Summer Holiday Family Activities

Get ready for your summer hay-cation at Cogges Manor Farm, open every day! Meet the friendly animals and explore 17 acres of grounds, adventure play and zip wire. Look out for children’s crafts and activities, scavenger hunts and more over the holidays. Join the fun at a teddy bears picnic (17 & 18 August), or get stuck in with Giant Junk Modelling for August bank holiday weekend (24 & 25)! See free roaming chickens and ducks, plus turkeys, sheep, Shetland ponies, pigs, goats, guinea pigs and rabbits, and the elusive farm cats. Meet the animals sessions at 11am & 2pm at weekends and bank holidays. 

Play croquet on the lawn, and explore the gardens, picnic orchard and nature trails in the meadow. Stop off at the Cogges Kitchen café for lunch, a cuppa and cake – or treat yourself to a cream tea and a glass of fizz. 

Summer Activities (details may change due to availability; small cost may apply to cover materials)

27/07/202411am - 2pmBaking on the Range
28/07/202411am - 3pmMake an Underwater Fish Scene
29/07/202411am - 3pmMake an Underwater Fish Scene
30/07/202411:30am and 1:30pmStory Time
31/07/202411:30am Scavenger Hunts
01/08/202411am to 3pmMake and Underwater Fish Scene
03/08/202411am - 2pmBaking on the Range
04/08/202411am - 3pmWinchester Re-enactment group living history day
08/08/202411:30am and 2:30pmScavenger Hunts
10/08/202412pm - 5pm Beer & Cider Festival & facepainting
14/08/202411:30am and 1:30pmStory Time
15/08/202411am - 3pmClay Animals
17/08/2024Various timings throughout the day Teddy Bears Picnic Weekend - with teddy themed crafts, games and stories for little ones
18/08/2024Various timings throughout the day Teddy Bears Picnic Weekend - with teddy themed crafts, games and stories for little ones
21/08/20241130am & 1.30pmStory Time
22/08/202411am - 3pmPaper Plate Craft
Bank holiday weekend
24/08/2024
11am - 3pmGiant Junk Modelling
 11am - 2pmBaking on the Range
25/08/202411am - 3pmGiant Junk Modelling
28/08/20241130am & 1.30pmStory Time
29/08/202411:30am and 2:30pmScavenger Hunt
31/08/202411am - 3pmPaper Plate Craft
01/09/202411am - 3pmPaper Plate Craft

Harvest Fayre Weekend - family fun, games and the Cogges Food & Produce Show 7 September. 

Wild play 

Let imaginations run wild and create your own adventure with 17 acres of open space for kids to explore, adventure play fort, zip wire and trail around the old moat. Or, your little farmers can jump on a mini-tractor and buzz around the farm! Pick up a Cogges Explorer Pack with bug pot and ID Guides, and go on a minibeast hunt in the meadows. 

Discover 1000 years of stories in the historic house and grounds – fans of Downton Abbey will love looking around ‘Yew Tree Farm’.

Café and shop 

Cogges Kitchen Café and toddler play area is open daily from 9am with seasonal treats, salad fresh from the garden, light lunches, cakes and refreshments. Drop in to the shop for locally produced gifts, home and garden-ware, preserves and more. (No ticket needed to visit the Café and shop.)

Farm entry tickets 

Book your Farm entry Day ticket or Season ticket online in advance or pay on the door. As a charity, we rely on your support. Buying a season ticket will help ensure Cogges is preserved and sustained for future generations.