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.

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Spring bank holiday weekend
25th, 26th and 27th May

Sheep Shearing and Vikings!!

Join us this Bank Holiday weekend and watch Farmer Ed, Farmer Ryan and Farmer James shear our flock of over 100 ewes! Sheep shearing demonstrations will take place 3 times a day throughout the weekend and twice a day throughout the school holiday.

Find out what happens to the fleece after it has been shorn and then watch our spinners and weavers use the fleece on their spinning wheels.

Step back in time as Clan Wulfhar Viking Renactment society descend upon us! Lord Orm Wulfhar invites you and your family into his encampment where the site, sounds and smells of 945AD come alive!

Sheep Shearing 2019

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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Please vote for us!

We are delighted to once again be nominated for the Best Family Attraction in Northamptonshire 2019. We have won this award for the past 2 years and would very much like to win again this year!

There are some great family attractions out there and we feel very honoured to be named as a finalist. If you have had a great day out with us this past year we would really appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to vote. Thank you and Good Luck to all of the finalists!

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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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Weekend Timetable

Weekday Timetable