25th May to 2nd June 2019
By the halfterm holiday, the weather will be warm enough for the Green Dragon babies to leave the Animal Barn, where they were born, and venture outside. Visitors will love seeing the lambs and goat kids playing in the paddocks while their mothers graze on the lush Spring grass.
As usual there’ll be a full programme of animal encounters, from the cute and cuddly to the cold-blooded. And for those visitors who want something special, there are exclusive, hands-on experiences led by one of our trained livestock team where visitors can get close to animals. These popular 30 minute sessions can be tailor-made to suit visitors of all ages and need to be booked in advance.
Daily Programme of Animal Encounters (25th May – 2nd June)
|11:00||Donkey Grooming||Animal Barn|
|11:30||Lamb Encounter||Animal Barn|
|11:30||Red Squirrel & Polecat Feed & Talk||Wildlife Zone Hub|
|12:00||Fox Feed & Talk||Wildlife Zone - Fox Habitat|
|12:00||Giant Rabbit Encounter||Pets Corner|
|12:30||Reindeer Feed & Talk||Wildlife Zone - Reindeer Paddock|
|12:30||Meet the Goat Kids||Animal Barn|
|13:00||Lamb Encounter||Animal Barn|
|13:00||Reptile Encounter||Pets Corner|
|14:00||Pygmy Goat Feed & Talk||Pygmy Goat Paddock|
|14:00||Undercover Flying Display & Bird Encounter||Wildlife Zone Hub|
|14:30||Ferret & Friends Encounter||Pets Corner|
|14:30||Golden Eagle Feed & Talk||Wildlife Zone - Eagle Habitat|
|15:00||Wallaby Feed & Talk||Wildlife Zone - Wallaby Paddock|
|15:00||Donkey Grooming||Donkey Paddock|
|15:30||Lamb Encounter||Animal Barn|
|15:30||Minibeasts Encounter||Pets Corner|
|16:00||Meet the Goat Kids||Animal Barn|
Spring Bank Holiday – 27th May – Working with Wool Day
A family day of demonstrations and exhibitions at sheep-shearing time! As the weather gets warmer during May, our rare breed sheep no longer need their fleecy coats and it’s time for shearing. This includes shearing the six rare breed rams – among them, Jupiter the Jacob and Boris the Badger-faced!
As well as shearing demos from the Sheep Show, there’ll be local textile artists displaying their work, demonstrations of felting, knitting and spinning and the opportunity for visitors to have a go! For more details go to Working with Wool Day.