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Whether you are enjoying a weekend event, exploring the Nature Trail or simply picking our delicious strawberries, there’s something for everyone at Lotmead Farm

WEEKEND EVENTS • NATURE TRAIL • BIRD SANCTUARY • CHILDREN’S OUTDOOR PLAY AREA
SMALL ANIMAL ENCLOSURE • DAIRY PARLOUR • FARM TOURS

Lotmead Farm is the ideal FREE to visit family day out with acres of space to run around in and with lots to see and do. 

WEEKEND EVENTS
At the start of the summer before the kids break up from school, there’s a great choice of FREE weekend events for everyone to enjoy.

It all kicks off with Open Farm Sunday on the 11 June followed by the Horses & Hawks weekend on 17/18 June which features heavy horses and birds of prey displays. The Dog & Duck Show on Sunday 25 June is all about dog training with dogs herding ducks (who would have thought). It also includes vintage caravans, cars and engines. Strawberry Drive is our vintage car rally weekend on 1/2 July followed by the popular Working Horticulture of Yesteryear Show on the weekend 8/9 July.

Visit our ‘events’ page or phone our hotline on 01793 790137 for up-to-date details and event times. 

NATURE TRAIL & BIRD SANCTUARY
Our Nature Trail is approximately a 1km walk and leads to a small lake and bird sanctuary. The lake itself is nestled within a wetland reserve and fringed with rushes as well as a variety of wetland flora and fauna.

Lotmead2016_Webpage_03aIt’s a natural sanctuary for Herons, Mallard Ducks, Teals, Coots, Moorhens and visits from the occasional Deer which you just might be able to spot from the Bird Hide. You can also stop along the way and admire the flora and fauna.

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.

DAIRY PARLOUR
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.

ALWAYS SURPRISING
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!

FAMILY DAY PASS ONLY £5
FAMILY SEASON PASS ONLY £15

Make the most of Lotmead this summer with our special family passes giving you and your children unlimited day or seasonal access to our fantastic farm activities:

  • Children’s Play Area
  • Small Animal Enclosure
  • Dairy Parlour
  • Nature Trail and Wildlife Reserve

Both passes offer great value for money and include access to all our activities for two adults and up to three children. Additional adults or children (over the age of 4 years) will be charged £1.50 per person.

All the money raised helps towards maintaining the animals and their environments, the nature trail and wetland reserve as well as generally improving all our visitor facilities and attractions. Passes can be obtained directly from the Farm Shop.