Standalone Farm announces new season with mobile planetarium, dinosaurs and a real-life mermaid

Standalone Farm reopens its doors on 17 February, ready for the February half term.

The new season kicks off with Standalone’s biggest event yet. A mobile planetarium will camp at the Farm from 17 to 23 February and run shows at intervals each day. Visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy an immersive 360° astronomy experience.

Other highlights of the 2020 half term holidays include:

  • Easter egg trail, outdoor games and themed crafts (6 – 17 April)
  • Exotic reptiles (20 – 30 May)
  • Halloween spooky trail and themed arts and crafts (26 Oct – 1 Nov)

Over the summer, visitors will be able to enjoy five weeks of themed events, along with the usual outdoor activities, themed crafts, theatrical performance, field events and storytelling.

The summer school holiday programme will run over July and August, and highlights include:

  • Puppet shows and storytelling sessions.
  • Birds of pray on display and archery sessions.
  • Fairy trail with riddles and magical doors.
  • Meet and greet with dinosaurs, dino feeding sessions and a fossil hunt.
  • Save the Sea educational sessions around the impact of waste on the ocean, a real-life mermaid and a treasure hunt.

Vanessa Sawyer, Visitor Experience Manager said:We know from our visitors’ feedback that planning family outings and events can be difficult. They have asked us to release our calendar of events for the whole year to help with that – and we have.

We have also shifted our schedule, so half term events run from Tuesday to Saturday, and we’ve broadened our programme to include more of our visitors’ favourite activities. We have pulled out all stops this year, so the little ones can have the time of their life.”

Standalone Farm is open daily from 10am to 5pm during the season, with free parking.

Admission prices: Adults £7, children £6, seniors £6.50, under 2s go free, registered disabled also free. Day Ticket (5 people max 2 adults) cost £26.

An annual pass costs £82 for a family (two adults and up to three children). Additional family members can be added at a cost of £10 a person. Letchworth schools’ visits are still free. For more information visit

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