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.
See events section for more information.
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.
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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.
9.30am - 4pm (from November 1st)
(note: in Summer months we open until 5 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
We are looking forward to our half-term Spooktacular event. We're expanding into the forest room of the Play Barn with crafts and face painting. Then it's through to the Spooky Barn to meet the friendly wizard and his snake.
There's a pumpkin for every child with help to get started on a spooky design.
The event is accessed through the Play Barn and is available to all customers visiting the farm n' barn on a combi-ticket. There's no extra charge.
Come in costume and there's a lucky dip treat if you dare put your hand into the barrel to find one.
No need to book; the event is running through the day from approximately 10.30 am until 5.00 pm each day with plenty of time for everyone to take part.
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.