Billy

Billy

Billy & Bunter

Billy and Bunter our Barn Owls have been with us for just over 2 years. They came to us very young after being abandoned and are very tame. They live on a diet of chicks and are fed daily.

Barn owls do not hoot they make a screeching sound. Barn Owl feathers are super soft! This helps them to hunt silently, but they are not very waterproof and get soaked if it rains

Ferrets

Ferrets

Ferrets

Our ferrets are fed twice a day on wet cat food and sometimes dried biscuits too. The average ferret lives to be 6-7 years old.

The majority of “working” ferrets are used to eradicate vermin, but they have other less obvious purposes. Their ability to worm their way through confined spaces has led several institutions to use them for running wire.In the 1960’s, aircraft manufacturer Boeing used ferrets to string wire through planes!

Our ferrets love to play in their large tunnel tubing and, be outside as much as they can, they also like to dig holes in the soil. They can be quite mischievous!

Our ferrets are called Slinky, Bandit, Rascal, Eddie and Nibbler.

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs are great small pets as they are good natured and easy to care for. They are the most popular small pet in many countries

South America (Peru) Guinea Pigs were kept by the Incas and were found in houses when the Spanish conquistadors conquered South America.

Our Guinea pigs you can handle in our Hutches and Aviaries corner. They have their food given twice a day, along with fresh vegetables such as carrots and broccoli. Also, the farm staff will go on the hunt for some fresh dandelion leaves for them to munch on.

The Guinea pig was first domesticated as early as 5000BC for food by tribes in South America. Even to this day they are still considered a source of food in some countries and cultures. It was the Spanish, Dutch and English that first introduced them into Europe as exotic pets among the upper class and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth 1.

Guinea pigs have a similar diet to that of rabbits, grass is their natural diet but pets are fed on soft pellets and hay. Dietary wise Guinea pigs are like humans are require Vitamin C in their diet or they will develop scurvy.

Guinea pigs shouldn’t be raised as a single they are a pack animal and are prone to loneliness so they like to have company, in Switzerland owning a single guinea pig is considered harmful to its well-being and forbidden by law.

Banjo The Bearded Dragon

Meet Boris

Banjo The Bearded Dragon

Then we have our Bearded Dragon; Boris, and no they don’t breathe fire…. well not yet anyway

The name "bearded dragon" refers to the "beard" of the lizard, the underside of the throat which turns black if they are stressed or see a potential rival. They are adept climbers, spending time on branches and in bushes and near human habitation. 

They have the ability to change color during rivalry challenges between males, in response to ambient temperature changes such as turning black to absorb heat, and other stimuli. Males grow up to 60 cm (24 in) long, and females up to 51 cm (20 in). Bearded dragons also produce a mild venom originating from primitive venom glands. Although generally harmless towards humans, it is effective towards smaller-sized animals.

The Beard dragons are like our other animals and do eat daily, they mainly eat insects and have a mix of plant based food, mainly leafy greens and they love dandelion leaves which we pick of our village green for them. Also a key element of their diet is calcium which we have to supplement for them as none of the food we feed them contains enough of it, so to do this we coat the insects in a calcium powder before we put them into the enclosure, they also require UVB light to process this calcium so we have UVB blubs in the enclosure to help aid them in digestion of the calcium but to help them even more, when it is sunny we take them outside to the ferret park and let them have a run around in the sun, where they absorb the natural UV light from the Sun which is much more effective than that from the bulb.

Borris The Bearded Dragon

Open Farm

Open Farm

This is a real hands-on experience, loved by children and adults alike (and don’t worry if it raining there’s lots undercover).

Open Farm

 
The PlayBarn

The PlayBarn

A place where babies, toddlers and older children can happily and safely climb, clamber, slide, swing and explore – whatever the weather.

The PlayBarn

 
Farm Shop

Farm Shop

Our Farm Shop is a happy collaboration between us and the wonderful suppliers who arrive with delicious, locally made produce.

Farm Shop

 
Artisan Village

Retail Village

In our Retail Village you will find a delightful range of fabulous local businesses, including our recently opened country barn.

Retail Village

 
Wellies Cafe

Wellies Cafe

Wellies Café is all about you relaxing with friends and family, enjoying good, locally-sourced home cooked fayre, served by friendly people.

Wellies Café

 
Parties & Groups

Parties & Groups

We offer open farm birthday parties for children and also cater for school visits from primary age through to A Level.

Parties & Groups

 
School Visits

Educational Visits

From primary to A-level, our site can host a range of curriculum based visits to suit all needs, including tours, activities, fun and games.

Educational Visits

 
Conferencing

Conferencing

Our conference rooms are convenient and competitively priced, with fantastic views, home cooked food, cakes, speciality teas and coffees.

Conferencing

 
 

Upcoming Events & News

For details of all our upcoming events and news about Greenlands Farm Village, please see our events page...

Meet Our Animals

Meet Our Animals

Read about each of our animals to learn more about their habits and what they eat. Pick which ones you would like to meet on your visit.

Our Animals

 
Greenlands Opportunities

Greenlands Opportunities

Greenlands Farm are a passionate dedicated team, and with so much to do, we are always looking for like-minded people to join us.

Greenlands Opportunities

 
History of Greenlands

History of Greenlands

Find out about the history of Greenlands and see if you can spot any of the original features when you come to visit the farm.

History of Greenlands

 
 

Reviews

"We came as a family in May when we were at Haven Lakeland park. We spent the full day here feeding lambs and cuddling the rabbits. We now have 2 rabbits at home our daughter loved them that much! She loved the large slide in the barn. We also had lunch in the cafe that was brilliant.
My mum then took us last weekend (July) to see Paw Patrol and have breakfast, followed by a full day on the farm. Yet again we loved it again and my mum was able to get around on her mobility scooter. The beach and the paddle pool was a brilliant etc. My daughter loves water.
All round brilliant day out! Would definitely come back again. Just need to try the afternoon tea in The Loft Tea Room now."

Annabelle Jade Hartley, July 2017

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