Events Calendar 2017

January & February

JANUARY

January is the perfect time to wrap up warm and enjoy the long walks around the farm, reward yourself back in the Rickyard Restaurant with one of Bethan's delicious hot chocolates!

FEBRUARY : LAMBING AND SPRING ARRIVALS

Bottle feed our new born lambs this February half term. We will also have lots more newborns such as chicks, guinea pigs and bunnies. Bottle feeding continues through to Easter

March & April

MOTHER’S DAY : SUNDAY 26th MARCH

Treat your mum to a day out on the farm, she can watch our Mother’s day piglet race and will receive a free primrose on her way out.

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA : 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th APRIL

Throughout the Easter school holidays we have lots of fun activities for you to enjoy. On Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday you can take part in the Easter Quiz, follow clues around the farm which will lead you to the Easter Bunny in his Easter garden and receive an Easter egg, paint an egg, take part in the egg and spoon race and egg painting competition.

April & May

PIRATES AND PRINCESSES WEEKEND : 29th, 30th APRIL AND 1st MAY

A swashbuckling adventure awaits! Dress up in your favourite costume and take part in our fancy dress competition, have a go at walking the plank, search for clues around the farm on our treasure trail and get the grownups involved in our sandcastle competition!

SHEEP SHEARING AND VIKINGS!! : 28th, 29th MAY

Come along and watch our farmers shear our flock of sheep including, Suffolks, Southdowns and Mule Ewes. We also have a Viking encampment where you can visit the Vikings, handle some original Viking tools and watch a real life battle!

June

FATHER’S DAY : 18th JUNE

One for all the family, the grown up boys love this as much as the little ones. Come and look at a selection of farm machinery some very old and some very modern day. Restaurant serving our own beef and local ale.

FAIRIES AND ELVES WEEKEND : 24th, 25th JUNE

There’s magic in the air! Follow the Fairy trail around the farm, make a magic wand, fancy dress competition and face painting.

July & August

FAMILY CAMPING : 1st, 2nd JULY AND 8th, 9th JULY

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 more details and prices click on the link opposite.

SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN!!!

More animal activities, more pony rides, more tractor tours and more ice cream!!

FAMILY CAMPING : 12th, 13th AND 19th, 20th AUGUST

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 more details and prices click on the link opposite.

GREAT BIG FOSSIL WEEKEND : 27th AND 28th AUGUST

Search for fossils on our fossil field with farmers on hand to help you identify your find. Be an archaeologist for the day and dust down our ‘dinosaur remains’.

September

HEDGEROW HARVEST : 16th AND 17th SEPTEMBER

Our tractor trailer ride will take you to all the berry picking hot spots around the farm, collect as many sloes, blackberries and hazelnuts as you can carry!

October

SPOOKY HALF TERM FUN : 14th OCTOBER TO 31st OCTOBER

Loads of spooky activities to keep you entertained. Pumpkin carving, Spooky walkway, Witch’s house tours, Spooky Tractor rides, Panto style ghost stories plus all of the usual farm activities.

GHOST HUNT BY TORCHLIGHT : SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 6.00 - 8.30pm

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT

The ghosts of West Lodge Past have escaped and it’s your job to find them! Search the grounds of the farm to find all of the ghosts, prizes for the winners then join us back in the new adventure play area to meet the ghosts and dance at our spooky disco.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR : SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER

Meet Daisy the Witch in the Witch’s house! Loads of spooky activities to keep you entertained including pumpkin carving, spooky walkway, Witch’s house tours, Scary Tractor trailer rides, Panto style ghost stories plus all of the usual farm activities. Make sure you wear you Halloween outfits, there’s a fancy dress competition too!

November

BIG BONFIRE PARTY : 4th AND 5th NOVEMBER 4.30 - 6.30pm

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT

Free sparklers for every family, make a guy, apple bobbing, Farmer Ed’s Big Bonfire with Gunpowder plot re enactment, Toasted Marshmallows, This is a NO FIREWORK event.

CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE BEGINS!!!
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November ticket prices are greatly reduced by 20%. You must use the code ELF24 in the promotional code box.

December

THE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

Every day from the 25th November, this is where magical memories are made! The event is so good we’ve given it it’s own page!! Please click on the link opposite to be directed to our Christmas Page!

CHRISTMAS SING A LONG NIGHTS

5TH, 6TH, 7TH DECEMBER 4.30 - 7.30PM

A special night for the whole family to enjoy! Visit Father Christmas, receive a gift, carvery supper, carols and Christmas songs around the tree, finishing off with our live nativity play.