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 timetable 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!

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Easter Weekend - Important Notice

We are looking forward to a sunny weekend of Easter Fun! Please see the timetable below to show you all the fun things we have on offer on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

We are expecting to be very busy so highly recommend pre booking your ticket before you come to guarantee entry. We will be capping the numbers when we reach full capacity so please do keep an eye on our Facebook page where we will be updating you with how busy we are.

You may wish to come later in the day, after 3.30 when it will be quieter and costs just £3 per person. If you are a member of the farm we ask that you also pre book a member’s ticket ( it’s free) This way we will have a good idea of how many people to expect on each day.

To book please click on the link below.

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Join us for our Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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And so much more ..

As well as the lambs we have new born piglets and all of the usual fun on the farm including free barrel rides, entry to our heated indoor adventure barn and lots of animals to feed and cuddle! Save money by booking online please click the link below.

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Camping

Camping 2019

Camping tickets go on sale on the 1st February to members of the farm and 7th February to the general public.

Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy our home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. For dates, details and prices click on the link below.

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