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Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm


Mill Lane,

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 27 May Festival of the Naked Sheep


If you haven't yet been to Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm you really can't imagine what you are missing. visitors say over and over again. On arrival: " I was recommended to come by a friend". "The children insisted that we come back again" and, on departure: "What a magical place you have here". "Don't commercialise it." "Please don't change it."

Families can walk round this working livestock farm using the fenced paths and walkways which follow the river bank, the edge of the lake and meander between the paddocks containing sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, alpacas and poultry together with any youngsters that they may have produced. All the Baylham House animals are friendly and can be fed with the free bag of animal food that every child is given on arrival. Some of the Kune Kune Maori pigs will sit down when told and open their mouths waiting for food to be dropped in.

When the legs begin to tire and the need for rest and refreshment starts to become significant, a stroll back to the Visitors' Centre will find a bowl of home-made soup, a ploughman's lunch, a Suffolk clotted cream tea or a slice of home-made cake ready and waiting to revive the spirit.

The disabled visitor is well catered for with the majority of the walkways being wheelchair friendly. A disabled toilet can be found in the Visitors' Centre which has a disabled badge parking area right outside the door.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

The majority of farm paths are wheelchair friendly.

Opening details

February 16th to September 8th, Open Tuesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays
September 9th to October 24th, Open Friday to Sunday
October 25th to November 3rd, Open every day
Open on December weekends, 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd
Daily opening times: Open: 10am, Close: 5pm


Adults: £7.50
Concessions: £6.50
Children 4-16: £3.50
Family pass (2 adults + 2 children): £19.00
Family pass 2 adults + 3children): £22.00


See location of Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 112527  Lat: 52.13227 Long: 1.08504

By Road:
Signed off the B1113 between Needham Market and Great Blakenham. Marked on OS maps. OS ref TM114526. Post Code IP6 8LG.

By Public Transport:
No 88 or 87 bus from Ipswich. Get off at Baylham. Nearest railway station is Needham Market. Then take an 88 or 87 bus to Baylham.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Needham Market station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

The majority of farm paths are wheelchair friendly.