A Brief History

Greenstead Farm was opened to the public to provide an opportunity for visitors to get close to a real working farm.  We were very keen not to make the visitors centre a separate part of the farm, but instead integrate it perfectly with the workings of a real farm. You will hear and see the staff busying themselves around this beautiful 1200 acres of English countryside, while taking the opportunity to stroll some of the picturesque public footpaths.

We are one of a very few farms in the region that are keen for visitors to find out more about farming life, and it provides a perfect educational experience for young children.

We consider ourselves very lucky to be working in such a beautiful environment, and hope you will enjoy Greenstead Farm as much as we do!

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Greenstead Farm - a brief history

The farm consists of over 1200 acres and has been in the Butler family for generations. Historically and still today the farm mainly grows wheat and other food products, but in the last decade the farm has been open to the public.

The farm continues to grow today, and we will be adding more and more attractions for visitors in the future.

We hope you visit us regularly and enjoy the peace and tranquility down at Greenstead Farm.

We are very proud of our 17th Century Barn

Originally constructed around 1640, the barn went under restoration in 2006. Some of the timbers were replaced and we believe that some of the oak timber roof on show today is much older than the barn itself. Since opening to the public the barn has seen many thousands of visitors enjoying this beautiful, historic and award winning structure.