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EVENTS & THINGS TO DO

We are a real working farm. This means the farm is active throughout the year. Summer is a hive of activity, a time to reap the rewards, whilst the hard yards of crop husbandry and livestock management is carried out through the long winter months. Whatever the season there is always something going on on our farm.

Beyond the day to day farm goings on, we are extremely fortunate to lie within a stunningly beautiful part of the country in the High Weald AONB. And so in addition to the café and summer PYO fruits we have a variety of other attractions and ticketed events going on. Tibbs Farm Feasts, hop and beer tasting tours, tractor and trailer tours, farm walking trails, an impressive hedge maze, farm animals and festive seasonal crops - both pumpkins and homegrown Christmas trees.

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Tibbs Farm Feasts

Dine in the heart of the Tillingham Valley - enjoy a feast of flame cooked seasonal produce. With home reared meats, chargrilled vegetables and vibrant salads.

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Farm tour & maze entry

Tour the farm and delve into the heart of the Tillingham Valley by tractor and trailer - see animals, traditional hop gardens and look out for all the wild animals that call the farm home.

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Hop and beer tasting tour

Take part in an immersive tour of the iconic hop harvest. From picking the hops in the gardens to sorting and drying them in our 1960's Bruff Hop Picking machine and state of the art oast house - finish at the café with some English brewed beer.

Glamping

Nestled in the heart of an old apple orchard on our working farm we have two Bell Tents. The café is a short 10 minute walk away serving hearty breakfast, tasty lunches, good coffee and homemade cakes. On site there is mains drinking water, private off grid WC and a rustic heated outside shower block. The bell tents are set in our 70 year old apple orchard with views under the tree canopies making for a magical and peaceful  setting full of the sights and sounds of nature.

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THE
MAZE

Our maze has been 6 years in the making, comprises over 3000 Beech trees and 1,500m of winding, forking paths. Beech trees retain their leaves over winter so, weather dependent, the maze will be open all year round!

Can you conquer it?

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PIG
WATCHING

Through the summer and Autumn months our outdoor pigs root and wallow in their woodland den. Visitors, especially those with pig food, are always very gratefully received. 

PUMPKINs

Our homegrown pumpkins are available for sale throughout October. We grow several varieties big and small, perfect for carving, or even better eaten, as well as an assortment of gourds and squashes.

PYO pumpkins from mid October.

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FARM TRAILS

Winter sees the majority of our sheep move off the farm to fresh pastures, or to winter keep as it's known. During this time our farm trails are open and free for our cafe customers to explore.

 

The farm straddles two impressive valleys. The smaller more mystical Tillingham Valley provides a diverse patchwork of mixed farming enterprises of hop gardens, traditional standard fruit orchards, marshland grazing and arable operations. Whilst the larger Brede Valley has far reaching views through Sussex and into Kent with sea views to the south. The ancient citadel of Winchelsea is perfectly framed against the backdrop of the famous Romney Marshes with the alluring charm of the desolate landscape of Dungeness just visible in the far distance.

(Please note these are permissive paths only and are closed during Summer)

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