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.

Christmas Timetables from 29th November

Christmas Weekdays

10.30

Meet Marvin the goat

11.00

Small animal petting session

11.00 - 12.00

Santa‘s Grotto Open

11.15

Nativity Play

13.00 - 15.00

Santa’s Grotto Open

13.00

Small Animal Petting Session

13.15

Nativity Play

14.00

Small Animal Petting Session

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

FARM CLOSES AT 4.30 PM

Weekends including school holidays

10.30

Small animal petting session

11.00

Meet Marvin the goat

11.00 - 13.00

Santa‘s Grotto Open

11.45

Nativity Play

12.15

Pony Rides

13.15

Piglet Racing

14.00 - 16.00

Santa’s Grotto Open

14.00

Small Animal Petting Session

14.45

Nativity Play

15.15

Meet Marvin the Goat

16.00

Small Animal Petting Session

Barrel rides are free at 11.15 / 12.30 / 13.30 / 14.15 / 15.30 / 16.15

FARM CLOSES AT 4.30 PM

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Christmas Experience

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.

Click here to watch Star the Donkey's Christmas Movie

Pause to take a photo in our ‘Christmas Photo Booth’ with Star the donkey! 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 wrapped present to tide you over until the big day. You are welcome to take your own photos of your children with Father Christmas. You do not need to book for the Christmas Experience – just turn up and we will give you a time slot when you arrive. View our Christmas video by clicking on the events link. Why not 'like' our Christmas Experience page on facebook ?

Normal entry prices apply to the Christmas Experience, weekends and school holidays £5.45 child, £6.45 adult. Midweek is £4.20 child and £5.20 an adult. Please be aware that we do get very busy midweek with school visits. Father Christmas is just £3.50 per child. We do not charge for photographs with Father Christmas or with Star the Donkey in our photo booth. There are limited pre bookable slots available at weekends and school holidays at 10.30 am.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

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