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Welcome to your February 2022 update from Farmer Palmer’s

WOW! Thank you for all your visits during Feb Half Term so far. Annual pass holders are definitely making the most of those memberships and we treasure all your support.

After a VERY windy start to the week, it’s been so heart warming to hear your little ones giggling and laughing as they explore and enjoy the farm park.

We have some EGGCITING events coming up this Spring, please read on for full details and important updates

BBQ’s are coming back this Summer!

You may have noticed a new wooden structure has popped up on the front lawn next to the Hen House . . . this is going to be our brand new BBQ shack ready for this summer!

This year we will be adding vegan options to our BBQ offering too! We like to give you lots of choice. More information on BBQ dates coming soon

Customer Queries

Q: “Do you do after hours private hire of the park for Parties”

A: Yes, we’ll always try to accommodate where possible, please email with your enquiry and we’ll see what we can do for you. 

Q: “Yesterday we had a lovely time at FP. We bought the Dinosaur Discovery trail [activity pack] which my 6 year old filled in. One problem with completing it was needing something to rest on to write in the booklet but everything (dinosaurs, benches, fences etc) was damp. I had nothing suitable in my backpack. How about having some small (A5?) clip boards available to borrow. A deposit would ensure the return or cover the cost if they weren’t returned.”

A: We loved this idea! Thank you to the parent who gave us this feedback, clipboards are now available to borrow from the gift shop (for a £2 deposit) when you purchase your World of Dinosaur Roar Activity Packs. Have fun out there!

Team News

We’re delighted to announce we have some wonderful new recruits!

A very warm welcome to;

  • Katy – Animal Barn Team Leader
  • Joel – Animal Barn
  • Scarlett – Table Steward
  • Oakley – Table Steward
  • Luca – Table Steward
  • Sophie – Party Host
  • Charlize – Party Host
  • Hetty – Park Monitor
  • Archie – Park Monitor

You may recognise our new recruit Katy in the Animal Barn . . . She last worked here in 2010 and following the pandemic she was keen to get back to working outside and with animals. When the opportunity to join FP’s came up she was keen to get started. Katy is looking forward to working with the animals and with the team to get back to the demonstration side of things with customers as this is something she loved when working here before.

Mum’s can visit for HALF PRICE on Mother’s Day

Have you booked Mum’s ticket yet? Mother’s Day is fast approaching, it’s Sunday 27th March! The farm park will be open 9.30am-4.00pm and we’ll be serving our scrummy Sunday Roast Dinners in the Hen House. Why not make a day of it as a family?

Numbers will be limited, so don’t miss out . . .

  1. Head to the booking site
  2. Select Sun 27th March
  3. Add your admission tickets for the whole family, select the half price ticket option for Mum at the bottom of the list
  4. Checkout and pay and we’ll see you on the day

Did you know you can camp on the farm this Summer?

We are opening up our field on the weekends of 14th and 28th of August 2022.

Camp out under the stars in the beautiful Dorset countryside, you’ll even have Deer as your neighbours! Tent and campervan spaces available, with toilet and shower facilities.

Spaces are very limited, so early booking is advised.

You can stay Friday night, Saturday night or both!

Full details and booking information via the Pitch Up website.

Why is our brochure out of date?

We are reviewing our sustainability commitments in 2022. You may have noticed our current colour brochure is out of date.

We printed 700,000 in 2019 all ready for 2 years worth of distribution – not knowing corona virus would turn our worlds upside down.

As we don’t want to waste paper or the print we’ve paid for, we are still using these brochures as the map is valid and we’ve noticed how your children love the colours, graphics and photos.

We are supporting the distribution company as a local family business.

Dates for your Diary

Thurs 3rd – Sun 6th March – World Book Weekend

We are SUPER excited to be taking part in the 25th Anniversary – World Book Day celebrations this year! From Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th March, there will be daily book readings from the World of Dinosaur Roar book series added to our daily timetable of events, and we’ll be stocking the very special World Book Day ROAR books too! 

Sun 27th March – Mother’s Day (1/2 price entry for Mum)

We know Mum’s are amazing so we’re celebrating by offering HALF PRICE entry for Mum to visit the farm park on Mother’s Day! We’re open 9.30am-4.00pm, why not make a day of it and come and celebrate together.
All Mum’s half price ticket must be pre-booked via the booking site (no discount available at the gate).

Thurs 14th – Tues 19th April – Easter Activities at the Farm

Our BRAND NEW ‘Bandit Bunny’ Themed Tractor Rides will be running each day from Thursday to Tuesday, children will be supplied with water pistols to soak those cheeky bandits and rescue our friendly Easter Bunny!

Good Friday – Easter Monday (incl) will see the return of our famous Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza! The Easter Bunny (and his team of hoppers!) will hide 100’s of mini chocolate eggs in the field ready for little hunters to discover! PLUS there will be 25 Golden Tickets to find each day to be exchanged for a BIG chocolate egg! It’s EGGCELLENT fun!

Admission MUST be pre-booked online. *

*Please note: Extra charge for Themed Tractor Rides. No additional charge for Easter Egg Hunts, they are included in admission.

Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd June – Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Join us to celebrate her Majesty’s jubilee! With bunting-a-plenty, cream teas and a great reason to dress up as royalty! Pre-Book your tickets early, and there is an option to pre-book your delicious cream tea too. This one is going to be a sell out!

12th 13th 26th, 27th, 28th August – Camping at Farmer Palmer’s

Pitch up and camp at Farmer Palmer’s is back for 2022! This year there are 5 evenings available to come and camp under the stars, with deer as your neighbours! All bookings to be made via the Pitch Up website.

School Holiday Opening Times 2022

  • Feb Half Term (19th – 27th): 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • May Half Term (28th May – 5th June): 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • Easter (9th – 24th April): 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • School Holidays (inc weekends): 9.30am-5.00pm
  • October Half Term (22nd – 30th October): 9.30am-5.00pm

Are you a Pass Holder? If not, why not? There are so many baaarilliant benefits!

  • Easy and fast online booking
  • Priority mailing list for the latest updates and offers
  • Free Farmer Palmer’s branded key fob
  • You can save A LOT of money on admission, after just 5 visits you’ll be coming in for FREE
  • Spread the cost with three easy payments
  • Pop in for an hour or stay all day, the choice is yours!

Still not sure? Try before you buy! Come along for a visit, and if you want to upgrade to a new pass on the day we’ll discount your ticket price*

*New passes bought at the front desk only

Click here to find out more about becoming a Pass Holder 

Birthday Party ‘Palmer’s’ Style!

Birthday Party bookings are back open at Farmer Palmer’s! We’re here for parents who want an easy time organising their little one’s special day.

Simply pay your deposit, invite your guests and we’ll take care of the rest!

Each child attending the party can bring an adult for free, and there are both hot and cold food options for your party meal. Party bags, cake, ice cream and a tractor ride for the whole party is included!

Click to find out more about Birthday Parties and get your child’s special day sorted – ‘Palmer’s Style!’

Thank you for reading our February 2022 from Farmer Palmer’s, we can’t wait to see you at the park soon.


February 2022 Update from Farmer Palmer’s published 28th Feb 2022.

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