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We are delighted to announce our 2018  Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December between 10am and 4pm. Join us for some Christmas cheer, Mulled cider, Father Christmas’ Grotto, carousel, donkey rides, live music, over 100 craft and local food stalls, hot food and plenty more!


Eating and drinking is easy! We have delicious street food, our famous hog roast, hot chestnuts, hot chocolate and marshmallows, fudge, mince pies and mulled wine to enjoy while you browse the stalls, our award winning restaurants offers something more substantial.

To book a table for a delicious lunch in the Restaurant please call us on on 01473 604206 or email [email protected]

Christmas Menu PDF

Christmas Kids Menu PDF


We have two days of brilliant entertainment provided by local bands, choirs and school groups.

The Fayre will open with the fabulous Pop Chorus.

Father Christmas’ Grotto

Due to incredibly high demand, Father Christmas is returning to the Farm this December. He will be setting up his grotto in our roundhouse.

Father Christmas elves will be on hand to meet and greet your little ones while they wait too! Each child will receive a gift.

Tickets are priced at £6.50 per child. To purchase your tickets click here.

Farm and Wildlife Park

Our Farm & Wildlife Park will be open to visitors. The Farm & Wildlife Park will be hosting our biggest Christmas present hunt to date. The team will be providing animal encounters and keeper talks throughout the day including Meet the Pigs, Reptiles, Ferrets and Capybara, Reindeer Roundup, Meerkat Madness, Coati feed, Tapir Tales and Crocodile Creek.

Our festive donkeys Indie and Peggy and not forgetting Pebbles the sheep will be spreading the Christmas cheer.

Present Hunt

Find all the Christmas presents hidden around our Farm Park to win a prize!

(There will be a small donation expected for this which will go towards the charity we are support)

Time Walk

Take a walk around our woodland walk and discover the fantastic beasts that used to roam the countryside.

Animal Encounters                            

10:00am – Meet the Donkeys & Ponies

11:00am – Meet the Guinea Pigs

12:00pm – Meet the Pigs

1:00pm – Meet the Goats

2:00pm – Meet Pebbles the Christmas sheep

Keeper Talks

10:30am – Capybara

11:30am – Meerkat Madness

12:30pm – Reindeer antics

1:30pm – Tapir Tales

2:30pm – Meet the residents of our Tropical house

(Timings and talks subject to change)

Entrance Prices to the Farm & Wildlife Park are 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

Save £££’s and purchase your tickets online for discounted entry.

Be prepared

Dress to impress! The weather plays a big part in Christmas events so make sure you are dressed comfortably. Layers are best as the majority of the fayre is outdoors. Suitable footwear highly recommended.


We hope to involve as many locals schools as possible and will be running a colouring competition, with some fabulous prizes on offer! Jimmy will be judging the competition over the two days and the winners will be announced in our Education hub.

To download your pack and get your school involved please contact [email protected]

To download colouring competition click here

Coaches and Groups

If you would like to bring a coach to this year’s Fayre please contact [email protected]


If you wish to help and volunteer at Jimmy’s Christmas Fayre please click here to complete the Christmas Fayre 2018 Volunteers Form.

Getting Here

Jimmy’s Farm is just 5 minute drive from the A14, in Wherstead near Ipswich. With free parking, it’s a perfect destination for a Christmas Fayre.

Average travel times by road

Colchester – 30 mins

Bury St Edmunds – 40 mins

Brentwood – 1 hour

London – 1 hour 50 mins

A 10 minute taxi ride from Ipswich or Manningtree railway stations (both with direct links to London Liverpool Street Station served by Abellio Greater Anglia).

Address: Jimmy’s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, IP9 2AR

Local Taxi Companies:

Avenue Taxis – 01473 888 888

Hawk Express – 01473 222 222


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