Child friendly animals at North Hayne Farm

   "Feeding the animals twice a day was just a truly magical experience for all of us" Barney C Google Review  


Our purpose built children's farm

Visit our purpose built childrens farm and help feed the animals every morning and every tea time. 

With a structured feeding routine including animal handling sessions with a member of staff who provides help, encouragement and takes the time to explain how to look after our animals.  With daily donkey rides, the farm provides a wonderful opportunity for confidence to develop and for Early Years learning to take place supported by our range of EYFS activity packs and farm trails.

Extended support for children with Autism and other additional needs

  • Come and feed our sheep - Buzz, Sooty and Haribo plus new lambs each spring for you to help bottle feed
  • Our two Alpacas  - Cocoa and Latte
  • Many ducks and hens (chicks at Easter)
  • Cats, rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Our goats Bramble, Pepper, Blackberry and Crumble
  • Last but not least our little pigs - Wilbur and Truffle, born 1st September 2014

Experience life on the farm

Come down to the barns twice a day to help feed and care for the animals then collect freshly laid eggs from our rehomed ex-battery hens who will provide plenty of entertainment for anyone brave enough to feed them worms or pasta! They lay fresh eggs for us every morning which our guests are welcome to come and help collect.  Our eggs are available to buy from the farm house.

For our morning helpers there is the added excitement of having a free donkey ride (kindly provided by Frosty and Abbott). For some of our older children, or indeed willing parents, our goats Blackberry and Crumble are always keen to be taken for a walk.

Don't forget to pop in and say hello to our little pigs who really enjoy their meal times.

Looking after you

With fabulous hand washing and toilet facilities the farm is also open during the day time.... if you just can't stay away!

Investigation stationFinally, don't forget to pop in to our Investigation Station where you can discover more about our natural world or simply have some quiet time (great for sensory overloads).




Feeding Times on the Farm

Spring Morning feed @ 9:15am, Evening feed @ 5:15pm See us down at the feed barn
Summer Morning feed - Starting @ 9:05am, Evening feed - Starting @ 6:05pm See us down at the feed barn
Autumn Morning feed - Starting @ 9:05am, Evening feed - Starting @ 5:05pm See us down at the feed barn
Winter Morning feed - Starting @ 9:05am, Evening feed - Starting @ 4:05pm See us down at the feed barn