Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse | Day Out With The Kids

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Dereham, Norfolk, England

  • Piglets at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham
  • Girls on hammock swing at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham
  • Entrance to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dereham
  • Shire horse ploughing at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham
  • Girls dressed in Victorian wear at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

At Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse you can enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playground, a historic workhouse, traditional farm, and many indoor displays, Gressenhall is the perfect setting for the perfect day out, whatever the weather!

When you visit the farm, you will see hens running loose in the farmyard, horses working in the fields, and there are piglets galore! And it's a real working farm where each season shows a different face of farm life.

Explore acres of fields and woodland around the farm, step into atmospheric shops and homes from the past, walk through a loving recreation of a vegetable patch and cottage garden, or pay a nostalgic visit to a 1950s parlour, there is so much to discover.

Browse the Collections Gallery and discover a treasure trove of delightful household objects, fascinating tools and mind boggling paraphernalia from times gone by. There is plenty to keep the kids amused too, such as collecting animal stamps on the farm trail and going river dipping for mini-beasts. The fantastic woodland playground is a world of treehouses, walkways and adventure.

There are acres and acres of idyllic countryside, with peaceful woodland to walk through and riversides to walk along. Take a cart ride across the fields, discover the country trails, enchanting gardens, and the historic orchard set in a timeless and unspoilt landscape.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR, England


Click here to visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse's website
01362 869263

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

11th March - 28th October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £12.40
Kids (4-18): £10.50
Concessions: £11.75
Family from £43.65

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

There is a rough track to the farm. If this is too challenging, please speak to a member of staff as they may be able to arrange for you to drive down to and park on the farm. 


Lovely place with lots to do for all ages

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Emlou100 . 07.01.18

Lovely place to visit. We got museum passes which are great value so we visit regularly. Even toddlers can enjoy a trip here. Lovely big outside play area with sections for different ages. The farm is great and normally runs free tractor rides and sometimes horse and cart rides too. It has a beautiful walk and stamp trail. And of course there's the workhouse museum to explore. They run lots of special events throughout the year too.