The Folly Farm Centre Ltd
Folly Farm Centre is owned and managed by Avon Wildlife Trust, meaning all profits from the Centre are ploughed straight into the work of the Trust – conserving wildlife and inspiring people about nature. This gives you the opportunity to use your spending power to help the environment.
You will find both tranquillity and inspiration at the Folly Farm Centre, even though you are conveniently located just 10 miles Bath and Bristol.
Purpose-designed eco-facilities (including biomass boiler, rainwater harvesting and solar powered electricity) mean you can hold your event or overnight stay with a clear environmental conscious.
Folly Farm Centre’s aim is to enthuse and educate people and sustainability and wildlife. One of the key ways in which it does so is by welcoming hundreds of school children each year, through day visits and residential trips.
Folly Farm Centre offers accommodation for 45 people (on a sharing basis), including 10 bedrooms in the restored 18th-century farmhouse and 10 in converted cow sheds. The Centre’s communal area (compete with log-burning fire), professionally-sized kitchen and Old Dairy restaurant area make the ideal location for group stays and private functions.
Folly Farm offers an inspirational setting for conferences and meetings, with residential and non-residential delegate packages offering locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Folly Farm also offers a wealth of unique team-building options, including sheep herding and navigation challenges across the nature reserve.
The Centre also offers a limited number of weddings per year, with unique weekend wedding packages, so that Folly Farm truly feels like a home-away-from-home for wedding celebrations.
Contact the team to enquire about staying the night or holding your event: 01275 331 590.
We encourage visitors to use environmentally friendly forms of transport wherever possible.
We’re easily accessible by bicycle, and the West County Way, part of the National Cycle Network, passes close by. For walkers, two well known local long distance footpaths are the Monarch’s Way and Mendip Way.
Public transport information, including the latest timetables, can be found at Travel Bristol and Traveline South West.
Bus services 67 and 672, from Bristol, serve the Folly Farm Centre’s local area. We will be happy to arrange group transport to Folly Farm too – please contact us for more information.
IF YOU ARE DRIVING:
Travelling southwards from Bristol on the A37 travel through Pensford. At the roundabout, turn right onto the A368 towards Bishop Sutton. After 2 miles, go past the turning to Chew Magna and take the next small turning on your left very shortly after, just before reaching Stowey.
Travelling from Bath, take the A39 through Newton St Loe, taking the second exit (past the Globe pub). Continue on straight through Marksbury and continue onto the A368 (the right hand side of the petrol station after the traffic lights). At the roundabout, take the second exit towards Bishop Sutton. After two miles, take the small turning on your left, just before reaching Stowey.