Opening Times – We are CLOSED for the rest of the season

COVID-19 Update

Since this Covid-19 Pandemic started we have been closely watching the Governments advice, reading their guidelines and watching what has been going on in other nations. Sadly, we have now taken the tough decision to confirm that there will be no garden open days for the rest of the season. The gardens will remain closed for the remainder of 2020. We will continue to monitor and review the situation as we go through the winter months with a view of opening up again in 2021.

 As we have previously said, those with Season Tickets that expire in 2020 should please email seasonticket@barnardsfarm.eu if you haven’t already done so and we will extend them to expire in 2021 instead.

We are now focussing our attention on trying to work out if it is possible to put some events on at Christmas for the children in terms of the Santa Express. It would definitely not be the same as previous years because of Social Distancing but we are working through what could be achieved within the current guidelines and estimating where the guidelines might be by the time December comes. These thoughts are at a very early stage and will be constantly subject to change as new guidance and advice comes out. We would expect to be publishing something on Saturday 7th November. Please keep monitoring our website and our facebook pages for any further updates that we can provide.

We thank you for your understanding, for staying home and helping to save lives.

Every Thursday from April 9th to August 27th inclusive
Grounds open from 11:00 to 16:30. Picnickers welcome in designated areas. Teas and Coffees availabile from 11:00 with Light lunch served from 12:00 in the Cruck Frame Barn and the Tented Pavilion. Donation £7.50 for adults, Free for Children up to the age of 16 years.

Sunday June 28th
Open from 13:00 until 17:30. Homemade teas and cakes served in the Cruck Frame Barn and in the Tented Pavilion. Donation £10.00 for adults, Free for Children up to the age of 16 years.

Sunday August 30th
Open from 13:00 until 17:30. Homemade teas and cakes served in the Cruck Frame Barn and in the Tented Pavilion. Donation £10.00 for adults, Free for Children up to the age of 16 years.

Group Visits
Visits by groups, clubs and societies can be arranged at other times by appointment. The minimum number for such a visit is normally 30.For groups of people with special needs the minimum is 10. Weekday visits for a few people can sometimes be accommodated.

Please telephone 07504 210405.

Buggy Tours
Chauffeured tours by golf buggy (discretionary donation), are available on Sundays and most Thursdays. Priority is given to people with disabilities.

The Railway
Barnards Farm Railway always runs on Thursdays during school holidays and during our 2 Sunday openings but is also open approaching Christmas and on some additional Sundays, click here to visit the railway website for running days. This is a unique way of seeing the garden from another lower point of view!.

Thursday Delights
Usually quieter days with light lunches available as well as picnic space. A chance to catch the Crab apple blossom and spring flowers as well as the early flowering shrubs. There are two well signed tours to follow (the Red and Blue Routes) which shows you most of the garden away from the house and a good proportion of the 80 sculptures.

Winter Lights Express Trains will run on November 7th and November 8th. Booking opens on August 30th.

Santa Express Trains will run on the 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th December. Booking opens on 10th October.

Loyalty Cards
On Thursdays visitors may have a card stamped 6 times to earn a free entry for any garden open, Thursday or Sunday.

Season Tickets
£20 each. They can be used for any garden open day, Thursday or Sunday. Railway Trips are not included. Valid for a full 12 months from time of purchase.

Sunday Extras
Join the Sculpture tour at 14:30, to not only see a large number of the sculptures and hear about them but also to see large parts of the garden.

As well as the railway the Motor Museum is open as is the 1921 Cycle Shop. Archery is available and Driving lessons in a 1924 Model T Ford are given (free to Children between 8 and 16).