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Lots of Piglets for Drizella

Drizella, one of our Gloucester Old Spot sows recently gave birth to ten healthy piglets.

New for 2019 – Twice the Room for the Critters

The ever populay Critters2You room in the main barn has grown for 2019.
There is now twice as much space for all the wonderful critters and for you too!

Under Fourís Soft Play Area Refurbishment

We are really pleased to inform you that our under fours soft play area in the main barn is now even better than ever before!

We have treated it to a full refurbishment, adding many more fun, interactive and sensory activities for your little ones.

We look forward to seeing you all.

New Pedal Tractors for 2018

New for 2018 – eight Fendt 939 Vario pedal tractors and five new John Deere tractors.

The Fendt 939 tractors are great for children from three to seven years old and
the John Deere tractors are made for older children.

Come and give them a try!

Asian Water Buffalo at the Farm

We would like to introduce our new herd of Water Buffalo.

They arrived on the farm late in December and have settled in really well. They are very protective of their calfs and have kept us on our toes when we are feeding them.

With our ground being very low lying and extremely wet for most of the year our environment is perfect for them.

The Pumpkins – All Planted

We have planted 15,000 pumpkin plants which will be ready for our annual
Pumpkin Picking Adventure which is open daily from 13th of October 2018.

Last year's Pumpkin Picking Adventure was a great success which was enjoyed by
all who came along and picked their pumpkins ready for Halloween.

 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 Winner

Congratulations to Windmill Animal Farm!

We’re so pleased that Windmill Animal Farm has been recognised with a 2018 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned on TripAdvisor.

Because we’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years,
we're pleased to announce that we have qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

We would just like to thank all our staff for there consistent hard work also to our visitors new and old for there continued support.

Many thanks to everyone!

A Tree Full of Custard!

Now it's spring and the weather is warmer, Wayne, who runs Critters2You, decided that Custard, the albino python, would enjoy a climb in one the trees near the barn.
Here are the pictures!

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Easter Lambing and More Lamb Feeding

We have recently combined two herds of sheep at Windmill Animal Farm and have more ewes than ever before giving birth to their lambs here on the farm.

Many of the ewes will be bringing their lambs into the world during the Easter School Holidays, so if you are visiting us during Easter, be sure visit the Lambing Shed, and don't forget the Lamb Bottle Feeding in the Main Barn.

Fully Supervised Lamb Bottle Feeding takes place three times a day – 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30, so make sure you are there in plenty of time.

Out in the Fields in the Winter Cold

Many of our animals are used to hard winters, these sheep, ponies and cattle are quite happy in the cold conditions that we have this winter. We just need to make sure they have all the food they need and that they can have a drink whenever they want.

Lambing Time is in Full Swing

Come and visit us in the Lambing Shed where we have hundreds of lambs being born. Don't be surprised it you see some twins!

The Slinger family and their friendly farm staff will be on hand to talk to you and answer any questions you may have if you want to know more about lambing.

A Brand New Adventure Trail for 2018

We have had a brand new Adventure Trail, designed and built by Playdale, one of the world leaders in playground equipment manufacture and installation.

The Adventure Trail is now complete and ready for you to enjoy when you visit.

Hello New Animals and Goodbye Mud

We have been busily working away upgrading and adding new stock fencing for some
new breeds and different types of animals for 2018.

Our main paths and walkways have been remade and are now all accessible
in all weathers.

Don't worry we have left a little mud to play in!

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'I do like my little house!'

Farmyard Friends is our new fully supervised small animal petting area were you and your little ones can learn all about, how to look after, and safely handle, our collection of smaller animals here on the farm.

The Farmyard Friends area is located in the main barn and is open every day the farm is open.

Brand New Volvo Mini Diggers

We have just installed two brand new Volvo mini diggers by the entrance to the Play Barn.

The new luxury Volvo diggers are much better to drive than the old X40 ones.

Why not give them a try on your next visit to the farm?

 Dedicated Reptile Area

Critters 2 You have proved so popular with visitors we have built them a dedicated ‘Reptile Area’ in the main barn where you can get-up-close with the reptiles and spiders.

The reptile area is only used when Critters 2 You are visiting the farm – Check here for dates

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