our cafe

Our Cafe is open throughout the year from 09:00 am – 4.30 pm for a variety of delicious, hot and cold, freshly prepared meals and refreshments. We cater for all dietary requirements and guarantee you will always find something on our menu to tempt you.

Hot food is served from 09:00 am to 15:30 pm.

Whether you’re looking for a hearty English breakfast, a light bite for lunch or a coffee and catch up with friends, our Cafe is the perfect place.

Please note that only food purchased on-site can be eaten in the cafe. You are welcome to take picnics in to the Animal Park. Our Cafe and Animal Park is also a smoke and vape free zone.

Dogs are not allowed within the Cafe, but you are welcome to sit on the Terrace area with them. Registered Service Dogs are allowed within the Cafe itself.

Every now and then, we may need to change our opening hours due to staff training. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will announce these in advance.


Celebrate in style at Hope Nature Centre!


On weekdays, outside of school holidays, we can cater for groups such as:

  • Christmas Parties
  • Family Parties
  • Office Parties
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Business Breakfasts
  • Wakes

Contact hncinfo@ffc.ac.uk or call us on 01225 759075 to find out more information.


Our Animal Park is set in 15 acres of the Southwick Country Park. Come and visit our animals including; Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Donkeys and much more.


Our Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, hot drinks and a range of homemade cakes. We guarantee you'll always find something to tempt you.


We host a whole range of events in our Animal Park throughout the year. From Fun Days to Goat Walks, there's always something exciting happening.


Hope Nature Centre is part of the Fairfield Farm Trust, which encompasses Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh. The aims of Fairfield Farm Trust is to provide young adults with learning difficulties an opportunity to learn new skills to help secure employment.