The following FAQs should help you get the most from your visit.
Can home educators visit as a group?
Yes, Home Educators qualify for the school rate when coming as a group of registered Home Educators. This group must consist of 10 or more paying visitors. Proof of the education status of the children may be required at the time of booking the visit.
Remember to bring clipboards/pencils if you are going to use them.
Do you have Trailer rides?
Yes we do. Trailer rides must be pre-booked, they incur an additional fee and availability is limited. If you have booked a trailer ride, the time of your ride(s) will be on your itinerary. The trailer leaves from the main paddock. There is a maximum capacity of 30 adults/children per trip.
Children must be supervised on the trailer ride.
Sorry - wheelchairs cannot be taken on the trailer ride.
Trailer rides can still take place in the rain…if you are game so are we!
What attractions are available at the Rare Breeds Centre?
The following attractions are available:
'Meet the Animals' sessions in the Children's Barn
Indoor Soft Play Area (for under 10s)
Creepy Crawly World
Butterfly tunnel (open May to October)
Wildlife & Discovery Garden
The Mysterious Marsh Venture Trail
Hill Fort and Assault Course
Pig Racing (April – October)
Outdoor Play Area
Birds of Prey display (subject to weather)
What if it rains?
We are an outdoor site so you should come prepared for wet weather. You'll need wellies!
We allocate each group a section of the marquee or barn with picnic tables. Lunches/bags (no valuables) can be left here, and you can use the tables for lunch if the weather is wet. These areas are still open to the general public and will be shared with other groups.
Do we need special clothing?
Clothing should be appropriate for a day out on a farm – sensible footwear, a waterproof in case it rains plus sunscreen and sunhats in summer. Don't forget your wellies if it is wet.
Is there a restaurant on site?
We have a restaurant. The restaurant is for paying customers and school groups may only eat in here if buying food from the restaurant.
For eating picnic lunches, picnic tables are located throughout the farm site.
Is there good disabled access?
Yes. Disabled minibuses can use the disabled parking bays outside the Admissions gate/shop.
We have disabled toilets.
Wheelchair access around the main farmyard is good but some paths in the woods can be difficult to negotiate with a wheelchair.
Unfortunately we cannot take wheelchairs on the trailer ride.