New visitor attraction for South Downs as deer farm set to open to public

A family-owned deer farm in West Harting will open its doors to the public from May 21.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 10:02 am
Walking down the races at Sky Park Farm

Sky Park Farm has evolved to offer a cafe, farm shop, butcher, adventure playground and farm trail, allowing visitors to explore the farm and meet the deer.

Visitors will be able to experience life on a working farm and access the grounds for walking and picnicking, and there’s an adventure playground for children.

The Grazing Rooms will offer food and drink, and the Farm Shop will deliver groceries, as well as a full range of venison from the Sky Park Farm butcher.

The adventure playground

Pierce and Victoria Noonan, owners of Sky Park Farm, said: “We’re so excited to be opening our doors and sharing what we have created here at Sky Park Farm.

“We are passionate about preserving and enhancing the natural environment, nurturing the land for future enjoyment.

“We are a family run business and have worked hard to offer something for all generations. Our mission is to ensure all visitors leave with a smile.”

The renovation plans and new visitors’ centre at Sky Park Farm were approved by the South Downs National Park Authority in 2019.

Afternoon tea at Sky Park Farm

Kat Beer, Sustainable tourism lead for the National Park, said: “It’s exciting to welcome a new visitor attraction to the South Downs National Park that will provide jobs and support other local businesses through its high-quality local food offer.

“It promises to give people a wonderful opportunity to learn more about landscape, nature and farming at a truly beautiful location.”