Bocketts Farm Park Surrey is a working free range farm in the beautiful countryside of Leatherhead, Surrey. One of the top farm parks near London, Bocketts Farm offers opportunities to meet and feed a wide range of animals. In addition, there are plenty of indoor play areas and outdoor activities around the farm to keep your children entertained at any time of year.
Bocketts Farm Park is one of our favourite places for a day out in Surrey. We have visited several times through the years, since Little T was 1 year old. In this post, find out more about Bocketts Farm, the fun animal encounters and the many family activities and play areas.
Small Animal Encounters
One of the top things to do at Bocketts Farm is to meet the small animals at the Little Hoppington Small Animal Village. This miniature village is home to guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas and fancy rats. This area is located in the main Bocketts Farm building after you pass through the indoor play areas.
At several times during the day, the farm runs animal handling sessions at the Small Animal Village.
Children have the opportunity to pet and hold rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens with help from the Bocketts Farm Park staff.
Animal Discovery Barn
Another highlight for chilldren is feeding the animals around Bocketts Farm Park. The huge Animal Discovery Barn offers the chance for visitors to get up close and feed some of the sheep, cows, goats and llamas.
There are donkeys and pigs to see in the Animal Discovery Barn too. (Note that the pigs, horses and donkeys cannot be fed with the animal feed given to visitors.)
Farm Tractor Rides
Another highlight visiting Bocketts Farm with kids is going on the tractor ride around the farm. The staff at the entrance will let you know when the ride times are as they aren’t listed on the programme of events. Tickets for the tractor ride cost £1.50 for adults and children 2 years and above.
The tractor ride took about 15 minutes and took us around the farm grounds overlooking the beautiful countryside.
The weather was relatively mild that day, so we only had a little bit of wind, but the driver did mention that on some days it can get very windy at the top of the hill.
Bocketts Farm Park Walk
Visitors can also enjoy watching the animals out on the fields by foot along the Bocketts Farm Park Walk.
Being a working farm, there are often baby animals to meet at Bocketts Farm Park too, with lambs, piglets, chicks and calves to see throughout the year.
Bocketts Farm Pig Races
Another fun highlight of visiting Bocketts Farm Park Surrey is watching the pig races.
After flags were handed out in support of each pig, a gate was opened and the pigs were off!
The Bocketts Farm pig races are usually on twice daily at 12.45pm and 3.45pm.
Outdoor Activities and Play Areas
There are acres of outdoor adventure play at Bocketts Farm Park Surrey, including a new Squirrel Scramble adventure playground.
There is also a big sand pit, a maze, jumping pillows and pedal go-kart tracks.
Children can also enjoy a short pony ride around the woodland track at Bocketts Farm. Children must be over the age of three to ride and under 12 years or 8 stone. Each ride costs £2. Daily sessions are listed on the farm activity timetable.
Indoor Play Barn
The indoor play barn is heated during colder months and features a huge soft play climbing frame, trampolines and the Bocketts Young Drivers area.
The Bocketts Young Drivers area is great for young children, with several ride-on tractor and bike toys to go on laps around a track.
Cow Shed Coffee Bar
The Cow Shed Coffee Bar is located near the indoor play areas and restrooms. The café sells a wide range of hot and cold drinks, pastries and cakes, sandwiches and treats. Options for children include a picnic box with an apple or orange juice, sandwich (on brown or white, with ham, cheese, tuno mayo or jam), crisps, chocolate bar and an apple or raisins.
Upcoming Events at Bocketts Farm
Easter Eggstravaganza at Bocketts Farm Park
During the Easter school holidays, see the the baby lambs, chicks and ducklings; complete an Easter Trail with chocolate treats, get creative in the Craft Corner and watch live shows in the Easter garden. Book your tickets to visit Bocketts Farm Park during Easter
Bocketts Farm Park Surrey Address
Address: Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BS
Opening Hours: Open 1000 – 1730, except on 25 & 26 December and 1 January.
Tickets: March 2022 prices – Adult tickets are £14.50 (standard) / £12.95 (off-peak), children 3 – 17 years are £15.95 (standard) / £13.95 (off-peak), children 2 years are £13.95 (standard) / £11.95 (off-peak) and children under 2 years go free.
Prices from 1 April 2022 onwards – Adult £16 (standard) / £14 (off-peak), children 3 – 17 years are £17.50 (standard) / £15.50 (off-peak), children 2 years are £15.50 (standard) / £13 (off-peak) and children under 2 years go free.
Parking and car admission: External parking is free. There are two large parking lots in front of the entrance.
Food and Drink: Two options: the Cow Shed Coffee Bar and the Old Bar Tearoom. The Cow Shed Bar serves sandwiches, salads, hot and cold drinks, snacks and pastries. The Old Bar Tearoom offers a menu of homemade food for both children and adults.
Facilities: Hand wash stations with warm water, antibacterial soap and hand towels located close to animal contact areas. The restrooms are next to the indoor play areas. Several baby change areas are available around the farm.
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