Visitors are welcome to come and meet the animals

Camargue horses grazing on marshes  Dog walk by the river  Fallow deer  

Our Animal Collection is open to the public Wednesday - Sunday (everyday during the school holidays) throughout the year, from 10.00am to 4.00pm.  The animal collection is a visitor attraction with a difference.  Set in 82 acres of picturesque Suffolk countryside, the collection includes farm animals, birds and horse breeds from around the world, wildlife walks, and the opportunity to book equestrian activities.


Arabian Dromedary Camel in field at Valley Farm   Tin horse   Pea Fowl and chickens

   CAMELOT THE CAMEL                    DOBBIN                                       FREINDLY FOWL     

 

There are dog walking tracks around the farm, through our woodland and along the riverbank from where you may see barn owls, little owls, woodpeckers, hares, rabbits, foxes and deer in addition to many smaller creatures.  You do not have to have a dog to enjoy these quiet walks, but if you do, we ask that you keep it on a lead. The herons and owls can also be seen from the comfort of our Camargue Café where you can enjoy a cream tea or hot meal.   

 

Goats  Chicken  Donkey in a field  Brown and White Guinea Pigs

           GOATS                         CHICKENS                DONKEY                GUINEA PIGS             

 

Visitors are also welcome to watch the activities which take place. Depending on the day, these may include, riding lessons, western or side saddle lessons, natural horsemanship, the farrier etc.

 

Camargue Horse   Riding School Horse in the stable  Bat

      CAMARGUE HORSES                         RIDING HORSES                ONE OF OUR BATS

Pony Rides or donkey rides for children, riding lessons, hacks or trail rides can be booked seperately. No riding experience is necessary, and we have safety hats and boots available to borrow, however you will need to wear long trousers (not shorts) if you wish to ride.  Charges apply for all riding activities, so please speak to a member of staff who can advise you on the best options for your family.  Pre booking may be necessary at busy times.

    

Draught horse in the field at Valley Farm  Horse wearing mosquito rug three different coloured alpacas horse head portrait of hungarian grey   

DRAUGHT HORSES RETIRED HORSES                      ALPACAS                    CARRIAGE HORSES

 

Young children can enjoy a 20 minute tour of the farm, on a pony, lead by one of our instructors, while parents have the option of walking along side or relaxing with a freshly ground coffee in the Camargue Café.  Pre booking recommended during busy times.  The café is located at the entrance to Valley Farm, and is open to everybody.  You do not have to pay entry to make use of the café.

 

Girl standing under tree branches    toddler holding reins while riding a pony    barn owl in flight

WHAT TO WEAR 

Please wear sensible shoes or boots, as you will need to do some walking.  Open sandles or flip flops are not safe around horses, and high healed shoes sink in the ground!  During the winter months, although the riding school is still open daily, there is not quite so much to see. As we are mostly an outdoor attraction, you will need to dress acording to the weather conditions.

WHAT DOES IT COST 

The animal collection helps towards the cost of keeping our older horses who have retired from working in the riding school.  Admission charges of £2.00 per adult and £1.00 per child are encouraged. No charge for dogs on leads.  Horse riding is charged seperately, and will need to be pre booked at busy times. For riding lesson prices click here.

    

TOP TIPS 

There are vending machines for snacks and drinks, and picnic tables available for those wishing to bring their own food. There are toilets, baby changing and handwashing facilities available on site, and ample free carparking.   

Wheelchair users and those with buggies may prefer to stay within the the main building complex, as some of the tracks can become muddy after heavy rainfall.  Disabled parking is available.

We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day and Mondays during the school term. 

SOUVENIRS 

We have a small gift shop offering a range of souvenirs, books, key rings and gift vouchers for riding lessons or activity days. 

  

GOLF 

Glevering Mill Golf Course adjoins Valley Farm, so it is possible to make use of our car park and facilities and some of the family can enjoy a round of golf while others stroll round the farm or go horse riding.

 

 Camargue Horse in sunlight    Dog walk by the river    horses looking out over stable doors

 grey pony looking over stable door   portrait of palomino pony   portrait of skewbald horse   Camargur horse head    Group of horses 

The Camargue Café  two labrador dogs on a walk in the countryside   Pony Rides