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The farm shops and pick your owns are open from Saturday 23rd May 2020 but with the following procedures in place - 

*Customers will be asked to queue outside of the shops with the correct social distance spacing betwen them. Up to 5 customers at a time will be able to enter Sopley Farm shop and up to 2 at a time at The Cat & Fiddle Farm.

*There will be hand sanitiser in the farm shops and customers will be asked to sanitise their hands on entering.

*Please only take enough punnets for the amount of strawberries you intend to pick and avoid touching more than you need to. Please also only touch produce and stock you intend to purchase.

*We are asking all customers to respect the required 2m between themselves, staff and other customers whilst in the farm shops and out on the pick your own.

*We will be controlling visitor numbers to maintain social distancing so you may have to wait for entry depending on how busy we get. Please only visit in small groups to ensure adequate supervision whilst on the pick your own.

*The toilets and play areas will all be closed and we are asking people not to congregate on site.

*We usually experience huge surges in footfall at weekends/bank holidays and when the sun comes out. Please consider visiting the farms during quieter times especially as there is no rush, the strawberries will now be available for picking until September!!

Fishing day tickets for Sopley Lake - COVID-19 UPDATE

Sopley Lake will be open for day ticket fishing from 9am on Monday 25th May 2020 with the following procedures in place -

*Day tickets will be limited to 10 per day on a first come first served basis.

*Please ensure that you respect the required social distance of 2m between yourself and others.

*Only those fishing will be allowed access to the lake and please ensure you are packed up and off site by 6pm.

Contact information for recommended people

Emma Lopez @ Idelica -

If you are considering Paella Catering for your party or event, why not get your guests excited by the spectacle of the paella being cooked before their eyes, to be stimulated by the aromas, to savour the moment when it’s ready to serve, and to really appreciate the lengths you have gone to in catering for them.

Rachel Spackman @ RSVP -

At RSVP we can take all the strain and worry out of organising the most important event of your lives and just allow you both to experience the magic parts of the planning like tasting your wedding breakfast, sampling the wine and trying on exquisite dresses.

Castle Marquees -

Castle Marquees is a young, dynamic innovative company providing a specialist, personal service to all our customers. Hire a marquee from us and you will definitely notice the difference in our approach. We have a passion for excellence and offer a personal, tailored service that’s all about flexibility that will ensure your event is something truly exceptional.

The Tree Marquee -

The Tree Marquee is a sustainably built luxury timber-frame marquee, conceived and constructed right here on Sopley Farm. Made using the highest quality ecological materials from the local area, the bespoke structure sets a stunning backdrop for the compassionately minded bride and groom and a unique and beautiful wedding day.

Ben Langdon Photography -

Ben specializes in natural wedding photos to tell the story of your day with minimum fuss and interference. Ben's creative and unobtrusive style allows you to relax and enjoy your wedding with your friends and family, whilst he captures the emotion and excitement of your day.

Beales Gourmet -

Do you take these caterers to be your.........? I do!     And so you should.......      After years of experience within the wedding industry, Beales Gourmet can offer an exclusive wedding catering service that your guests will remember forever.

Signature Catering Co. -

Located just down the road at Moors Valley Country Park and passionate about food and an excellent service. Tasters can arranged at either of their restaurants - Seasons (Moors Valley) or Seventhwave (Durlston). Please see their website for more infomation.

Call or email us

01425 672451

07587 633111

Our address

Sopley Farm
Christchurch, Dorset
BH23 7AZ

Our address

Cat & Fiddle Farm
Lyndhurst Road
Hinton, Christchurch, Dorset
BH23 7DS