New MacDonald Had A Farm

This half term, Somerleyton Hall & Gardens in Suffolk will host the inaugural ‘New MacDonald Had A Farm.’ Taking place daily 27-29 May between 10am - 4:30pm,* this fun family day out celebrates rewilding and regenerative farming methods. 

Years ago, wild spaces thrived and farms were a mix of animals and a wide variety of crops rotated to naturally nourish the soil, enrich the harvest and feed the livestock. However, the industrialisation of farmland and food production upset the balance.  Aiming to go ‘back to the future,’ The ‘New MacDonald’ farmers of Somerleyton are committed to farming in harmony with nature and turning the tide on industrialised farming with regenerative agriculture. 

Celebrating their efforts and bringing the best of Somerleyton Farm to the Hall Gardens, families attending the New MacDonald Had A Farm event can enjoy:

  • A nature recovery trail with the chance to learn about Somerleyton’s rewilding movement, WildEast
  • Meeting lambs, chickens and calves
  • Tractor rides
  • Getting lost and found in the yew hedge maze
  • Discovering the kitchen garden and beekeeping 
  • An estate-produced BBQ lunch

Tickets cost: 

  • Adults – £11.50
  • Seniors – £10.50
  • Children (3-16) – £8.50
  • Children under 3 go free

* Last entry is at 3:30pm.

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Somerleyton site here

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023