Baylham House Farm, Suffolk

The annual Easter Speggtacular event at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm combines so many great things: An Easter treasure hunt (which means  sweet treats for those who successfully search out the answers to the clues), spring lambs, rabbits and other animals and lots of children’s activities.

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm in the middle of the Suffolk countryside near Needham Market, is a very hands-on kind of place. Visitors are encouraged to cuddle lambs, groom goats and pigs and generally get up close to the animals, many of which are classified as rare breeds.  There are several different types of sheep including the Greyface Dartmoor, the rather handsome Norfolk Horn and some tiny Ouessant sheep, which is the smallest natural breed of sheep in the world.

Baylham House Farm, Suffolk

Beautiful pig breeds include the Middle White, or the London Pork Pig as it used to be known, and the colourful Kune Kune (pronounced Cooney Cooney), a spotted Maori pig from New Zealand. Other animals include several breeds of chickens: Scots Dumpie, Russian Orloff and Dutch Bantam; and goats and cattle. There are also two alpacas at Baylham called Ivan and Monty, kept not because they are a rare breed, but because they are a charming addition to the farm.

The farm is not just a place for children; adults are catered for too! A bar stocked with locally sourced drinks will be running throughout the day, along with a BBQ. The farm cafe will be open, serving light lunches and homemade cakes.

Normal admission charges apply during the event, but each child wearing an Easter costume gets in free on Easter Sunday, so why not have some fun making bunny ears and Easter bonnets for the event?

Admission: Adults: £7 | Concessions: £6 | Children (4-16): £3 | Under 4s are free | Family: £18

Opening Times: Friday 14th April from 10am until 5pm through to Monday 17th April.

Baylham House Farm, Mill Lane, Baylham, Suffolk IP6 8LG | T: 01473 830264

Please Note: The lambing tunnel will be closed from 1pm -2pm on each day of the Easter Speggtacular to give the lambs a rest and opportunity to feed.

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