About 35 minutes from park
Deerleap Ln, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7EHVisit Website
Looking for a fun day out for the whole family? Longdown Activity Farm is jam-packed full of activities for kids and adults alike, including bottle-feeding baby animals, tractor and trailer rides, competitions and loads more. Meet all your favourite barnyard animals (including pigs, cows, and donkeys) as well as some more unusual species. An integral part of the local community, Longdown Activity Farm has been giving families a hands-on introduction to farm life for decades.
Longdown is home to a friendly herd of cows. Explore the cow shed and meet various species of cattle including Highland, Jersey, and Friesian Holstein. There are also usually some adorable calves too, who can be bottle-fed by volunteers at set times throughout the day.
The Farm Shop at Longdown Farm stocks a wide array of delicious, locally-sourced meats, game, sausages, and fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a selection of melt-in-the-mouth cheeses and dairy products, chicken and duck eggs, cakes, bread, ice cream, marinades, and lots more to tempt the tastebuds. Proud to support local farmers, the Farm Shop is known across the region for selling some of the finest, most delicious foods in the UK. And shopping local is renowned for being better for animal welfare, as well as the environment as a whole.
By car: Located on the edge of the beautiful New Forest National Park, Longdown Activity Farm is just seven miles west of Southampton. The farm is well signposted from all major routes, but for Sat-Nav users the postcode is SO40 7EH. On foot / cycle: the farm offers facilities to keep bicycles secure during your visit, but it’s worth noting that Deerleap Lane does not have designated footpaths, so take care if cycling or walking to the farm. By train: the nearest train station is a 30-minute walk from the farm, and is Ashurst, New Forest. When you exit the station, turn right onto the A35 and walk through Ashurst Village. Keep walking until you get to Deerleap Lane. Follow the lane for about 3 minutes, and the farm will be just past the church on your left.
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