There’s something special about staying on a farm and West Woolley is no exception. Many of our guests find it hard to tear themselves away – especially the kids!
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.
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 Dandelion trying to nibble Farmer Richard’s wellies or Bounty slithering down the slide.
There’s only one thing that Ruby Rose and Chilli, our 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.
Barley and Clover are the fastest sheep in the West! Once you’ve opened their gate, they’re off at high speed to join their friends, the pigs, in the field. And despite being little, they take no nonsense from Chilli, Ruby and Rose
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. After their breakfast they’ll waddle up from the stable 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 your 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, watching the barn owls at dusk 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.