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
Santa is coming ...
From November, 30th, up to and including Christmas Eve, we offer our traditional Christmas on the Farm ... running regularly through the day in our old stables, there's a short-telling of the nativity story with real animals and audience participation (especially singing Little Donkey). Then it's time to Wake up Santa who is dozing by the fire. For the farm event, no booking is required and the event is included in Farm admission except for a small charge for a present.
Alternatively, if you are thinking about The Santa Experience in The Big Play Barn, this is a limited numbers, 2 hour, immersive experience, including a full meal with Santa (breakfast or Christmas carvery depending on time of day). Booking is required for The Santa Experience and more details can be found on the Big Play Barn website.
Please note: both venues close early Christmas Eve afternoon. The play barn is open again from the day after Boxing Day but the farm doesn't open until January 2nd. Both are closed on New Years Day.
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.
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