It’s all about the cows and is the most fabulous and newest holiday attraction on the Isle of Wight. Tapnell Farm has it all: indoor play frame, animals and petting barn, racing track, straw bale play area, huge tennis court-sized bouncy pillow and a top class restaurant and cool accommodation.

Tapnell Farm Park are re-opening from saturday 4th July and tickets will need to be purchased and booked direct with Tapnell Farm Park


Tapnell Farm Park, has loads of activities for kids of all ages. From the entrance there are options in every direction. The Animal Petting area, meet bunnies, goats, guinea pigs, donkeys and Vietnamese Pot-Bellied pigs. Leading through to the Straw Bale Adventure Barn which has adrenaline-fuelled fun throughout. The longest indoor zip wires on the Island, two next to each other so you can race your friends. The Straw Bale play zone, great for crawling and exploring. The Pedal Go Kart track is a great all-weather activity with smaller go karts for children up to 8 years and full size go karts for the bigger kids (including adults).

Outside, looking over the countryside towards stunning sea views is the Paddock with the bigger animals, alpacas, sheep and donkeys and a climbing frame for the kids.

The Play Barn, leading off from the cafe, has a three-storey farmyard themed soft play zone, packed with bridges, slides, ball pits so loads of activities for kids of all ages to swing, bounce run and jump around. Imagination Playground gives hours of fun for those with a creative little mind.

The Cafe, with seating overlooking the Play Barn, offers hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious cakes and biscuits.

Just outside are two amazing Jumping Pillows*, giant inflatable beds of air, a cross between a bouncy castle and a trampoline, kids of all ages love the springy bouncing, but who can jump the highest?

An outdoor play and picnic zone leads through to the Wallaby walkabout, past the Meerkat enclosure and Goat zone.

When exhaustion comes and it's time to go, on your way out is a well-stocked gift shop to pick up a souvenir of your day.

Opposite the Park is the bar and restaurant, “The Cow”, set in a beautifully converted Swiss barn, serving delicious steaks and burgers straight from the grill, and fresh takes on home-cooked classics. Beyond are the patchwork of fields, boats in the Solent and the mainland coast; behind you are the rolling downs.

You can even stay in one of the well-equipped safari style tents at Tom’s Eco Lodge with large lounge/kitchen, wood burning stove and even a hot tub if you want one. Or there are their new wooden log cabins or smaller wooden ‘pods’ and 'modulogs'. You can even hire the whole manor house.

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities Centre and Top Targets rifle shooting are also on site.

* Bouncing pillow will not be open in wet weather.


  • open daily all year

Opening times

  • generally opens at 10:00 - please check out the calendar on the left for specific days and times

Last admission

  • 1 hour before closing time. 


  • large car park so plenty of room to park your car


  • disabled spaces are available in the main car park
  • disabled toilet facilities
  • guide and assistance dogs are welcome
  • there is disabled access throughout the park


  • children aged 1 and under are free of charge
  • baby changing facilities
  • microwave in the Farm Park Cafe for customers use
  • height restriction of 4'9" in the Soft Play area
  • height restriction of 3'4" in the toddler area


  • only assistance dogs are allowed at Tapnell Farm


  • Farm Park Cafe serving hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes and biscuits
  • The Cow Co restaurant

Gift shop

  • at the main entrance with a good range of  gifts and souvenirs


We hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to tweet a pic
( @RedFunnel  @Tapnell)

Tapnell Farm Park, Newport Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0YJ

9 May - SC FI Saturday

Join us for a day of Sci-Fi themed fun on the farm as we travel through space and time with out of this world activities including...
Special Guests from Across the Universe with the Isle of Wight Garrison
Build a space craft workshops & Competitions: Have a go at building out of this world flying machines, the universe is your oyster! With help from Huxley, who will be hosting flying competitions and close-up magic. All weather event

23 - 31 May - 'Talk to the Animals' Live Show Take 2

After the success of Talk to the Animals earlier in the year, Terry Antular and his team of animal communication experts have been given their own all singing all dancing live talk show on prime time this May half term!
Lights, Camera, Action…Head to our main event barn and be part of the new studio audience during their daily shows and encounter even more animal celebrities, probing questions, crazy challenges and fun facts! All weather event

Sunday 21 June - Father's Day Football fun

Bring your Dad for free and challenge him to a day of Keepy Uppy’s Football Target shootouts and much more football fun, with prizes to be won!

27 & 28 June - Fairytale Weekend

Cloud the Unicorn returns to his favourite holiday home at Tapnell Farm Park, but this time he’s bringing a whole host of Fairytale friends to join him! Be transported to a medieval fairytale world full of princes and princesses, jesters and jokers, archery & jousting, falconry shows, mermaids and more! All weather event

Movie Mondays 

Tapnell Farm Park will be hosting an undercover Movie Night every Monday throughout the school holidays.  After letting off steam in the farm park, head over to the Event Barn, get cosy on your picnic blankets and sit back and enjoy the atmosphere as we screen some of your all-time favourite movies. There will be a licenced bar, and sweet treats to indulge in.All weather event

  • Monday 27 July 2020 
  • Monday 3 August 2020
  • Monday 10 August 2020
  • Monday 17 August 2020
  • Monday 24 August 2020
  • Monday 31 August 2020

Thursday night Shindigs 

Thursday night Shindigs return to Tapnell Farm Park with even more amazing entertainment. More music, more magic, more performances and shows, more food and even more of our famous sunsets! All weather event

  • Thursday 30 July 2020
  • Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Thursday 13 August 2020
  • Thursday 20 August 2020
  • Thursday 27 August 2020

Sunday 4 October - Grandparents Day

Bring a grandparent/s for free + Crafts

17 October - 1 November - Spooky Farm Fun Witches and Wizzards School

Join us this October Half Term and enrol in our Witches and Wizards School! Learn to ride a broomstick, cast spells in our spells school, and collect your pumpkins from our NEW Pumpkin Patch. Wanda the Witch has cast a spell over the patch to protect her pumpkins… can you find your way through the maze to collect your pumpkin prize?  
Plus: Pumpkin Decorating, Witches and Wizards School Ball, Meet the Bats, Meet the Snakes & more… All weather event