Longdown Activity Farm



Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 7EH

Tel: 023 8029 2837

Longdown Activity Farm


Longdown Activity Farm is a fantastic day out for the whole family. A daily schedule of farming activities includes kid goat and calf bottle-feeding, duck feeding, and meeting small animals such as baby chicks, rabbits, and guinea pigs in the brilliant Animal Encounter Barn. 
There are lots of other friendly animals to see around the farm including cows, alpacas, Pygmy goats, donkeys and ponies, pigs, ducks, chickens, and geese, plus lots of babies, large and small. Look out for Pearl the Shire horse, who is very big, but very gentle, and cheeky Chesney, the little Shetland pony. If you like life in slow lane, you’ll love Jeffery, our giant tortoise! 
There is always lots of playtime fun to be had at the farm including the all-inclusive outdoor play area, featuring an accessible swing for wheelchair users. If the weather takes a turn, the Piglets Play Barn is a large undercover area fitted with numerous interactive activities and piggy-themed fun from floor to ceiling, which will have your children squealing with delight. There are plenty of chairs and tables for the grown-ups to put their trotters up and enjoy a drink and a tasty snack from the tearoom while they keep an eye on their little ones.    
Don’t miss the popular (and very bumpy!) tractor and trailer ride – there’s no extra charge (ground conditions permitting). Children will enjoy the Pitchfork and Putt crazy golf course* as well as plenty of other playtime favourites, including trampolines, ride-on toy tractors, go-karts and diggers*.  

Look out for our very special events throughout the year, especially during Easter, Halloween and Christmas time. There is no additional charge for any event and the usual schedule of animal activities continue alongside.  

The tearoom and kiosk, serving drinks and snacks, have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating nearby. There is also a gift shop, nappy changing and quiet room. Longdown Activity Farm is proud to offer a Changing Room facility complete with an adult-sized changing bed and lifting hoist for visitors with assisted needs.  

The Longdown Farm Shop can be found on site and has a large range of delicious locally sourced produce. The adjoining Chicken Shack is stocked with plenty of poultry feed, equipment, and small animal feed and bedding. There is no charge to visit the Farm Shop, which is open to visitors and non-visitors of the Activity Farm. 
Longdown Activity Farm opens the farm gates daily each season from the beginning of February half-term to the end of October half-term, and then on selected days through November and December. Why not buy a fantastic value season ticket so that you can visit us whenever we are open throughout the season? See our website or ask in the gift shop for details. 
*Small extra charge.   

Online booking preferred.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.50 per ticket
Assisted Needs*£8.00 per ticket
Child 3 - 14 years£12.50 per ticket
Saver Ticket (group of 4)£45.00 per ticket

Serving Military Personnel, NHS Workers & Police (on production of Service ID Card – sorry, no friends and family.) – £10.00
Season Ticket Holder Guests: £10.00
*verification may be required



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Open Christmas - Selected days in December up to 23rd December
  • Toilets - Also Changing Room facilities with adult-sized bench and hoist

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 4 hours
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By bus – Blue Star No 6 – a regular hourly (every other hour on Sundays and bank holidays) bus services a route between Southampton and Lymington. The nearest bus stop to the Farm is Ashdene Road/Whartons Lane. The nearest bus stop to the train station is next to the arcade of shops and Happy Cheese pub in Ashurst.


No 6 bus timetable


The nearest train station, Ashurst, New Forest is situated next to the New Forest Hotel pub. The train station is a good 30 minute walk from us. Turn right onto the A35 and walk through Ashurst village, past the Co-op on your left and following the road until you get to Deerleap Lane. Longdown Activity Farm is a 3 minute walk down Deerleap Lane, on the left, just past the church.

If this walk is a little ambitious, the New Forest Hotel has details of reputable local taxi drivers.

Public Transport Directions

Longdown Activity farm is situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park, seven miles west of Southampton city centre and three miles east of Lyndhurst. Longdown Activity Farm is well sign-posted with the brown tourist signs from all major routes. For Sat-Nav users, our postcode is SO40 7EH. BY FOOT OR CYCLE: Deerleap Lane does not have designated footpaths so if you choose to walk or cycle please take extreme care. We offer facilities to keep cycles secure – please ask for details at our reception.    


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

Season (12 Feb 2024 - 1 Nov 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* November – open Friday to Monday from 08.11.24 to 09.12.24 - 10am - 4.30pm then daily 13.12.24 to 23.12.24.

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