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Jimmy's Farm is located in the village of Wherstead, which is just outside of Ipswich, Suffolk. This working farm comprises of a restaurant, butchery, café, garden shop and lots of fun activities for kids, including a nature trail, creative studio and adventure playground. Jimmy's Farm is open seven days a week and regularly hosts special events such as food festivals, concerts, comedy nights and quizzes. If you're staying in nearby hotels in Suffolk, Jimmy's Farm is a place where you and your family can learn a little about nature and pick up something tasty at the same time!
Even if you're not from Suffolk and just happen to be staying in a Suffolk hotel, you may well be already familiar with Jimmy's Farm. The farm was the subject of a 2002 documentary, which saw Jimmy Doherty establish the Essex Pig Company for breeding and preserving rare breeds of pig. The farm was revisited in 2007, for another documentary entitled Crisis on Jimmy's Farm. Visit today and you'll see that crisis has well and truly been averted, as Jimmy's Farm is now one Suffolk's top tourist attractions.
There's a lot going at Jimmy's Farm, and this working farm has all manner of fun activities for kids to enjoy. As well as letting their imagination run wild in the creative studio, they can learn a lot about farming and nature, with a veritable menagerie of animals on show, including lambs, rabbits, ferrets, ducks and of course those rare breed pigs! The village of Wherstead is just a 10-minute drive from Ipswich, and easily reached from some of the region's best hotels such as the Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel and Salthouse Harbour Hotel.
Although there's plenty to keep you and your family busy all day at Jimmy's Farm, you might wish to explore the charming small village of Wherstead too. Located on the Shotley peninsula, Wherstead has some charming buildings and characterful places to grab a drink or a bite to eat, such as the Ostrich Inn. Wherstead is located just three miles from Ipswich, off the A137 road, and is easily reached by car. The nearest train station is Ipswich railway station.