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.

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 [..] […]

Recipes

Culinary seasonal delights for you to replicate at home from our executive chef, Matt Crow. All recipes serve six adults. Check out Matt’s expert tips with each recipe.

Pickled Walnut and Date Ketchup Recipe

Matt’s tip – The ketchup is amazing with a full English breakfast or our butchers dry cured bacon for the ultimate bacon sandwich.  The pickled walnuts will be available to purchase from our Farm Shop or at any premium supermarket. […]

HOMEMADE HONEYCOMB RECIPE

Homemade honeycomb provides extra pzazz to a range of puddings. Try it lightly crushed over local traditionally made ice cream.  Matt’s tip – making your own caramel requires care! Keep watching while cooking to prevent burning – it needs to […]

Chimichurri Recipe

This classic South American herb sauce can be used across multiple dishes to bring the natural flavours of summer cooking alive. Matt’s tip – The chimichurri can be used both as a marinade and a dressing for meat. If you […]

FRESH STRAWBERRY SORBET

A sorbet recipe that can be used with most fruits. Matt’s tip – when making a sorbet with fruit that isn’t overly sharp, adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice goes a long way to bring out the natural […]

NEW SEASON ASPARAGUS WITH SMOKED COD’S ROE AND BROWN SHRIMP VIERGE

The richness of the smoked cod’s roe and lumpfish caviar complemented by the tender sweetness of the local new season asparagus, finished beautifully with the fresh acidity of the brown shrimp vierge. Matt’s tip – serve this dish with some […]

Wild Garlic Soup with Donka Rye and Clotted Cream

Enjoy the vibrant taste of this first taste of spring. Matt’s tip – wild garlic is prolific in our corner of the South Downs, and can be found from March through the spring. Enjoy foraging! Ingredients 1 onion, diced 1 […]

Venison Ragù

A skilful adaptation of a classic warming dish. Matt’s tip – use good quality wine for a richer flavour for the ragù. Serve in a yorkshire pudding with some Slade Farm asparagus, at its best from March until the end […]

Rhubarb Pavlova with Rhubarb Compote and Mascarpone

The tartness of the rhubarb is complemented perfectly with the sweetness of the meringue and the rich cream. Matt’s tip – cook some extra rhubarb compote to keep in the fridge – perfect with breakfast porridge or fresh natural yoghurt. […]

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