Our family has farmed the land surrounding the farm park for generations, and the farm remains a working farm to this day. Challenges in agriculture meant that in 1994 we sought to diversify and think about different directions in which to take the farm. The farm park you see today has grown and developed since then.
The spring is a busy time on the farm as we prepare to open for visitors, and we greet many new baby animals at this time of year. The lambs and goats are born in April and May. We have many other farm yard animals for you to get to know, including chickens, ducks, ponies, calves and pigs. You can bottle feed the animals and pet the friendly goats and rabbits. We take the welfare of our animals very seriously and their wellbeing is a priority for staff.
Our target audience is young children up to the age of nine, but parents often enjoy feeding and petting the animals just as much as the children! As well as the animals there are many other things for children to do on the farm. We have an indoor soft play area with air cannons and a giant sandpit. Outdoors we have go-karts, tractors, a mini digger, water blasters, crazy golf and a large wooden castle for children to climb.
We have a picnic area for those who wish to bring their own lunch, and a café just 200yards up the road at the slate caverns. The slate caverns are a separate attraction on the same site, and combining the two makes a great and varied day out. Wearing a hard hat and carrying a torch, visitors take themselves around 9 underground caverns and read about the history of slate mining.