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Coach parties

Home to the Essex Pig Company Jimmy’s Farm is the vision of TV Presenter Jimmy Doherty and his wife Michaela and has taken years of dedication and hard work to achieve their dream.

If you followed the TV documentary which saw them turn a derelict farm into a thriving business. Now you can witness the changes for yourself with our exclusive behind the scenes tour of Jimmy’s Farm.


Refreshments of your choice will be served in our converted 200-year old Barn restaurant, which offers breakfasts, brunches, snacks, afternoon teas and delicious meals.

Explore the Farm & Wildlife Park

While you’re here, explore our beautiful gardens and visit our Farm & Wildlife Park. Jimmy’s Farm is so much more than you would expect, fun for all the family and all ages! Take our Outback Safari; explore the Butterfly House; check out the Reptile House; feed & pet our animals with Animal Encounters or go into animal enclosures with a park keeper on our Close Encounters; create your own adventures on the Woodland WalkAdventure Playground Den Building areas; burn off some energy on the amazing Bouncing Pillow and so much more…

Meerkats, crocodiles, wallabies….

If you thought there was just farm animals here, think again! Jimmy’s Farm is proud to be home to an increasingly diverse selection of animals, reptiles, birds and butterflies.

A spot of retail therapy

For those of you who like a little retail therapy, you will have  the opportunity to visit our extensively stocked Farm Shop and Butchery, specialising in locally sourced and produced goods, rare breed meats, cheeses and pastries. The Joules Clothing Store, For All Seasons Garden Shop, Wild Raspberry and Clarkes are welcome additions to the farm.

Working Farm Tour (45-60 mins)

An introduction to the farming methods, food production and farm animal welfare on Jimmy’s Farm. You also get to meet the animals on a comprehensive tour of the working farm. Meet and feed the pigs and piglets as well as other farm animals.

Farm and Wildlife Park Tour (45-60 mins)

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Supervised visit pricing

 Choose from

  • Tea/coffee and pastries followed by a working farm or farm & wildlife park tour… £15.95pp
  • A working farm or farm & wildlife park tour followed by Jimmy’ Classic Sausage and Mashed potato… £22.95pp
  • A working farm or farm & wildlife park tour followed by tea and a selection of cakes… £12.95pp

Unsupervised Visits

Parking, browsing the shops and wandering through the flower, vegetable gardens and orchards is FREE, you only pay for entrance to the Farm & Wildlife Park as follows:

  • Child Day Pass (over 2 – under 18) £7.50 (under 2s go free)
  • Adult Day Pass (18+) £8.50
  • Family Day Pass £30.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
  • Concessions (Proof of Eligibility required) £6.50

How to Book

Our team will be more than happy to help you arrange your group visit over the phone – just call 01473 604206 or click on the button below to use our online booking form.


Terms and Conditions

  • All prices include VAT charged at 20%. We require a non-refundable deposit of £100.00 at the time of booking to secure your trip.
  • We request final payment on the day of your visit, however alternatives arrangements can be made. Your invoice will be charged for the number of children/adults attending on the actual visit day. A V.A.T invoice and receipt will be issued at time of payment.
  • Please note, in making a booking with Jimmy’s Farm for a Coach Party trip, you agree to the following terms and conditions.
  • Due to commitments on the farm and with filming, we cannot guarantee that Jimmy will be on the farm, however, sometimes you may be lucky!
  • During inclement weather, the tour may be replaced with a demonstration or talk by one of our expert staff.
  • Suitable footwear and clothing are required. Jimmy’s farm takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to visitors’ property or person.
  • Prices may be subject to change. All prices are inclusive of VAT
  • Bookings received without a deposit are not secure.
  • Finalised numbers of coach party attendees are required at least 10 working days prior to your booking.  Upon finalising your numbers, you will receive the invoice for the balance payment of your booking.
  • The minimum number for all bookings is 20 people.
  • Please note the Butterfly House is only open during the summer months.
  • Weekends/School Holidays/Bank Holidays are subject to availability.

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Finding us…

We are just a couple of mins off the A12/A14...

Jimmy's Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Phone: 01473 604 206


Due to a wedding on Saturday 19th January, last orders in Jimmy's Restaurant will be at 14.15pm.