Quince Honey Farm
Quince Honey Farm has relocated for 2019 and the brand-new all-weather attraction opens the doors to the public for the first time on Saturday 6th April.
Visit the Honey Factory for the ‘Products of the Hive’ exhibition, learn all about how bees make honey, enjoy a honey tasting session and roll your own beeswax candle. There are viewing windows into the honey production areas and you can join a guided tour to get a close-up look at how honey is extracted from the hive and then bottled in jars ready for sale in the shop.
The Bee Shed hosts the popular Beekeeping Demos where our team open a beehive from behind protective glass and explain all that you can see – will you find the queen bee?! You can even reach through gloves in the side of the wall to hold a frame of bees. The Be a Beekeeper 30-minute taster session also takes place here, giving you the chance to get suited up in protective clothing and have a go at beekeeping yourself!
Let the young and the young at heart buzz around The Play Hive Adventure Park where you’ll find the ever-popular indoor soft play, outdoor play area and lake – a fantastic space for children and families to enjoy together. Here you will also find the Critter Cabin where you can brave a Critter Encounter, plus a café serving light bites and refreshments.
The centre piece for the new attraction is the beautifully landscaped Nectar Gardens that can be explored and enjoyed all year round. Wander through the hexagonal plots, each with a different theme, and take in the seasonal display of colours and textures, with all plants being bee and pollinator friendly.
While you’re outside make sure you hop on a Beekeeping Tractor Tour to visit the apiary fields and view the fruit orchard and wild-flower meadows surrounding the main complex.
When you need a break, head back to the Visitors Centre where you’ll find the restaurant serving up delicious home-made meals, drinks and special honey cream teas. The perfect place to relax with a cuppa while enjoying views out to the gardens and woodland. And don’t forget to browse the Farm Shop selling a range of seasonal honeys, beeswax candles, honey skincare, gifts and local produce.
Full Attraction admission: Adult (17-64) £11.25 Snr (65-99) £10.75 School Child (5-16) £10.25 Toddler (2-4) £6.50
Play Hive only admission: Adult (17-99) 1.50 Child (2-16) 6.25