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Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

healey's cornish cyder farm

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm Quintessentially Cornish Days Out

On a 200 acre working farm nestled within the centre of Cornwall lies Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm – one of Cornwall’s most iconic drink producers. Whether you fancy summer days orchard wandering, hands-on cyder-making or simply sampling fruity tipples, visiting this haven promises quintessentially Cornish adventures for all.

Learn innovative production secrets on a guided tour, indulge in award-winning vintage cyders fresh from the barrels or treat kids to tasty light lunches at the farm restaurant. Here’s everything you need to know

healey's cornish cyder farm

Getting There

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm is conveniently located near the A30 in Penhallow, Cornwall (TR4 9LT), follow brown tourist signs on the A3075.

Free parking available in main farm courtyard.

Opening Times & Tickets

Standard Opening Hours:

  • April – June – 9am to 6pm
  • July – August – 9am to 8pm
  • September – October – 9am to 6pm
  • November – March – 9am to 5pm

Click here to see if there are special opening times for any events.

The standard prices are below. As you can see, there is a discount for booking online:

TicketOn The DayOnline
Senior (65+)£10.00£8.00
Child (6-17)£8.00£6.40
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)£40.00£32.00
Additional Child£4.00£3.20
healey's cornish cyder farm sign

Top Attractions & Activities

Delve into the Heart of Cider Making: Embark on a guided tour, your passport to understanding the magic behind Healeys’ renowned ciders. Witness the transformation of humble apples into refreshing beverages, from orchard walks to the pressing shed and the fermentation cellars. Learn about the generations-old techniques passed down, the distinct apple varieties used, and the secrets that give their cider its unique character. The tour culminates in a guided tasting, allowing your palate to dance with the diverse range of ciders, from dry and crisp to rich and fruity.

Unlock a World of Flavor with the Cydermaster Pass: For the ultimate Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm experience, upgrade to the Cydermaster Pass. This special ticket grants you access to the extensive grounds, farm animals, and a tractor ride through the picturesque orchard. Wander among rows of vibrant apple trees, each bursting with their unique character. Meet the friendly resident animals, from fluffy sheep and playful goats to majestic Shire horses. Hop aboard a vintage tractor ride, feeling the breeze brush your face as you traverse the historic grounds, offering stunning views of the Cornish countryside.

Adventures for All Ages: Young explorers will find endless joy at Healeys. The Little Orchard play area, complete with a wooden fort and swings, promises hours of laughter and active fun. Watch their faces light up as they encounter the resident farm animals, each with their own unique personality. The Orchard Shop, filled with Healeys’ delectable creations and local Cornish treats, is a treasure trove for all ages. Pick up a jar of homemade chutney, a bottle of sparkling cider, or a souvenir to remember your adventure.

Tasting the cider: No visit to Healeys is complete without savoring their renowned ciders. The on-site restaurant offers a delectable menu, where every dish is thoughtfully paired with Healeys’ ciders. Indulge in a traditional Cornish cream tea, the fluffy scones bathed in the sweetness of their elderflower cider. Sample their signature Rattler Cloudy Cyder, a refreshingly bubbly delight, or explore their adventurous selection of gins and spirits. The Cider Shop allows you to bring the Healeys experience home, offering a vast selection of ciders, wines, and spirits to stock your pantry.

inside healey's

Beyond the Orchard: Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm also hosts exciting events throughout the year, from music festivals and cider-making workshops to seasonal celebrations. Check their website to discover what’s happening during your visit. For a truly memorable stay, consider booking accommodation at The Old Granary, a charming self-catering cottage located on the farm, offering a secluded haven amidst the idyllic setting.

Seasonal Events Programme: From music festivals and annual Easter egg hunts to outdoor theatre productions and Halloween fright nights, the events calendar here guarantees lively days out all year. Don’t miss cider weekends or fact-packed talks introducing lesser known varieties and ideal food pairings either.

healey's cyder tractor

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book tickets for Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm? – Not for general entry, but we recommend booking tours and events in advance.

Where can I park? – Ample free parking is available on-site.

Is the farm accessible for wheelchairs? – Yes it is. The majority of the grounds and facilities are wheelchair-friendly. We also have accessible toilets.

Are dogs allowed? – Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in designated areas, but not in the restaurant or shop.

How long is the tractor ride? – The scenic tractor ride lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Does the farm shop sell food? – Yes! Find an array of Healeys ciders, wines,spirits, local produce, and delicious treats.

Is there a play area for children? – Yes, the Little Orchard offers a fun wooden fort, swings, and ample space to run around.

healey's shop

Other nearby attractions

Have a look at some of these other nearby attractions when you are here:

  • World of Model Railways – Located in Mevagissey, this fascinating museum displays an extensive collection of model railway layouts, replica trains and railway memorabilia plus themed play zones and interactive exhibits.
  • Lanhydrock House and Garden – Just a 10 minute drive inland, this grand 17th century country house is surrounded by formal gardens, wooded walking trails and expansive parkland alongside the River Fowey near Bodmin.
  • Eden Project – Around a 30 minute drive away, this popular eco-attraction consists of huge biomes housing impressive global plant life displays under gigantic domed greenhouses representing tropical environments.
  • Charlestown Harbour – Used as a backdrop in Poldark, this remarkably preserved Grade II Listed Georgian harbour is lined with tall ships and surrounded by beaches, pubs, and a shipwreck museum.
  • Camel Trail – Access this popular bike and walking trail in Padstow that follows the picturesque Camel Estuary all the way to Bodmin Moor and beyond, through the bustling market town of Wadebridge.
  • Bedruthan Steps – Just a 10 minute drive, discover striking rock stacks and platforms at this National Trust owned stretch of coast, with steps down to a pristine beach and giant caves when the tide is out.
  • Newquay Zoo – Get close to endangered animals like lemurs, meerkats and sloths at this family-friendly zoo around 20 minutes’ drive from the cyder farm, located near Newquay on the north coast.
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway – Ride on heritage diesel and steam trains through the tranquil Lappa Valley near Newquay, which also offers crabbing, canoeing and mini golf activities in the summer.
  • Pencarrow House & Garden – Explore this historic country house’s ornate interiors and impressive formal gardens near Bodmin, containing rare shrubs, trees and herbaceous borders surrounded by parkland.

Whether you’re looking for quintessentially Cornish days out, family-friendly adventures or simply want to expand your cyder knowledge, Healey’s Farm is a must-visit. Grab your nearest and dearest and bounce over to the Camel Valley for memorable adventures – you won’t find more fruity family fun for free anywhere else!

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