Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park | Day Out With The Kids

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Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park

2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)
  • Wherstead
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Children's Farms, Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Information

You might recognise Jimmy Doherty’s farm from the BBC documentary.

This rare breed's farm is home to ponies, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, geese, ducks, cows, pigs and much more. Visitors can feed all the animals using the bags of food available and get even closer with special animal encounters every weekend and during the school holidays.

Over in the butterfly house see beautiful and colourful tropical butterflies gracefully flutter by you and then take the family outside to enjoy the woodland walk before heading to the wooden playground. The bouncy pillow, giant sandpit, climbing pyramids, bouncy animals, play vehicles, sports challenge and hobbit house will all be huge hits, leaving you with sleepy, satisfied children at the end of a great family day out.

A great mix of adventure play, the great outdoors and lots of animals!

  • Go fishing with Dolly during most school holidays and some weekends in the summer
  • Seasonal events
  • Restaurant on site
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Opening hours

January - February Half Term
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00

February Half Term - Easter
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:30

From Easter to end of October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

November - End of the Year 
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00 

Last Entry

One hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (18+): £9.00
Kids (2-17): £8.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £32.00
Concessions: £7.00 

The above prices are the gate prices, prices may vary when buying online online. 

Travel & Contact Information


Pennington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Suffolk, IP9 2AR, England

Phone number

01473 604206



Click here to visit Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park'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.

Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

The paths are made of gravel that may prove difficult for wheelchair and pushchair users. 

Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop


Poor experience. 1 out of 5 stars

I have been here several times. And every time I feel it gets worse. The animals are lovely and friendly and well cared for but it is too expensive to get in, not really enough for the administration price for children to do. The food and drink is expensive. The staff are mostly nice and friendly. The restaurant is usually busy and I don't understand why, expensive, don't get enough food for the price, example, the pulled pork roll was a dry roll with some dry pork and two leaves of something. There are better and cheaper family farms about who deserve the business.


Farm experience 3 out of 5 stars

Had a nice afternoon at Jimmy's but could be better. Definitely a place for the young ones. 13yr old was bored! Not much of a farm experience as pigs & cows too far away. Fenced in like a zoo ? Can feed Sheep, Goats & Lamas though. Admission price £22 but drinks, food, ices, balloons etc soon mounts up! Spent £50 - 2 adults, 3yr & 13yr for 3hrs. Not pushchair friendly, lots of gravel & steps.

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