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.
He's Arrived !!!
Father Christmas has arrived at the farm. He will be here every day until 24th December. He’s waiting to receive your Christmas lists and will give you a gift to tide you over until the big day. As well as visiting Father Christmas you can take part in the Nativity Play where you can star alongside the farm yard animals including Harriet the highland cow and Star the donkey.
Walk through the twinkly walk way and you’ll see where Father Christmas tethers his reindeer and walk along the elves High Street. New this year, we have a magical maze where you can find a seat and listen to the story of The Snowman below the twinkling lights. The restaurant will be serving mulled wine and Illy hot chocolate, the perfect way to finish a magical day!
The farm is open every day from 10am until 4pm (4.30 at weekends). Normal farm entry applies £4.95 per child, £5.95 per adult. Under 2’s are free and OAP’s are free on Tuesdays. £3.50 to visit Father Christmas and receive a present.
All of the usual farm activities will be taking place too, including cuddle corner and free barrel rides. To see more you can visit our facebook page or go to our events page and click on The Christmas Experience