Is Occombe Farm Park & Play open?
Yes, we are open every day (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day), 10am – 5.30pm, April – October. 10am – 4.30pm, November – March.
What are your opening hours?
We’re open every day (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day). The opening hours of the farm shop, café and visitor attraction differ. Here are the opening times for each:
- Occombe Farm Park & Play: every day, 10am – 5.30pm, April – October. 10am – 4.30pm, November – March. The last entry is always one hour prior.
- Occombe Farm Deli (shop & Cafe): Mondays – Saturdays, 9am – 5pm. Sundays, 10.00am – 4.00pm.
- Occombe Farm Café: Mondays – Saturdays, 9am – 5pm. Sundays, 9am – 4pm (hot food orders until 3pm)
Opening days and times may vary seasonally, for special holidays and events. We keep our website updated with the latest times and changes to this timetable.
How do I buy a ticket for Occombe Farm Park & Play?
You can buy tickets on the day at Occombe or book your tickets in advance here. We think it’s wise to book in advance. Your online ticket is valid for use, once, within three months. Here’s a link to book an advance ticket.
Are dogs allowed?
We’re sorry but we’re not able to welcome dogs to Occombe Farm Park & Play. The welfare of our animals (and yours) is vitally important, which is why we don’t let dogs into the farm (apart from fully trained assistance dogs with up-to-date vaccinations – see more below).
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to a dedicated area inside Occombe Farm Café and also in the outdoor seating area at the front of the café. We are unable to allow dogs into the Farm Deli (shop & cafe) but have made provision for you to leave them outside, should you wish to do so.
Visiting us with your Assistance Dog
In order to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible, Assistance dogs are welcome in all public areas of Occombe Farm. The following policy has been put in place to ensure the safety of yourself, your dog and other members of the public throughout your visit.
When visiting Occombe Farm Park & Play with an Assistance Dog, we kindly ask that you contact us at least 24 hours before in order for us to offer you extra advice and guidance regarding close contact between your dog and our Farm animals.
Registered Assistance Dogs are welcome when accompanied by and under the control of their owners. These dogs must be registered and trained by one of the 8 accredited members of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF). These include:
- Canine Partners - Registered Charity No: 803680
- Dog A.I.D - Registered Charity No: 1098619
- Dogs for Good – Registered Charity No: 1092960
- Guide Dogs – Registered Charity No: 209617
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Registered Charity No: 293358
- Medical Detection Dogs – Registered Charity No in England and Wales: 1124533
- Support Dogs – Registered Charity No: 1088281
- The Seeing Dogs Alliance – Registered Charity No. 1156790
The above are all member organisations associated with Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK). All ADUK dogs adhere to the highest health, behaviour/training and welfare standards as set out by Assistance Dogs International and the International Guide Dogs Federation. It is essential that we are able to guarantee such standards to fulfil our biosecurity regulations, to keep both your dog and our animals safe, and why we do not permit access to animals not registered with one of the above organisations.
We regret we are unable to allow assistance dogs on site unless fully trained.
How big is Occombe Farm?
Occombe Farm is 6 acres (24,666 m2) of farm park fun and includes:
- 500-metre self-guided Animal Paddocks Trail;
- Animal Encounters Barn;
- Indoor play barn plus outdoor play space;
- Farm Shop;
- Farm Café with outdoor seating areas that includes a terrace and gardens;
- A 2km nature trail;
- Two car parks.
Is Occombe Farm open all year round?
Yes. Occombe is open every day (except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Occombe Farm Park & Play: 10am – 5.30pm in the summertime (BST) and 10am – 4.30pm in the winter (GMT). The last entry is always one hour prior. Occombe Farm Deli (shop & cafe): Mondays – Saturdays, 9am – 5pm. Sundays and bank holidays, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Occombe Farm Café: Mondays – Saturdays, 9am – 5pm. Sundays, 9am – 4pm (hot food orders until 3pm). Opening days and times may vary seasonally, for special holidays and events. We keep our website updated with the latest times and changes to this timetable.
How much is it to visit Occombe Farm?
- Adults: £10.95 (without gift aid donations: £9.95)
- Child (3yrs – 15yrs): £8.25 (without gift aid donation: £7.50) 2yrs and under are Free
- Saver (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children): £35.20 (without gift aid donation: £32)
- Concession (students and seniors): £9.35 (without gift aid donation: £8.50)
- Occombe Annual Pass: you can gift aid this price without it costing you more!
- Adult £31, Child £24.50, Concession £26.50, Saver £102
Can I buy an Annual Pass for Farm Park & Play?
Yes. An Occombe Annual Pass is a great way to extend your visit and enjoy UNLIMITED ENTRY for a whole year, plus lots of other great benefits:
- Includes access to Play Barn, Animals Encounters Barn & Animal Paddocks Trail.
- Unlimited entry (during published dates and times, excluding Christmas Day & Boxing Day)
- Be the first to know about offers, activities and promotions
- Priority booking on events and activities
- 10% discount in Occombe Farm Shop and Occombe Farm Café & Kiosk
- Last entry extension times.
How do I book a table at Occombe Farm Café?
We’re sorry but we’re unable to reserve tables at our Café. So there’s no need to book, just turn up.
Can I visit the Nature Trail at Occombe?
You are very welcome to walk around the nature trail, which is free of charge. Please note that we cannot allow access with dogs (apart from guide dogs with up-to-date vaccinations). The welfare of our animals and farm animals (that could be grazing nearby, from time to time) is vitally important. Access with dogs is therefore restricted to designated areas inside Occombe Farm Café, and within the gardens at the front.
Who owns Occombe Farm?
Occombe is managed by Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, a local conservation charity that cares for over 1,700 acres of Torbay’s most beautiful natural spaces including Cockington Country Park, Berry Head and a host of wildlife-friendly woodlands, meadows, stunning cliffs and coastline around Torbay; for nature and for people. A visit to Occombe is a fun day out that contributes towards this work. Good times that do good!
Is there an offer for Registered Childminders to Occombe Farm Park & Play?
We are keen to work with our local Child Minders and do have an offer available. This will need to be arranged on-site with our team so we can chat the offer through with you. You will need to bring along your necessary documents too. We look forward to meeting you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 696250 for more information!
Is there any concession for visitors with a disability to Occombe Farm Park & Play?
For visitors with a disability, your carer (one) is permitted to accompany you free of charge. Only valid with a full-paying ticket. A carer must be aged 12 years and over and capable of assisting you for the duration of your visit. Purchasing a ticket with a disabled concession requires submission of one of the following documents, at the time of purchase, in order to qualify: Disability living allowance letter, Access Card, Blue badge or P.I.P payment award documentation. Regrettably, we are unable to process your concession without this. This concession cannot be used in conjunction with other offers and discounts and is not valid with a 2yrs and under concession.
Can I upgrade my Day Ticket to an Annual Pass?
We’ll refund your day ticket when you upgrade to an Annual Pass. This has to be done on-site and on the same day as you visit.
Can we have a birthday party at Occombe?
Yes! We have a fun-tastic Occombe Birthday Party Package. A unique party for your child at Occombe Farm Park & Play.