Our Plan for Occombe Farm
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.
Summary of New Development Proposals
- New farm visitor attraction with rare breeds and indoor barn for small and young animals
- An innovative countryside themed play barn, with adventure play for children, incorporating a new party room
- Outdoor play to include a massive Jumping Pillow – fun and exercise for all
- Bigger and better farm shop with a huge range of West Country produce and quality gifts
- Refurbished café with new terrace offering superb countryside views
- Community barn studio providing space for classes, parties and events
- Long term rental studios for complementary businesses (eg. micro-brewery, health spa, beauty salon)
- New and improved educational facilities
- More parking with six bays for blue badge holders, two electric charging bays plus a covered and secure cycle store
- New and improved welfare and baby changing facilities throughout
We’re making improvements because…
- The proposed new development will deliver significant positive benefits for both the Trust and Torbay and…
- provide a great new destination for local people and visitors, a local food hub, year-round play facility and quality eatery;
- create of up to 60 new jobs at Occombe;
- address a long-standing gap in Torbay’s visitor offer by providing a farm-based visitor attraction and thus encourage more people to visit, stay and spend in Torbay;
- provide new and improved educational opportunities for the Trust to tell children about the natural world, food and farming, sustainability and Torbay’s unique natural heritage;
- generate significant additional revenue for the Trust to: replace lost funding and allow the Trust to rebuild lost capacity;
- enable the Trust to better maintain and improve Torbay’s natural environment for the benefit of all;
- … and allow the Trust to provide more varied and better-supported volunteering opportunities.
We are fundraising to make this project happen and if you would like to contribute we would really like to hear from you. Email us:
If you’d like more information about our plans for Occombe visit our Project Exhibition at Occombe Farm. Or download a copy of our project leaflet below.