Toddlers at Occombe Farm

Overview

Occombe Farm is a working farm that’s also open to the public. There’s no charge to visit and parking is free. Come and wander around the farm, take in the beautiful views and explore our fantastic 2km nature trail through the ancient woodland, bustling with wildlife.

Our gorgeous Occombe Farm Café is located here on the farm and serves delicious, locally sourced food throughout the day. And once a month opens in the evening for special supper nights too!

We offer a full programme of chargeable activities and events throughout the year including kids cookery classes, holiday clubs, discovery trails and meet the animals sessions.

Because we are a working farm, where we keep our young and vulnerable livestock until they are old enough to go further afield, we have to restrict visiting dogs to the outside eating area of the café. If you’re looking for a place to walk your dog near Occombe, there are a number of great walks that start nearby. Check out our woodland walks

Explore Occombe Farm

Wander through the orchard and/or walk the 2km nature trail. There are animals to visit including alpacas, ducks and chickens (and seasonally there are pigs and lambs too). All waiting for you to say hello! In the winter you can see our cows in the barns, in the summer they are out grazing on the fields.

From the bird hide you can watch the birds visiting the feeders. In the breeding season (to end of May) you can watch live footage inside the nest boxes as parents care for their chicks.

Occombe Farm Interpretation

The first part of the trail zig-zags down a sloping field through the orchard for approximately 300m. The trail then leads on a relatively flat circular route through the wood along a mix of boardwalks and consolidated aggregate paths. It can be muddy in winter. From the edge of the wood, the trail leads back up a boardwalk and stone path to the bottom of the orchard.

Please note that access to the nature trail may be restricted occasionally when a special fundraising activity is running. Everyone is welcome to participate in the activity for which there may be a fee. Please check our events pages when planning your visit or see below for our next events.

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What's On

Robin
Fri 29th Nov

Its all about the steak at Occombe Farm Cafe this month! Choose from rump or sirloin, rib eye or ribs!

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Dec 8th Dec

Decorate your own edible Gingerbread House for Christmas in this fun family workshop led by Lori Reich.

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Dec 8th Dec

Decorate your own edible Gingerbread House for Christmas in this fun family workshop led by Lori Reich.

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Our Plan for a New Occombe

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (TCCT) is thrilled to unveil plans for an exciting all-weather visitor destination at Occombe Farm. The regenerated Occombe will incorporate a mix of indoor and outdoor play and activities alongside a much larger farm shop, improved café and flexible activity space with new rental units; providing a year-round destination.

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Occombe Farm cafe burger

Occombe Farm Cafe

Located in the heart of the farm is our gorgeous Occombe Farm Cafe, surrounded by beautiful countryside and with stunning views across Torbay. It is open 7 days a week and once a month there’s special Friday Supper evenings. The menu is varied, crammed with locally sourced produce, with lots of delicious homemade, creative dishes. Choose from the famous Occombe breakfast, hearty lunches, cakes, treats and snacks. There’s a menu especially for children, daily specials and every Sunday a selection of roasts.

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About / Did You Know?

Occombe Farm is home to the Trust’s wood chip supply business, supplying wood chip to local customers for their wood chip boilers, a low carbon sustainable fuel.

The Farm’s five barn roofs house a 95Kw photovoltaic solar array which provides electricity to Trust premises at Occombe and the National Grid.

Occombe Farm trail

Location

Preston Down Rd, Paignton TQ3 1RN

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Facilities

  • Free car parking
  • Farm Café
  • Kids Cookery School
  • Orchard and Gardens
  • 2km nature trail
  • Animals and wildlife
  • Bird Hide with nest box cameras

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