Summer in the Farm Park

3rd July 2023

Visitors to Tapnell Farm Park can enjoy a bonanza of summer fun with even more all-weather family entertainment than ever before!

Here’s a quick summary of all the extra activities and evening entertainment you won’t want to miss!

As well as our award-winning farm play (bouncy pillows, sledge slides, pedal go-karts, straw bale fun) and animals to meet and greet (wallabies, meerkats, goats, donkeys, pigs, alpacas), see below for all the additional entertainment to look forward to!

Come rain or shine, there is something to keep the family entertained this summer at Tapnell Farm Park!

Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Summer at Tapnell Farm Park Social Square

Additional day time fun ...

Daily from Saturday 22 July - Sunday 3 September

Catch our daily falconry displays in the events barn; marvel as these beautiful birds swoop and dive over your head, and find out more about them from the handlers.

And if getting lost is your thing, check out our giant new Maize Maze, now relocated into the Farm Park.

Mondays - Fridays (24 July - 1 September)

Unleash your competitive streak and have a go at our Tapnell Olympics with tug of war, egg & spoon race, welly wanging, sack races, wet sponge relay, parents race and more! (activities may vary each day, weather dependent)

Test your musical knowledge in our Barn Bingo. Lots of pop songs that everyone will know!

Plus, back by popular demand, Trotter Training with our delightful kune kune pigs (so cute!).

Feel the breeze and enjoy the view as you whip through the air on our new outdoor zip wires!

Let’s not forget our mischievous Osmond the ostrich who will be causing mayhem at any time of day!

Also on Tuesdays & Thursdays, join Brenda and Bertha for some chaotic cleaning comedy in 'Squeaky Clean', a hilarious 20-25 minute show the whole family will enjoy!

Outline sketch of hares

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Tickets must be purchased online in advance

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Craft Workshops

Craft workshops will be held on selected days in the Crafty Corner - entrance located opposite sledge slide and The Lookout.

Workshops are held on a Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Activities vary each day so please check the board on arrival.

Tie Dye T-shirt workshops: £7 per person.

Wanda's Workshops (potion / wand / pottery) :£4 per person per workshop

Daily Keeper Activities

Join our keepers in the Farm Park Paddocks and for daily feeding in the Wallaby & Meerkat Walkabout. Get hand's on with the animals, including Bugs & Beasties, meerkat talks and barn enrichment.

Check the Keepers Activities Board on arrival for times and details of that day's activities.

Here's an example of what to expect:

11:30 & 14:45 - BARN TIME

Meet some of our small animals up close & ask Keepers about them. Also see our barn animals get some enrichment.


A chance to help feed our goats in the Paddock and find out a bit about their personalities

12:15-13:15 & 15:30-16:30 - WALLABY WALKABOUT & MEERKATS

13:15 & 16:15 - MEET OUR BUGS & BEASTIES.

Times and activities are subject to change

Evening entertainment ...

Farm Fun & Film Nights are back!are back!

Every Tuesday evening (25 July - 29 August) enjoy family screening of the most popular kids films:

Paddington on 25 July, 8 and 22 August

Sing on 1, 15 and 29 August

From 5pm-7.30pm, all areas of the Farm Park will be open for children to play and let off steam, then from 7.30pm, settle down in the events barn and watch your favourite film.

Visitors are invited to bring a blanket to sit on and there will be straw bales and seating areas around the barn too.

A licensed bar, Captain Pizza and sweet treats will also be available.

Check out our special combo day tickets and evening tickets online.

The Island's Biggest Kids Party!

Every Thursday from 25 July, the Farm Park is open from 10am – 8pm so you can stay and play!

The Island's Biggest Kids Party is back!

From 4pm, join the Tapnell Team for lots of BIG fun and entertainment!

Back by popular demand, the internationally renowned Bubble Wizard and his Giant Bubble Stage Show – who knows, you may end up in a giant bubble yourself!

Plus, we’re taking classic kids party games and making them bigger and even more entertaining - Musical statues, Balls in a bucket, Baloon under/over, Granny's footsteps and more! (activities may vary each week)

Be mesmerised by our marvellous magician, and to round off the night, join in our disco and party dances!

With fun prizes to be won, and a licensed bar, it will be a night to remember for all the family.

Outline sketch of hares

Buy your tickets

Tickets must be purchased online in advance

Book tickets


If you are planning to visit Tapnell Farm Park 3 x times or more before 5 November, save money with a Summer Season Pass!

Click here for details and benefits.

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