Lots to do
WEEKEND EVENTS • NATURE TRAIL • CHILDREN’S OUTDOOR PLAY AREA • SMALL ANIMAL ENCLOSURE • DAIRY PARLOUR
NEW - Children’s Adventure Play Area
This year we’ve added a new fruit themed play area to stimulate young adventurers – help the farmer track down the Strawberry Thief! This stunning, hand-crafted structure provides an amazing space for pre-teenage children with varying levels of exciting physical challenges with walk ways and platforms and climbing frames.
Children can still enjoy our tyre tower, swing, monkey bars, maze and a giant bee! Plus there’s lots of space for children to run around in. With our café and 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.
Small animal enclosure
For animal lovers there’s a small animal enclosure with a selection of pygmy goats, alpacas, pigs, lambs, chickens, guinea pigs and lots of small furry animals that children simply adore.
Firm favourites back this season include Denzil the donkey and Tango the Shetland pony, 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.
Nature Sanctuary and Bird Hide
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. It’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.
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.
Open Farm Sunday 10th June
On the 10 June Lotmead Farm celebrates 'Open Farm Sunday' which has fast becoming a tradition that sees hundreds of farmers across the UK opening up their farms each year at the beginning of June since 2006.
It is a fantastic time for everyone, young and old, to discover at first-hand what it means to be a farmer. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the farm and enjoy all the activities so come and join in the fun – we look forward to seeing you for a great fun day out!
Strawberry Drive Classic Car Weekend (dates TBC)
Whether you are an owner, enthusiast or just a lover of cars, we are organising a mass gathering of Classic Cars and Vintage Automobiles at Lotmead Farm. Should you feel a bit peckish, there’s loads of strawberries ripe for the picking – which if you bring your classic car, you’ll also get a 50% discount!
Dates are still being finalised so keep an eye out on Facebook or the website for further information.
Family Day & Season Passes
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 which include:
- 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.
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.