Fun day out in Essex and East London with soft play area and outdoor activities

Looking for indoor soft play areas in Essex and East London?

For all weather fun days out let your kids go mad in our superb indoor soft play area, whilst you relax and enjoy a nice cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Indoor Activities

We have some fantastic indoor activities. Your kids will go barmy at Battle Barn which is our brilliant ball games and soft play area. They can fire the plastic balls at targets and watch them zoom around the barn. If you like a show we have all new updated animated displays telling hilarious tales about life in and around the farm and you may even learn a thing or too.

Looking for kids outdoor activities in Essex and East London?

When the sun is shining Old MacDonald’s Farm is a fantastic family attraction full of fun outdoor activities. You can spend time with the farm animals or have fun on our exciting rides and amusements.

Outdoor Activities

Come and slide down Woolly’s Whoosh or bounce around in our Bouncy Barn. We have an awesome new adventure area Super Scramble with brilliant bridges and adventure towers. If you want to go for a whacky walk follow our Crazy Cow Trail see if you can spot or crazy cows dotted around the farm. If your kid’s like big trucks and lorries wait till they see our new Combine Harvester play machine. Finally last but not least though probably last, see if you can win the Rubber Duck Race! Your kids just won't stop playing on all our awesome outdoor activities.

Experience the Wacky Worm!

Enjoy our amazing Roller Coaster experience for all the family

Let your family enjoy their very first Roller Coaster experience on our wonderful Wacky Worm. Please note this ride has a height restriction of 1 metre for riders.

Looking for great things to do during the school holidays? 

Old MacDonald’s open farm is a haven for kids during the school holidays. We have lined up lots of exciting activities all over Spring break, Easter holidays, half term, Summer holidays or Christmas holidays.
Come and see the baby lambs or take part in the Easter Egg Hunt around the farm. We have lots of special events like Local Heroes Day, where you can get to meet the rescue services and don’t miss our spooktacular Halloween Festival and of at the end of the year come and see Father Christmas in Santa's Christmas Grotto. For a full events list please click here.

Rubber Duck Race – A hilarious duck racing amusement
Crazy Cow Adventure Trail – Find our crazy cows around the farm
Combine Harvester - new fun amusement
We also have new updated animated shows for The Bullfrog Trio, Old MacDonald’s Truck Trouble and The Hen House Review.

Ride Opening Times

  Opening Time Closing Time
Carousel & Train 11am Farm close time
Wacky Worm
Roller Coaster
1pm weekends and peak times 4pm
Inflatables and Trampolines 10am Farm close time
Happy Horses
Pony Adventure Ride
11am Farm close time
Tractor Ride 12 noon Farm close time

Children are only permitted to use the rides with purchase of a wristband.

In low season times

Rides operate on a rotational basis and therefore staff may not always be operating them. If you wish to go onto the rides, please either contact a member of staff in the Shop or Café or if the ride has a button please press it to call for assistance.