Skip to content

Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm

A Sweet Day Out at Quince Honey Farm

On the outskirts of South Molton in Devon, Quince Honey Farm invites visitors into their working farm for an enlightening glimpse into the world of bees and honey production. With beehaus tours, mead-making insights and plenty of sweet tasters, a day out at this unique, family-run farm is a real treat for foodies and nature lovers alike.

From watching honey extraction demos to hand-bottling your own honey to take home, Quince Honey Farm provides a fascinating, flavoursome day out exploring sustainable farming and artisan produce in Devon. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting this honey haven.

Quince honey farm from above

Getting There

Quince Honey Farm is located just outside the town of South Molton in North Devon, around a 15 minute drive from junction 27 of the M5.

By Car

The farm sits right off the A361 North Devon Link Road so is very easy to reach by car. Simply leave the A361 following signs for South Molton, then indicators for Quince Honey Farm. Parking is provided onsite.

Public Transport

Reaching the Honey Farm via public transport is possible too. The number 2 bus from Barnstaple to South Molton stops in the village of East Anstey, a 2 mile country lane walk from the farm.

Opening Times and Prices

Quince Honey Farm’s visitor centre and shop is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. The Beehaus Tour runs at set times daily during peak seasons and weekends, advanced booking is required.

Current admission prices are:

  • Beehaus Tour – £5 Adults, £3.50 kids
  • Mead Tasting – £10 per flight
  • Kids Activity Packs – £2
  • Entry to farm shop and exhibits – Free

Booking ahead for the Beehaus Tour is recommended as spaces fill fast, especially in summer.

All About Bees Tour

The fascinating hour-long tour takes you into the inner workings of the farm’s beehaus, learning all about these industrious creatures. An experienced beekeeper will introduce you to a live colony and extract honey straight from the hives frames. You’ll even get to sample the farm’s award-winning honeys.

Some of the sweet knowledge you’ll gain includes:

  • The vital pollination role bees play in ecosystems and agriculture.
  • How honeybee colonies operate and produce honey, propolis and beeswax.
  • Identifying the queen, drones and worker bees.
  • How beekeepers carefully manage hives sustainably.
  • The extraction process turning honeycomb frames into jars of golden honey.

It’s a sticky, hands-on experience that provides a new appreciation for nature’s hardest workers!

Quince honey farm external

Mead Tasting Session

Take your experience up a level by booking a tutored traditional mead honey wine tasting. Held in an atmospheric cellar room, you’ll learn the intricate process of crafting mead on site before sampling a flight of the alcoholic nectar. It’s the perfect activity for older kids and adult foodies.

Gift Shop and Honey Cafe

Quince’s farm shop is stacked with delicious honey-based products like their signature creamed and set honeys, beeswax candles, meads, and sweet honey confectionary. The Cafe serves light bites, cake and drinks made with their honey.

Quince honey farm soft play

Kids Activities

Little explorers will love the engaging kids’ corner, including giant connect-four games, bee costumes and activity backpacks to guide their farm adventures. Extract honey by turning a hand crank and climb on the oversized bee sculpture for photos.

Making a Day of It

Between the kid’s play zone, guided bee tour, ample tasters and shopping there’s plenty keep sweet tooths of all ages occupied for 2-3 hours at Quince Honey Farm.

Whether you’re mad about honey, fascinated by nature’s engineers or looking for great family days out in Devon, Quince Honey Farm promises a fascinating and flavourful day buzzing with discovery.

soft play at quince honey farm

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed at Quince Honey Farm? – Yes, dogs are allowed almost everywhere as long as they are kept on a lead. The only place dogs can’t go is the children’s play area. There are free treats for your dog in the gift shop by the way!

Is it necessary to book in advance for the Quince Honey Farm? – No, you can just turn up on the day, but if you are planning to go on the Beehaus tour, it is wise to book ahead at busy times in the summer.

Nearby attractions

  • Big Sheep – Family attraction with shows, exhibits and sheep races. Opportunity to walk with alpacas and feed lambs.
  • Milky Way Adventure Park – Top family theme park with over 100 rides and indoor/outdoor attractions from rollercoasters to farm animals.
  • Exmoor Zoo – Engaging zoo focused on wildlife conservation. Get close to endangered species like jaguars, snow leopards and sun bears.
  • Arlington Court – Elegant Regency mansion once home to the Chichester family, set in acres of parkland. Home to the National Trust Carriage Museum.
  • Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park – Family attraction with life-size animated dinosaurs, wildlife exhibits, indoor and outdoor play areas.
  • Surfing at Saunton Sands – Take lessons or just enjoy the waves at this vast beach backed by impressive dunes. Great for watersports.
  • Tarka Trail – Popular 180 mile cycling and walking trail following Tarka the Otter through beautiful North Devon countryside.
  • Clovelly Village – Picturesque ancient fishing village with cobbled streets and whitewashed cottages cascading down a hillside to the harbour.
  • Exmoor National Park – Stunning moorland, woodlands and heritage coast offering scenic hikes, cycling, horseriding and wildlife spotting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *