Quince Honey Farm | Quince Bee Farm | Devon's Top Attractions

Quince Honey Farm

Add to your favourites
Description

Quince Honey Farm has relocated for 2019 and the brand-new bigger all-weather attraction!

Quince Honey Farm in South Molton is a family run business which was first established in 1949. Now in its third generation and with over 1500 hives, they are always refining new beekeeping techniques and growing in knowledge.
Come and visit Devon’s working honey farm, set in over 40 acres, with beautifully landscaped Nectar gardens that are planted with millions of bee friendly plants.

Offering a whole day out, full of bee related activities for everyone!

 

During your visit you can head to the Honey Factory for a guided tour and learn all about how bees make honey, enjoy a honey tasting session and roll your own beeswax candle. There are viewing windows into the honey production areas so you can get a close-up look at how honey is extracted from the hive and then bottled in jars ready for sale in the shop.

 

The Bee Shed hosts the popular Beekeeping Demos where our team open a beehive from behind protective glass and explain all that you can see – will you find the queen bee?! You can even reach through gloves in the side of the wall to hold a frame of bees. The Be a Beekeeper 30-minute taster session also takes place here, giving you the chance to get suited up in protective clothing and have a go at beekeeping yourself!

 

Let the young and the young at heart buzz around The Play Hive Adventure Park where you’ll find the ever-popular indoor soft play, outdoor play area and lake – a fantastic space for children and families to enjoy together. Here you will also our Critter encounter shows where you can hold a creepy crawly if you’re brave enough, plus a café serving light bites and refreshments.

 

 

The centre piece for the new attraction is the beautifully landscaped Nectar Gardens that can be explored and enjoyed all year round. Wander through the hexagonal plots, each with a different theme, and take in the seasonal display of colours and textures, with all plants being bee and pollinator friendly.

 

 

While you’re outside make sure you hop on a Beekeeping Tractor Tour to visit the apiary fields and view the fruit orchard and wild-flower meadows surrounding the main complex.

 

 

When you need a break, head back to the Visitors Centre where you’ll find the restaurant serving up delicious home-made meals, drinks and special honey cream teas. The perfect place to relax with a cuppa while enjoying views out to the gardens and woodland. And don’t forget to browse the Farm Shop selling a range of seasonal honeys, beeswax candles, honey skincare, gifts and local produce.

 

 

Come and discover your new Quince Honey Farm!

 

 

2019 Awards:

GOLD for North Devon visitor attraction

GOLD for outstanding business of the year

 

 

Tripadvisor Logo

I can’t believe how dog friendly it is. Big thank you. Time just flew by.

A great guy called Mark started with candle making at 11am, followed by a 12noon tour and talk, then a 1pm animal handling which we unfortunately missed and topped at 2pm by opening a hive and finding the queen. He is a credit to the farm, so enthusiastic and informative. He kept children and adults engaged and interested. I wish I could have stayed for the 3pm trial bee keeper. For a little extra charge you can get kitted out to handle the bee’s your self. We’ll have to return in the spring.
Thank you.

Woodcock1

Brilliant morning spent at quince honey farm.
The kids rolled candles, went on a guided tour, held a giant snail and played on the soft play.
Kept my four children aged from 18 months to 13 years occupied and entertained which is no mean feat!
The tour guide was friendly, informative and funny.
Many thanks

henren16

We came here in May. After sitting down in our accommodation and looking thorough all the leaflets about the different accommodation in Devon, I decided I really wanted to go here! There are only so many kids adventure parks and zoos you can go to right? So we chose this as our wildcard day out, not quite sure how it would pan out with the kids. Well, I have to say the kids loved it! Plenty to do and the kids were fascinated by the bee hives. They loved the beekeeper demonstration and enjoyed the honest tasting. We didn’t even need to bribe them with the soft play area they were enjoying it that much. Great little place, and be kids voted it their favourite!

StuCross

How To Find Us

EX36 3RD
Just of the A361

 

In the Local Area

Exmoor Zoo Devon

Exmoor Zoo

Enjoy a day out in North Devon experiencing wildlife from around the world by visiting Exmoor Zoo! From the creepy…

Explore

Added to favourites

Exmoor Zoo
Arlington Court Gardens Devon

Arlington Court

An intriguing Regency house and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles, set in a picturesque garden. Arlington Court is an unexpected…

Explore

Added to favourites

Arlington Court