Activities

Activities constantly on the farm

  • Walks & trails: Public Footpaths across the farm can be used for short walks or linking up to the South Bucks Way & ultimately Ridgeway. We are happy to help with map reading and have several private trails for our visitors.
  • Wild-life watch (seasonal variations!): From the comfort of the window see the Greater Spotted Woodpeckers on the bird-table; Enjoy the Ancient woodland, especially bluebells in spring; picnic in the meadow under the sound of skylarks; look out for butterflies like the Marbled White, Small Copper and Common Blue; See soaring Red Kite and Buzzards; Watch toads, newts, tadpoles and dragonfly around the pond; Spot for fox, hare, meadow voles, bat or perhaps even badger?
  • See the farm livestock (cattle, sheep, two pigs, hens, quail) in a working environment.
  • Collecting eggs if possible
  • Relax in the garden, perhaps have a BBQ
  • Star-gaze: We have a wonderful, dark night sky!
  • Particularly for young children, there is a fenced area at the top of the garden, by the summerhouse. Beside the patio here we have a Wendy House with various play items and sand play.
  • Trampoline with safety net: adult supervision required and strictly one at a time.
  • In the house are a variety of games, books, DVDs and television.
  • Free Wireless Internet access

Activities requiring pre-booking

  • Archery: There may be opportunity to try your hand as Robin Hood or Maid Marion – Duncan is a GNAS qualified instructor and has an excellent woodland range on the farm.
  • Scout-crafts & Outdoor Cooking: Duncan explains fire-lighting techniques and subsequent cooking, “bush-style”. Also opportunities for trying real hammocks and basha / tarp shelters.
  • Map & Compass Orienteering: For those who would like to learn or be reminded. (There are also “Geocache” sites in this area for the technological!)
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting: Our local gunsmith may be available.
  • Guided natural history walks on the farm or to nearby Wildlife Sites.