Family adventures on the farm
Walk or cycle from Lewes and enjoy a fun-filled family adventure at Spring Barn Farm Park!
Meet small furry friends inside the barn or feed the larger animals, ducks and geese outside. Take the Young Tractor Driver’s Challenge, be brave on the Treetops Towers, leap on the Giant Jumping Pillows or discover seasonal adventures from Maize Mazes to Water Wars!
Treat yourself to local food freshly prepared in the farmhouse kitchen and top up your supplies in the farm shop. Or visit The Juggs, a cyclist, walker and family friendly traditional pub nestled in nearby Kingston.
Follow the trail back through Priory Park exploring the ruins of one of the most powerful monasteries in England. In summertime, cool off at Pells Pool, a spring-fed outdoor pool with floats and a children’s paddling pool.
|Distance||3 mile return trail from Lewes railway station|
|Duration||Half day, can be extended to full day|
|Grade||MODERATE – possible loose, uneven and muddy surface with gates, stiles and moderate inclines. Routes up to 5 miles in length|
|Directions – By bus||Compass bus route 123 from Lewes Station can drop you off at Kingston Road. Tell the bus driver that you want to get off at the bus stop near Spring Barn Farm and follow the footpath to the farm.|
|Directions – Walk or Cycle||
Pop into the Visitor Information Centre at the junction of Station Street and High Street for more information on things to do in Lewes.
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Follow AN ENGLISHMAN’ S CASTLE, a historic trail around Lewes. Climb the towers to the battlements of the Norman stronghold at Lewes Castle. Learn how the Tudors and Elizabethans lived at medieval Anne of Cleves House. Both offer lots of dressing up clothes to fire the imagination, trails, quizzes and activity boxes for all the family. You can even download some of the activities to bring with you on your visit.
EXTEND YOUR VISIT
Lots of family attractions in and around the South Downs National Park near Lewes offer fun-filled adventures, hands-on experiences and opportunities to learn something new – all accessible by public transport.
Get close to the lemurs, feed the lorikeet parrots and hang out in the bat cave at award-winning Drusillas Park, with play areas and activities suitable for young children. Follow the Animal Detective Trail, learn how to care for animals and spot the Alpacas at Raystede Animal Park.
Spend a sunny day at the sea side! Pop into the Martello Tower museum at Seaford. Follow the trail over Seaford Head for stunning views of the Seven Sisters white cliffs. Learn about smugglers and shipwrecks at the National Trust Birling Gap Visitor Centre.
- Spring Barn Farm Park
- Priory Park
- Pells Pool
- Lewes Castle
- Anne of Cleves House
- Drusillas Park
- Raystede Animal Park
- An Englishman’s Castle
- The Coastal Trail