Jimmy’s Farm

We finally found time to take our boy to visit Jimmy’s Farm. We made a stop off on our way to our family holiday in Southwold, Suffolk. This is the third time we’ve visited but was George’s first trip and we knew he was going to love it, but when we got there we were overwhelmed by the changes, so many new facilities that we ended up staying all afternoon!

When Jimmy’s Farm was first on television back around 2005 we loved the series and have followed Jim’s television work ever since. His last series on food production around the world was fascinating. At the farm we enjoyed seeing a lot of the ideas they had been talking about the TV series coming into action. In particular I was interested to see that Guinea Pig Island which Jimmy kept talking about had finally appeared in the form of Guinea Pig Village. There was lots to do – we enjoyed the Chicken Safari, which meant getting in the chicken coup and we had a look inside their houses to see some freshly laid eggs.

Then inside the Butterfly House it was wonderfully warm and full of colourful flowers, we didn’t have time for a walk in the woodland but made sure we got to see the two day old baby pigs.

In the restaurant we had tea, while George played in the kids only tent.

Then we bought our dinner in the farm shop. We had the best steak we’ve ever tasted! That was worth a trip on its own. We all enjoyed this day out, it had the right balance keeping kids and adults entertained.

If you would like to visit Jimmy’s Farm it is in Suffolk, near Ipswich all the details are on their website. If you live locally you maybe interested to read about a local farm shop I visit.

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4 Responses to Jimmy’s Farm

  1. jen says:

    Sounds great and I love the the pictures. Thanks for including the pigs and G looks so grown up!

  2. Audrey Naylor says:

    I have taken elderly relatives to Jimmy’s Farm and it was not a hit with them – more a place for a family day out, and a burger. Jimmy’s woodland walk is extremely short and if you like woods, it can’t compete with Hockley Woods in Essex which are free to wander around, or Orwell Country Park in Ipswich, which is also free and has a riverside beach. I also recommend a visit to http://www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk/ Baylham Rare Breeds Farm, and … if you are a relative, don’t forget to pop into my house in Ipswich although we don’t have guinea pigs any more sadly.

  3. Vicky says:

    Thanks for top tips!

  4. Dorothy says:

    Vicky,

    What an excellent website. You and your family take a good pic hahahah. George looks like an Angel and I love him to bits. Nice recipes too. I will certainly look again.

    Love and best wishes from Spotty Dotty (Dorothy)

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