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21 family-friendly farm shops in Devon 

21 family-friendly farm shops in Devon 

Love buying local? Here’s where you’ll find farm shops in Devon that have at least one of those all important ingredients for a successful family shopping trip: a playground, animals or a cafe where you can try before you buy delicious local produce. 

Some also have pick your own fruit, pumpkin patches and maize mazes.

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Notes on using this guide: I’ve ordered each farm shop according to location. You’ll find them split into West Devon, East Devon, North Devon South Devon, and Mid-Devon. There’s a drop down menu below to help you navigate to the area that interests you most.

And here’s were they are across the county:

Farm shops in West Devon

Father and son holding hands and walking through maize maze

Here’s were to find farm shops local to you:

Lifton Farm Shop, Strawberry Fields in Lifton  

Stock up on homemade pies and bakes, chutneys, fruit and veg fresh from Strawberry Field’s Farm and meat reared in South Devon.

What’s there?

Play: The farm has a Maize Maze from the summer to autumn. Check the website for special events like the annual Pumpkin Fest.

Cafe: Pick from a menu of hearty breakfasts, Sunday roasts and home made pies as well as cakes, cream teas and picnics to takeaway. There’s indoor and outdoor seating.

PYO: Pick strawberries, wildflowers and sunflowers in the summer, then pumpkins in the autumn. 

Where: Strawberry Fields, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0DE

Find out more by visiting the Lifton Farm Shop’s website.

Find more pumpkin patches in Devon.

Drakes Farm, Crockernwell

The Oinkers at Drakes Farm shop sells local produce including meat, poultry, vegetables, dairy and everything you could need for a delicious Devon picnic.

What’s there?

Play: There’s a play area for families to enjoy.

Cafe: The cafe at Drakes farm serves English breakfasts, baps, paninis, jacket potatoes and a children’s menu. Follow that up with cakes or ice cream, all made with local produce.

Animals: Buy some feed for 50p a bag and visit the animal paddocks to say hello.

Where: Higher Fingle Farm, Crockernwell, Exeter, EX6 6NP

Find out more by visiting the Drakes Farm website.

Farm shops in East Devon

Here’s where to find farm shops in this part of Devon:

Darts Farm at Topsham 

A view across the fields of Darts Farm towards the sea in East Devon
Picture credit: Matt Austin

The Food Hall at Darts Farm is brimming with local goodies. There’s more than 50 different types of fruit and vegetables, as well as a butchers, deli, local drinks, gifts and a gelateria.

It’s among the best places for ice cream in Devon.

What’s there?

Play: In the summer you will find a Maize Maze and Sculpture Trail at Darts Farm.

Cafe: There’s a few choices when it comes to eating and drinking at Dart’s Farm. Sit down in The Restaurant or grab something on the go from The Shack or The Fish Shed.

Animals: Meet the farm’s hens all year round. In the summer, say hello to cattle, sheep and pigs. You can also walk the nature trail and visit the wetland nature reserve where there’s a bird hide all year round.

PYO: Pick your own sunflowers in the summer and pumpkins each October.

Where: Darts Farm, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0QH

Find out more by visiting the Darts Farm website.

Millers Farm Shop near Axminster 

This family-run farm shop has home grown veg and plenty of other local produce from fish to cheeses and wine to meat reared at local farms. You can also pick up wood, gas and coal.

What’s there?

Cafe: Visit the Teapot Cafe for breakfast, toasties and plentiful home baked cakes. The menu also has portions for children.

Where: Millers Farm Shop, Gammons Hill, Kilmington, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7RA

Find out more by visiting the Millers Farm Shop website.

Greendale Farm Shop near Exeter

Greendale has an award-winning butchers, fishmongers and deli, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, eggs, and store cupboard essentials.

What’s there?

Play: Follow Greendale’s pushchair-friendly farm trail through 15 acres of land. Your kids can also ‘test drive’ the farm’s vintage tractors.

Cafe: Greendale Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, all made with produce you can buy in its farm shop.

Animals: Feed the friendly chickens and ducks, and visit Oscar the curious Ostrich.

Where: Greendale Farm Shop, Sidmouth Road, Nr. Farringdon, Exeter, EX5 2JU

Find out more by visiting the Greendale Farm Shop website.

Heron Farm in Honiton

The Shop at Heron Farm features its own wines, cider, gin and apple juice, as well as produce from its Kitchen Garden alongside other food and drink, toys, craft, homeware and gifts.

What’s there?

Play: There’s children’s play areas and a walled garden to explore.

Cafe: The Kitchen at Heron Farm serves breakfast, lunch, and snacks, as well as coffee, tea and that all essential cake. Everything is made with seasonal ingredients from the farm or as local as possible. There’s also children’s options.

Where: Heron Farm, Weston, Honiton, Devon, EX14 3NZ

Find out more by visiting the Heron Farm website.

Farm shops in North Devon

Full english breakfast - eggs, bacon, beans, toast, coffee and juice, rustic wood background

Here’s where to find farm fresh produce in North Devon:

Made-Well in Hatherleigh

This community interest company sells a range of produce including self-serve milk, free range eggs, veg, plants and homemade bakes goodies. There’s also farm reared pork, lamb and beef in the shop.

What’s there?

Play: There’s a play ground and plenty of place to run around on the farm.

Cafe: The cafe sells tea and coffee, soups, light snacks and homemade cakes.

Animals: Meet goats, donkeys, chickens, ducks and geese in their paddocks.

Where: West Fishleigh Farm, Hatherleigh, North Devon, EX20 3 QA

Find out more by visiting the Made Well website.

Lee Meadow Farm Shop near Woolacombe 

This small farm shop and takeaway is located in the popular Lee Meadow Campsite. It sells fresh meat, vegetables, fruit and store cupboard essentials for campers and visitors.

What’s there?

Play: You can hire bikes to use on the nearby Tarka Trail.

Cafe: Tuck into cooked breakfasts, cakes and stone baked pizzas served over the counter in the farm shop.

Where: Lee Meadow Farm Shop, Shaftsborough Lane, Lee, Nr Woolacombe, Devon EX34 8FF

Find out more by visiting the Lee Meadow Farm website.

Farm shops in South Devon

Boy say on hay bale petting goats

Visit these farm shops near you in Devon:

Orange Elephant at Taverners Farm near Exeter 

It’s not strictly a farm shop, but Taverners Farm is renowned for its Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour. From Easter to the start of November enjoy a Devon ice cream in the Elephant Barn or click and collect tubs to take at home.

What’s there?

Play: Across the road from the ice cream parlour you can find a meadow with a playground and sand pit. From July there’s a Maize Maze too. But tickets for entry from the ice cream shop.

Cafe: You can enjoy a sundae, tub or cone in the Elephant Barn.

Animals: Meet farm animals in the meadow.

Where: Lower Brenton, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7YL

Find out more by visiting the Taverners Farm website.

Stokeley Farm Shop, Stokenham, South Devon 

Visit Stokeley for fruit, veg and quality local produce. It stocks award-winning soft drinks and ales, cuts from Durrant’s butchers, and a selection of cakes and pastries. You’ll also spot a pop-up shop outside. This features local artisans and craftspeople.

What’s there?

Cafe: Stokeley Café is well known for its breakfasts, wood fired pizzas and Sunday roasts. 

Where: Stokeley Farm Shop, Stokeley Barton Farms, Stokenham, Devon, TQ7 2SE

Find out more by visiting the Stokeley Farm Shop website.

Ullacombe Farm Shop in Bovey Tracey 

This farm shop is brimming with local produce including the farm’s own award-winning jams and marmalades. Pick up ready meals, meat from local farmers, pies and other bakes, as well as local drinks, cereals and snacks.

What’s there?

Play: There’s a small playground including a real tractor for kids to sit on while you enjoy something from the cafe. Expect seasonal events in the farm’s Barn. Keep an eye on the Ullacombe Farm Facebook page for more information.

Cafe: Pop into the cafe for breakfast, tasty treats and even a Sunday roast. There’s also a children’s menu.

Where: Ullacombe Farm, Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9LL

Find out more by visiting the Ullacombe Farm website.

Churston Traditional Farm Shop near Brixham

More than half of the produce you’ll find in this farm shop near Brixham is sourced super-locally from within the South Hams in South Devon. You’ll find a deli counter, fresh bread, preserves, meat, drinks and frozen ready meals to take home for dinner. Pop next-door there’s a garden centre too.

What’s there?

Play: There’s a small covered play area next to the cafe.

Cafe: The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and cakes with kids portions made with produce from the farm shop.

Where: Churston Traditional Farm Shop, Dartmouth Rd, Brixham TQ5 0LL

Find out more by visiting the Churston Farm Shop website.

Little boy looking at cakes in farm shop

Occombe Farm in Paignton

Occombe Farm Shop had a makeover in 2021 and has reopened with more than 6,000 products, ranging from fresh, chilled and baked foods to whole foods, local wines, beers, ciders and spirits, and gifts.

What’s there?

Play: COMING SOON! Occombe is creating a new farm park and play attraction with animal encounters barn and animal paddocks trail. Keep an eye on its website for opening details. 

Cafe: The Occombe Farm Cafe above the farm shop has lots of delicious homemade, dishes including breakfast, lunches, treats and snacks. There’s also options made especially for children. 

Where: Preston Down Rd, Paignton, South Devon, TQ3 1RN

Find out more by visiting the Occombe Farm website.

Aune Valley Farm Shop at Loddiswell 

Aune Valley burgers, sausages and bacon take centre stage in this farm shop. You’ll also find a deli, fish and fresh fruit and vegetables.

What’s there?

Cafe: The Valley View Cafe serves up breakfast and lunches made with produce from the farm and local suppliers.

Where: Rake Farm, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4DA

Find out more by visiting the Aune Valley Farm website.

Powderham Farm Shop in Kenton

The farm shop sells meat from local farms as well as venison reared Powderham estate. There’s also hand made pies, pasties, cakes, dairy products and locally sourced fruit and veg. You can also pick up a Devon-made gift.

What’s there?

Cafe: The Orangery Cafe and Bistro has a breakfast and lunch menu, including meals for kids costing £5.50 including a drink. There’s indoor and outdoor seating as well as a picnic area.

Where: Powderham Estate, Kenton, Devon EX6 8JE 

Find out more by visiting the Powderham Farm Shop website.

Close up of boy holding a chicken in his hands.

Garden Time near Dartmouth 

This small farm shop is part of the garden centre and is stocked with fresh vegetables, bread eggs and preserves. You can also find plenty of gifts in the garden centre.

What’s there?

Cafe: The Glasshouse Cafe at Garden Time serves generous brunches, lunches and afternoon teas, as well as home bakes cakes and pastries.

Where: Hemborough Post, Totnes, South Devon, TQ9 7DE

Find out more by visiting the Garden Time website.

Forest Fungi in Dawlish 

For a farm shop with a fun-gi twist visit Forest Fungi in Dawlish where you’ll find speciality mushrooms grown in their own micro climate. The shop also has a butchers section, dairy and cheeses, fruit and veg, pies, gluten free ranges, fresh bread, hampers, confectionary, and local arts and crafts.

What’s there?

Cafe: Mushrooms feature heavily in this popular cafe’s menu as well as plenty of free and organic local produce. Breakfast, lunch and delicious coffees are all on the menu. There’s indoor and outdoor seating.

Where: Timaru Gardens, Warren Road, Dawlish Warren, EX7 0NG.

Find out more by visiting the Forest Fungi website.

Farm shops in Mid-Devon

Fresh vegetables and fruits on counter in farm shop

Here’s some farm shops in Devon near you:

Fordmore Farm Shop

Pop in for a butcher, deli and cheese counter, fresh fruit and veg, and gifts.

What’s there?

Cafe: Fordmore Cafe’s award-winning chef serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, followed up by delicious cakes and coffee. There’s indoor and outdoor seating.

Where: Newlands Park, Honiton Road, Cullompton, EX15 1WH

Find out more by visiting the Fordmore Farm Shop website.

Thorne’s Farm Shop near Crediton

Thorne’s Farm Shop is a beautiful location and boasts a wide range of produce from dairy to baked goods, and fresh meat from the local butchers to tipples from Devon’s finest breweries and distillers.

What’s there?

Cafe: Visit the cafe to grab breakfast, lunch or afternoon cake and pastries.

PYO: Visit Thorne’s Farm to pick soft fruits in the summer and pumpkins in the autumn.

Where: Hawthorn Gardens, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton, EX17 4BH

Find out more by visiting the Thorne’s Farm Shop website.

Exe Valley Farm Shop near Exeter

Visit this farm shop beside the river in the Exe Valley for home grown meat and other local produce.

What’s there?

Cafe: Dig into breakfast and lunches prepared with Exe Valley produce, light bites and little farmer sized portions for just £5.

Where: Thorverton, Exeter, EX5 5LZ

Find out more by visiting the Exe Valley Farm Shop website.

Halberton Court Farm Shop near Tiverton 

You’ll find the full range of local goodies at Halberton Court including veg, dairy and meat. It even has fresh bread from the local bakery. Every Wednesday The Cornish Fish & Shellfish Company van visits too.

What’s there?

Cafe: The Swans Neck Cafe serves hot and cold lunches, homemade cakes and cream teas.

Play: If you want to work off your treats from the Swans Neck Cafe there’s a two mile circular walk along the Grand Western Canal near the farm shop.

PYO: strawberries and raspberries in the summer months and pumpkins in the autumn.

Where: Halberton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7AW

Find out more by visiting the Halberton Court Farm Shop website.

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