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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 – info@blackstockestate.co.uk

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Some kind words

"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

"Thank you to all the staff that made our wedding so flawless, every one of our guests fell in love with the venue, commented on how lovely the food was and said it was the best wedding they had been to...... As the Bride and Groom we had the perfect day. It was worth every penny." Kieron, September 2016

"Myself and my husband Robert got married here on the 9th of September this year... We had the most amazing day! And it wouldn't have been as amazing without all the lovely friendly staff who helped everything go so smoothly! If you want a wedding venue where you feel it's your own place for the day then this is the venue for you. All of our wedding guests have commented on what a beautiful venue it is and how it had everything you could wish for. Thank you all for making our day so special xx" Leanna, October 2016

"Wow what a wonderful place this is for a wedding! Just had my step daughters day there and was blown away with the setting and views, the barns and gardens are gorgeous, the play areas and animals were such a bonus for the kids. The staff can't do enough for you and went out of their way to get whatever we asked for. The wedding cottage has to be the best way you could spend your wedding night after a day here!!!" Paula, August 2016

"Everyone who came to our wedding commented on how amazing the venue was - the barn, the views, the food - all loved unanimously! We couldn't have hoped for a better day!" Colin, December 2015

"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

"My eldest daughter and my now "son in law" got married at Blackstock. Absolutely exceptional venue with fantastically friendly staff and the organisation, logistics and planning were first class. The whole team there will give 100% effort to make sure the day is as memorable as it should be. Simon who managed the day for us was professional, caring, and did everything he promised with a smile and with a competence and confidence that was reassuring. Thank you." Steve, February 2017

"To all the staff at Blackstock, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day go smoothly, from the point of the first wedding showcase to the end of our day every single member of your team have been exceptional. You all went out of your way to make our day special and we couldn't recommend you enough! Thank you again." Luke and Francesca, February 2017

"We got married at Blackstock on the 15th October and would like to say thankyou to everyone involved. We had nothing but amazing service from all the team from the day we booked it all the way through to the end of our day and the next day as we had family and friends join us for breakfast too. There is nothing I would change.... the venue was stunning, the food was amazing and so much of it no-one went hungry. A special thankyou to Rebecca and Simon for all the work they did with us in planning and the actual day you were fantastic. Thankyou again to all the team at Blackstock x" Shari, October 2016

"Lovely farm venue with great views. We were able to take pictures on the day by the lake and in the woods as well as in the venue itself. Great indoor play area for children, guests can also look round the farm - great that they could do that while we did our photos. In terms of catering, many people told me it was the best quality wedding food they'd ever had." Debbie, December 2015

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