Longdown Activity Farm

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Whatever the weather you’ll always find lots of family farmyard fun at Longdown Activity Farm. There’s a daily schedule of hands-on activities giving ample opportunity to see and feed the animals. Join in and bottle-feed a kid goat and a calf, and have a close encounter with a chick, rabbit or maybe even a piglet.

There are lots of animals for you and your family to meet including cows, ponies, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, goats, rabbits, ducks, chickens and geese…and lots of new babies, large and small.

Daily - from beginning of February half-term to end of October half-term. 10am - 5pm (closes 4.30pm in October and 1st to 3rd November 2019).

Admission price 



Family of 4 (2A + 2C or 1A + 3C)

Why should I visit?

    • A daily schedule of hands-on experiences with real farm animals.
    • Bottle-feed baby goats and calves, hold chicks, feed pigs and ducks, find newly-laid eggs and much more.
    • Indoor play areas including trampolining, soft play and straw barn, as well as an outdoor picnic and play area.
    • Brilliant bumpy tractor and trailer ride (ground conditions permitting).


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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26/10/2019 - 31/10/2019

Longdown Activity Farm

Go to Longdown Activity Farm for some frightfully fun activities on the run up to Hallowe’en; there’ll be lots of spooky stuff to see and... 

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Where to find us


Longdown Activity Farm
Deerleap Lane
SO40 7EH

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By car

Longdown Activity Farm is located just off the A35, between Lyndhurst and Southampton. Coming from the east, leave the M27 at Junction 3, and take the M271 signposted Southampton and the Docks. At the end of this stretch, turn right onto the A35 towards Lyndhurst and Bournemouth. Continue for about 1.5 miles and then follow the brown signs, turning into Deerleap Lane before reaching Ashurst village.

Coming from the west, take the A35 through Lyndhurst and then Ashurst. Follow the brown signs from then on, turning right into Deerleap Lane.

From the north take the A326 towards the Waterside. Follow the brown signs and turn right onto the A35 towards Ashurst (this is a new junction with traffic lights).

By train

Nearest train station: Ashurst, New Forest. Situated next to the New Forest Hotel (a Fuller's pub).
The train station is a good 30 minute walk from the farm. Turn right onto the A35 and walk through Ashurst village, past the Co-op on your left, and following the road until you get to Deerleap Lane. Longdown Activity Farm is a 3 minute walk down Deerleap Lane, on the left, just past the church.

If this walk is a little ambitious, the New Forest Hotel pub has details of reputable local taxi drivers, or take a look at the bus timetables above.
The New Forest Tour - red route runs a regular daily tour bus that links Ashurst train station and the Farm as part of a circular tour from Sat 25th June to Sun 11th September 2016. Please note that because this is a tour, the journey to the Farm will take up to 2 hours, but the journey back to Ashurst station from the Farm will be just 5 minutes or so.

By Bus

Blue Star No 6:
A regular hourly (every other hour on Sundays and Bank Holidays) bus services a route between Southampton and Lymington. The nearest bus stop to the Farm is Ashdene Road/Whartons Lane. The nearest bus stop to the train station is the Ashurst Post Office.

Kids activities

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Whilst you're never too grown up to hold a baby chick or bottle-feed a calf, the Longdown Activity Farm experience is geared towards young families wanting to get hands-on with friendly farmyard animals in a safe and hygenic way. A wonderful way to introduce young children to the delights of interacting with a variety of animals and birds. Most suited to children from age 2 to 12.