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Our Grounds, Café and Animals

Every Sunday our grounds and café are open to all for an entry fee of just £1 per person (or free for tots under two).

Come and have a leisurely stroll around our grounds. We have a varied selection of animals such as llamas, goats, alpacas, turkeys, donkeys, ponies, peacocks and wild fowl. There are even some free-roaming deer to be spotted by sharp-eyed visitors! Our meadows, lakes and woods are truly beautiful and peaceful and make for a lovely Sunday morning walk.

Afterwards, visit our café for hot and cold refreshments, light bites and pastries at great value. Meanwhile, the kids can enjoy our fantastic soft play area where they can safely expend some energy!

The grounds are open from 10am to 3pm, while the café is open from 9am to 4pm.


Our Café

The café is open to all; you don’t need to buy entry to the grounds. We offer sandwiches, snacks, breakfasts (everything from a full English to eggs on toast), hot drinks and cold drinks. It is a wonderfully relaxing spot to enjoy views of the grounds and get your Sunday started properly.


Our Animals

Blackstock is a nature friendly farm, a tranquil and peaceful setting where families can spend time together and enjoy the countryside.

We have many animals living here. These include Shire and Clydesdale horses, ponies, donkeys, rare breed sheep, alpacas, llamas, pigs, goats, fallow deer, rabbits, chickens, geese, turkeys, rhea and peacocks. We don’t believe in animals being just an attraction, in small and unnatural surroundings, so for their comfort and welfare the enclosures are spread across a wide area. Be prepared to meander and wander around the bluebell woods and lakes to see our animals. We are also visited by various wildlife including a herd of deer with a rare albino doe.

To maintain the well-being of the animals and wildlife at Blackstock we would ask you to observe the following points: Picnics, dogs, footballs and smoking are not allowed within the grounds. Please do not feed the animals. Appropriate footwear will be required as the grounds can be muddy, especially during the winter months. We like to keep the grounds as natural as possible, therefore some of our areas are unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. However, every effort has been made to provide facilities and access where possible.

Please note children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at ALL times.


Opening Times and Entry Fees

We are open to the public every Sunday. The café opens at 9am and closes at 4pm, while the grounds open at 10am and close at 4pm.

You do not need to pay entry if you just intend to use the café. For the grounds, the entry prices are as follows:

  • £1 per person October to April
  • £2 per person May to September
  • Under 2yrs: free

To find out more information please contact us.
01323 848 006 –


Some kind words

"To Emma, Simon and all the staff at Blackstock Farm. Thank you so much for giving us the most perfect wedding day. We were really impressed how smoothly it went and all the staff were friendly and accommodating. Our guests all commented on how delicious the food was and how much they enjoyed the unique setting. Maybe we’ll see you in a few years for our anniversary! Best wishes." Alice and James, December 2016

"So this will be my third event at Blackstock, a friends wedding this time last year, a comedy night (brilliant) and my daughters wedding. The staff are so amazing and the food is the best. Paul, his wife and mother are so welcoming, and Rebacca (not Rachel) is brilliant. I love how you can set up what you want (some guidelines) but generally it makes it so personal. There are people to hand if you're not sure and lots of wedding fairs. We had another amazing time at the farm/barn Thanks everyone" Jo, March 2016

"We got married at Blackstock on 8th. The day was absolutely fantastic. Staff went above and beyond and helped make our day run smoothly. Everybody who came to our day as been raving about all of it, especially the food! A very big thank you to you all. The new Mr and Mrs Grosvenor xxx" Emma, October 2016

"Thank you again for looking after us so well last Thursday! The day flew by but we loved every minute of it! The weather was kind to us and showed blackstock off in its full glory! It's such a beautiful place and we are so happy to have got married there! You both were amazing with some difficult guests and last minute madness which we both really appreciate!" Sarah and Paul, April 2017

"Beautiful countryside venue with outdoor space and fantastic views. Tudor barn felt very traditional and space available inside and outside was wonderful." Peter, December 2015

"The venue itself was wonderful and perfect for a wedding that has to accommodate for so many different needs including children, so to have a purpose built indoor play area was great for younger guests and parents alike. The staff were a truly wonderful team. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone considering getting married. I think it was great value for money. Finally thank you to all of the team involved in making this a truly wonderful day. Yours sincerely Paul Dale." Mr D, September 2016

"We were very pleased with our selection of Blackstock Farm as our Wedding reception venue, however, it was the feedback from our family and friends that mattered most. ‘The staff were exceptionally well organised, and the balance always seemed to be maintained between being them efficient and attentive whilst also giving guests space to enjoy the day’ - was a one comment from Lizzie’s aunt the day after our Wedding. We genuinely could not have hoped for a better day, or for a better venue." Damien, December 2015

"I would like to say thank you to you all for the way you made us feel most welcome last week at our 45th Anniversary. The room looked very nice when we arrived and all of the staff were most helpful. The meal was excellent – my only criticism would be that the portions were too large! I am sure that some other people would disagree with that! You have all, it seems to me, have leant over backwards to make sure that the evening went with a swing and at all my visits to you over the last months you have all been very helpful." Judith, April 2017

"What a fantastic day had by each and every one of us! Every member of staff are a credit to your team!" Mrs E M, February 2017

"A fantastic place to get married! A great team that made the day very special" Wesley, December 2016

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