Baylham House Rare Breeds FarmIpswich Category For the Family
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.
Every day except Mondays* from 10am to 5pm, until 8th September.
From 9th September to 26th October we are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week.
From 27th October to 3rd November we are open every day except Monday.
For the first 3 weekends in December (7th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st-22nd) the farm will be open from 10am til 4pm. Farmer Christmas will be waiting in his grotto between 10am-1pm and 2-4pm