Set in the Worsborough Country Park area of Barnsley, Wigfield Farm has three main functions:
- A working farm producing livestock
- A base for Barnsley College courses in Horticulture and Animal care
- An Open Farm and Visitors Centre accessible to the local and wider community
The farm is situated approximately 2 miles south west of Barnsley next to Worsbrough Country Park. The farm extends to some 48 hectare, Approximately 40 hectare is grassland with the remainder supporting annual cereal crop. Wherever possible the farm is managed to reflect the aims and objectives of the adjoining country park.
Although farm staff are employed, the day to day work of the farm is undertaken by students following one of our many programmes of study thus providing a realistic working environment in which to develop their skills and knowledge.
A modern horticulture unit supports the learning and development of students following both vocational and recreational courses in horticulture and gardening. Seasonal plants are often available for sale at competetive prices.
Wigfield 'open' farm is situated on the Dove Valley Trail section of the Trans-Pennine Trail, and provides a perfect visitor attraction at which to refresh yourself in our cafe and shop facility.
The farm has a wide range of animals including meerkats, cattle, goats, Shetland ponies,alpacas, pigs, sheep, poultry, cage birds, chipmunks, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits and much more. We also have a rodent room and an aquatics room featuring many different varieties of fish and other aquatic life.
September is the start of the academic year and, as the area’s leading provider in land based studies, we will be offering a range of courses in animal care and horticulture.
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