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.

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 timetables 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.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Half term timetable

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October Half Term Spooky Fun
14th-31st October

There is so much spooky fun to be had on the farm this half term. We have the panto style Ghost Story Shows, Spooky Tractor Rides*, Pumpkin Carving*, Spooky Walkway and Witch’s house tours. As well as all this we have all the usual fun on the farm including our brand new Indoor Adventure Play Area, free barrel rides, get up close with our animals in Cuddle Corner, piglet racing and not forgetting our outdoor adventure playground and acres of beautiful walks.

It really is a full day out!! Please scroll below for our timetable of activities so you don’t miss out on anything! We highly recommend booking online – it will save you money and you can pre book your spooky tractor rides and witch’s house tours at a time to suit you!


Indoor Adventure Barn

Our Adventure Barn opens it’s doors on 14th October. We are expecting it to be quite busy so will be using a wristband timed system to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Entry to the Adventure Barn is included in your entry price to the farm.

Adventure Barn

Halloween Spooktacular
Sunday 29th October

This is a day full of spooky goings on when all of the staff dress up in their favourite Halloween Costumes! There’s a pumpkin carving competition, fancy dress competition, you can meet Daisy the witch in her witch’s house, more ghost stories and more spooky tractor rides.

ALL this plus the usual fun on the farm!

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We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

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