Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm
Welcome to our Family Farm. We first opened our beautiful Wiltshire farm to the public over 30 years ago as a Rare Breeds Survival Trust approved farm, as one of the first in the country. We are open all year round, welcoming guests from all over the world, with the added bonus of our stunning English Vineyards, Bluestone, planted in 2016, PLUS we have our very own on-site accommodation in our farmhouse, Stonehenge Hostel, which comprises of 14 bedrooms with 70 beds (all bunks), so we have something that will suit all areas, ages and interests.
New Opening Hours (from 30th October 2022):
Farm - 10am - 4pm
Cafe - 8am - 4pm
Starting from Tuesday 27th December,
we are running our JANUARY SALE!
There are 300 £3 tickets available each day!
Because we know the time after Christmas is always a tight time, we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to still be able to come and have an affordable fun day on the farm! You can still enjoy all our much loved daily activities of Pig Racing, Guinea Pig fishing and Animal encounters, not to mention our Soft Play Barn and Woodland Play area! The sale is running from 27th December right through until 10th February!
Due to high demand, we now strongly recommend booking your tickets as early as possible online to avoid missing out.
Please note we are sold out of all £3 tickets for Saturday 4th February and only limited availability for Sunday 5th February. You are still welcome to join us, but entry will be at our standard prices.
We also have great-value Annual Passes, which are valid for a full year from purchase date, the ideal gift, for unlimited access to the farm.
UPGRADE your Day Pass to a Annual Pass on the day of your visit and we will REFUND your Day Pass against the cost of an Annual Pass!
Adult Annual Pass: £70 | Child Annual Pass: £60 | Under 2's FREE, until their second birthday.
Farm Opening Times
10am-4pm Every Day Book online in advance or just pay on the door on the day of your visit!
Café Opening Times
8am-4pm Every Day Walk in's welcome, no need to pay admission
A bit more about us....
As well as our animals, we also have lots of outdoor play areas too, including our zip wire, swings, sandpit, climbing frame, treehouse, slides & more! Throughout your day we have fantastic seasonal farm-related animal activities, including: animal encounters, duck and geese feed pig races and MORE.....and you can even buy animal food in our farm shop to use during your visit too! As if that wasn't enough, we now also have our very own nursery on-site too, for a natural-learning journey! Brambles Outdoor Nursery, is a multi-award winning Ofsted registered nursery group, with four settings, nestled within the beautiful Wiltshire Countryside. Providing a fantastic, outdoor enviroment that allows children to take the lead. For nursery enquiries, please contact Brambles directly by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01980 671 417. We are so thankful that because of our close proximity to the amazing and iconic English Heritage Site of Stonehenge, that we have people coming to visit us from all over the world!
Mike Jeffries, Facebook
Hannah Nicel, Facebook
Scarlett J, Google
Had a lovely time here. My granddaughter loved feeding the animals. The food in the cafe was amazing. The staff were great we even made a fat ball for the birds 🐦
Vanessa Randall-Short, Google
Jodie Waggtastic, Facebook
Always love coming here. There is a zip wire which is super fun and so was the Xmas trail that was on! The plant based burger was tasty and good portion size. The staff were friendly and polite. Highly recommended 👌
Marianne F, Google
Really enjoyed a visit here. It is a small place with lots of potential and enough to see. The cost to get in is reasonable for what they have and much cheaper than larger destinations.
You can buy food and feel almost all of the animals. They are really friendly and take the food from your hand. While we were walking around we were given a cup full of seed for the ducks and geese for free which was a really nice touch and really helped entertain a family with kids that were in the same area.
There is a nice woodland walk with picnic tables which were all vacant when we were there so would be great to take a picnic. I think it is an area not many explore. There was a play area for kids there too with a zip line and various other bits so would be a great way to tire kids out.
We stopped in the cafe for some lunch before leaving and had some very generous portions of food for the price, so much so we couldn’t finish it all. The outside area was great too with trampolines and plenty of seating in a lovely setting.
Nick Baker, Google
Nicola Macready, Facebook
Such a fantastic day out. A wide variety of animals to look at with the opportunity to see some up close. Great value for money, we can’t wait to go again
Sadie Elizabeth, Facebook
We really enjoyed our visit to Cholderton Rare Breeds farm! Nice food, helpful and kind staff, happy animals! The children all seemed to enjoy that there was entertainment from ‘Silly Scott’ laid on for the bank holiday weekend too.
Marion Barton, Google
Tracey Merryweather, Facebook
We had a great time with our son here as a birthday treat. He loved seeing the sheep and goats up close and getting to feed them and the calves. He also got to stroke a rabbit and guinea pig. By far his favourite experience was the pig race, over in a flash but very funny! The food was cracking, good portion sizes, very tasty; we had burgers for us and sausage, chips and beans for him. £5 for the kids food and £10 for the adult, which for the size, quality and taste was excellent value
Jon Cox, Google
A great day out for all the family
Andrew Billington, Facebook
Vicki Williams, Facebook
We had an amazing afternoon here. The food was very good, we had a Mac & Cheese, ham, egg & chips and a lids packed lunch. We brought animal feed with our tickets and was surprised how much we got. A great selection of animals. Loved stroking the cows, watching the pig racing was fun. Very interactive for kids and little one love the trampolines. Will definitely revisit.
Plenty of space for the children to explore and run around. They liked the different animals and feeding them. The outdoor play area in the woods was enjoyed too.
Yvonne Norman, Facebook
Kerry Jane Turner, Facebook
A really wonderful and highly recommended experience at Cholderton. Perfect to stop off the A303 with kids (adults too) if you want an alternative to the typical services rest break in a journey.
The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our visit. The lunch in the cafe was excellent quality, with plenty of fresh ingredients, and was a particular high point to our visit. The coffee was delicious and good to see there were wine options also (should the mood strike).
The farm itself has the usual variety of animals, but with the rare breeds giving extra interest and delight as you explore the site. There are lots of opportunities for everyone to get close to the animals for feeding and other hands on experiences with activities running throughout the day.
And if that isn’t enough, there are some fun playground setups (swings, sand pit. climbing frame and slide) if the kids still have energy to run off.
Allen W Snowball, Google