Learn to Rear Farm Animals for the Day

Just love farm animals and want to get up close? Enjoy a ‘hands on’ farm animal keeping day at an award winning small farm. A mix of learning and fun and chance to gain confidence to embark on a life with farm animals!
What's Included?
  • Choose to Care for Dairy Goats, Sheep, Ponies or Cattle & Learn About Rare & Unusual Breeds
  • Ask any Questions - the Family Have Raised Award Winning Rare Breed Animals for 3 Generations
  • Includes Home Cooked Lunch & Being ‘Hands On’ with Your Favourite Farm Animals

Why do it?

“You have a dream to have your own smallholding or just love animals!”

Experience Details
How Long Will it Last?

Full day with timings flexible to suit you. If you’d like to help with dairy goat milking, the day would be 10am to 6pm.

When Can I Go?

The course runs once or twice a month through the year. Private events for 2 or more can be arranged at dates to suit. (Please book as soon as possible to arrange the date you want).

Who’ll Be There

Normally up to 4 people. There are reductions of £15pp for groups of 2-4, just contact us for details.

Things to Know

As the day is tailored around you it can cover all aspects of keeping goats, sheep, ponies, cattle or mixed livestock. The main areas would be:

  • Different breeds to suit different personalities, settings and uses.
  • Housing
  • Food and Health
  • Rearing & Care of Kids & Lambs
  • Regulations & Records
  • Milking Dairy Goats by Hand & Maxine Milking
  • Home produced and cooked lunch (please advise of any dietary requirements on booking)
  • Work Book to Take Home & Keep. 
  • Tagging & Vaccination Requirements
  • Buying & Selling Stock
Types of Farm Animals You Can Care For
  • Dairy Goat breeds including British Saanen, British Toggenburg, British Alpine, Anglo Nubian and pygmy goats.
  • Dexter Cattle descended from the predominately black cattle of the early Celts. 
  • Traditional Shetland and Ryeland sheep who are excellent conservation grazers and foot-rot is practically non-existent.
  • Ponies - every shape, size and temperament!

Ask any questions - the family have raised award winning rare Breed Farm Animals for 3 Generations

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Essential Information
Who Can Do This?

Suitable for all ages as the day is tailored to you. Family and junior days can be arranged with children age 4 and above.

Is There Disabled Access?

Please explain your individual situation when booking but the farm aims to support all physical and mental disabilities. Contact us if you’d like any help with this. Normally suitable for:

  • Hard of Hearing/Deaf 
  • Restricted - Arm (You would be able to participate but it may restrict certain activities, please call to discuss)
  • Restricted - Leg ( There is wheelchair access and disabled facilities at the farm)
  • Visually Impaired 
What to Wear & Bring

Wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear such as wellies, suitable for both wet and dry conditions. We care for the animals in all weathers - you will get dirty! 


Suitable for all weathers!

Voucher Delivery

A printable e-voucher will be emailed to you after checkout for you to give as you wish. You can choose to add gift packaging with a printed voucher sent by First Class post.

How Do I Book?

Your voucher includes a link or code that will take you to your suggested experience and also enable you to browse all experiences.

If ‘Buying for Me’ the booking details will appear in your Bucket List after checkout.

We’d Love to Hear From You

If you have a question or would like us to find an experience or make any arrangements for you just contact us or use our live chat.

Things to Know

The farm has been breeding registered Goats since the early 1970’s, and has kept goats for generations before. Their herd of pedigree dairy goats is known world-wide for its high lactation and longevity and has assisted breeding programmes worldwide. It has also been prominent in helping Ethiopian farms re-establish themselves as part of the Farm Africa Project.

The goats are on a mixed livestock farm and bred primarily for milk production with the average herd yield being 1600 litres per annum. The herd belongs to the British Goat Society Monitored Herd Schemes for CAE. Five home-bred male goats have gained their British Goat Society ‘Sire of Merit’ status and four female goats have become Dams of Excellence and three have become Breed Champions.

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