Standalone Farm
Wilbury Road , Letchworth , Hertfordshire .   01462 686775
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These pages were based on visits in 2003.
Some of the animals featured will have moved on
and times and prices may have changed.
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Oink
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Standalones Official Page on the Heritage Foundations Web Site HERE


Owned and managed by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation , Standalone Farm is a model farm of 170 acres on the northern edge of Letchworth.

Standalone provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life , farming and raising animals. Local schools are encouraged to visit as part of the children's rural studies.
 

entrance
Open daily between 11am (pre-booked groups may be admitted from 10am) and 5pm (last admission at 4pm)  from March to September including Bank Holidays.

School parties are welcome ,  but they must be pre-booked with the Farm Secretary. The farm actually runs free seminars for teachers , so that they can be adequately prepared before a visit with their pupils.

The farm is also popular for children's parties and bookings can be made at the farm office.

house
 
 

The Pix Brook passes through the farm and various geese and ducks can be seen in the yard around and in the pond. Also in the yard area are pigs , free range chickens and other poultry.
cockerel
Click on me to see who else is in here

 

There are daily milking demonstrations featuring the farm's Jersey cows and in spring the farm's new born lambs , calves and chicks are on view , which is always  popular.
duck
Click on me to see my ducklings
A well equipped children's playground is available with an adjacent picnic area, however in bad weather there are also indoor facilities. 
 

In fact many of the animals and attractions are protected from the weather so your visit will not be ruined by bad luck with the weather.

 

climbing frame slides etc
 

If you take the farm walk you will see sheep , cows , various breeds of goats and horses grazing in the fields. 

There is also a arboretum where 1000 trees have recently been planted , 35 different species can be seen.

 

sheep
Click on me to see some of my friends
chipmunks
There is a display of small mammals
In the Exhibition Barn there are 70 bird specimens , mammals , animal skulls , model dinosaurs and a working beehive. Nearby are hides where wildfowl can be viewed in their natural habitat.
heidi
There are seperate areas where several goats are on display , pigs , milking demonstrations, and various birds click here to see more

The shire horses are a popular feature click to see more
fergie During the year the farm hosts a number of craft shows and other activities and in the autumn there is a busy craft weekend at which visitors are given a last chance to see the animals before they are put into their winter accommodation.
Summary

Free Car Park - spaces for 200 cars on grass ,  coaches and minibuses on hard standing area

Disabled access to most areas , a wheelchair with a willing helper or powered scooter is adviseable to get the best from your visit. There is a wheelchair available and disabled facilities on the farm.

Chick feed is available from the ticket office to feed the birds

Season tickets available for individuals or families

Outdoor Picnic area with play area for children up to 8 years old
Indoor Picnic Area ( book at the office for D.I.Y. birthday parties )
Shop with souvenirs , eggs , ice-creams and refreshments. 

On display :

Goats . Chicks . Small animals ( Rabbits , Chipmunks , Guinea Pigs and Ferrets ) . Laying hens ( fresh eggs at the Farm Shop ) . Sheep ( old breed ) . Shetland ponies and Donkeys . Wildfowl hides . Tree and Bush varieties plantations . Outdoor pigs (wallowing in the mud ) . Sheep ( spring lambing ) . Piglets and their mothers . Milking area (demonstrations daily at 2.30pm / 1.30pm during termtime) . Blacksmiths ( working forge and ironcrafts display ) . Calves . Duck pond ( Feed - Ducks , Pigeons , Doves and Guinea Fowl ) . Young animals ( demonstration of bottle feeding lambs in spring ) . Shire Horses ( they're big , friendly and tried to eat my mobile phone ) . Various breeds of Cattle . Pheasants , Bantams and Turkeys in the Aviary . Natural History exhibition area ( the wildlife of the farm ) . Play Tractor ( Fergie ).

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