Corporate Hire & Team Building

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Corporate Hire & Team Building

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.

Millions followed the TV documentary which saw them turn a derelict farm into a thriving business. Now you can witness the changes for yourself.

Room Hire
Land Hire
How to book
Your visit
Company Family Days

Available Activities

Sausage Making participation/ demonstration and tasting (45min)

Great fun for the whole team, try your hand at making sausages and try Jimmy’s favourite flavours. Learn about the ingredients used to make a quality British sausage and then participate in making sausages. Tasting and comparing a variety of different sausages made and cooked at Jimmy’s Farm.

Forest Activities (60-120mins)

Head up to the woods to build dens in our magical glades. Activity includes fire lighting, cooking over a wood fire, and tree identification, or stimulate your artistic side in our beautiful woodland area creating and exploring art using natural materials. Use your own ideas or be led by out trained team members.

Battlefield Live (60-120mins)

Specialise in team building skills and we inspire and energise people towards achieving realistic goals.

Working Farm Tours & Animal Feeding (45-60mins)

An introduction to the farming methods, food production and pig 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 & Wildlife Park Tours (45-60mins)

Take a walk on the wild side and see some of the natural wonders our animal kingdom has to offer. From the Meerkats of Africa to the Crocodiles of south America you will have the chance to get up close and personal with these fantastic animals.

Your private animal keeper will guide you around our 12 Acre wildlife park showing and telling you all the amazing facts about the wildlife we have here. Be sure to bring a camera to get those up close shots you wouldn’t normally be able to achieve.

Crafts with Wild Raspberry (60-90mins)

Take some time to unwind and relax whilst either Ceramic painting, Decopatch, Mosaic making or Textile printing. No matter what your age or artistic ability, you can create something of beauty to use in your home. (

Don’t forget while you are here explore our beautiful gardens and 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.

Activity pricing

  • Full day £60.00 + VAT per person
  • Half Day £45.00 + VAT per person (including lunch)
  • Half Day £35.00 + VAT per person
  • Bespoke packages can be quoted for.

Meeting Room Hire

All our rooms can be hired individually or as a complete package dependent on your requirements; from a relaxed area of the restaurant, to a small intimate rustic roundhouse to one of our spacious and versatile larger rooms for a bigger event, including a marquee set in our beautiful gardens.

We realise organising meetings and events can be stressful, our aim is to take that stress away. You will be in the safe hands of our experienced staff who will take care of every detail from start to finish.

Hire our land for your next event!

Fancy hosting your own wedding or party in an open field?  Or perhaps you’re just looking for space for your guests to camp overnight.

We have a 31-acre field adjacent to the Working Farm which can be used for various events throughout the year.

Ideal for large scale events but also great for camping and car parking.

Event field hire starts from £600inc VAT depending on your requirements.

If you’d like to know more, please give us a call on 01473 604 206 or use the contact form below.

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 use our contact form below.

Your visit

  • Accessibility. Whilst the vast majority of our Farm & Wildlife Park is pushchair and wheelchair friendly, we do have an electric Tramper available to use, free of charge.  If you would like to use the Tramper during your visit to the farm, please let us know by calling 01473 604 206.
  • Getting Here. Jimmy’s Farm is just 5-minute drive from the A14, in Wherstead near Ipswich. We offer free parking. See our travel page for directions, maps, train station and taxi information.

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.