Notice: Regretfully, we have had to take the decision to close from 3pm, Sunday 22nd March. We hope to see you all back again, soon. In the meantime we will be taking care of the animals and working to make sure the farm is clean, tidy and ready for reopening.
The best children's farm in the West Midlands!
Now operating for over 35 years, our farm park is much loved for its friendly atmosphere. Generations of visitors from the same family have enjoyed trips to The Children's Farm although much has changed from our early days. Families don't need to book, so come and see us soon! And don't worry about the weather - nearly everything is undercover.
The Big Play Barn is a separate attraction at Ash End - a purpose built soft play barn which includes a giant undercover bouncing pillow. You can visit the play barn on its own or as part of our combi-ticket. There are different play areas for specific ages making play safe as well as fun. See the tab at the top for more information.
We put lots of up-to-date information, competitions and special offers on Facebook. Why not like us and join in the fun?
We are open every day apart from a few days after Christmas when closure dates will be posted here.
The farm and play barn are separate attractions and have different opening times and admission fees, although a combined ticket can be bought reducing the total cost should you wish to visit both.
For both attractions, last admission is 1 hour before the closing time.
Until further notice, we are shutting weekdays at 3pm. Normal opening hours at the weekend.
9.30am - 5.00pm (from February 15th)
(note: in winter months, between November and February, we open until 4 pm)
There are regular, daily organised activities that happen at specific times - egg collecting, chick chat, sit on a horse, tractor ride, bottle feeding. These activities are all included in your admission and are available weather and season permitting. See the Things To Do page for more information and activity times.
Children's admission includes ALL extra activities (chicken chat, bucket of animal feed, find an egg, bottle feed when available, etc.) For this reason, admission is required for all children who will get a card to access the activities. If you have a young baby then they can enter the farm free of charge but do not participate in the organised activities unless you choose to pay their admission.
See the Things to Do page for full information about activities included in your admission.
This super value ticket upgrades your farm visit to give you unlimited access to both the farm and the barn on the day of purchase.
Adults:£8.50 / £9.50 during Birmingham school holidays
Just want to visit the play barn ...
Just play barn admission: children:£8.50, adults £1 (free outside holidays). Midweek offers available; see website www.bigplaybarn.com
Fantastic Creatures at February Half Term
We're welcoming back our lovely unicorns and friendly fairies at half-term. Meet our Wizard and get close up to his creepy critters ... from slithery snakes to stupendous spiders.
Runs from Monday 17th to Friday 21st from approx 10.30am (we open at 9.30am).
No booking! No extra charge!
Ash End House Children's Farm, Middleton Lane, Middleton, Nr. Tamworth, Staffs.
Postcode B78 2BLfor your satnav.
We are just south of the village of Middleton although we don't recommend you travel through the village itself. The easiest access is from the A4091 which is the main road that runs from The Belfry, past Drayton Manor Park, to Tamworth. Please don't approach us from the A446.
From the A4091, look out for signs directing you along Park Lane which runs into Middleton Lane. The farm is about one mile from the main road.
Coaches must approach via the A4091 and are by appointment only. All coaches must stay on the property for the duration of the visit.
We recommend you follow us on Facebook for the latest news 'from the horse's mouth'. Our staff post pictures regularly and there are win-a-ticket competitions too.