Special Events

LONGDOWN ACTIVITY FARM EVENTS 2020

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 diary 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 LONGDOWN FARM EASTER BARN

CANCELLED

SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.

What better place to celebrate Easter than at the Farm surrounded by fluffy yellow chicks and Easter bunnies! For a real Easter treat don’t miss the Easter Barn: a charming spring-themed place where children can decorate and plant their own Easter Flower Pots to take home and watch their flower burst into bloom*.

Join in with the fabulous free of charge Easter trails.
The ‘Count Your Chickens’ trail is suitable for the whole family – find all the chicks around the farm, and the children will be rewarded with a little chocolate treat.
The Golden Egg Hunt is for older children (and competitive dads!). Ten golden eggs will be hidden around the farm at the beginning of each day (see dates below). There are no clues and they are VERY hard to find, so an eggs-tra special prize will be given to those who are fortunate enough to find one!

Easter Schedule:
Easter Barn and flower pots – Saturday 4th April to Monday 13th April – (10 days)
Count Your Chickens trail – Saturday 4th April to Monday 13th April – (10 days)
The Golden Egg Hunt – Friday 10th April to Monday 13th April (4 days only)

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

Normal admissions apply – no extra charge for trails.

*small extra charge for flower pot activity.

LONGDOWN VINTAGE FARM RALLY

SATURDAY 30TH MAY & SUNDAY 31ST MAY

SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.

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 yesterday-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.

IT'S...CRAZY M!

WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY 2020

There’ll be lots of crazy capers, gags, and balloon-twisting fun on the farm with children’s favourite, Crazy M. Enjoy her 2 side-splitting family shows at 11:30am and 2:30pm.

MOWER MADNESS

SATURDAY 6TH JUNE & SUNDAY 7TH JUNE 2020

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 gardners 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.

FATHER'S DAY

SUNDAY 21ST JUNE 2020

Discounted entry for all the dads on their special day! Dad’s pay only £5.75.

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

IT'S...CRAZY M!

FRIDAY 24TH JULY 2020

There’ll be lots of crazy capers, gags, and balloon-twisting fun on the farm with children’s favourite, Crazy M. Enjoy her 2 side-splitting family shows at 11:30am and 2:30pm.

NEW FOREST SHOW

TUESDAY 28TH JULY, WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY & THURSDAY 30TH JULY 2020

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 marquee where there will be lots of different farm animals to see, touch and feed, as well as the rest of the Show to enjoy, of course!

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

IT'S...CRAZY M!

WEDNESDAY 5th AUGUST, WEDNESDAY 12TH AUGUST, WEDNESDAY 19TH AUGUST & WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2020

There’ll be lots of crazy capers, gags, and balloon-twisting fun on the farm with children’s favourite, Crazy M. Enjoy her 2 side-splitting family shows at 11:30am and 2:30pm.

IT'S FRIGHTFULLY FUN AT THE FARM

SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2020 TO SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2020

There’ll be lots of spooky stuff to see and do at Longdown Activity Farm on the run up to Hallowe’en. Enter the Haunted Barn at your peril and have a go at carving your own pumpkin into a grimacing ghoul*. Any children that arrive in spooky fancy dress on Saturday 31st October (only) will be given entry at the reduced cost of £5.75 each (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer). On Saturday 31st October (only) meet lots of creepy creatures like giant millipedes, snakes and lizards, and hold a barn owl with the brrrrrilliant Creature Teachers!

Don’t miss our fearful face-painter* Katie who can turn even the most angelic child into a monster!

The usual schedule of farm activities will take place throughout each day.

* small extra charge.

LONGDOWN FARM CHRISTMAS BARN

SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER TO WEDNESDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2020

Once again Father Christmas will be returning on his tractor sleigh 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.