Since opening to the public in 1994 we have developed child-focused activities and facilities to encourage and build youngsters? understanding of the natural world around them.
Although not a working farm, we offer children (and their families) a chance to meet animals, find out ?where eggs come from?, see the differences between donkeys and horses, ducklings and chicks, etc.
Many of our animals have either been rescued - a lucky few have actually been born here on the Farm.
As animals age, so their health and welfare costs increase.
As we are not a commercial farm, we do not put a value on an individual animal and we will search high and low to find the right treatment. As a result, we have a fund of special stories about our animals - including the blind goose; the time the turkey contracted pneumonia; the goat with no teeth left! All our animals are very carefully monitored to ensure that they are enjoying a good quality of life.
Our clean, well-managed paths and public areas provide easy access, including wheelchairs, buggies, toddlers and exuberant youngsters. Our indoor and outdoor play areas are suitable up to 8yrs .
Visitors can enjoy the Young Farmers? Play Barn, Fort Adventure Play Area, living willow structures, picnic and toddler play areas, nature trail ? so there is plenty to keep children occupied for a whole day.
We also host GREAT PARTIES at Manor Farm, making the best use of the Farm, the play facilities and, if booked, our woodlands.