Today we went to Greenlands Farm Village in Carnforth for the second time.
It was actually free entry today (I think it’s usually about £5 per person) and is so until 13th February. Considering I didn’t think it was quite worth the entry fee last time, I was happy to get in for free! Don’t get me wrong I’m willing to pay a little, it’s a good little farm…but there’s a farm of a similar size (possible a little larger) in Yorkshire, and it’s free all year round, so…
Regardless it makes for a fun day out. There are plenty of animals there, and the staff are very willing to get them out so they can be handled, which is fantastic for animals and visitors alike. Today we fussed over rabbits of varying sizes, turkeys and chickens. We actually got to hold at length a group of degus and a chinchilla, and we got to feed an array of four legged fuzzballs including sheep, goats and pigs!
There were a few times I was uncomfortable on the animals’ behalf…one time a child picked up a Netherland Dwarf rabbit by the neck, yikes! The parents stupidly didn’t stop the child, but neither did the staff. The guinea pigs were also put on a bench so that guests could pet them. Well, one guinea pig trundled off the edge and thwumped to the floor!! And for guinea pigs, any drop can be painful as their legs are so stubby. The group of Frizzle chickens were also kept in a pretty small shack, which made me sad to see.
On the whole though I was very impressed. The staff obviously cared a great deal about the animals, and were more than happy to chat about them. At one point a small child grabbed one of the baby goats and lifted it around the stomach, and a staff member did gently ask them to put it down.
There’s also a cafe, farm shop and really awesome crazy golf course on site. The crazy golf is just £1 per person, and great fun!
As ever, I got lots of photos to share 😉
And my favourite animal on the farm!