Daily cart rides, milking demonstrations, nature walks, fish feeding plus straw play barns and a welcoming cafe serving home made ice cream for you to enjoy

ATTRACTIONS

Daily Cart Rides

One of the most popular attractions at Honeysuckle Farm is the horse and cart ride

These take place every day:  we even go in the pouring rain if someone wants to go

We operate cart rides in two daily session

One at 11.30 in the morning and one at 2.30 in the afternoon

Don't worry we don't just do one ride at each session but as many as we need to so that everybody gets a turn

Cart rides have always been very popular and back in the 1990s when the farm wasn't as busy as it is now we only used one Shire horse.  He was called Charlie and was (and still is immensely popular and fondly remembered).  He was a great horse.  One in a million and everyone loved him

Charlie passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 17th 2011. 

He is sorely missed

A cart ride in 1999 looked very different to how it does now

For the later years of his career Charlie had a friend called Tommy that helped him pull the cart around the farm.

Tommy came to the farm in 2002 and had a happy life until he passed away in 2018.  He was an enormous and gentle giant that stood 19 hands high.

Tommy & Catherine

Tommy in his harness

Tinkerbell takes cart rides around the farm

Tinkerbell

She is a Percheron and was born on the farm on February 3rd 2009

Charlie

Madge

Madge was a wonderful horse and helped Tinkerbell for 2 years but she died far too young as she passed away suddenly in 2019

Now we have a new horse on the farm called Winston (born April 15th 2017) and he is in training to start pulling the cart in 2020.  Training is a long process and takes a lot of time and patience from the horse and the trainers

Winston & Farmer Barrie

Straw Bales

Here on the farm we think that natural play is a fantastic thing so every year in our barn we set up a straw play area. 

Over a hundred large straw bales are arranged in our huge barn to provide an exciting indoor adventure area.

Later in the year we open a second straw play barn near the cart ride that contains around 50 bales.

 When we close for the season we stack the bales up and use them as bedding for the animals over the winter.

Play Areas

Forts, teepees, Hazel maze and slides and tunnels

Her on the farm we believe in natural play and also if you want to visit the countryside to play on a farm then that is what you should do rather than visit a million pound play are masquerading as the countryside

If you want authentic fun in the countryside then come to the authentic countryside and let your imagination run wild but be advised:  wear old clothes as you may get a little muddy and frazzled

Forts

The woodland is home to play forts.  How many can you find?

Teepees

There are a lot of loose braches in our woodland and if you have time and imagination then you can build all manner of dens amongst the trees

dads seem to enjoy this activity a much as the children

Ponds and Fish Feeding

The pond at Honeysuckle Farm is a great place to see nature

Many types of fish live in the pond but especially Koi Carp.  We sell fish food at the farm entrance for £1 a pot and you can use this to feed the fish, ducks and swans

Watch the fish through the grills in the bridges

We have many seating areas around the pond where you can enjoy a picnic while watching the wildlife

and remember early in the year there are lots of frogs in the pond

Ice Cream

Here on the farm we use the milk from our Jersey cows to make our very own fresh ice cream

The milk is pasteurised and processed right here on the farm and the ice cream sold in our cafe

We don't make ice cream for anyone else and we don't sell ice cream for anyone else so if you want to sample our unique ice cream then you can only find it on the farm

Where else in East Yorkshire can you watch the cows being milked and then sample the ice cream?

making ice cream in the creameryHoneysuckle Farm

Click image above to download our ice cream menu

Cafe

The cafe at Honeysuckle Farm sells sandwiches, crisps, cakes, tea, coffee, soft drinks and most importantly of all the fresh dairy ice cream that we make on the farm.

All the ice cream we sell on the farm is made from the milk from our own dairy cows. 

We milk the cows. Process it here and only sell the ice cream here.

You can only buy our fresh Jersey ice cream at Honeysuckle Farm.

WE DON'T MAKE ICE CREAM FOR ANYBODY ELSE AND WE DON'T SELL ANYBODY ELSE'S CREAM HERE

FOOD ALLERGIES

 

Our cafe operates precautionary principle and cannot guarantee that any item is allergen free as supplies come from factories and warehouses that contain nuts, cereals containing gluten, celery, eggs, crustaceans, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, peanuts, sesame seeds, soya and sulphur dioxide

 

We are unable to offer celiac or gluten free options as kitchen is not equipped to prevent cross contamination due to very small demand and impracticalities of operation

 

Some celiac and gluten free options are available pre-packaged in the cooler cabinet

 

If you have any questions please ask a member of staff

Things to see and do

A visit to the farm means that you can enjoy some great sights and activities for a very reasonable price.

Lots of baby animals

Lots of baby animals to see

Don't forget to......

 

Have fun in the play areas

Animal and fish food (only available from the farm entrance)

feed the cows

climb the towers

Meet the animals          

Have a horse and cart ride 11.30am and 2.30pm

Get lost in our maze

Watch the milking at 1.30pm every day

Always remember to wash your hands after touching the animals, before eating and drinking and before leaving the farm

Nature Walk

Honeysuckle farm has been set up so there are many areas to walk round to enjoy nature at its best

after a long walk enjoy a picnic at one of our many seating areas around the farm

Always remember to wash your hands after touching the animals, before eating and drinking and before leaving the farm

© 2015 Honeysuckle Farm,Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, East Yorkshire. HU18 1BY.  Telephone (01964) 533873  Email - info@honeysucklefarm.co.uk

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