Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open?

Please see our Booking page for details of opening times and prices.

How much does it cost?

Where can I buy tickets?

We would advise purchasing tickets prior to visiting, however there may be some tickets available to purchase on the door.

What age is the Adventure Farm suitable for?

The Adventure Farm is suitable for families with children aged 2 – 12. However, older children and adults without children are welcome to visit.

What is the senior citizen age?

60. We may ask for proof (60 is the new 40 after all!)

Do you offer discounts for students, members of the armed forces, NHS employees?

We do not offer discounts for members of these groups.

What documentation is needed to show proof of carer requirement

Please bring with you one of the following:
Valid Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance award letter
Valid Personal Independence payment award letter
A current valid Blue Badge
A valid letter from your GP stating the need for a carer dated within the last 6 months.
Access Card

When is last admission?

Last admissions are 2 hours prior to our advertised closing time.

What age can a child visit without a supervising adult?

16. Children 15 or younger must be accompanied by a person aged 18+.

Do you accept school groups and coach groups?

Yes, though please visit our Schools Page for more information and how to book.

What clothes and footwear should I wear?

Please dress for the weather. There are a lot of outdoor activities so please wear suitable clothes and footwear. Please wear long sleeves, cover legs and tuck in tops in the indoor softplay to help prevent friction burns.

Where are you?

National Forest Adventure Farm
Postern Road
Burton upon Trent
DE13 9SJ

How do I find you? Directions to the Adventure Farm by car.

From the A38 take the Burton South (or Branston) exit. Exit the island at the turning signposted Tatenhill. Follow the road into Tatenhill village. At the crossroads turn right. Continue along the road for about a mile. The National Forest Adventure Farm is on the right hand side of the road.

How do I get to you by Public Transport?

Catch the Number 10 or 810 Midland Classic bus from Burton on Trent from New Street, Bay 3. Get off the bus at the Acorn Inn, Henhurst Hill. The National Forest Adventure Farm is just under half a mile down Postern Road on the left hand side. (Please be aware, there is a short stretch of road to negotiate near the Farm which does not have a footpath on it). Alternatively, the number 403 Midland Classic bus runs between Burton and the Acorn Inn via Queen’s Hospital and Anslow.

Is there a car park?

Yes we have a large free car park with dedicated blue badge spaces if required.

Are dogs allowed on the Farm?

No dogs are allowed on the Farm site except assistance dogs.

Can I buy food and drink at the Adventure Farm?

Yes you can buy hot and cold food and drinks from Scarecrow Joe’s Restaurant, Crumpet’s Chippy, Crumpet’s Grill and Crumpet’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Can we bring our own food? Are there picnic areas?

Yes you can bring your own food and we have lots of picnics tables around the site and many under cover in the courtyard area. We ask you NOT to eat picnics in the restaurant.

What time is last orders for food?

This will vary each day, please ask on the day of your visit.

What food do you serve, can I see a menu?

We serve a range of hot and cold food from sandwiches, children’s lunch bags to full main meals. We also have coffee shop-style cakes and snacks. We don’t have a printed menu as the food we offer changes every day.

Do you have gluten free, dairy free and nut free food options?

We operate a nut free kitchen and cater for all food allergies. Please speak to a member of the catering staff when ordering your food.

Do you serve alcohol?

No and no alcohol is allowed on site. Anyone found with alcohol will be removed from the site.

Where are the toilets?

We have toilets situated in the main building near the indoor play area and more toilets near the Go Kart track.

Do you have disabled toilets?

Yes we have a disabled toilet with hoist and changing table. Please ask a member of staff for the key when on site.

Do you have baby change facilities?

Yes. They are situated in the main building near the indoor play area. At busy times we may have additional baby change facilities around the Farm.

Is the Adventure Farm wheelchair accessible?

The farm is on agricultural land and many areas are grass. The car park and many of the paths are stone chippings. We make an effort to roll these areas to make wheelchair use easier. The central courtyard is tarmac. We have a wheelchair accessible tractor trailer for the Farmyard Safari Tractor and Trailer ride. Please ask a member of staff and we will arrange this for you.

Do you have a cash point?

We are operating a cashless site. Please use contactless payment were possible.

Do you have Wi-Fi?

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi at the Adventure Farm.

Do you have lockers?

Yes we have a small number of lockers in the indoor play area. The key deposit is £5.00.(AREA TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

Can I smoke at the Adventure Farm?

Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes are only allowed in the designated smoking shelter near the main courtyard.

Do you offer birthday parties at the Adventure Farm?

Yes we do, for more information, CLICK HERE.

Can I feed the animals?

Yes but only with food purchased at the Farm. You can purchase food for pigs, sheep, cows, goats and alpaca or food for duck and chickens. Please do not feed the horses, donkeys, reindeer, rabbits or guinea pigs.

Are there places to wash my hands after feeding and touching the animals?

Yes we have hot water handwash stations in the animal barn, the exit of the animal paddocks and outside Scarecrow Joe’s Restaurant.

I’m pregnant, why can’t I touch the lambs, goat kids and pregnant sheep?

Lambs, goat kids and ewes that have recently given birth may have bacteria that can potentially harm an unborn child.

I’m pregnant, why can’t I touch the lambs, goat kids and pregnant sheep?

Lambs, goat kids and ewes that have recently given birth may have bacteria that can potentially harm an unborn child.

Do you Keep lost property?

Yes, if you claim your property we will keep it for up to 3 months and then donate it if it does not get collected. If it is unclaimed lost property will be donated 1 month after being left.

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