Events Calendar 2019

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 FESTIVAL THIS HALF TERM 16TH TO 24TH FEBRUARY

Bottle feed our new born lambs, it's possible to watch one of our ewes give birth, meet our new born piglets listen to our lambing talks.

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 31st 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 : 19th, 20th MARCH, 21st and 22nd 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.

May

PIRATES AND PRINCESSES WEEKEND : 4th, 5th AND 6th 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!

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY SHEEP SHEARING AND VIKINGS : 25th, 26th AND 27th MAY

Watch our farmer’s deliver sheep Shearing Demonstrations 3 times a day then head over to the Viking Encampent where Clan Wulfhar invite you and your family to experience the site, sounds and smells of 945 AD!

June

FATHER’S DAY : 16th 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 : 22nd, 23rd JUNE

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

FAMILY CAMPING : 29th AND 30th June

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.

July & August

FAMILY CAMPING : 6th AND 7th JULY, 27th AND 28th 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 : 3rd AND 4th 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 : 24th, 25th AND 26th 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 : 14th AND 15th 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 : 12th OCTOBER TO 2nd NOVEMBER

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 : 27th OCTOBER

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.

November

BIG BONFIRE PARTY : SUNDAY 3rd AND TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER

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.

December

DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED ..