Welcome to West Lodge

The Dee family have been farming at West Lodge for three generations. Harold and Millie Dee farmed in Leicestershire in the mid 1930’s, they went on to buy West Lodge Farm in 1964. Harold’s only son, Tony and his wife Margaret took on the running of the farm in 1966.


The Rural Centre was opened in 1995 by Tony and Margaret’s son, Ed. The children’s day nursery was set up in 2003 by Ed’s wife, Mo. The farm is managed today by Tony, Ed, Mo and Ryan Thompson who joined the farm team in 1997.

West Lodge’s mission is to share their enthusiasm for the countryside where children and adults of all ages can have hands on experiences of farm and country life. The farm has won conservation awards and continues to manage and protect the 540 acre site.

A visit to West Lodge gives you the opportunity to explore the whole farm, the livestock (animals) the woods, the fields, the streams and the machinery. Visitors can also handle the rabbits and guinea pigs in cuddle corner, take a pony ride, watch the very popular piglet race or play in the adventure playground. A full list of our activities can be found on the timetables below.

We have a range of walks and nature trails around the farm. They may take you to The Witch’s House or the Troll Bridge or for those feeling more energetic you may want to venture down to the Monks Dam where you can enjoy a picnic next to the stream.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Timetable - Whitsun

Timetable - Whitsun school holidays

Latest news

Half term fun

From Saturday 26th May and every day throughout half term , Farmer Ed, Farmer Ryan and Farmer James will be shearing our flock of sheep with at least 2 shearing displays daily.

Back by popular demand!

We are really excited to have the Vikings return to us for the Bank Holiday Weekend!

GASP in wonder as the past comes alive when Clan Wulfhar Viking Re-enactment Society descend upon us!
Lord Orm Wulfhar invites you and your family into his encampment where the site, sounds and smells of 945 AD have come alive!

Try on swords and shields at our armory, watch their craftsmen making things from a bygone age- and if you're brave enough- watch as swords clash when the battle starts! We will also have spinners and weavers who can show you what is done with our wool when it's shorn. You may even get to have a go at shearing!


The Greatest Showman - Film on a farm

Very excited to announce that we will be showing The Greatest Showman at the farm on Friday 10th August! Gates open at 7pm, show starts at 9pm. We are working in partnership with Film on a Farm - an initiative set up by another farmer a couple of years ago. To book tickets for this event please click on the link below. You can save £2.50 per ticket by subscribing to Film on a Farm’s mailing list.


Throughout the rest of half term we've got free barrel rides, adventure playground, piglet racing, cuddle corner where you can cuddle our rabbits and guinea pigs. Pony rides and tractor rides (extra charge and weather permitting) acres of beautiful walks with plenty of picnic areas.

We've also got a large restaurant serving hot food all day and an ice cream shack for the sunny weather. And of course don't forget our amazing indoor adventure area is included in your ticket price.

Keep in touch ...

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Receive discounts, updates and our E-Newsletter

If you're a member of facebook and want to receive updates via their website, click facebook button above.