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**PUBLIC NOTICE**

We will be closed to the public and to students until further notice due to COVID-19. All students will be working remotely.We will personally contact all bookings ASAP.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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Farm Update

Work has started on the playground extension….how exciting!

Hot Weather

Our equines had a cooling bath this week thanks to the lovely Nicola. Here’s Ronnie having a pamper!

Shearing

Our fabulous shearers have been and sheared the sheep and Alpacas so everyone is feeling much better now! Thanks to Rachel and James Metcalfe from Greenhills Pedigree North Country Cheviot.

New Cows

Please meet our new pedigree Belted Galloway heifers: Bradfield Beauty and Bradfield Bertha These girls will be staying as part of our breeding herd. They have come from Cote Green Farm in Bradfield and our beautiful Sapphire and Coral went to Bradfield as breeding heifers which is great to be able to work together. We are so pleased to add to our herd as it is so important to promote breeding of native breeds.

 

Lambs, Calves and Piglets

We have had lots of lambs born whilst on lockdown and the sheep are now back in the fields after lambing.

We have had several calves born whilst on lockdown and all the cows have now gone back into the fields after spending winter in the cow barn.

We have had piglets born whilst on lockdown too.

 

 

 

About Wigfield Farm

Wigfield Farm is set in Worsbrough, Barnsley and 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

A large part of the practical tasks during the week are actually undertaken by students following one of our many programmes of study giving them a real working environment to develop their skills and knowledge.

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, 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 CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

Find Us

Haverlands Lane,
Worsbrough,
Barnsley,
South Yorkshire,
S70 5NQ

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