Longdown Activity Farm

Long Down Farm - Calf feeding
Longdown Farm
Longdown Farm - tractors
Longdown Farm - holding chicks
Longdown Farm - tractor

About This Attraction

The whole family will enjoy a full schedule of daily animal activities at Longdown Activity Farm. From bottle-feeding kid goats and calves to meeting friendly small farm animals in the Animal Encounter Barn, there is lots to see and do.

There are plenty of play areas for the children to enjoy including the Piglets Play Barn for lots of interactive piggy-themed fun. Don’t miss the bumpy tractor ride (ground conditions permitting) at no extra cost. There are lots of animals waiting to greet you and your family including cows, ponies, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, goats, rabbits, ducks, chickens, and geese…and lots of babies, large and small.

The farm remains compliant with Covid-19 safety regulations in order to keep its visitors and staff safe.

Daily – from beginning of February half-term to end of October half-term, plus selected days in November and December.



Family of 4 (2A + 2C or 1A + 3C)

Why should I visit?

    • A daily schedule of wonderful experiences with real farm animals.
    • Bottle-feed baby goats and calves, meet baby animals during the Animal Encounter Experience, feed ducks, and much more.
    • Playtime equipment includes: trampolines, ride-on toy tractors, Go-karts, diggers (extra charge), outdoor play areas, crazy golf and Go Quackers. 
    • Piglets Play Barn offers indoor play and plenty of seating and tables.
    • Their tearoom (and seasonal kiosk), serves drinks and snacks, with plenty of seating indoors and outdoors.
    • Don’t miss the brilliant bumpy tractor ride which is free of charge (ground conditions permitting).
    • There is a Changing Places facility with adult-sized equipment including bench and hoist.



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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Where to find us


Longdown Activity Farm
Deerleap Lane
SO40 7EH


023 8029 2837


[email protected]



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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 up close to friendly farmyard animals in a safe and hygienic 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.