News

This is the place to keep up to date with news of special events, culinary innovations and new arrivals among our herds of deer.

How We Are Keeping You Safe

We have put extra safety measures in place to ensure we are COVID-19 secure. We have followed government advice and implemented necessary precautions so that we can provide a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone.

Celebrating English Wine Week 18 – 26th June

16.06.2022

The South Downs is home to some of the most celebrated English Sparkling Wines. A burgeoning industry, there are now 577 vineyards across the UK – with 152 of these in the South East alone.  The success of sparkling wine […]

Sussex Day – 16th June

14.06.2022

At Sky Park Farm we love to champion local suppliers and what better opportunity to shout out for our Sussex suppliers than Sussex Day! Celebrating the rich heritage and culture of Sussex, the event takes place annually on St Richard’s […]

In Celebration of Our Local Gin Producers for World Gin Day 11th June 2022

10.06.2022

Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex produce some of the very best artisan gins made in the UK. Gin is made by distilling a neutral grain alcohol with juniper berries and infused with other botanicals. They will vary enormously depending on the […]

Join the Team!

07.06.2022

Sky Park Farm is one of the South’s best new venues with the finest Butcher, Delicatessen, Farm Shop and The Grazing Rooms restaurant. The Farm Experience allows visitors to see and feed herds of red, white and sika deer, explore […]

In Celebration of British Cheese – our top 5

04.06.2022

National Cheese Day – In Celebration of British Cheese  4th June  Cheese making is an ancient craft that even predates history records! In the UK we have hundreds of exceptional cheesemakers creating a wide variety of delicious cheeses for the […]

How Are You Celebrating The Platinum Jubilee? 

01.06.2022

The excitement is building, the bunting is out and fantastic festivities are planned all across the country. How are you celebrating the Jubilee?  While we relish an extended bank holiday weekend, soak up the sun and enjoy the incredible breadth […]

We’re in the Finals for the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022!

31.05.2022

We’re so excited to have made it to the finals for Best Family Attraction and Best Farm Shop/Deli in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022! Thank you to everyone who nominated us and now the voting starts again for the finals!  […]

World Bee Day, Friday 20th May

18.05.2022

At Sky Park Farm we really love bees and honey!  May is a busy time for beekeepers across the country.  Our beekeeper, David, is nurturing 14 new hives in our new apiary situated beyond the Farm Experience car park. The […]

Calves soon to be born!

05.05.2022

Calving season is nearly upon us!  Our red, white and sika deer hinds will soon be giving birth to their calves, with their calving season starting early May and ending in June.  Deer hinds have a 7.5 month (232 days) […]

We’re Hiring!

27.04.2022

Sky Park Farm is one of the South’s best new venues with the finest Butcher, Delicatessen, Farm Shop and The Grazing Rooms restaurant. With a strong reputation for premium quality produce, excellent service and a memorable experience. We’re recruiting for […]

National Asparagus Day 23rd April

22.04.2022

Let’s enjoy the spring food harvests and celebrate National Asparagus Day! Asparagus season only lasts six to eight weeks and as vegetable gardeners will know, it’s a labour of love growing asparagus! From planting the seed it takes five years […]

What we can do to help conserve our planet?

19.04.2022

Earth Day is celebrated on 22nd April, an annual event to raise awareness of protecting the environment and conserving our planet.  Started in 1969 by Wisconsin Senator Nelson, the first Earth Day took place in 1970 and inspired the creation […]

Deer Coats!

05.04.2022

Have you noticed our deer are looking a little scruffy at the moment? People often ask at this time of year “Why are they losing their hair?” Don’t worry, there is nothing wrong with the deer, they are very healthy […]

How Nature Dictates the Farming Timetable

30.03.2022

This is a busy time of year at Sky Park Farm. There is a renewed sense of energy as our farming team start the spring paddock maintenance after the long winter.  During the colder months the grass stops growing. The paddocks […]

Easter Fun At Sky Park Farm

24.03.2022

Easter at Sky Park Farm  The countryside is definitely starting to show signs of Spring – daffodils are blooming, trees and shrubs are starting to burst with blossom and the dawn is filled with a chorus of chirping birds. With […]

The Dinner Series at Sky Park Farm

23.03.2022

Executive Head Chef Matt Crow is in his element. The Grazing Rooms has launched a sell out “Dinner Series” where Matt and his team are able to deliver seasonally inspired culinary excellence across five perfectly curated courses. The menu provides […]

Mother’s Day at Sky Park Farm

21.03.2022

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there”  Robert Browning How will you be celebrating and spoiling the mother in your life this Mother’s Day? Cooking up a delicious lunch at home or maybe going out for a treat? Our Butcher […]

Our Deer Are Casting 

17.03.2022

Our first red sire stag cast last week!  Antlers are essentially like bone. The deer grow and cast their antlers annually. This cycle is driven by changes in testosterone levels. The older animals tend to cast first, usually starting in […]

Celebrating Our Butchery at Sky Park Farm 

10.03.2022

The legacy of Butchery goes back through several generations of the Noonan family, who were originally “cattle dealers and butchers” in Tipperary, and created a successful family business with ‘Noonan’s Prime Meats”.   Before Sky Park Farm opened to the public […]

Valentines Gift Guide

09.02.2022

Show your Love This Valentine’s Day with a little Help From Our Valentines Gift Guide  The history of Valentine’s Day is not straightforward! There are some suggestions its first origins lie in a Pagan festival and some estimate that there […]

February Half Term

09.02.2022

Something for Everyone at Sky Park Farm Our Farm Experience will open seven days a week over half term, Saturday 12th February to Sunday 27th February. For more information about the Farm Experience and the breadth of the offer at […]

Time To Play! Adventure Playground Reopens

28.01.2022

With its dedicated areas for toddlers and children, the Adventure Playground at Sky Park Farm opens again from Saturday 29th January.  The playground allows children to roam free and generally satisfy their lust for adventure. Physical play allows children to […]

BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES 

20.01.2022

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO KEEP US MOTIVATED AND POSITIVE With short days, often little fresh air and an understandable post festive low, it’s often hard not to feel a little blue as we creep back into the new year.  Many start […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SKY PARK FARM 

01.01.2022

Wow! What a year. Since the Farm Experience opened on 21st May, and then the Farm Shop, Butcher and Grazing Rooms in October, we have welcomed tens of thousands of visitors through our doors. Subscribers to our Deer Friends newsletter […]

Hungry? Sleepy? How Does Winter Weather Affect Your Behaviour? 

27.12.2021

As we unfurl and brave the world outside after a few days of celebrating, huddling with family and friends and indulging in festive feasts, we start to consider the world outside and the impending dawn of a new year. While […]

FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

22.12.2021

The school holidays can present a challenge for families – crafting excursions and activities to keep everyone happy and entertained. The winter holidays are, potentially, even more demanding. With limited daylight and more variable weather, creative solutions are often needed […]

What about Reindeer?

10.12.2021

Thoughts in many households in December turn to Christmas, with wish lists being written, final presents purchased and menus planned for the festive feast. Life is also probably busy in the North Pole – with the elves busily putting the […]

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

03.12.2021

Winston Churchill famously said: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” The joy for many of us over the coming weeks is the anticipation of Christmas, whether thinking through what will […]

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

27.11.2021

At Sky Park Farm we are passionate about sustainability. Across our farming practices, in our shops and The Grazing Rooms, we continually explore ways to deliver on our commitment. Our mission is to champion local suppliers delivering exceptional quality across […]

13th November is National Kindness Day.

13.11.2021

What is the true meaning of kindness? According to the dictionary, kindness is defined as “being friendly, generous and considerate”. Whereas being kind is doing “intentional, voluntary acts of kindness”.  Children learn their behaviour through mirroring their parents, family and […]

THE CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN & ADVENT CALENDARS

12.11.2021

Are you starting to feel the excitement build for Christmas? Or perhaps you like to keep Christmas firmly in December!  What is certain, is that with just over six weeks to go, there is a hum of excitement and anticipation […]

Christmas Gift Guide – Part 1

08.11.2021

With the festive season fast approaching, Sky Park Farm has plenty of Christmas gifts to suit everyone in the family. We have put together this little gift guide to give you a flavour of what we have on offer at […]

Celebrate The Best of British with The Grazing Rooms Sunday Roast

04.11.2021

Celebrate The Best of British with The Grazing Rooms Sunday Roast The Sunday roast is a great British tradition that started several hundred years ago and is now part of the national identity. While various interpretations of a Sunday roast […]

The Grazing Rooms is opening on 3rd November

28.10.2021

The Grazing Rooms café is opening on Wednesday 3rd November with table reservations available to book through our website here and The Fork. The Grazing Rooms is a destination in itself and offers seasonally inspired quality modern British cuisine with […]

Championing Experts – Our Butcher

27.10.2021

The weekend is fast approaching and it’s half term! We need to keep hungry mouths fed. For the meat eaters in your life, head to our Butcher.  Across the country, there is a resurgence of ‘artisan’ butchers, where the craft […]

HONEY AND THE OBSERVATION BEEHIVE 

21.10.2021

At Sky Park Farm we really love honey! So much so, we have built our very own observation beehive.  This unique design of the observation beehive was crafted in collaboration with David, our beekeeper, and John, our talented carpenter. The […]

NATURE WORKS ITS MAGIC FOR MENTAL HEALTH

05.10.2021

“Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing” source: Mind 10th October is World Mental Health Day. The theme in 2021 is “Mental Health in an Unequal World”. At Sky […]

Do something nice on World Teacher Day

04.10.2021

This Tuesday 5th October marks two very special days – ‘Do Something Nice Day’ and ‘World Teacher Day’. Here at Sky Park Farm we think the two days go hand in hand! For the past two years, teachers around the […]

Early Autumn at Sky Park Farm

23.09.2021

Have we seen the last of the warm late summer days – or will yesterday’s Autumn Equinox spell a change towards cooler weather?  At Sky Park Farm, our deer herds are unfazed by the cooler weather, continuing to happily graze […]

Deer Husbandry – The Rut

16.09.2021

Our deer family is growing as we approach the rut! We are delighted to be welcoming some impressive new stags to our farm for breeding. These are carefully selected to ensure that the quality of our farmed deer is protected.  […]

Introducing Our Visitor Centre Team!

10.08.2021

Our vision at Sky Park Farm is for all visitors to leave with a smile. In our opinion, this starts with a warm welcome when you arrive from our Visitor Centre team. We are really proud of the overwhelmingly positive […]

Why nature and play mean smiles for school holidays

28.07.2021

Friday 23rd July marks the start of the school for our local children as schools break up for the summer. After a fractured year of complicated schooling and staring at screens, now is the time to get outside, let off […]

Sky Park Farm welcomes educational trips to learn about deer.

22.07.2021

In the last few weeks we have hosted five educational trips to the farm, all wanting to learn about deer, deer farming and sustainability.   Our first group was from Sheet Beavers, visiting with their leaders to learn about deer. All […]

Discover Hidden Corners of Hampshire Across The Serpent Trail

15.07.2021

Whether a gentle stroll from Petersfield to Sky Park Farm on a weekend afternoon, or a determined march during school holidays to burn off some energy, the Serpent Trail provides a delightful route as it snakes its way through glorious […]

Local Metal Artist Commissioned to Create Sculpture for Sky Park Farm

09.07.2021

Have you spotted our steel deer sculpture?  If visitors are in any doubt as to the nature of our farm, when they arrive they are welcomed by our wall mounted steel sculpture of a deer, created by local Sussex based […]

The Farm is always busy! Our farm team has been making silage while the sun shone!

02.07.2021

Deer are herbivores. They are, specifically, ruminants – which means they have multiple compartments in their stomach to help them digest grass, leaves, and other plant matter. Just like cows and sheep. During the spring and summer the grass grows […]

Dad’s Celebrate Kids at Sky Park Farm With Something For Everyone at New Adventure Playground 

25.06.2021

Our much anticipated Adventure Playground opened with great excitement. Very happy children spent hours exploring and playing in the woodland wonderland designed by our very own Estate Manager, Dom Strutt. Following a firm eco-friendly policy, it has been handcrafted from […]

The Adventure Playground Opens at Sky Park Farm!

11.06.2021

Saturday 19th June This weekend we are truly Devoted to Dads across the farm. Dads can enjoy watching their children explore our Adventure Playground – open for the first time this weekend, with its dedicated areas for toddlers and children. […]

Final Free Sneak Peek Weekend as new born calves continue to melt visitors hearts

09.06.2021

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June Free entry 9am – 5pm Meet and feed the deer – meet our rangers  Explore the deer trail  Enjoy family games Sky Park Farm Souvlaki Flat Breads Saturday 12pm-4pm  Picnic by the Dew Pond […]