Welcome to West Lodge

Here at West Lodge Farm Park, children of all ages can meet and learn about our range of farm animals, including many rare breeds, handle the fluffy young chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs in Cuddle Corner and laugh at the antics of our pygmy goats on Goat Mountain. You can feed the ducks, groom a pony, watch and get involved in the ever popular piglet race, plus many more seasonal animal activities, such as lamb bottle feeding in the spring! There is plenty to see and do under cover too, with all activities and a good variety of penned animals on display in our many barns near the centre.

Walk one of the many nature trails, from quarter of a mile to three and a half, taking you through our conservation award-winning farm through woods, meadows, by streams and ponds enjoying the diversity of wildlife on the way. Look up you may see skylarks, lapwings and raptors and if you are very lucky you might even see a red kite. Closer to the ground look out for deer, hares, wild rabbits, foxes, badgers, voles and even grass snakes.

Back at the farm, children can work off their energy in indoor and outdoor play areas, build a shelter in the den-making area, as well as enjoying the free barrel ride which runs every hour. There is also, during the main season, a real tractor trailer tour of the farm available to book. Everyone can enjoy home cooked meals, snacks or tea and cakes in our Rickyard restaurant.

Peak Activity Timetable

Saturday, Sunday and School Holidays

10.30

Small animal petting session

11.00

Meet Marvin the goat

11.30

Pony rides

12.30

Piglet racing

13.00

Small animal petting session

14.00

Donkey Grooming

15.00

Meet Marvin the goat

15.30

Pony Rides

16.00

Small animal petting session

Barrel rides are free at 11.30 /12.45 /13.30 /14.30 /15.30 /16.15

Off Peak Activity Timetables

Weekdays excluding school holidays

10.30

Small animal petting session

11.00

Meet Marvin the goat

12.00

Pony rides

13.00

Small animal petting session

13.45

Piglet racing

15.00

Meet Marvin the goat

16.00

Small animal petting session

Barrel rides are free at 11.30 /12.30 /13.30 /14.30 /15.30 /16.15

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This Christmas

Children and Families of all ages can experience the magic of Christmas at the farm this December. The Christmas Experience runs from 29th November through till Christmas Eve. Families can enjoy taking part in the live Nativity Play, with children from the audience starring alongside the farmyard animals. You can take a walk through the Elves village and make some magic reindeer food to take home and sprinkle on your lawn on Christmas Eve. Pause for a photo in our ‘Christmas Photo Booth’ The highlight of your trip will be a visit to Father Christmas who is waiting to receive your Christmas lists, he’ll also be able to tell you if you are in the Good Boy and Girl book or the Naughty Boy and Girl book! You will receive a gift to tide you over until the big day. You are welcome to take your own photos of your children and Father Christmas

The regular piglet race gets festive with all piglets wearing a seasonal jockey on it’s back. Pre race, parents are invited to ‘show’ the pigs to the expectant audience who have all chosen their favourite jockey to win. The pigs then race around the obstacle course cheered on by excited children and adults alike. The Rickyard restaurant is the perfect place to warm up in front of our log burner with a hot chocolate and mince pie.

You can view our Christmas video by clicking on the events link. Why not ‘like’ our Christmas Experience page on facebook ?

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

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