News

Spring update

Here’s our super-quick news round-up: Drying out nicely… It may be tempting the gods to say this, but the ground has dried out quite a lot following the recent good weather. Wellies are no longer obligatory. However, until we can get the heavy roller on the walkways, they’re a bit uneven. Suitable footwear will be… read more

Preparing for petting: say hello to our new animals this Bank Holiday!

After that horrible weather at Easter kept us closed, Farmtastic is finally ready to open this Bank Holiday weekend. And we’ve got a bleating, moo-ing, baa-ing, squawking bunch of new arrivals. Our new friends include: bottle-feeding calves bottle-feeding lambs bottle-feeding baby pygmy goats a new parrot three baby chipmunks, 5 weeks old young chicks They’re… read more

Farmtastic’s Summer news round-up

It might be hard to believe from the weather, but it really is Summer — so here’s Farmtastic’s super-quick Summer round-up. First and foremost, we would like to send out a big thank you to all of our visitors. Despite the changeable weather, this has been our best season ever. It’s gratifying to know that… read more

Babies galore on the farm!

Well, it’s been a busy few weeks down at Farmtastic Animal Farm. We have lots of new additions that we’re excited to tell you about. We’ve got 5 new baby lambs, all feeding happily and running around,  2  Hereford calves being bottle fed and 5 – yes 5 – young chipmunks (they took everyone by… read more

Farmtastic opening soon for 2017

Spring is now most definitely in the air and the Farmtastic team are looking forward to welcoming visitors for a new year. We were hoping to open the weekend of the 6th March, but the ground is still too wet. After all, we are a farm, and everything’s weather dependant. We will definitely be open… read more

Beautiful kittens – sorry, now sold

Note: Sorry, since we posted this news item, all our kittens have been sold. They’re tiny, furry and super-cute – and one (or more) of them could soon be curled up on your lap. Farmtastic are delighted to announce that we have kittens for sale. Our little bundles of fun are up to all sorts… read more

Fantastic, Farmtastic help from The Nationwide

On Thursday 21st September, we were visited by some lovely people from The Nationwide Building Society. Ten employees from various parts of the country gave up their time and energy to help us out. Their volunteer help was part of the Nationwide’s ‘Living On Your Side’ initiative, which supports local communities and charities throughout the… read more

New arrivals in the Petting Zone

Summer is here and we have been busy making the Petting Zone experience even better. About 8 weeks ago our two cats gave birth to 9 gorgeous kittens who are now ready to say hello to everyone. Most of them are black, like their mum, but a couple have white faces and feet. All have… read more

Farmtastic re-opens for 2016

We’re delighted to announce that Farmtastic will be opening the gates for visitors on 30th April 2016. We’re open on Sunday 1st May and Monday 2nd May too – perfect for a family Bank Holiday outing (the ground may still be wet after the rainy winter, so we advise that you bring your wellies!) It’s… read more