Tractor Ted Little Farm - Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House, Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ 

Come and see Tractor Ted and meet a variety of young farm animals from lambs to piglets and chicks to guinea pigs! There are hens and bantams with their chicks and rabbits and guinea pigs for petting and in the barn you should get to meet a sow and her cheeky piglets!

Tractor Ted Farmers are always around to introduce you to the animals and chat about their pariticular personalities and how to care for them.

In the play stable at the end of the barn,  you'll find an Activity area where young chldren can colour in, play with the Tractor Ted discovery walls and watch the real life farming DVDs.


Outside of the Tractor Ted barn, it's all about real life farm fun with mini tractors to ride around the tractor track, bouncy animals to jump around on and animal enclosures to explore. Check out the mechanical diggers as well... the closest thing to driving a real JCB!

Complete your visit with a Tractor Ted lunchbox served in the café and a browse around the shop for the latest Tractor Ted goodies.

The Tractor Ted Little Farm encapsulates all that is Tractor Ted - Real Life Farming Fun!

‘A family outing with a Field Good Factor’ – Sunday Mirror

‘Plenty to keep the whole family entertained’ – Daily Mail


Where to find Bowood House & Gardens...

Address: Bowood House, Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ
Tel: 01249 812102


2019 Opening Dates:

Bowood House & Gardens will open to the public for its 44th year in 2019! Opening dates are from 30th March to 3rd November 2019 inclusive. 



A Day Ticket allows entry to Bowood House & Gardens, including the Adventure Playground, Soft Play Area and the Tractor Ted Little Farm. Please note Day Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Family Day Ticket (2 adults and 1 child) £32.25
Family Day Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £39.25
Family Day Ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £46.50
Adult (17yrs and over) £13.00
Young Adult (aged 13-16yrs) £11.00
Senior Citizen (60yrs+) £11.00
Junior (7-12yrs) £10.00
Child (2-6yrs) £8.00


Alternatively, you can purchase the Season Ticket and visit Bowood House and Gardens and the Tractor Ted Little Farm again and again!

See Bowood Tickets to see full ticket options 2019.


Day tickets on Tractor Ted Big Machine weekends also include access to the event itself. Keep an eye on the website for details


Tractor Ted Big Machines Weekend, 25th to 27th May 2019

The BIG Event of the year... the Tractor Ted Big Machines Weekend is returning to Bowood this May Bank Holiday weekend (25th-27th May) and, with combine harvesters and 40 tonne dumper trucks on display, you really can't get much bigger!

Young children and fans of all things big machine, construction and farm, will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to a range of machines - climb on board a combine harvester, sign your name on a Bulldozer and get up close to an excavator. This is the perfect day out for all the family big and small as you get entry to Bowood Adventure Playground, House and Gardens too!

The fun doesn't stop there though, as Tractor Ted and his friends at Massey Ferguson and MJ Church will be putting on an amazing arena display - who knew that a digger could have all four wheels off the ground and still stay upright?

The day will be topped off with fun farm activities - from welly wanging and tractor and trailer rides, to a visit to the Tractor Ted Little Farm to meet piglets, lambs and pygmy goats. You may even be lucky enough to see a chick hatching!

The fun starts at 11am and entry is free with the Bowood House & Gardens Day Ticket. Buy tickets now at:


School Trips and Educational Visits...

Tractor Ted provides keystage content for the Early Years Foundation curriculum. School visits to the Little Farm are supported with Teaching Guides & DVDs to engage with pupils prior to visiting. Contact us for more information. 

Head Teacher, Tania Beard, St Martin's School, Cranbrook, East Devon:

"Tractor Ted has supported us in developing our youngest children in understanding where their food comes from and the importance of looking after the world in which we live in so it can continue to provide for us.  The children love the DVDs and books and are fascinated by all of the machinery that is used on modern day farms.  What they learn from the books and DVDs is reflected in their play and in the questions that they ask.  Learning more about how food is produced has also increased our children's enthusiasm for growing and cooking their own food. Tractor Ted fits into many aspects of the EYFS and National Curriculums and gives an accessible route into the world of farming and conservation for young children."


Birthday Parties at Bowood

Bowood House & Gardens offers the perfect party venue!

Home to this gorgeous Tractor Ted Little Farm, Bowood offers some lovely hands on animal experience and plenty of Tractor Ted fun! Add in one of the best adventure playgrounds in the area and the stunning ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped gardens to let off steam in and this is the ideal party venue for your little one and his/her friends! 

Real Life Farm Fun....!