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Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm
Established in 1985

About The Farm

Our Farm, originally a dairy farm, first opened its doors as a Rare Breeds Farm with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) in 1985, and was purchased by the McConnell Family back in 2002, establishing its very own English Vineyards, Bluestone, in 2016, which now produces award winning English Sparkling Wine, the Classic Cuvee and a Rose released in 2021.

During your visit to the farm, there is so much to see and do, and we look forward to you joining us to enjoy some well-deserved quality time together when you visit. We have the Rare Breeds Farm packed full of your favourite animals, including: Pigs, Goats, Sheep, Donkey, Calf, Ponies, Rabbits, Peacocks, Chickens, Ducks & Geese and more, and we also have some fabulous play areas, daily activities, accommodation, farm shop to purhcase all of your kitchen essentials on your way out PLUS our stunning English Vineyard, Bluestone, where you can book tours and tastings for the whole family or a special occasion.

Speaking of special occasions, we are now able to host your special event, including Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies, as we are now a legal licensed wedding venue, as of 2019. We offer a bespoke and incredibly special and unique rustic farm weddings. Our beautiful farm in Salisbury, Wiltshire can now host your entire Wedding Day, from the ceremony, as we are a licensed venue, to the reception. Let us take away the stress of organising, and leave it to our team of experts! Enjoy a stunning woodland or vineyard wedding with us here at Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm.

We are also able to host bridal showers, baby showers, christening parties, naming ceremonies, anniversary parties, reunions, vow renewals, blessings, military function parties, charity events and so much more!

At Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm, we also offer personalised children's parties for your little lambs. We will gladly organise everything for you, from being the party venue to the party invitations, themes, entertainment, food and more! Let your child and their guests have an unforgettable farm party experience and enjoy our beautiful setting, our animals and a day to remember forever.

Please feel free to call us before you visit just to double check everything is open and running as usual (01980) 629438, advanced online booking essential.

We are in the FINALS for 'Best Family Attraction' 2021!

We are THRILLED & honoured to have been nominated yet again, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us! Please head over to the 'Muddy Stilettos' website by clicking this link, to vote for us as your “Best Family Attraction” winner 2021! Please support our beloved family business by voting for us and share on your socials if you can.

NB: Don’t worry, your email isn’t kept, it’s just to make your vote for your favourites in the local area!

Award Winning 'Best Family Attraction' in Salisbury, Wiltshire 2019

We are the proud winners of the Muddy Stilettos ‘Best Family Attraction’ Award 2019. Muddy Stilettos ‘Best Family Attraction’ Award 2019 We are absolutely delighted to be recognised for the Best Family Attraction award and would like to thank all each and every one of you who nominated and voted for us, we are extremely proud to have won. There is so much going on down on the farm and we look forward to welcoming you and the whole family to our award winning farm soon! Find out more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards

Why not also come and try our Award winning wine?

2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (Bronze)

Bluestone Vineyards who are located down on The Farm have picked up Bronze in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019. Come and sample our award winning Classic Cuvee Brut, or arrange a vineyard tour with brothers, Nat and Toby, our Vineyard Masters! Click here for more information on our beautiful vineyards and our English Sparkling Wine. Learn more about the awards

Down on The Farm some of the animal enclosures and attractions we have include:

All of our enclosures are proudly displaying all of our little furry friends plus highlighting some seriously stunning examples of Fine English Farming and British Rare Breed Animals. Our pens are designed to be easy to access, feed and get interactive with all the animals, so that all ages can easily see and touch the majority of our animals; just be careful of the nibbly goats who like to steal your animal feed, and wash your hands on one of our many hand washing stations on The Farm after touching any of the animals.

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