Friday, 1 March 2013

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Please note:

We are now running all our news updates via Facebook and Twitter.

Do follow our latest news and events via our Facebook page: Holmbush Farm World
Please LIKE us on the page for regular updates

Or, search for Winston Holmbush, our world famous woolly pig who has his own Facebook account! Search him and choose him as your 'friend' for direct updates from the farm yard and the barns, oink oink

You can also follow us on Twitter @holmbushfarm

Friday, 4 January 2013

First new arrivals for 2013

Happy New Year! 

We're busy getting ready for our new season - we'll be reopening on February 14 - but this week had our first new arrivals of the year. Two adorable twin pygmy goats! Aren't they cute!!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Watch out in the woods!

If you go down to the woods today be sure of a big surprise!! The trailer ride trail currently has a whole new spooky look with all sorts of scares awaiting as part of our fabulous Halloween themed fun week.

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Holmbush Farm is all set for a half-term of happy horrors. The witches have gathered and have cast a spook-tacular spell over the popular animal barns and playzones to ensure the best of Halloween high-jinx. Down among the pigs, sheep, chickens and goats, visitors to the farm will now find all sorts of ghostly goings on from October 27 – November 4 including a visit from Wally the Wizard (Nov 2), Adrian the friendly werewolf-magician (Oct 31) and Steve from Animazing (Oct 31 & Nov 1) with his slithering snakes and reptiles. Halloween is always a thrilling time at Holmbush with creepy creatures putting in an appearance all around the farm barns and through the ‘freaky forest’ tractor ride route along with pumpkins galore and lots of fun Halloween crafts and spooky things to make and do. The creative staff at the farm have been working overtime to create chills and thrills throughout the farm park and  pictured here casting their spells for a wonderful week are (left to right): Jo Bristow, Carina Sousa, Jess Weller and Joey Williams, all of Faygate with a couple of their supernatural sisters!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Winston heads to Rudgwick

We're out and about this weekend attending Rudgwick Steam Fair. Come and see us there. You won't miss us because our bright blue life-sized Winston the Pig will be helping us man our stand. He's a hit wherever he goes!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Art comes to the farm!

A local arts student has found inspiration for her latest work by visiting Holmbush Farm World.Our most popular pig - Winston the woolly-haired Mangalitza -became the subject for a final year degree piece as student, Sophie Bain, completed her BA Hons in Character Creation and Technical Effects at the University of Hertfordshire.

Sophie, who lives locally and previously attended Richard Collyer Sixth Form College in Horsham, has sculpted a life-sized model of Winston in clay and then immortalized him in blue fibre-glass!

Sophie said: “My degree course has been all about creating props and models for the theatre, film and attraction industries and I wanted to make my final piece big and unusual. Winston’s bulk and unique features appealed to me as a fun project. I worked mostly from photos, building a clay sculpture over a polystyrene base so I could create a mould and then the final fibre-glass model.”

The sculpture is now being used to help promote the farm at local shows and events and will soon be installed as a permanent feature within the farm park itself. 
Come and see if you can spot him!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Never mind the weather!

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain! 
The fun goes on whatever the weather at Holmbush Farm. There's plenty to do indoors - or if you're young enough to still love the wet stuff just check out the fun one rain-loving visitor had recently with an overflowing gutter!! 
Her mum, Nicola, said: "We've spent many happy days at the farm and held about six birthday parties there but I think this rainy day visit was one of the best yet, despite the weather!!!" Come splash with us soon!