Our larger animals are housed around the farm in various locations from our barns to our fields. If you are unable to find any of our animals, please feel free to ask a member of staff. The collection of our larger animals is subject to change, so come along and see what animals we have to make your day special. Our larger animals are very friendly and enjoy lots of attention from visitors however, as most are rescued, we do ask that you are calm around them and show them respect. If you would further information on any of the animals or require assistance please feel free to ask a member of staff who will be more than happy to help.
We have five horses and three pony’s on the farm, they range from our very small Shetland pony called Jack to Romeo our Clydesdale. If you find our horses beds are empty, you will probably find our horses are out stretching their legs in our larger field just up from the llama field. All of our horses are friendly and love to meet our visitors, so please stop by to say hello to them. All horses are grazers so this means they will spend the majority of their time in the field eating grass or hay. An interesting thing to note is horses height isn’t measured in meters, its actually measured in hands. One hand is measured as 4inches.
We have two donkeys Dave & Jenny May, they are often found out with our llamas in the good weather, however if it is very bad they will kept tucked up in bed. They are very friendly and can often been seen chasing each other having a good time. Dave in particular is very vocal and very loud you cant miss it when they are shouting about something. Donkeys are happiest with at least one other donkey for companionship, and form very close bonds with their friends, which is clear to see when you spend time watching our fun pair. Donkeys are very smart and loving and can learn to do things easily.
We have six goats on the farm, Billy, Opal, Crystal, Tulip, Robson and Samuel. They can be often found out to play with the llamas however if its bad weather outside they are kept in their beds in the first barn. Samuel & Robson were born on the farm to mother Tulip. They are all very playful none more so than our Billy who loves nothing more than getting attention, to get him moving in the morning you need to give him a rub. They are also very playful with each other often play fighting with each other butting heads. Goats are one of the earliest domesticated animals. Most goats are born with two horns although some breeds don’t and some goats have theirs removed at birth.
We have two kunekune pigs, Porkers & Mr Jelly, they can either be found in their own field besides the llamas or inside the second barn if its particularly cold. Our pigies are very friendly and love to be given lots of attention from our visitors. They are the smallest domesticated breed of pig in the world, a firm favourite among pet pig owners, due to their placid friendly nature and love of human company. Pigs are very social, communicative and intelligent animals. Kunekune pigs vary from 24″ to 30″ high and weigh between 140-220 lbs. They are covered in long hair, which can be straight, wavy or curly.
On the farm we have three Llamas Delilah, Deloris and Lenny, who live out in our smaller field. Although Llamas are usually very friendly our girls are a little unsure about humans and tend to keep their distance. Llamas can be know to spit at people however it is not something ours are known to do. Llamas are grazers meaning they will eat grass and hay however in the winter we do supplement their fed with a special hard food to ensure they get enough nutrition. Llamas can live between 15-29 years and can weigh any where from 200-450 pounds.
On the farm we have 13 sheep in total which are two different breeds, they live out in their own field beside our gardens. We keep our sheep only for educational purpose and do not have them for their wool or meat. Our sheep are all very friendly and will often come to see visitors at the gate. Sheep are also grazers so they will spend most of their day eating grass or hay and the hard food we supply during the winter.