Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
If you haven't yet been to Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm you really can't imagine what you are missing. visitors say over and over again. On arrival: " I was recommended to come by a friend". "The children insisted that we come back again" and, on departure: "What a magical place you have here". "Don't commercialise it." "Please don't change it."
Families can walk round this working livestock farm using the fenced paths and walkways which follow the river bank, the edge of the lake and meander between the paddocks containing sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, alpacas and poultry together with any youngsters that they may have produced. All the Baylham House animals are friendly and can be fed with the free bag of animal food that every child is given on arrival. Some of the Kune Kune Maori pigs will sit down when told and open their mouths waiting for food to be dropped in.
When the legs begin to tire and the need for rest and refreshment starts to become significant, a stroll back to the Visitors' Centre will find a bowl of home-made soup, a ploughman's lunch, a Suffolk clotted cream tea or a slice of home-made cake ready and waiting to revive the spirit.
The disabled visitor is well catered for with the majority of the walkways being wheelchair friendly. A disabled toilet can be found in the Visitors' Centre which has a disabled badge parking area right outside the door.
Standard admission prices 2013 prices: Adult £6.00 Concession £5.00 Child £3.00.
Discounts Group: 50p off each entry for groups of 15 or more paying visitors. Season tickets at a cost of four times the normal entry price will give unlimited access to the farm for 12 months.
Children under 4 admitted free.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||February 16th to September 8th, Open Tuesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays
September 9th to October 24th, Open Friday to Sunday
October 25th to November 3rd, Open every day
Open on December weekends, 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd
Daily opening times: Open: 10am, Close: 5pm
ContactMr Richard Storer
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VenueBaylham House Rare Breeds Farm
Mill Lane, Baylham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 8LG
Map reference: TM 112527 Lat: 52.13227 Long: 1.08504
Signed off the B1113 between Needham Market and Great Blakenham. Marked on OS maps. OS ref TM114526. Post Code IP6 8LG.
By Public Transport:
No 88 or 87 bus from Ipswich. Get off at Baylham. Nearest railway station is Needham Market. Then take an 88 or 87 bus to Baylham.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Needham Market station
The majority of farm paths are wheelchair friendly.