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

 

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 River Rother
  • Fresh pizza cooked to order on Sunday 30th May 12pm – 4pm
  • Face painting Saturday 29th May & Sunday 30th May

New life continues to flow into Sky Park Farm following the official opening on Friday 21st May by newly appointed Petersfield Town Mayor, Councillor Phil Shaw. Cllr Shaw was joined by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Clist.

The opening weekend was a sell out with just under 500 visitors, including members from Harting Parish Council, who braved the wet and windy weather to experience life on a working deer farm.  Visitors were treated to the first sight of newborn red deer calves. The forecast is bright for the Bank holiday weekend with capacity increased and over 1,000 people already booked to visit. 

‘Sky Park Farm is a new visitor experience on Petersfield’s doorstep which provides a unique way to explore the delights of our local countryside and the South Downs National Park. This attraction will be a great asset to the local area’, said Councillor Shaw. 

Gillian Keegan MP and Damian Hinds MP were delighted to participate in the opening day.  

Gillian Keegan MP said: “It was wonderful to visit Sky Park Farm, which is a truly unique day out. The Park has done a brilliant job bringing together sustainable tourism and farming, showcasing the best of Sussex produce. They’ve balanced education and fun perfectly. If you’ve never stood near a very large herd of deer, then I’d recommend you visit.” 

“I was delighted to attend the opening of Sky Park Farm and meet the team behind the new venture. It is great to see old traditions brought back to life in such an innovative way, sharing knowledge about modern deer farming but also supporting local suppliers through the shop and café. New attractions like this are great for the local area, and I am sure visitors will not only enjoy learning more about the breeding and farming practices used to raise the deer, but also the opportunity to try venison alongside other local produce.” Damian Hinds added. 

Entry to the Farm is via the Visitor Center where visitors can buy sandwiches, drinks, sweet treats and healthy snacks, and may even be tempted by deer themed gifts! Visitors may like to take a sneak peak at our new Adventure Playground set to open in mid June. 

Click here to make your free booking for the bank holiday weekend.

 

Mayor of Petersfield behind the opening ribbon of Sky Park Farm

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