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 PLAY Paddock and The FUN Field are available to hire for exclusive off-lead use in a secure environment. We are available for doggy socials with socialised dogs, friends and family gatherings with dogs, travel stop offs, training groups, training with reactive dogs or dogs that do not want to meet any other dogs, agility sessions, flyball sessions, workshops, or just 1-2-1 time with your dogs in peace.

Trainers, dog walkers, boarders and fosterers are all welcomed to The BIG Barn, PLAY Paddock & FUN Field. Call to discuss your requirements.

There are ‘fun areas’ in The BIG Barn, PLAY Paddock and FUN Field with obstacles to challenge and stimulate your dogs. There is a large off-road parking area onsite. Fresh water is always available and a poo bag disposal bin. Please bring your dogs 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.

We are always looking to improve the The BIG Barn, PLAY Paddock and FUN Field and 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 secure 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. We have had reactive dogs that prefer to be exercised alone, rescue dogs that have needed a secure exercise area and dogs that need to practice recall training.

The BIG Barn can be used for your own dogs exercise, doggy social groups, agility or training groups or just some exercise and fun in a secure area. Flood lights are installed, so early morning or evening sessions are available throughout the year.

Any questions? Call 07802 964775

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The PLAY Paddock

A secure, paddock area with a six foot fence adjacent to the The BIG Barn with a mixed surface of wood chip and grass. We have included some tyre obstacles and jumps to challenge your dogs and add to the fun.

Flood lights are installed so early morning or evening sessions are available for those who want secure outdoor exercise throughout
the year

If you would like to split your time between indoors and out, please let us know at the time of booking.

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 secure unloading of dogs is available for this area.
 

To view the availability calendar for this area click here.

Any questions?

 
Call 07802 964775
 
 
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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.

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The FUN Field

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

Cash or Bank Transfer

Payment is via cash when you are here or bank transfer prior to arrival.

To check availability and book a slot please call 07802 964775 or via the Facebook Page by clicking the button below.

 

 If you have any problems with your booking or need further information, please contact us on 07802 964775

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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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