Blackberry Farm Park is a family run farm that is set within 18 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside in the village of Whitesmith. They have a great variety of animals, a huge outdoor play area, a sensory zone, farm walk, picnic area and baby area to ensure all the family needs are taken care of when they visit.
We originally took over the management of the old Joomla website and re-designed the original plain and simple white pages into a colourful bright child-friendly WordPress driven website that showcases the true personality of Blackberry Farm. The new framework also allowed the team to populate the website with any news items or upcoming promotions.
Taking inspiration from the logo, we hand-drew various elements across the website from the wooden planks to the fun and quirky characters. Initially redrawing the poster character chicken (Clucky) with a more modern, sharper look and creating the chick (Chirpy) – we have gone on to create an extended collection of Blackberry Farm characters including Oinky the pig, Wooly the Sheep and many more! All of which can be viewed not only on the website but dotted around the farm itself as signage and information points for the visiting customers.
One of the key aspects of the website is the Pony and Farm Parties bookings system. The team at Blackberry Farm spent numerous hours stuck in the office manually taking bookings over emails/phone, so by integrating an efficient and simple booking facility this removed a lot of unnecessary administration at the farm and allowed the team to be interacting with the customers and generally more available. This also helped to solve numerous headaches such as double bookings, online deposit payments and email reminders – all of which are taken care of by the secure booking facility.
Due to the success of the first website – we’re now in the process of rebuilding and revamping a brand new one to keep up with the new booking systems required for school trips. We’re also adding some exciting new features and some fun, new characters will be joining the family too – watch this space!