The Halloween Festival is one of the most popular weeks of the year at West Lodge Farm!


There’s so much to from the moment you arrive to when you leave – it’s a full day out!

  • Grab yourself a wheelbarrow and head to our pumpkin patch, choose your perfect pumpkin and bring it back to the Pumpkin Tent. We’ll cut the top off so you can scoop it out and we’ll carve the toothy grin you’ve designed! (Pumpkins are priced according to size)
  • Panto Style Ghost Story – sit yourself down in our display barn and get ready for a Spooky Scarecrow Story. Lot's of jumps and laughs as you listen to Old Ted tell a scary story from his past! (Free to everyone – no prebooking required)
  •  Spooky Tractor Ride – A family favourite, jump on our tractor trailer and prepare yourself for a journey filled with surprises along the way! (£2 per person, this must be pre booked, either online or on the gate when you arrive, there are a limited number of spaces on each day so booking is essential)
  • Witch's House Tours – Visit Daisy the Witch’s house, one of our farmers will tell you all about Daisy and the magic spells she uses whilst out and about on our farm! (Free to everyone but must be prebooked)

All this plus the usual farm activities such as piglet racing, free barrel rides, indoor adventure barn and animal petting sessions! It’s a full fun day out! The restaurant will also be open selling hot food and drinks all day.

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 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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Hedgerow Harvest

Our next seasonal event is the very popular Hedgerow Harvest. Our free tractor trailer ride will take you to all the best berry picking hot spots around the farm where you and the family can pick as many fruits as you like to take home and make in to something delicious!

This year we have bumper crops of blackberries, sloes, rosehips and hazelnuts (as long as the squirrels don’t get them before you do)!

Halloween, Ghost Hunt and Bonfire Night

Tickets for all of these events go on sale to members on the 1st September and then to the general public on the 7th September.

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night and the Ghost Hunt always sell out very quickly so please do book early to avoid disappointment.


The Christmas Experience

Tickets for our magical Christmas Experience are on sale now with many sessions closer to Christmas already sold out. Our Christmas Experience is like no other with visitors returning year after year to make magical memories!

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