Our Farm

We are John and Alice Pawsey. John’s family have farmed here for four generations, and since 1999 we have farmed organically for our family as well as helping like minded neighbouring farmers who share our passion for soils, the countryside and naturally good food. With a motivated and enthusiastic team we aim to farm leaving our soil in good heart for future generations.


Educational Visits

Visits to Shimpling Park Farm give pupils an invaluable insight into the countryside, the business of farming and the fun of learning outside the classroom. Time on the farm reinforces every aspect of the curriculum from maths to art, from science to PHSE. Shortlisted for a Bayer award for exceptional farm visits and accredited by CEVAS , the farm visits at Shimpling Park Farm are inspirational, empowering and full of fun for all ages.  




Autumn 2019 has bee a very soggy one! 

After a long dry summer the rain has hardly stopped since September.  This has made it hard for all farmers to get their Autumn crops in the ground.  Not great but it's been much worse for the farmers up north.  We have a certain amount in the ground and the rest will have to wait for the spring.  The lambs are slower to fatten as a result of the impact of the dry summer on the establishing clover but you cant rush a good thing and they are tastier and more sustainable than ever. The rams have gone into the fields with the ewes and the cycle starts again.  

Contact us

We would love to welcome you to Shimpling Park Farm. We are about 90 minutes from London with good rail links and are equidistant between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury on the A134. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Weddings and Events

Shimpling Park Farm is a tranquil, beautiful and inspiring place. We would love you to come and share it with us. We have an ancient woodland, beautiful ponds, a enclosed orchard and a stunning restored barn.

History and Environment

Historical research on the two ancient moated sites at each end of the farm indicated that Shimpling Park Farm was an ancient deer park. The east side of the farm was temporarily reqisitioned as a USAAF airfield in 1943 and many of the wartime features remain.

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