Published date: June 2020
Located 14 miles north of King’s Lynn and close to the seaside destinations of Heacham and Hunstanton, Snettisham Park is a 329 acre working farm. Growing wheat for animal feed, malting barley, sugar beet and grass for their ewe flock, herd of red deer, horses and ponies. This popular Norfolk attraction offers visitors the opportunity to take a deer safari and get up close to their herd of red deer, maybe see lambs being born during the lambing season, collect fresh farm eggs, ride ponies and explore their three walking trails.
Snettisham Park deer safari is a memorable and fascinating experience and takes visitors on a 45-minute round trip to see their herd of red deer, that includes over 60 hinds and 2 stags. Get up close and personal to these deer, who are happy to be hand fed; don’t forget to bring your camera.
The visitor centre and tearoom at Snettisham Park is the ideal place to find out more information about the park and enjoy some light refreshments, many of which are homemade. When the weather is fine visitors can take advantage of their terrace and take in the peaceful views of the surrounding Norfolk countryside. There is a shop selling gifts, mementos and fresh farm produce and a picnic area and a play area for younger visitors.
Lambing time offers visitors a unique experience as all the ewes lamb indoors, so it is quite probable that visitors may see a lamb being born. During this time there are plenty of new-born lambs taking their first steps as well as orphan lambs that require bottle feeding; a magical experience for all ages.
Egg collecting is always popular, and visitors are able to help collect and grade their Snettisham Park eggs. The eggs are then available to purchase from the visitor centre to take home; they don’t come much fresher than that!
Children love to groom the ponies at Snettisham Park and ride them during the school holidays. The ponies love to be fussed and brushed and can be taken on a short pony ride or longer pony trek.
Snettisham Park has a variety of small animals including goats, pigs, working sheep dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, tortoises and ducks.
There are 3 trails around Snettisham Park, the short Farming Trail that is 2/3rd of a mile. The Discovery Trail is 1.5 miles and the Archaeology Trail is 2.5 miles. Details of all these trails can be found at the visitor centre. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the farmyard and walking trails. If it’s been raining, make sure you bring your wellies!
Snettisham Park has a caravan park with 5 large full electric pitches and a small toilet block. Dogs are welcome. The tearoom serves cooked breakfasts and home baked light lunches, perfect for when you can’t be bothered to do any cooking or washing up!
For more information about Snettisham Park, including opening times, admission costs, events, activities and details about their caravan site, please go to their website.