We come here at least once a year to visit the baby goats. OK, so we are all over thirty but this is OK, isn't it?
Buy a little bag of animal feed, run past the creepy tanks full of spiders and snakes and then you'll find several pens full of the cutest animals - if you've got kids be prepared for them to declare themselves veggie from now on! There are goats and pigs and even llamas!
They have a lovely cafe here as well, with rockbottom prices. We have had lovely sandwiches made fresh, followed by slices of home-made cake and lashings of ginger beer!
If it's rainy, make sure you bring your wellies - it can be a bit muddy. And some handwipes if you get fussy about goat saliva all over your hands. But for a some time spent playing with goats that only come up to your knees - it's well worth the visit!
It's a little place but you can get a lot from it! For one of those what shall we do days! Great to get close and personal to the animals and to feed the goats, which imaginably the children love!
We bought a family ticket through Groupon. At the entrance there was nobody there to greet us. The facilities weren't very clean nor were the areas for the animals. The lambs and goats were very cute and the young employees friendly. However, some of the outside wasn't in a good state, could do with a bit of TLC. The play area looked like they put a collection of home toys put together a trampoline, a slide. It would have been better to spend all the money on a big play area than just little bits.
There was a beautiful snow owl which was brought out to see. My son was excited about the bird and started asking questions. The handler ignored him and spoke to the parents. He gave a leather glove to the children so that they could hold the bird. He himself didn't wear a glove but put the bird on his hand which became bloody because of the bird's claws. Undisturbed he kept talking to the parents.
I think the place needs some major investment to stand up the standards of Meat Open Farm. It seemed a bit run down. However, the attitude also needs to change. I assume this is a family business so I am sorry if it's not going well for them but I have been disappointed.
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