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Wigfield Farm

Family Fun Day and Registration Event for DKMS – Saturday 14th September 2019 10am-4pm

Registration for DKMS involves signing up to the register and also doing 3 cheek swabs which are then sent off for tissue analysis and then adding to the register. Obviously we won’t be doing the cheek swabs (the member of the public does that) we would just complete the forms with them and ensure they have been filled in correctly.
Other activities will include:
The reptile room will be open 12noon – 3.30pm
Chase from Paw Patrol will be appearing throughout the day
South Yorkshire Police and the fire brigade will be on site as well as stalls for St Johns Ambulance and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity
FREE face glitter provided by the Naughty Unicorn company
FREE arts and crafts

Raffle with proceeds going to Sheffield Childrens Hospital.

* We have been inspired to do this as one of our Activity Workers has a friend whose nephew has recently been diagnosed with leukaemia and are searching for a stem cell donor so please come along and show your support for a brilliant cause.


About Wigfield Farm

Set in the Worsbrough Country Park area of Barnsley, Wigfield Farm has three main functions:

  • A working farm producing livestock
  • A base for Barnsley College Horticulture and Animal Management courses
  • An Open Farm and Visitors Centre accessible to the local and wider community

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 gives them a real working environment 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 in our on-site shop.

The farm is situated approximately 2 miles south-west of Barnsley next to Worsbrough Country Park. It is near to the Dove Valley Trail section of the Trans-Pennine Trail, and provides a perfect visitor attraction for adults and children.

We have a wide range of animals including meerkats, cows, goats, Shetland ponies, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, sheep, chickens, red deer, guinea pigs, rabbits and much more. There is also a rodent room and an aquatics room featuring many different varieties of fish and other aquatic life.

Our students take a walk on the wild side in our exotics room where they care for and study a variety of reptiles. Although this area isn’t open to the public, you can view our reptiles, snakes and lizards at public events, if you book a birthday party with us, or as part of a VIP animal experience.

The farm operates a cafe serving light lunches, snacks and refreshments.

Part-Time Courses

We hold a number of short courses at Wigfield Farm throughout the year. For information on all our courses please visit Barnsley College’s Animal Care  and Horticulture page.

Opening Times

Monday 10.00AM - 4.00PM
Tuesday 10.00AM - 4.00PM
Wednesday 10.00AM - 4.00PM
Thursday 10.00AM - 4.00PM
Friday 10.00AM - 4.00PM
Saturday 10.00AM - 4.00PM
Sunday 10.00AM - 4.00PM

Find Us

Haverlands Lane,
South Yorkshire,
S70 5NQ

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