Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre
We have been welcoming visitors to our Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre for the past 26 years to share with us our very special place and our wonderful collection of miniature, rare and friendly creatures.
Tea Room & Gift Shop
Each day at Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre we offer a selection of hot and cold food in the Tea Room.
The typical hot food menu includes toasties and jacket potatoes with a range of delicious fillings: pies, pasties and tasty hot soups. For those of you not watching your waistline you have a choice of cakes and scones to follow. Should that not be naughty enough, enjoy a hot chocolate to die for.
Choose to eat in the comfort of the tea room or in the picnic garden. You are more than welcome to bring your own food to enjoy in the picnic barn or garden.
We offer a carefully selected range of gifts for adults and children to suit any size of pocket..
During winter months and in very wet weather our animals are displayed under cover which makes it more comfortable for them and for you. There is wheelchair access to all areas of the farm, with free mobility scooter loan on site.
Discover the animals
Set in a glorious rural environment you have a unique opportunity for a close encounter with many rare, miniature and very special friendly animals.
Pygmy goats are particular favourites, as are the Miniature Zebu, the worlds smallest breed of cow, and the Ouessants, the most diminuitive of all sheep.
The Miniature Horses and Donkeys have frequently been featured on television over the past few years.
The ‘hands on’ experience is actively encouraged and you may wish to feed some of them with our specially formulated food.
Be entertained by the antics of the delightful little creatures in our small animal house: mice chipmunks, chinchillas, guinea pigs and rabbits. Nearby reside our family of ferrets and our tortoises.
The red squirrels inhabit the Millenium Dome beneath a canopy of mature oak trees.
Waterfowl, pheasants and poultry
The landscaped waterfowl enclosure is spanned by a raised board walk. This is a tranquil place where you may wish to sit and view some of the worlds most delightful ducks, geese and swans.
The Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre collection of miniature poultry breeds are selected for their beauty, character and friendliness.
Encircling the Millennium Dome are flights which house some of the most spectacular breeds of pheasant.
From Easter to the end of July small clutches of chicks and ducklings are hatched each week.
You may be lucky enough to see that very special moment when they break out from the confines of their shells.
The amazing collection of owls
It has taken many years to gather together one of the finest breeding collections of Owls in Europe.
The Owl Gardens have been thoughtfully designed and planted in order to create an intimate setting which allows visitors a rare opportunity to observe all the British Owls, as well as 27 other spectacular species from around the world.
Throughout Spring and Summer see our hand-reared owlets in the Owlet Room, from the newly hatched to young adults. You might be lucky enough to observe the owlets being hand fed by our Owl Keeper. In Autumn and Winter, this room becomes an ‘everything owl’ information room to explore.
Our hand-reared owls sit proudly either side of the Owlet Room – a prime spot from which to be admired. A fantastic opportunity to get a brilliant picture… in fact they may even be offended if you don’t photograph them!
The Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre aim has been to create and develop a safe environment in which to explore and interact with the animals. We also have an education/picnic room for your exclusive use.
For your safety and comfort we limit the amount of children’s groups on any one day which is why booking is essential.
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