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.

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 […]

Sky Park Farm is Devoted to Dads

11.06.2021

Sunday 20th June – Burger and Beer – 12pm to 4pm On Father’s Day, treat Dad to “Burger and a Beer” on The Terrace whilst overlooking our paddocks of Sika, White and Red deer and make a day. To celebrate, […]

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 […]

Visitors excited for tea on the terrace at Sky Park Farm during free Sneak Peek weekend.

04.06.2021

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June – Free entry 9am – 5pm   Meet and feed the deer – meet our rangers  Explore the deer trail  Enjoy family games Sky Park Farm Cream Tea from 11am-3pm  Picnic by the Mill […]

BOOKINGS IN DEMAND FOR BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND FREE “SNEAK PEEK”

25.05.2021

Friday 28th, Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th, Monday 31st May – Free entry 9am – 5pm Meet and feed the deer – meet our rangers  Explore the deer trail  Enjoy family games in the marquee  Picnic by the Mill Pond and […]

NEW LIFE DAWNS AT SKY PARK FARM

14.05.2021

This year’s first Red deer calf has been born! After a 7.5month (232 days) pregnancy and unusual Spring weather our hinds are starting to deliver their newborns. During their pregnancy, the hinds keep the same diet, their lean physique only […]

EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING AT SKY PARK FARM

13.05.2021

Visitors are invited for free “Sneak Peek” Opening: Friday 21st May, Saturday 22nd May, Sunday 23rd May Meet and feed the deer – meet our rangers  Explore the deer trail  Enjoy family games in the marquee, including frog in a […]

Deer Family Welcomes Distant Cousins

20.04.2021

Sky Park Farm Rangers are delighted to have settled in a new herd of 15 Sika deer. Sika deer were introduced into Britain from the Far East in 1860. It is possible that almost all living English, Scottish and Irish […]

Sky Park Farm Heralds Opening for Visitors in May 2021

30.03.2021

Sky Park Farm is opening to the public on 21st May. A unique destination, visitors will be able to experience life on a working deer farm and access the spectacular grounds for walking and picnicking. Pierce and Victoria Noonan, owners […]

Matt Crow joins Sky Park Farm as Executive Chef

30.03.2021

Sky Park Farm is delighted to announce that Matt Crow has joined the team as Executive Chef. With a vision to deliver quality, local, modern food in a relaxed environment, Matt is a very welcome addition to the Sky Park […]

White Harts Return to Harting

11.03.2021

Sky Park Farm Rangers today welcomed a herd of 15 white deer to Sky Park Farm. In certain cultures around the world there have been stories and myths told about white deer for centuries. Striking in appearance the white stag, […]

Sky Park Farm secures grant funding

06.02.2020

Sky Park Farm secured support from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in August 2019.  The EAFRD granted the application for funding which has contributed to the building costs for the farm shop and café building. The EAFRD funding […]

Sky Park Farm Planning Approved by South Downs National Park

12.08.2019

The team at Sky Park Farm was delighted to receive approval from South Downs National Park Authority in the early part of 2019. Tim Slaney, Director of Planning at the South Downs National Park Authority, said: “Both these schemes [..] […]