Highfields Happy Hens


Highfields Happy Hens

All the fun of the farm at your finger tips!

Highfields Happy Hens is an open farm set within the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside.

Come and take a leisurely walk around the farm and take in the peace and tranquility of the countryside - after your walk - why not have a cuppa (or more!) in our tea room!

On your way round have some fun on our chain walk, hop scotch and trampoline and if you've still got some energy left at the end – try out our play area (age restrictions apply) or our bouncy castle (available March to October weather permitting) or try out Henrietta's Tractor School!

There are lots of rest places and picnic benches on the way round so why not try our 'Tea Room Alfresco Menu' or bring a picnic and make the most of your visit.


July 2017

For nearly 40 years, Happy Hens has been a dream come true for hundreds of youngsters struggling with life (for the whole story go to 'the incredible story' which is slightly out of date now but explains how it started). It has also been a popular venue for young families and all ages, including Parent & Toddler Special on Tuesdays and Whitehead Wednesdays in term time - see Opening times.

For the past 3 years Beryl & Roger have tried to find a trust to continue their work but without success, so they have now, very reluctantly decided to plan for their retirement one way or another under new ownership and management.

It is still very much business as usual - the shop, tea room and open farm have always been very special and need customers to encourage, support and bless us.

It has been a joy over the years to see so many broken lives changed and we pray that we will find a new owner and that the vision will continue to grow after us!

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