Meet Our Rabbits

Giant Rabbit

In our hutches, we have 3 different breeds of rabbits;

Our first breed are our Continental Giant Rabbits, which is one of the largest and oldest breeds of rabbit, with records suggesting they may have been around as far back as the mid-16th century in Europe. They have been known to weight more than 35lbs and their ear length is about 25% of the body length. Their average lifespan is anywhere from 4 to 5 years. These as you can imagine were originally bred for their meat and fur but over time they have become more popular as pets due to their friendly and docile nature.

Our second breed is our Netherland Dwarf, first produce in the Netherlands in the early 20th century. It was a cross between a small polish breed and a smaller wild rabbit, after several generations the resulting animal was what we now call the Netherlands dwarf which are available in a wide range of colours and patterns. The breed was first imported into the United Kingdom in 1948.

Due to their size they aren’t recommended as pets for children as they don’t like to be handled or picked up to cuddle with and they have very fragile bones so been handled roughly can lead to serious injury so large rabbits are recommended for young children as they tend to be a lot hardier.

Our third breed is the lop ear, this breed was developed in England in the 19th century through selective breeding and is believed to be the first lop breed developed by humans. The English lop is characterized by its distinctively long lop ears, bald head and large body size and will live for about 5 years.

The does weigh between 10 – 15lbs and bucks are slightly smaller and weigh 9 – 12 lbs.

They are a relatively inactive breed which make them good pets for children.

The ideal age for them breeding is around 10 months old and are very prolific producing litters between 5 -12 kits with a gestation period of between 28 – 35 days.

When they grow up the ears grow rapidly in the first 16 weeks of life and then the body grows to catch up, so when they are young they look out proportion

Diet; Rabbits have a sensitive digestive system and can be fussy eaters, they require good quality pellets, vegetables and an unlimited supply of hay. Foods high in sugar like fruit or root vegetables should only be given in small quantities.

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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