There’s something special about staying on a farm and West Woolley is no exception. Many of our guests, particularly those with families, find it hard to tear themselves away.
Help Feed the Animals
It wouldn’t be a farm holiday without farm animals and ours are a very sociable bunch, especially at feeding time. In fact it’s hard to know who enjoys this early morning activity most – the children or the animals.
Maple, Misty and Morwenna, our pygmy goats, have won their way into the hearts of many of our guests, young and old. Small, friendly and very inquisitive, they love carrots and playing games – you might see Maple jumping onto Farmer John’s back or Misty slithering down the slide.
There’s only one thing that Ruby and Rose, our two hairy Kune Kune pigs love more than a mud bath – breakfast! And the only thing they love more than their normal breakfast is banana skins, so save yours up and watch them chomp them down.
Stand at the gate and Tom, Billy, Tess and Gabriel are quick to react. No sooner have they spied you than they’ll be galloping as fast as their legs will carry them, hoping for a handful of sheep mix or a woolly back-rub.
Little ones love feeding the chickens. And seeing them crouched down with a pot of grain and a big smile, while our tame chickens contentedly peck away, always makes a great photo.
Animal feeding always starts with letting the ducks out. Our little flock is led by Eric, the cartoon-style Indian Runner, who thinks he’s in charge and looks after the girls. Once they’ve waddled up from the stable to their own enclosure, they’ll be quacking for their food before setting out to explore around the farm.
You can help us feed the animals at half past eight every morning – we’ll show you the meeting place when you first arrive.
Burn Off Some Energy
Our Sports barn is the perfect place for youngsters to burn off energy under cover. Here you can kick a football around, practice you crickets skills, shoot hoops in the basketball net or play table tennis. There are ride-ons for toddlers and a low-level climbing wall (it’s designed for kids but strangely addictive for grown ups).
Soak Up the Peace and Quiet
One of the most delightful things about West Woolley Farm, so our guests tell us, is the chance to really unwind. There’s something wonderfully relaxing about reconnecting with nature; watching the swallows flitting over the meadows or the bees buzzing in the flowers; hearing a skylark high in the sky or gazing out over the fields to the sea in the distance. Come nighttime, when the dark sky is punctuated with millions of stars, you’ll succumb to a deep and peaceful sleep.