Tapnell Farm

About Tapnell Farm

Set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by amazing views of the Island and the Solent, Tapnell Farm is an award-winning, all weather attraction – perfect for a family day out!

Formerly a dairy farm, Tapnell Farm is now one of the Island’s biggest tourist attractions, providing so much to see and do, with just as much activity indoors as out.

Children can run wild in our Straw Bale Adventure Barn, great for climbing and exploring, with stacked up bales and tunnels to run through and hide in.  They can race round the pedal go-kart track, shoot the hoops in the new basketball area, and bounce away on the trampolines. 

If it’s indoor soft play you’re after, then they can tackle the 3-storey soft play zone in our big Soft Play Barn, ride on the mini tractors and even visit the Farm Park’s very own beach!

Head outside and bounce away the day on our incredible jumping pillows!  These two giant inflatable beds of air are like a cross between a bouncy pillow and an outdoor trampoline. Plus, there are sledge slides, crazy golf, and a footy shoot out to keep them entertained.

Every day there’s the opportunity to join our keepers for ‘hands-on’ animal activities including paddock feeds, bugs & beasties, meerkat talks, wallaby feeding and more!

Also next door at Tapnell Farm, enjoy award-winning burgers at The Cow and experience the Island’s first outdoor Aqua Park, as well as the Island’s only Football Golf, and Archery and Axe Throwing and NEW for this summer a brand new Maize Maze and Sunflower Meadow! – Full details at www.tapnellfarm.com/play

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Book tickets online in advance and save £1 per person. 

Why should I visit?

    • The Isle of Wight’s only award-winning Farm Park attraction providing a whole day’s fun for all the family – whatever the weather. Book your session online in advance.
    • Daily interactive activities with the animals, including wallaby feeding, paddock feeds, meerkat talks, bugs & beasties, and more!
    • Lots of indoor and outdoor activity: soft play zone, straw bale adventure barn, go-karts, jumping pillows, shoot-the-hoop basketball, sledge slides, crazy golf, climbing wall and more!
    • Special events throughout the year, including evening entertainment during the summer holidays.
    • Also at Tapnell Farm – enjoy award-winning burgers at The Cow and experience the Island’s only outdoor Aqua Park and Football Golf course plus become a modern day Robin Hood and give Archery and Axe Throwing a go!


Accommodation available
Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
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


Newport Road,
Isle of Wight.

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We are located 2.4 miles east of the village of Freshwater and just 9 miles from the centre of the Isle of Wight.   SAT NAV:PO41 OYJ

By Car: From Newport (20 minute drive)

Travel out of Newport on the B3323 following signs for Carisbrooke, then head straight across at the 3 successive mini roundabouts to reach The Middle Road. Continue along The Middle Road for just over 7 miles until you see signs on the right for Tapnell Farm.

By Car: From Yarmouth (10 minute drive)

Travel out of Yarmouth on the A3054 following signs for Newport then take the first right turn onto B3401, signposted to Ventnor. Continue on this road until it joins Wilmingham Lane, then carry on until the T-junction with Newport Road. Turn left here (signposted Brighstone and Newport) and follow road for just over 1.5 miles until you see signs for Tapnell Farm on the left. Please ignore first turning signposted “Tapnell” which is a residents-only entrance.

Taxi.  There is a taxi rank at Yarmouth Bus Station, next to the Wightlink Ferry which is 4.5 miles from Tapnell Farm.

Kids activities

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  1. Take part in daily activities with our keepers and get interactive with the animals: wallaby feeding, paddock feeds, meerkat talks, bugs and more! 
  2. Run wild in the Straw Bale Adventure Barn; race round the pedal go-kart track, shoot the hoops in the basketball area and bounce on the trampolines.
  3. Tackle the 3-storey soft play zone in our indoor Play Barn; ride the mini tractors and play on the Farm Park’s very own beach!
  4. Head outside for a bounce on our amazing jumping pillows, sledge down the slides and play a round of crazy golf.
  5. Take part in fun, themed events throughout the year. See what events are coming up. 

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