Special Events

LONGDOWN ACTIVITY FARM EVENTS 2018

We do not charge any extra on top of our usual admissions for our events (unless specified for certain activities on the individual event details), and any free tickets, vouchers or special offers can be redeemed as usual (unless specified on the individual event details).

Regardless of the event, our usual full day’s schedule of hands-on activities will carry on alongside*.

Make a note of all our events in your diaries and come along and join in the fun! See you soon.

*Excluding Christmas

Please note: Listed events may by subject to change or cancellation. Additional events may be added at a later date.

THE CREATURE TEACHERS

Thursday 31st May

The fabulous Creature Teachers are at the Farm with their menagerie of amazing animals. Hold a barn owl, and meet millipedes, rats, giant snails, lizards, snakes, and many other fascinating creatures too. Touch, hold, and learn about these fantastic creatures during close-up encounter sessions scheduled from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

Our usual schedule of hands-on farming activities will run throughout the day.

Normal admissions apply – no extra charge.

LONGDOWN VINTAGE FARM RALLY

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May

Our friends from the New Forest Vintage Tractor and Engine Club are back with their fantastic exhibits so come on down to the Farm for a glimpse of yester-year. Lots for the children to see and do including bumpy tractor rides and the brilliant tractor v children tug o’ war. Displays of vintage tractors, vintage working machinery and engines. Working demonstrations such as woodcutting on the sawmill and cooking in the Victorian country kitchen. There’ll be a rural, vintage surprise around every corner!

Our usual schedule of hands-on farming activities will run throughout the day.

Normal admissions apply – no extra charge.

MOWER MADNESS

Saturday 2nd June & Sunday 3rd June

We have teamed up with Mower Madness, a group of mower (yes, that’s mower, not motor!) racing enthusiasts who race at venues across the south coast. Fast, furious and ‘cutting edge’ fun, the Mower Madness racers will appeal to thrill-seekers and gardeners alike!

If you want to spectate at this fun-filled motor mower race event, come along and support the teams who all raise lots of money for local charities at each event.

Our usual schedule of hands-on farming activities will run throughout the day.

Normal admissions apply – no extra charge.

DADS ARE FREE ON FATHERS DAY

Sunday 17th June

Free of charge entry for all the dads on their special day.

(Please note: discounted and free of charge child vouchers cannot be accepted from the same group if dad has free of charge entry. Thank you.)

Our usual schedule of hands-on farming activities will run throughout the day.

Normal admissions apply – no extra charge.

NEW FOREST SHOW

Tuesday 24th July, Wednesday 25th July & Thursday 26th July

Some of the animals will be packing their bags and heading off to Brockenhurst for the annual New Forest Show. Come and see us in our tent where there will be lots of different farm animals to see, touch and feed, as well as the rest of the Show to enjoy too, of course!

Please note that Longdown Activity Farm will remain open on these dates, with a full schedule of hands-on activities, as normal.

THE CREATURE TEACHERS

Wednesday 1st August & Thursday 30th August

The fabulous Creature Teachers are at the Farm with their menagerie of amazing animals. Hold a barn owl, and meet millipedes, rats, giant snails, lizards, snakes, and many other fascinating creatures too. Touch, hold, and learn about these fantastic creatures during close-up encounter sessions scheduled from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

Our usual schedule of hands-on farming activities will run throughout the day.

Normal admissions apply – no extra charge.

IT'S FRIGHTFULLY FUN AT THE FARM

Monday 22nd October to Sunday 28th October

There’s a whole week of spooky stuff to see and do on the run up to Hallowe’en. From Monday 22nd October have a go at carving your own pumpkin into a grimacing ghoul (extra charge), and create a monster masterpiece with our other blood-curdling crafts. Katie, our brilliant face-painter, can transform the most angelic child into a devilish demon (extra charge for face-painting).

Any children that arrive in spooky fancy dress from Monday 22nd October to Sunday 28th October will be given entry at the reduced cost of £5.00 each. Please note that children’s concessionary tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and must be bought on the day at admissions as they are not available online.

On Sunday 28th October (only) meet lots of creeeepy creatures like giant millipedes, snakes and lizards, and hold a barn owl, courtesy of The Creature Teachers.

Our usual schedule of hands-on farming activities will run throughout the day.

Normal admissions apply – no extra charge.

 

LONGDOWN FARM CHRISTMAS BARN

Saturday 1st December up to and including Sunday 23rd December.

Father Christmas will be returning on his tractor sleigh once again to the Longdown Barn to take up residence in the farmhouse grotto.

See twinkling lights, lots of animals, and the Nativity scene during this festive annual treat.

More details to follow.