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Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm in South Molton is a family run business which was first established in 1949.

Now in its third generation and with over 1500 hives, they are always refining new beekeeping techniques and growing in knowledge.

Come and visit Devon’s working honey farm, set in over 40 acres, with beautifully landscaped Nectar gardens that are planted with millions of bee friendly plants. Offering a whole day out, full of bee related activities for everyone!

During your visit you can head to the Honey Factory for a guided tour and learn all about how bees make honey, enjoy a honey tasting session and roll your own beeswax candle.

There are viewing windows into the honey production areas so you can get a close-up look at how honey is extracted from the hive and then bottled in jars ready for sale in the shop.

The Bee Shed hosts the popular Beekeeping Demos where our team open a beehive from behind protective glass and explain all that you can see – will you find the queen bee?!

You can even reach through gloves in the side of the wall to hold a frame of bees.

The Be a Beekeeper 30-minute taster session also takes place here, giving you the chance to get suited up in protective clothing and have a go at beekeeping yourself!

Bee Keeper

Let the young and the young at heart buzz around The Play Hive Adventure Park where you’ll find the ever-popular indoor soft play, outdoor play area and lake – a fantastic space for children and families to enjoy together.

Play Hive adventure park
Photo by Will Reddaway [WR Photography]

Here you will also our Critter encounter shows where you can hold a creepy crawly if you’re brave enough, plus a café serving light bites and refreshments.

Critter Encounter

The centre piece for the new attraction is the beautifully landscaped Nectar Gardens that can be explored and enjoyed all year round.

Wander through the hexagonal plots, each with a different theme, and take in the seasonal display of colours and textures, with all plants being bee and pollinator friendly.


Nectar Gardens

While you’re outside make sure you hop on a Beekeeping Tractor Tour to visit the apiary fields and view the fruit orchard and wild-flower meadows surrounding the main complex.


When you need a break, head back to the Visitors Centre where you’ll find the restaurant serving up delicious home-made meals, drinks and special honey cream teas.

The perfect place to relax with a cuppa while enjoying views out to the gardens and woodland.

Visiting on a Sunday? They are now offering their very own Quince Honey Farm carvery.

You’ll have plenty of options to choose from including Exmoor beef, honey roasted ham, loin of pork as well as vegan spinach, cranberry and leek nut roast.

Don’t forget to see the huge display of honey on the new hexagonal shelving in the Farm Shop.

Quince Hexagonal farm shelf
Hexagonal farm shelf

Taste and try all of the delicious types honey!

The seasonal honeys are available to buy, along with beeswax candles, honey skincare and local produce.

Chat to a friendly member of staff and let them help you find the perfect gift for a loved one.

Discover Quince Honey Farm!



    • Quince Honey Farm

      Aller Cross

      South Molton


      EX36 3RD

    • 01769 572401

  • ShopOpen 10am-5pm every day
    Honey Factory Open 10am-5pm every day
    Restaurant Open 10am-5pm every day (9am on Fridays)
    Play HiveOpen 10am-5pm every day
  • FREE admission to Shop & Cafe

    FREE Parking

    All Weather Attraction

    Dogs are welcome here, everywhere except in the play areas

    How to find us

    We are on the outskirts of South Molton, just off the A361 on the B3226.

  • Full attraction admission (winter Nov-Mar):

    Adult (age 17-64): £7.75
    Senior (age 65+): £7.25
    Child (age 5-16): £7.25
    Toddler (age 2-4): £6.25
    Under 2s: Free
    Disabled visitors: 20% off and 1 carer goes free

    Play Hive only Admission:

    Adult (age 17+): £1.50
    Child (age 2-16): £6.25
    Under 2s: Free

    Membership Options

    Full Attraction Membership – £34.95 per person (age 2+)

    Enjoy unlimited access to the entire attraction and gardens for 12 months (as per opening hours), 5% off in the restaurants, discounted tickets for special events, and 25% off admission price for up to two accompanying guests.
    You will be issued with your own membership card as soon as you sign up!

    Play Hive Membership – £24.95 per person (age 2+)

    Enjoy unlimited access to the Play Hive Adventure Park for 12 months (as per opening times) – includes soft play, critters, lake and outdoor play, 5% off in the Play Hive Cafe, 25% off admission price for up to two accompanying children, 25% off admission price for the full attraction.
    You will be issued with your own membership card as soon as you sign up!

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Quince Honey Farm

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