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New for June 2024 at the Rare Breeds Centre

See whats new on the farm this June!

With the return of sunny days, there's no better time to book your visit to our farm. Come and enjoy the fresh air, beautiful landscapes and meet the new additions!

Free day ticket for parent/carer on father's day!

To celebrate Father's Day we are offering one free parent/carer ticket per group with at least one paid adult or child ticket. When purchasing tickets online, enter the discount code 'FATHERSDAY' at checkout. This will only be valid for bookings on Sunday 16th June 2024.

meet our new bull gimli

We are thrilled to introduce Gimli, our magnificent new English Longhorn Bull. Gimli is a striking addition to our farm with his impressive horns and gentle manner. He’s arrived at our farm to breed with the Longhorn heifers, meaning that he'll be key in preserving a rare, ancient native breed of cattle. Gimli will be kept in quarantine until Saturday 15th June, and then he will be homed in the field with the heifers.

Ivy and Fig - rare breed pigs

Meet Ivy and Fig, our newest piglets who arrived on the farm just last week. They are Oxford Sandy and Black pigs - a rare breed which has been on the brink of extinction a couple of times, but is now making a comeback and growing in popularity.  They will be homed in the pen as you walk across the bywalk to the left, opposite the adventure playpark.

the cutest new additions: Lionel and friends

Say hello to Lionel, our newly adopted Swiss Valais Blacknose lamb. Known for their endearing appearance and friendly nature, Valais Blacknose sheep are often referred to as the cutest sheep in the world. Lionel is no exception, with his fluffy coat and sweet face. He's quickly settled in and is already making new friends including his besties Bugsy, a Border Leicester sheep, and Vinny who is a Zwartble sheep. All three are very friendly and love posing for a picture! Lionel is attending 'sheep school' and undergoing training exercises to prepare him for his big new role in our Children's Barn where you’ll be able to pet and stroke him.

meadow walks

Explore our picturesque meadow, now with carefully mowed paths that allow you wander through without harming the delicate flowers and plants. Our wildflower meadow is one of our conservation projects, providing a habitat for wild animals as well as food and shelter for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Stroll at your leisure, taking in the sights and scents of blooming wildflowers. Our meadow paths are designed to give you an immersive nature experience while preserving the beauty and integrity of the landscape.

head to our goat paddocks

Our goat paddocks have had an exciting upgrade! With new paths between them, you can now get closer to our friendly goats. These curious and playful animals love getting attention from our visitors. The path snakes between the paddocks and even lets you see inside their cosy little sheds.

see our fluffy ferrets

Our lively ferrets, Al and Beano have recently been joined by Badger and Walnut for double the fun! Come and see them in their favourite place to play in their enclosure – the ball pit. And make sure to say say hi - they love meeting our visitors and showing off their antics.

Check out our refurbished aviary

Our aviary has recently been refurbished, making the experience even more magical. Walk through and listen to the soothing sounds of running water and singing birds. Take a seat on our beautiful bench to relax and enjoy the sights. The refurbished aviary offers a peaceful retreat where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of our feathered friends.

our butterfly tunnel is back open

Our enchanting butterfly tunnel is back open, welcoming you into a world of vibrant colours and delicate wings. As the weather warms up, the tunnel is alive with a variety of butterfly species and tropical plants. It’s a magical experience walking through and observing these beautiful creatures up close. The Butterfly Tunnel is a must-visit for nature lovers and photographers.

plan your visit

We're open daily from 10-5, whether you're looking for a fun family outing, letting the kids burn some energy or a chance to reconnect with nature, our farm has something for everyone.

Make sure to book your visit to guarantee your tickets!

oxford sandy and black piglets
English longhorn bull
Swiss Valais blacknose lamb
New goat paddock trail