A huge all weather area for the enjoyment of dogs and their owners, trainers or walkers, for training, exercise and fun.

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What We Offer

The BIG Barn, The FUN Field and The Sandpit are available to hire for exclusive off-lead use in a safe environment. They can be used for doggy socials with socialised dogs, small friends and family gatherings with dogs, travel stop offs, training groups, reactive dogs exercise or just 1-2-1 time with your own dogs in peace.

Trainers, dog walkers, boarders and fosterers are all welcomed.
Call to discuss your requirements.

There are dog obstacles in all areas, with obstacles to challenge and stimulate your dogs. There is a large off-road parking area. Fresh water is always available and a poo bag disposal bin. Please bring your dog’s favourite toys and their own water bowl.

Onsite there are also toilets for the humans! There are also fresh treats from Dog Delights to purchase in The BIG Barn and The Sandpit.

We are always looking to improve the facilities we provide. So, if you have any good ideas please share them with us and we will try to incorporate them.

The BIG Barn

An all-weather indoor safe area for the enjoyment of dogs and their owners, trainers or walkers for training, exercise and fun.

 Bookable by the hour, not by the dog, visitors use the BIG Barn and FUN Field for a variety of reasons….reactive dogs that prefer to be exercised alone, rescue dogs that need a safe exercise area and dogs that need to practice recall training.

The BIG Barn can be used for your own dogs exercise, doggy social groups, training groups or just some exercise and fun in a safe area. There is an optional garden area to use during your time, so you can have indoor and outdoor time, this is also safely fenced in. Flood lights are installed, so early morning or evening sessions are available throughout the year.

To view the availability calendar for this area click here.

Any questions? Call 07802 964775

The FUN Field

A safe, 2 acre field with a six foot fence adjacent to the The BIG Barn. 

We have included some tyre obstacles and jumps to challenge your dogs and add to the fun.

Designated parking for safe unloading of dogs. 

To view the availability calendar for this area click here.

Any questions? Call 07802 964775

 
 

The Sandpit

This is a smaller, outdoor, high fenced, sand based area that is an alternative to the FUN Field or the BIG Barn.

It is large enough for a good run around for most dogs and it has shelter and some obstacles for your dog’s enjoyment.

If you can’t find a space in the Field or Barn then this area is a great alternative.

To view the availability calendar for this area click here.

Any questions? Call 07802 964775

How To Book

Booking with The BIG Barn couldn’t be easier, either by phone 07802 964775 or message us through our
Facebook Page or Group and we are open from 6am until 10 pm every day.

View availability on the calendar below then contact us to make a booking.

The BIG BARN

The FUN Field

The Sandpit

The first time you visit us

You will be met and shown around the BIG Barn and FUN Field.

If you have not signed the T&Cs online then you will be asked to sign our terms and conditions form.
You then have the rest of the time to enjoy the facilities with your dogs!

For subsequent visits you are free to use the facilities unaccompanied.

To read, sign and accept our terms and conditions
please click HERE

 

To book, contact us using one of the options below…

Facebook

Message us via The BIG Barn Facebook page

Phone

Rather speak to a human to book? Pick up the phone and call 07802 964775

Opening Hours

6:00am - 10:00pm every day

Payment & Pricing

Payment

Payment is by bank transfer when making your booking.
BBFF Limited
Account No:  65234897
Sort Code:  60-83-71

 

If you find you have to cancel any booked sessions, as long as it is at least 24 hours before the time, the cost is refundable or transferable to another time. Cancellations within 24 hours or missed slots cannot be refunded.

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Pricing

Your own dog(s) or small groups of friends with dogs – up to
10 dogs.

Rates

1/2 Hour

£5.00

1 Hour

£10.00

For larger groups please contact us for rates and to discuss your specific requirements.
Professional dog walkers and handlers are welcomed, please contact us for a rate.

The first time you book you will be met and shown around the BIG Barn and FUN Field. If you have not signed the T&Cs online we will ask you to sign our terms and conditions form before use. After this, the rest of the time is yours, to enjoy the facilities with your dogs!

For subsequent visits you are free to book via the available methods and to use the facilities unaccompanied. 
Please be aware CCTV is in operation.

Contact Us

Address

  • The BIG Barn, Slyes Farm, Rickney Lane, Downash, East Sussex, BN27 2RP
  • 07802 964775
  • admin@the-big-barn.co.uk

How To Find Us

From Hailsham


  1. Take Station Road into Downash Road.
  2. Go past the Household Recycling Site.
  3. At the sharp right hand bend in Downash Road, take the left turn into Rickney Lane.
  4. The BIG Barn at Slyes Farm is approximately
    a quarter of a mile down Rickney Lane on
    the left.


If you get to Meadows Equestrian on your right, you have gone too far. If you get to Metal Recycling you have really gone too far!

From Stone Cross


  1. Come along B2104, Ersham Road.
  2. Just past World of Water take the right turn into Saltmarsh Lane.
  3. About a mile along, the road bends sharp left, at this point take the right into Rickney Lane.
  4. The BIG Barn at Slyes Farm is approximately a quarter of a  mile down Rickney Lane on the left.


If you get to Meadows Equestrian on your right, you have gone too far. If you get to Metal Recycling you have really gone too far!

From Rickney Lane


(Chilley Farm end)
very narrow and slow.

  1. The BIG Barn at Slyes Farm is approximately 4.5 miles down Rickney Lane on the right.

  2. Go past Metal Recycling then Meadows Equestrian on the left and The BIG Barn at Slyes Farm is through the metal farm gates immediately on your right.

Any problems finding us just call 07802 964775.

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