Barnsley College Wigfield Farm

Wigfield Farm

Latest News - farm opening hours increased

Wigfield Farm is open from 10am and closes at 5.15pm.

Last admission into the farm will be at 4.15pm

Easter Event

Wigfield Farm are holding a fabulous Easter Event on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday 10am-4pm [both days] so why not come and join us and the animals :)

There will be:

·Small animal petting area

·Exotics room will be opened

·Sunflower growing competition [50p per go]

·Keeper talks

·Bouncy castle *Weather dependent

·Free Treasure hunt [with a prize for every child]


·Arts n crafts

·Golf - 1 free child with every paying adult [only for Easter Event] *Weather dependent

·Mista Twister Balloon modeller- Monday only!

Adults £3, Children/Concessions £1.50, Children under 3yrs FREE, Season ticket holders FREE
Wigfield Farm, Haverlands Lane, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 5NQ
For more info. Ring [01226] 216 474 or email


Winners of calf and pig naming competitions announced!

The winners of our calf naming competition were Emily Gillott and Daniel Swift for suggesting the name 'Colin' which we love!

The winner of the pig naming competition was Mika Hall who suggested 'Hetty' and 'Hatty' which we also love!

All winners receive a free annual pass to the farm for 1 year [valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children].


Wigfield Farm - About us

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.

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.

There is also an exotics room with a variety of reptiles which although it isn't open to the public, people do get to view them at public events, birthday parties, organised group visits or as part of a VIP experience.

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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