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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Dereham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Children's Farms, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

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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

Travel & Contact Information


Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR, England

Phone number

01362 869263



Click here to visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

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. 

Yes, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Lovely place with lots to do for all ages 5 out of 5 stars

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.

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