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Secure Dog Field


Christmas Trees

Slamseys Farm, Blackley Lane, Great Notley, Braintree, Essex


A family farm in the Essex countryside, just south of Great Notley where you can exercise your dog in the Secure Dog Field, buy a Christmas tree or walk along the Public Footpaths.

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Bring your dog for exercise and play in the secure Dog Walking Field at Slamseys.

The field is fun for all dogs, but particularly suitable for nervous or reactive dogs. It’s an ideal place to bring your dog if it has more energy than you do.

There is only one booking for each time slot, which means that you have the field to yourself for your booked session.


Snow on Norway Spruce Christmas tree branch

The Christmas Tree Barn is now closed

Re-opens November 2023

Pull on your Christmas jumper, round up the family and come to the farm to choose your Christmas tree from the hundreds of trees displayed in The Christmas Tree Barn.

The yard is clean (no need for wellies unless there’s snow on the ground) and there is level access into the barn making it easy for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Please don’t bring your dog into The Christmas Tree Barn, no matter how well behaved, unless it is an Assistance Dog.


Slamseys Farm has been the home and business base for the Wheaton family for over fifty years and Jack Wheaton and Beth Paterson are the third generation to work on the farm.

Jack is responsible for the farming operations and the growing and selling of Christmas trees while Beth is in charge of the Dog Exercise Field.

Meet the Slamseys Team

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A Dog Field for Christmas

Christmas bookings are open for Slamseys Dog Field. Secure and private space for your dog at Christmas time.

Money Saving Tips for Buying a Christmas Tree

Buying a Christmas Tree on a Budget Many of us are cutting back our Christmas spending this year and though we still want a fabulous Christmas tree, we don’t want to spend a fortune on it. We’ve been growing and selling Christmas trees at Slamseys for decades and have plenty of money saving tips for…