Meet the animals, have a tractor ride, race around the pedal go-kart track and let off steam in the soft play zone at Putlake Adventure Farm.
Located just outside Swanage in Langton Matravers, Putlake is a traditional, family-run working farm with friendly animals – some of whom love nothing more than to be petted, groomed and hand-fed.
Groom the ponies, have a cuddle with a guinea pig and bottle-feed the lambs at this family-run working farm.
But it’s not just a traditional farmyard experience here – Putlake’s also a great place to have your birthday party, and you can even camp here in the summer.
Meet the animals
The animals at Putlake Farm can’t wait to meet you – and some even like to interact with you…the ponies always like a fuss and a groom; in spring the lambs need bottle-feeding; the rabbits and guinea pigs like a lap to sit on; and if you say hello to the parrot in the aviary, he might reply!
Visit the alpacas and donkeys in the outdoor paddocks and get up close to the resident owl, tortoises and peacocks who also call the farm their home.
There’s traditional farmyard animals, too, including pigs, cows, chickens and goats – did you know goats can be milked, just like cows? You can have a go too, with Mildred the Milking Goat and experience what it’s like to be a real farmhand.
Indoor soft play
After you’ve said hello to the farmyard friends, it’s time to explore the indoor adventure soft play zone.
There’s a zip wire, ball pit, fun slides and nets to climb, spread across three levels.
Babies and toddlers have their own section, and there’s also an indoor football table for older kids.
For grown-ups, there’s plenty of seating to watch the children play and have a cuppa – order snacks and drinks from the kiosk inside the indoor play zone and it will be brought across from the tea room for you.
There’s also a small gift shop here for kids to spend their pocket-money at.
- Entrance to the indoor play zone at Putlake is included in the general farm entry fee.
- Please wear socks in the soft play zone
Head outside to race around the pedal go-kart course or challenge yourself on the climbing frames where you can scramble up the cargo nets and whizz down the slides.
You’ll also find small trampolines, a fun sandpit area and ride-ons. There’s even the chance to have a trip around the farm on the tractor-trailer ride.
Pretend you’re a farmer by having a go at one of the mechanical diggers to excavate a huge pile of sand or try out Mildred the Milking Goat.
The outdoor playground area is right by the duck pond and has lots of picnic areas and benches, so you can have a snack or lunch when you’re done playing.
You don’t need to book ahead at Putlake – just turn up and pay on the door.
- Adults & children – £10.25
- Senior citizens – £5.95
- Under 2s – Free
Putlake Adventure Farm is a great place to celebrate your birthday with your friends and family.
Choose your favourite Putlake activities or have a go at everything – work up an appetite in the indoor soft play area before heading to the specially-decorated party room for your choice of hot or cold party food.
Discover the farm on the fun – and bumpy! – tractor-trailer ride (weather permitting) and see what the animals are up to – if it’s feeding time you can help out, or just sit and have a cuddle with the guinea pigs or groom the ponies.
Party booking details & pricing
- A minimum of eight children is required for booking
- Book at least one week in advance to ensure you get your preferred date
- The cost is £15.95 per child (£30 deposit on booking to secure your slot)
- Two adults can come along for free
To book your party at Putlake simply pop in or call on 01929 422917.
The farm shop at Putlake is a handy amenity for locals and visitors alike, with pet, garden, seasonal supplies and local produce.
There’s also essentials such as logs and gas, and in the run-up to Christmas the shop sells trees and festive wreaths.
If you’re camping at Putlake or at one of the nearby campsites, you’ll find a range of camping items, as well as children’s toys, sweets and souvenirs.
Putlake Adventure Farm is open throughout the year as follows:
- February half term – Daily 10am – 4.30pm
- Spring/summer (April -end October half term) – Daily 10am – 4.30pm
- Autumn/winter hours (November – March) – Weekends only, 10am – 4.30pm
Putlake offers camping during the summer, from mid-July to the end of August, for tent and campervans up to a VW T5 size.
This is a quiet, family-friendly site in the village of Langton Matravers, which is just a five-minute drive from Swanage town and beach. Also nearby is the historic ruin and village of Corfe Castle. If you want to leave the car behind for the day, the Number 40 bus stops right outside Putlake.
Enjoy great views and plenty of walking trails on your doorstep and of course you can stroll down and hang out with the farm animals and make use of the indoor and outdoor play areas at the on-site petting farm (entrance charges apply).
Campsite facilities include toilets, showers (50p per token) and the on-site farm shop, which sells a range of camping gear, such as airbeds, pumps, roll mats, sleeping bags and gas. Note that there is no electric hook-up here at this traditional farm campsite.
You can buy breakfast, snacks or lunch at the farm’s tea room, or visit the village pub, The King’s Arms, just a short walk up the road.
Campfires are permitted – please purchase logs and coal from the farm shop.
Book your pitch
Either call the farm to let them know when you want to come and stay or book via pitchup.com: www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/South_West/Dorset/Swanage/putlake-adventure-farm/
Prices are shown per night:
- Family pitch (two adults & two children (aged 3-16) – £24
- One-two person tent – £18
- Backpacker pitch – £8.00
Additional adults can stay at a cost of £6 a night and extra children are £3.
Extra cars, awnings or gazebos are £3 per night.
Note that the normal entrance fee to the adventure farm applies to campers.
📍 High Street, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3EU
Call, email or pop in to enquire about booking a party or camping pitch.
- 📞 01929 422917
- 📥 email@example.com
- ℹ️ putlakeadventurefarm.co.uk
You can also book the campsite via pitchup.com, where you can read handy tips from other campers who enjoyed their stay.