Betton Farm nestles in a hollow two miles inland from Scarborough, fringed by the forests and moorland of North Yorkshire. To the south lies the great flat valley of Ryedale famed for its vista of big skies, and beyond, the distant escarpment of the Wolds.
This is an ancient magical place, home to mankind since the last great ice age, but today you will find a thriving little farm and working community dedicated to your pleasure and interest.
Betton Farm is owned and run by Basics Plus, a registered charity and social enterprise providing employment opportunities for people with learning difficulties in the Scarborough area. Basics Plus acquired the Farm in 2010 and are busy upgrading the farm, adding additional facilities and amenities while retaining the attractions for which Betton has become a popular visitor destination.
There are plenty of things to do and see even in wet weather.
There is an exciting play area with climbing frames and big yellow chutes. Young children should be supervised by parents or accompanying adults.
Betton is a working farm with pigs, mini pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and horses. There is also a small aviary with Cockatiels and Budgerigars.
Betton Farm also has a Tea Room, on site bakery and a Farm Shop. There are toilets and baby changing facilities available.
The Honey Bee Visitors Centre on the farm is well worth a visit and the honey bee shop sells Yorkshire bee products from honey to soaps, creams and the famous Propolis.
Disability scooters are welcome and will be able to access many of the facilities.
There is a large car park with plenty of space but it is appreciated if coaches can give us prior notice of arrival. The farm can cater for school parties.
10am to 6pm in the Summer
10am to 4pm from the end of October until Easter
Please take a few minutes to explore this site while we show you why Betton, a farm with a difference, is well worth a visit.