A lovely Day Nursery busy educating and caring for children from 12 weeks to 5yrs. With daily visits to the farm and woodland walks it’s an idyllic setting to inspire the children.


Our restaurant caters for all and offers a wide range of home cooked food with lite bite meals from £3.95 (including freshly made baguettes and jacket potatoes) to country meals from the specials board from £5.95. And a kids menu from £2.99 with choices from West Lodge's own pork sausage and mash to a healthy pic-nic box.

There are baby changing facilities in both the ladies and disabled toilets.

Farm House & Barns

The 1850's brick farm house and barns. The hub of the working farm. Out of bounds!

Play Areas

A good place for the kids to let off steam, conveniently situated by the restaurant and snack shack, so mum and dad can grab a well deserved coffee, cake and relax on one of the many picnic benches dotted around the play area!


Farm gift shop to buy a memento of your day, also selling a large range of farm toys and sets, cuddly toys and a range of jams, chutneys and treats for mum and dad.

Barrel Ride

The Ever popular Barrel Ride. A free tractor train ride that runs around the outdoor play area. Leaving from the station at every half past the hour.

Family Paddock

A large lawn area surrounded by ponds and trees offering dappled shade. The ideal spot for a picnic or family game of football or cricket.

Ducks & Geese

A paddock full of rare breeds of geese and ducks that add that farm yard background noise which sets the place off!


A large cloistered barn with covered walkway around the animal pens, usually containing lambs, goats and piglets. Also home to the famous West Lodge Piglet Race.


At weekends and school holidays the classroom is often used for kids craft activities.


A selection of commercial and rare breeds of chickens laying eggs for the shop. Hens, houses, feed and equipment are also available for sale for those that would like fresh eggs straight from their back garden.


In the piggery there is a selection of rare breed sows including Tamworths, Saddlebacks and British Lops, as well as Borris the boar. A very busy place with new litters of piglets every 6-8 weeks.

Animal Paddocks

The paddocks set at the heart of the farm park are where you can see flocks of sheep, rare breeds of cattle, goats and ponies.

To Walks & Trails

This path leads to the caterpillar tunnel and gully, the troll bridge, wildflower meadow, wildlife ponds and poplar wood.

To Walks & Trails

This path leads to the shady golfcourse woods, fairy dell and Witch's House.

Play Barn

A barn filled with trikes, sand pit and small play frames for those less favorable weather days!

Cuddle Corner

Home to the farm's cute & fluffies. With a daily timetable of animal activities to help you get closer to the animals.

Demonstration Barn

A 120 seat display barn with daily activities and seasonal demonstrations such as lambing and sheep shearing.

Den Making Area

Under the canopy of a huge Horse Chestnut tree, make dens and shelters with the sticks, branches and brush. Also known as the dad crèche.

Pedal Tractors

For those budding tractor drivers. A concreted park to tootle round on John Deere pedal tractors, with trailers and bark chip in the middle they'll be kept busy transporting piles from one place to another.


The mischievous goats are great favourites with all the family, particularly with their antics on goat mountain. They are also great fun and safe to feed with the children.

Cricket Club

Home ground of Desborough Cricket Club. Saturday and Sunday games through the summer adding to the country scene.