Shropshire Council

Birthday parties

Parties are ideally aimed at children aged 4 – 10 and are based in the farm’s Black Barn where all the necessary materials will be set out for you.

The party package is made up of three parts:

1. Something to do…

A hands-on activity - We'll design an activity (colouring or similar) based on one of the following animals – pigs, cows, sheep, horses or chickens – you choose.

or

An animal trail - You'll lead your group around, answering a series of questions which will take you on a tour of the farm to meet the animals.

or

A name trail - We'll take the forename or surname of the birthday girl/boy and include it in a trail that you'll lead around the farm.

2. Something to eat…
While you're on the trail, we'll deliver the birthday lunch/tea to the Black Barn. We offer a sandwich, sausage roll/cheese pastry, cake/flapjack, fruit and a drink.

Please note: we can accommodate special dietary needs if we're informed in advance.

Tea and coffee making facilities will be available for adults.

3. Something to take home
Party bags (including a pencil or pen, note pad, rubber, balloon, a “What to spot” book) will be provided for you to give to your guests.

How long should we allow?

Parties start at 11:15am or 2:15pm and you should allow up to 1½ hours.
The immediate family of the birthday girl or boy are welcome to stay and enjoy the facilities of the farm for as long as you like (within the opening hours) after your party.

Prices

A party package costs £85 and will admit up to ten children and two adults. Additional children can be included at a charge of £6.50 per head. Additional adults can be admitted at a charge of £4.50 per head. We can offer donkey cart rides for your group at an additional cost of £15.

We can also offer the opportunity for your party group to feed the animals and collect any eggs (if laid) at an additional cost of £12.

Please ring 01694 781307 or email acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk for availability. A booking form can be found on the Online Services and Downloads below or posted to you.

On confirmation of booking we'll send all the details to you in advance of your party.