Farm themed messy play for your little farmers

A pop-up event on the Farm this summer.

Within our beautiful Dutch Barn, we’ve created a space for toddlers and children to be creative in a natural farm environment. With most activities made from natural or recycled materials and in keeping with the farm, your little farmers can explore and learn through indoor and outdoor imaginative play.

Here at Peterley we are led by the seasons and ‘Little Farmers’ will be no different, with seasonal additions and themes throughout the year.

Embracing the mess and the fun that comes with it, prepare your children in ‘farmers’ attire and let them lead by their imagination and creativity. Sensory play activities, seasonal messy trays, mud kitchens, paint stations and water play are to name a few things to explore and enjoy.

Please note: Adult Supervision is required for the entirety of your session

SEND (special educational needs and disability) Sessions

Once a week we will have half capacity on a session designed for children with SEND. These are taking place at the following times:

Thursday 11th July: 2.30pm

Thursday 18th July 2.30pm

Wednesday 24th July 2.30pm

Wednesday 31st July: 2.30pm


  • Are dogs welcome? Unfortunately not, due to the nature of this event please leave your furry friends at home.
  • What is the suggested age for ‘Little Farmers’ ? Little Farmers is designed for children from walking age (around 1-2 years) to 7 years, however children up to 10 years old are welcome to play alongside younger siblings.
  • What should we wear? The activities take place inside (unheated) and outside our Dutch barn. Activities include paint and water play so please do dress children appropriately.
  • Will you provide any waterproof overalls? No, please dress appropriately.
  • Does a baby have to pay? Under 1 year olds (baby in arms/pre-walkers) are free.
  • Do I need to accompany my child? Yes for the entire session, we do not take responsibility for your child or their safety whilst playing.
  • Do I have to pre-book? Pre-booking through our website is essential. We do restrict the number of people in the building to ensure a quality play experience and safety of your children, therefore we do not exceed this.
  • Can I turn up at anytime? We operate pre-defined play sessions to allow us time to tidy up in between, ensuring that every child gets to experience ‘Little Farmers’ at its best. You may turn up at any time during a play session but you will be required to leave at the end of that session even if you have not been there for the full 75 minutes.
  • Do you have toilets on site? Yes in the Barn Kitchen Cafe
  • How many children can I bring per adult?  One adult can supervise up to three children.
  • If I arrive late, can I stay longer? No, your session will end at the ticket stated time
  • Can I bring my own food? No. We have the Barn Kitchen Café on site which you can buy hot food and drinks. We do advise pre-booking as it can be very busy. Our takeaway drinks Hut will also usually be open during the sessions.
  • Where is ‘Little Farmers’ at Peterley Manor Farm? We are situated in the Dutch Barn which is clearly visible from the carpark.

Little Farmers… Summer Edition!

We are a family-run farm set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire.



We are a family-run farm set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire.