SMALL ANIMAL ENCLOSURE
For animal lovers there’s a Small Animal Enclosure with a selection of pygmy goats, ponies, alpacas, pigs, lambs, chickens, guinea pigs and lots of small furry animals that children simply adore.
Firm favourites back this season include Butch the pygmy goat (he loves a nibble on some leaves), Bubbles and Squeak, last year’s pygmy goat babies who will be showing you how much they’ve grown, and Rosie and Blossom the pigs will be waiting for a back scratch from you too. They’ll be joined by two new alpacas, ducks and more pygmy goats.
Everyday at 3.30pm to 5.00pm you can see 250 cows being milked from our visitor gallery where information is available about the whole process as you watch. By arrangement, farm walks and tours can also be organised to give you a greater insight into the world of dairy farming.
CHILDREN’S ADVENTURE PLAY AREA
We’ve redesigned the layout this year and added a tyre tower, swing and a giant bee! together with your favourite wooden climbing frames, chutes, slides and swings – definitely the ideal space for younger children full of energy and fun. Better still, with our Farm Store close by, you can sit outside and relax with a tea or coffee and bite to eat whilst keeping an eye on the kids as they play.
Visit Lotmead and depending on when and what’s going on, you may end up watching model boats and aircraft (although it’s not guaranteed) – even the real thing as we have our very own Gipsy Moth classic biplane which you may spot flying overhead!