Parties & Groups

PARTIES AT THE PLAYBARN

The Playbarn is the perfect venue to hold the unforgettable party. All types of family and group parties can be held at the Playbarn, from traditional Birthday Parties, Christenings, Family Gatherings, Baby Namings, Corporate Events, Club Events or just a Friends Get-Together. Hire the whole of the Playbarn privately or share the Playbarn and base your party in one of the Party Rooms. You can even choose how long the party lasts.

Our most popular parties are Private Hire, when you can have the Playbarn exclusively for your group. These parties can be held from 4pm Wednesday to Friday and on a Saturday. Your party will have the use of the 'Haybarn' Play area in the Main Barn, the Tractor Courtyard, Beach Barn and the Gallery eating area. Saturday parties also have the Duck Pond Room with access to the outdoor Play Den. Please note these parties have exclusive use of the Playbarn, not just an indivdual area, on Saturday's there will be a 15 minute gap between each party for arrival and departure.

During normal opening hours share the Playbarn and base your party in one of our excellent party rooms. The Upstairs Gallery makes the ideal base for the smaller party while the Activity Room can be hired for larger groups, perfect for a family gathering needing extra space for Grandparents and siblings etc.
All these parties can be Self Catering, when you will pay the hourly charge plus a set charge for the adults and children attending. Or Catered, let us take control with our traditional party food served in the party room by our host who will help the party run smoothly.

If you have a small group then a Picnic Party would be the perfect choice. The birthday food is supplied in individual hampers. The party can be set up in our conservatory area or moved outside to enjoy the sunshine. Picnic Parties are available during our normal opening hours.

Prices

Private hire  £75 midweek, £90 saturdays

Gallery  £35

Activity Room  £60

Plus price per child

Self Catering  £4

Catered  £7.50

Picnic Party

£8.50 per child low season

£9.50 per child high season

For all parties (including picnic parties) one adult has free admission with each paying child, extra adults £1

 

Booking is easy - work out which party suits you best. The cost will be the hire charge plus the charge per child (except picnic parties where there is no hire charge). Give us a call on the Party Booking line 01508 491673 or The Playbarn line 01508 495526 to reserve the time and date and room you require. We will send you a booking form, complete the form and return with a deposit. Final numbers can be advised four days before the party.

 

GROUPS AT THE PLAYBARN 

The Playbarn is an ideal venue for any group visit. From Easter to October you can play on all the equipment and also visit the childrens farm and maze area. For Winter visits make the most of our indoor facilities in our quietier period.

Pony rides and tractor / trailer rides can be pre-booked at a discounted rate of £1.50 per child per activity for Easter to September visits. Pony Rides are suitable for children 2 -7 years whereas a tractor ride is suitable for all ages. We are also introducing our Meet the Animals activity this year - A short tour of the farm, where George the Pig can be met, the ponies groomed and the ferrets stroked. All activities require adult supervision 1:1 for Pony rides and 1:4 for tractor rides and Meet the Animals. Minimum of 15 children for a group, £5 per child. Supervising adults free of charge, extra adults £1. Activities are weather permitting.

An undercover area can be reserved for groups to sit and have lunch together. Picnics may be brought in or if you prefer we can arrange meal boxes for the children for £3.95 per child. Snacks and light lunches are available from 11.30am - 2.30pm daily and hot and cold drinks are served throughout the day. If preferred we have three outdoor areas available for picnics:

  • The Puzzle Paddock: An ideal secure area to allow the children to run around and let off steam, explore the maze, ride tractors and play the many puzzles and games.
  • Wooded Picnic Area: Providing shelter on hot days, the children can play on the barking diggers or negotiate the activity walk.
  • The Patio Picnic Area: Overlooking the farm but a safe place for a picnic.

Larger groups (40+) can book on a Monday and have private use of The Playbarn. Risk assessments are available and pre-booking visits are strongly recommended, please phone to arrange an appointment if required. A £30 deposit is required to secure a booking and actual numbers advised the day before a visit.

All children must be accompanied when visiting the children's farm. We run a very strict handwashing code. All children and adults must stamp their hands with the playbarn 'bug' before visiting the farm and wash it away when leaving.

  • Look at the Animals
  • Pat a Pony
  • Read a Story
  • Ride a Tractor
  • Have Fun in The Maze
  • Run and Jump
  • Slide and Bounce
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Indoor Climbing Frame