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About Us

Longthorns Farm, our Journey

This business is "From our family to yours'

 

Longthorns Farm is situated in the picturesque heart of Dorset along the Jurassic coast, next to Monkey World, we are 2 minute's drive to the Famous Tank Museum, you may even hear the rumble of tanks passing on training days or be woken by the singing of the gibbons, the whistle of a glider landing next door. Purbeck shooting school is an approx a mile from us, offering a great day out Clay shooting.   


We are a farm and campsite, with 47 acres including woodlands, and fields with a fabulous woodland walk. Producing hay and haylage off the fields, the mixture of meadow grasses and permanent pasture which gives excellent quality hay results. 

We now have many animals here at the farm, A Horse, Shetland ponies, Pigs, Sheep, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Alpacas, Goats, Geese, Chickens & Ducks.


Our champion breeding Alpacas initially bought to guard the chickens against foxes, in 2010 have done us proud at local and National shows. We keep a herd of around twenty Alpacas and they have brought much pleasure to our visitors, who can learn about them, pet and walk them, at Longthorns whilst camping. We also have The Alpaca Experience, walking Alpacas for the general public, and more recently a Meet & Greet session. 


There has been camping at Longthorns since 1978, we have been here since 2007 and have heard many stories of campers' happy memories they have had staying at Longthorns farm and long lazy summers spent in the Bunny field.

 

Our aim is to provide quality camping, whilst respecting nature, farm sustainability, recycling and reuse wherever possible and for as many people to enjoy Longthorns Farm as much as we do.

In April 2021we moved in as a family of SEVEN to manage the farm under the previous owners Sally and Mark and successfully purchased the business in April 2024.

Having Five children and being keen travellers we have been to our fair share of campgrounds in the Uk and Europe so we hope to bring the best bits here to Longthorns Farm. 

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