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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 to keep smiles firmly in place! 

Often, it’s the simple solutions that win over:

  • What about a brisk walk? We have seen first hand from the rosy glow and smiles from walkers who pop in for sustenance – sometimes as a pit stop on The Serpent Trail, sometimes having walked a circular route from Petersfield and some walkers head over from the South Downs footpath. 
  • A family bike ride is often a great way to expend some energy – with the roads a little quieter maybe consider a meandering ride through some of our pretty local villages or for the brave hearted a challenging climb across the South Downs. 
  • Outdoor attractions are often popular – combining a good dose of fresh air with some specific fun. Whether that’s here at Sky Park Farm, meeting and feeding our deer, exploring our farm trail and letting off steam in our Adventure Playground, all part of our Visitor Experience, or perhaps exploring some of our neighbouring attractions such as the Weald and Downland museum or for the daredevils among us, Alice Holt. 
  • Meeting up with friends and grandparents, with something to appeal to everyone, a meal out could be just the answer.  With Covid safe measures in place, eating out in The Grazing Rooms is a great way to switch off from the cooking, feed hungry mouths and have a catch up with loved ones. There is plenty of outdoor seating too if preferred.

Whatever your choice of activity, we strongly believe that being together and enjoying the fresh air can have a hugely positive impact on our wellbeing. At Sky Park Farm, visitors can walk through the races, see and feed the deer, pause, reflect and connect with the natural world around them.  Enjoying the raw beauty of the South Downs and The Hangers, or noticing the small changes to the trees and wildlife through the winter will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

How we are keeping you Covid safe

We have worked hard throughout Sky Park Farm to ensure Covid safety measures enable continued enjoyment of all our facilities. From mandatory masks in all indoor spaces (unless seated to eat), to hand sanitiser liberally available and continued regular deep cleans of all our areas, we are focussed on keeping all our visitors Covid safe and happy.

Opening Hours Christmas and New Year

The Farm Experience, Farm Shop, Butcher will be open daily from Monday 20th to Friday 24th December, and from Thursday 30th December to Monday 3rd January.  

Grazing Rooms will be open daily from Monday 20th to Friday 24th December, and from Friday 31st December to Monday 3rd January.  Click here for detailed opening hours

deer in the frost at Sky Park Farm

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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 […]