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Enjoyable, funny and heart-warming – a visit to our small but expanding open farm is an unforgettable experience!
Families love dropping in at our popular open farm and wildlife pond. More than simply somewhere to look at our domestic animals, it encourages real interaction with opportunities to feed our chickens and goats, and also meet a growing collection of more unusual animals. Every one of our animals enjoys the loving care and attention that contributes to genuine well-being you can see in their personalities.
Perfect for a quick visit after a trip to our farm shop or before a bite to eat, over the years our open farm has proved so popular that we’re currently expanding our collection of animals with some new additions – watch this space for details.
Quick facts about our animals...
- Species of flightless bird from South America
- Tall, about 5ft on average
- Omnivorous: eat plants, leaves, roots, fruit and insects
FACT: Rheas have three toes, most birds have four – probably an adaptation to help them to run faster
- Small breed of domestic goat
- Originate from western Africa
FACT: Pygmy goats have four stomachs
- Marsupial (animal with a pouch) from Australia
- Their young, or 'joeys' live in the mother's pouch
FACT: Wallabies belong to the macropod family, which mean 'great-footed animals'
Kune kune pig
- Small breed of pig from New Zealand, although it probably originated in Polynesia
- 'Kune kune' is Maori for 'very fat and very round'
FACT: Kune kune pigs almost became extinct in the late 1970s, though they have now been brought back from the brink thanks to conservation efforts
Bengal Owl (rescued)
- The Bengal Eagle Owl is the smallest of the world's owls.
- It has prominent ear tufts and a streaked breast.
FACT: When feeding on rodents, they tear up the prey rather than swallow them whole. Captives feed on about 61g of prey per day.
- The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the Red Junglefowl.
- Chickens are one of the most common and widespread domestic animals in the world
FACT: Humans first domesticated chickens of Indian origin for the purpose of cockfighting in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
"Tetley" the donkey
- The donkey is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family.
- Donkeys were first domesticated around 3000 BC, or 4000 BC, probably in Egypt or Mesopotamia, and have spread around the world.
FACT: Donkeys have a notorious reputation for stubbornness, but this has been attributed to a much stronger sense of "self preservation" than exhibited by horses.
"Bullet" the Falabella Stallion
- The Falabella miniature horse is one of the smallest breeds of horse in the world, seldom taller than eight hands (78 cm/32 inches) in height at the withers.
- The Falabella is a rare breed, with only a few thousand individuals existing worldwide.
- The Falabella, despite its size, is not considered a pony, but rather is a miniature horse.
FACT: They can be taught to drive, and cart driving is a common use for Falabellas