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.

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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.

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Timetables

Timetable - Spooktacular

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HALF TERM HALLOWEEN FUN!

Come and join us for some spooky fun this half term, all the fun starts on Saturday October 13th through to Sunday October 28th!

Halloween at Westlodge

Choose a pumpkin from our huge pumpkin patch, our staff are on hand to help you carve if needed. We’ve also got a spooky walkway, ghost stories 3 times a day, spooky tractor rides throughout the day, Witch’s house tours and of course all the usual fun on the farm including cuddle corner, piglet racing and entry to our indoor adventure barn.

On Sunday 28th October we will be holding our Halloween Spooktacular with all of the above plus a fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving competition. We encourage everyone to come dressed up - we will be!! We do recommend pre booking your day out with us, especially if you want to be guaranteed a tractor ride and Witch’s house tour.

What a glorious summer we had here on the farm! Our thoughts now turn to Farmer Mo’s favourite time of the year, Autumn, and with that we have all of our wonderful seasonal events. Halloween Fun with Witch’s House Tours, Spooky Tractor rides and of course our huge Pumpkin Patch. The Ghost Hunt by Torchlight returns with a night of fun and scares around the grounds of the farm and finally our sell out Bonfire night is on, once again for 2 nights this year. If you’d like more information and to book tickets for these events please click on the link below

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Christmas at Westlodge

Christmas Experience Tickets go on sale September 7th

Christmas at Westlodge

Our Christmas Experience is changing ever so slightly this year, don’t worry all of the activities and grotto is the same as previous years with an added extra this year, after visiting Father Christmas his Elf will give you one of his very special Christmas Coins to take through to the Elves Toy Shop to choose your own gift. For a lot more information, timetables and to book tickets please click on the CHRISTMAS button at the top of this page.

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