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Jimmy’s Farm in the heart of Suffolk

Jimmy’s Farm became a household name when the BBC made a documentary about Jimmy Doherty’s farm near Ipswich in Suffolk. 

It’s easy to see why Jimmy’s Farm has proven to be such a popular destination for local residents of Suffolk as well as visitors from all around the UK and beyond. There is so much on offer there for children and adults alike. 

This rare breed’s farm is open to all and offers a wonderful taste of the rural life that Suffolk is so famous for. 

Visitors to Jimmy’s Farm are able to feed the animals from bags of food provided by the farm. This is an excellent opportunity to get up close to the sheep, goats, donkeys, chicken, rabbits, ducks, cows, pigs and many more who live on the farm. Making the place a must visit for any animal lover!

There is also a stunning butterfly house, in which beautiful colourful tropical butterflies delight visitors, a fine restaurant, fishing, farm foods, a giant sandpit, climbing pyramids and play vehicles. Everything needed for a truly fantastic day out for all the family. 

And all within 20 minutes of all of our Holiday Cottages and Barges!

Jimmy’s Farm even hosts an annual festival of music food and drink in July. This popular event has been growing year on year and has become a highlight of the calendar here in Suffolk. Well worth checking out if it coincides with your visit to us. 

You can find out more about Jimmy’s Farm by visiting their official website, or connecting with them on Facebook, or you can find out what other people have made of their visits by looking on TripAdvisor.

So if you’re thinking of joining us on a Woodfarm Barge and you’re also on the look out for fun for all ages then Jimmy’s Farm could be the place for you.

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

at the barns

Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

on the barges

Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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