The Bee Shack

The Bee Shack offers a great selection of 'takeaway' cold and hot drinks and cakes during our busiest times so you can avoid the queues in The Bee Shed. Enjoy in our outdoor seating area or as you amble around the animal area.

We aim to open during school holidays and at peak times between 1st April and 30th September subject to staffing.


The Bee Shed is open from 09:00 to 16:00 Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday. We are no longer operating the takeaway hatch and if The Bee Shack is closed you are welcome to visit us inside to pick up a takeaway drink. There is plenty of outdoor seating in 'The Pig Pen' by the animals.


Please see a few walking routes going via Lathcoats Farm so you can make your coffee and cake a little more guilt free.

1. 2km loop - footpath and road

2. 2.5km loop - all paved via Chelmer park

3. 6km loop - footpath, road and fields (walking boots recommended!)


We now have a fantastic bike rack and shelter (10 sheffield hoops) and more uncovered racks available near the farm shop - all courtesy of Essex Highways.

Routes and .gpx files to come soon.