Things to do at
Applecast Farm

What will you see and be able to do on the farm?

Applecast Farm


In 2016 we started off the farm with a couple of chickens and a goat named Sunny. Over the past few years we have expanded our animals and area for them to live, as we have rehomed quite a few rescues and rare breeds. At this time, we started to offer animal care as a therapy to our students.

We now have a range of different animals including alpacas, rabbits, sheep, goats and ponies.

All of these animals live over in our visitor’s centre, where the public can feed and pet them.

What will you see and be able to do on the farm?

You can buy animal feed from the gift shop to feed all of our friendly animals. When you get down to the farm you will see alpacas, ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, rhea and ducks! We also put on regular talks on the animals at weekends allowing you to find out more about our animals and being able to get a little more up close and personal with our super cute animals. Visiting our farm is great for a family day out especially with it being FREE entry!


AppleCast Café opened in march 2018. We serve hot and cold drinks to suit customers taste and offer Light snacks, meals. All our food is freshly made, such as sandwiches, full English breakfast, toasties, soup & a sandwich and often have daily specials available.

We are open

Monday to Sunday, 10am- 3pm.

For the little ones we have children’s lunch boxes which includes:

a sandwich, crisps, biscuits, a drink and an activity book with crayons for them to enjoy while eating. 

& NOT to forget the sweet selection we have on offer! It includes cakes, pastries, ice cream and milkshakes.

For special occasions or a day out we do Afternoon Teas BUT they must be book at least 1 week in advance.

They include Fresh Sandwich’s, delicious Cakes and a drink of your choice from the café.


AppleCast always offer a friendly service and try their best to help customers as much as they can. We proudly hold the maximum score of 5 for food hygiene rating.

Due to Covid 19 we have a limited menu & limited seating inside. (name & contact number MUST be taken if your sat indoors). To reduce contact, we serve everything in takeaway boxes, trays, cups etc. We also offer undercover outdoor seating which is available every day. If you wish to Reserve a table, please call 01257 463012.

Garden Centre

Our considerable sized Garden Centre located on some of our land, sells fresh plants, pots and compost. We offer a friendly service and try to help our customers as much as we can.

Generally, we have plant deliveries every 2 to 3 weeks depending on the time of year. Once it’s gone its gone… So don’t miss out!

To purchase anything form the garden centre you pay in our Gift Shop, which is located in the main building, next door to the café.

Gift Shop

In our gift shop we have toys for the younger ones, handmade gifts, made by our service users, gorgeous tea sets and more!

Although we make handmade gifts such as a bird boxes, bird feeders, we also sell a range of metal feeders along with the bird feed for inside. We stock things you might need for your plants, such as plant food, plant string, etc.