Farmer Christmas experience on The Open Farm

Type:Christmas - Family

Middle Farm, Middle Farm, West Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LJ

Tel: 01323 811411

Farmer Christmas experience on The Open Farm


You may not have heard of Farmer Christmas. Unlike Father Christmas, who flies a sleigh pulled by reindeer, Farmer Christmas flies on a magic tractor instead. And instead of delivering presents to all the (well behaved) children, they deliver extra special treats to all the (well behaved) animals around the world.

Now this year, Farmer Christmas is much busier than usual preparing all the animal treat parcels (something about worker and supply shortages), so has asked if Middle Farm would kindly look after the magical flying tractor until the week before Christmas.

Farmer Christmas also asked for two small favours:

1. That we invite all the children to come and sit on the magic tractor and see how it works (it'll be stationary – it can't move without Farmer Christmas onboard!), and;
2. That all the children are given pot's of food treats for the animals around our farm so they can get to the other animals around the world a little quicker.

It will be a fun four days out in the fresh country air, with plenty of photo opportunities and fun memories to be made.

Help us make the animals feel even more special this Christmas, online tickets are available on our website under 'Open Farm Visits'.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£5.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

We are situated on the A27 just 4 miles east of Lewes and 7 miles west of Eastbourne, between the turnings to Ripe and Selmeston.

Please note: if you are using a sat nav it may instruct you to leave the A27 to take you into Firle Village. We are situated directly on the A27, so please ignore this.

Middle Farm is on National Cycle Route 2 (details

Public Transport Directions

Compass Buses operate route 125 between Lewes – Alfriston and Eastbourne.

Click on the link below for the up-to-date timetable

New for 2019 is the Brighton and Hove buses Route 11x which runs on Sundays and Bank Holidays between Brighton and Eastbourne.

Follow the link below for more information about the new route.

The nearest railway station is 2 miles away at Glynde, on the Lewes to Eastbourne line. For more details see

Opening Times

Season (16 Dec 2024 - 19 Dec 2024)

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