor shows are just some of the displays you will get to see in the countryside ring, not to mention hundreds of stalls to browse and of course plenty to keep the children entertained.

New for 2012 is the Barleylands Giant Maize Maze which should be ready to open from July until September, follow how the maze is produced, from planning, planting the maize seed, through to the final finished maze, at

Barleylands is an unforgettable family day out, come and see for yourself!

Admission fees:

Admission Fees for Farm Park from 1st March 2012 until 28th Feb 2013
Adult £9
Child £8
OAP £8
Family £30
Season Ticket £42

To visit the Craft Village is free.

(Different rates may apply during special events)


Barleyland Farm
Barleylands Road
Essex CM11 2UD


Follow the brown signs from the A127 and A12

Click here for map


01268 290229



Special Events

4th to 8th June 2012
The Best of British Week
10am to 5pm
Barleylands Farm Park

Sunday 17th June 2012
Fathers Day
10am to 5pm
Barleylands Farm Park

23rd July to 2nd September 2012
Summer Fun at Barleylands
10am to 5pm
Barleylands Farm Park

8th & 9th September 2012
Essex Country Show
10am to 5pm
Barleylands Showground

29th October to 2nd November 2012
October Half Term Animal Antics
10am to 4pm
Barleylands Farm Park

31st October 2012
Spooky Night
6.30pm to 9pm
Barleylands Farm Park & Craft Village

30th November 2012
Barleylands Craft Village Charity Night
4pm to 8pm
Craft Village

1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th to 24th December 2012
Barleylands Christmas Experience
10am to 4pm
Farm Park

Please visit our website for full list of events and information.


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