Digby

Meet Digby

Digby is our Miniature Shetland Pony, he’s a Stallion and originates from the Shetland Isles, Scotland.

Shetland ponies originated in the Shetland Isles, located northeast of mainland Scotland. Small horses have been kept on the Shetland Isles since the Bronze Age. People who lived on the islands probably later crossed the native stock with ponies imported by Norse settlers. Shetland ponies also were probably influenced by the Celtic Pony, brought to the islands by settlers between 2000 and 1000 BCE. The harsh climate and scarce food developed the ponies into extremely hardy animals.

Shetland ponies were first used for pulling carts, carrying peat, coal and other items, and plowing farm land. Then, as the Industrial Revolution increased the need for coal in the mid-19th century, thousands of Shetland ponies traveled to mainland Britain to be pit ponies, working underground hauling coal, often for their entire (often short) lives. Coal mines in the eastern United States also imported some of these animals. The last pony mine in the United States closed in 1971.

Today Shetlands are ridden by children and are shown by both kids and adults, also more recently starting to be used by young jockeys now making appearances at county shows and game fairs.

Breakfast, Hard feed, hay and apples as a treat

Fun Fact

When Digby goes out at night into the field the first thing he does is drop to the floor and roll over in the dust

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 Loft Tearoom

The Loft Tearoom

A quaint, vintage style setting, offering deluxe champagne afternoon teas, homemade food and delicious fresh homemade cakes.

The Loft Tearoom

 
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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