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.
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.
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.
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:
To find out more information please contact us.
01323 848 006 – firstname.lastname@example.org
"We can honestly say that Simon and the rest of the team were absolutely fantastic which helped make our day even more special. It is such a beautiful venue at Blackstock and we wouldn't change our big day one little bit, to us...it was perfect, so thank you for all your hard work and kindness." Mr/Mrs Nice, July 2017
"Thank you sooo much for what we can only describe as a truly AMAZING day!!! All our dreams came true with our dog and horses attending our big day and we got to share it with all our friends and family!! A MASSIVE thank you to all the staff esp Emma, Simon, Andrea, Paul and Marco! From the moment we met you all and the venue we fell in love but that didn't prepare us for how good the day actually turned out! Even better than we could of hoped for!" Mr/Mrs Purvor, July 2017
"From the preparations leading up to the big day all the staff at Blackstock were nothing but helpful and were there for us every step of the way. All our guests commented on how delicious the food was and said how beautiful the venue was and that it was the best wedding they have ever been too. The day was truly emotionally magical and we could not of ask for anything different." Mr/Mrs Archer, July 2017
"I think the word perfect doesn't quite cover it. From initial enquiry to booking to planning Emma had everything covered, nothing was too much trouble at any stage. The big day ran flawlessly from start to finish, I honestly can't think of a single thing that could have been improved. The food was superb, the attention to detail was wonderful. Our wedding day truly was a special experience thanks to all the team at Blackstock." Jim Baxter, May 2017
"I cannot begin to explain how perfect our wedding was on 22 May 2017. I wouldn't have changed a single thing and you guys made it all happen. Nothing was too much trouble and it all looked so effortless on your part. We can't thank Simon (aka The Wedding Ninja) and Emma enough for all their hard work. Utterly professional but totally approachable. I would recommend Blackstock to every single engaged couple I see!" Jo Baxter, May 2017
"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
"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
"We just wanted to say the biggest thank you to all the staff at Blackstock for all of your help and providing us with the most perfect wedding day that was everything we could of hoped and dreamed of and more. We really did have the most incredible day and you both and your team really had thought of everything to help ensure our day went so smoothly and all to plan. It was the best wedding food, an amazing venue, lovely professional staff and every detail was incredible and we couldn't agree more." Sophie and Joe, April 2017
"Thank you Blackstock for making my daughters wedding day perfect. Thankyou especially to Simon and Emma for keeping things running smoothly." Alison, Dagno, March 2016
"Excellent venue for wedding or parties, beautiful surroundings and gardens which are perfect for photographs. Service is efficient and friendly and the wedding service was very well conducted but nevertheless remained relaxed and informal creating a friendly and intimate atmosphere. Highly recommended for any event." Karen, August 2016
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