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Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters are held every day


Get up close to and learn about some of our lovely farm animals.

During the lambing season (Feb half term – May 1st) , animal encounters are all about bottle feeding the lambs.  Sessions are held at 10.30, 12.30, 2.30 & 4.00 – see the lambing page for more details.


From May 2nd 2017 until January 2018 you could meet a variety of different animals, they change every day. but this gives you an idea of what you could be doing:-

  • Meet the chicks – hold a fluffy chick
  • Donkey Grooming – give these dusty donkeys a pamper session
  • Stroke the rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Meet the pet sheep and learn more about them
  • Goat grooming – just like you they need their hair brushing too!

Animal Encounters are held up to three times a day and you will get a timetable when you arrive to tell you when they are.

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A little boy stroking a tame rabbit in the petting pens

Meet our friendly petting animals


A little girl in a wheelchair feeding a goat kid