Bawdon Lodge Farm is a National Forest site and working arable farm nestled away in the heart of the Charnwood Forest within Leicestershire. The Bailey family have been farming in Loughborough for over 90 years.


The present generation are Richard & Lynn Bailey. 

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Richard & Lynn

The heart of the farm

Lynn has worked in the hospitality and training industries for over 30 years and joined the family farming business in 2010. Richard studied Agriculture at Harper Adams and continued to farm both dairy and arable whilst being NFU Country Chairman and then working for the NFU Mutual as an Agent and Group Secretary.


In 2012 Bawdon Lodge Events Ltd was born and Richard left the NFU to help Lynn to deliver the growing weddings and events business both on the farm and offsite at other venues, along with retailing Burleigh's Gin which is distilled on the farm.  


As of 2020, Bawdon Lodge Farm is an established events venue operating between March and October  with an award winning events team.

Richard and Lynn also offer consultancy to other farm and landowners who are interested in diversifying their offering into wedding and events.

Caravan & Motorhome Club

Certified location

Open from April until late September

Find Us

Bawdon Lodge Farm

Nanpantan Road Nanpantan


LE12 9YE 


About the area

The farm is ideally located four miles from Loughborough town centre.