Young Explorers at Tapnell Farm Park




Unleash your wild side at Tapnell Farm Park and become a Young Explorer for the day...
Take part in our exciting activities, trails and challenges - to learn, discover, conquer and explore!

Anyone can be a Young Explorer for the day when they visit Tapnell Farm Park!

Whether your getting up close with our animals, learning to survive in the wild, climbing to the top of a tower, or creating your very own masterpiece - there’s something for everyone. It doesn't matter if you're young in age, or young at heart - you can all be a Tapnell Farm Park Young Explorer!

Upcoming Young Explorer Days 

Meet Haven Falconry!

Haven Falconry will be taking up residence at Tapnell Farm Park on selected days throughout the year. Get up close to their amazing collection of birds of prey and watch their impressive aerial display.

When: Following dates in June; Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, Sun 11th, Sat 17th, Sun 18th, Sat 24th and Sun 25th. Following dates in July; Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 22nd, Sat 29th, Sun 30th.

Who: All ages can enjoy meeting and watching the birds. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

How: Haven Falconry can be found at their HQ near The Paddocks. Simply head over and speak to the Team to find out more. Please note admission fee applies.

Crazy Cats!

IW Cats Protection will be visiting us and showing off some of their rescued cats that are up for adoption.

When: Saturday 8th July, between 10am and 5pm

Who: All ages can enjoy meeting the cats and learning about the work of the IW Cats Protection.

How: Simply visit them in The Party Room between 10am and 5pm.

We Welcome Wight Squirrels!

Wight Squirrels will be visiting us, talking about their work and the amazing red squirrels that can be found across the Isle of Wight.

When: Sunday 30th July

Who: Anyone visiting Tapnell Farm Park who is interested in finding out more about red squirrels

How: Simply turn up and visit the Wight Squirrels stand

Be brave and take on a challenge!

Test your skills in the archery range and if you’re really feeling brave, conquer the heights of the Rock Climbing Tower, all under the supervision of the friendly experts from Adventure Activities UK.

When: Weekends

Who: Perfect for ages 8 to 80 who want to try something new. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please note age and weight restrictions apply.

How: Simply turn up and take part in a 30-minute climbing session or 15-minute archery session. £3.50 per person, per activity to be paid directly to Adventure Activities. Please note standard Farm Park admission fee applies.

Take Aim with Top Targets!

For older kids and teens join neighbouring Top Targets for the ultimate challenge of clay pigeon and air rifle shooting. Ideal for beginners or for those brushing up on skills, the experienced Top Targets coaches provide everything you could need to enjoy the thrill of hitting a bullseye. Sessions run for approximately 2.5 to 3.5 hours, with a break if required.

Bronze shotgun & rifle session £38 per person, normally £47
Silver shotgun & rifle session £50 per person, normally £69
Gold shotgun & rifle session £65 per person, normally £91

When: Daily throughout the year, must be booked in advance.

Who: Must be aged 10+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

How: Contact Dan at Top Targets and book your session. Call 01983 521268 or visit - don't forget to quote 'YOUNG EXPLORERS' when booking for an exclusive discount on any of the shooting packages above.