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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Dereham, Norfolk, England

  • Two girls on giant hammock swing in the adventure playground at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham
  • Gate entrance to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse courtyard in Dareham
  • Two giant Shire horse ploughing the farm at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham
  • Girls dressing up as in Victorian house at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham
  • Black piglets staring at the camera at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, 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.


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR, England


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

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

10:00 - 16:00


Adults: £11.50

Concessions: £11.00

Kids (4-18): £9.80

Family: from £29.00

More Information

Eating information

The friendly cafe serves delicious hot and cold snacks and meals. And if you've brought your own, you'll find several picnic areas. During school holidays and event days the local ice cream and sweet stall is open too.


There are accessible toilets in the cafe, workhouse building and on the farm. Baby changing facilities are available in the cafe and on both sides of the site.

Baby food facilities

Baby food is not on sale, but the staff are happy to warm milk in the microwave if you wish.


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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse


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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Dereham, Norfolk, England


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