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We are sorry to announce we are unfortunately CLOSED to the public for the foreseeable future due to staff illness.

We can only apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Farm Update

New Arrivals

Max the Welsh Section A Pony

Max is a 15yr old pony from the Blue Cross. He seems to be settling in well. Why not come and meet him.

Miniature Zebus

We have welcomed 2 new male Miniature Zebus to the farm! Zebus are originally from Southern Asia and these two already have the distinctive humps that zebus are known for. They will obviously not grow as large as normal zebus, but we think you will agree they are beautiful!


Our fabulous shearer has been and sheared all the sheep so everyone is feeling much better now!

Thanks to Rachel and James Metcalfe from Greenhills Pedigree North Country Cheviot.

New Arrivals!

New Sheep

We have a new tup at the farm [boy sheep]. He is called Flynn and is a Manx Loaghtan. As you can see he has 3 rather large horns! Manx Loaghtan are classed as rare breed due to low population numbers.

New Meerkats

We have a new mob of Meerkats from Greenacre Animal Park in Wales. We have 8 new meerkats. They consist of 2 girls Yzma and Ursula and 6 boys Gaston, Scar, Jafar, Hook, Hopper and Hans! We can’t wait until we can reopen for you all to see them! Don’t worry we still have Twinkle and Montgomery, our original meerkats, they are very happy but obviously live separately to the new mob to avoid any territorial disputes.

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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, horses, cows, goats, shetland pony, miniature zebu, donkeys, pigs, sheep, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits and much more.

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 or as part of a VIP animal experience.

The farm operates a café serving light lunches, snacks and refreshments as well as a varied souvenir shop.

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

Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED

Find Us

Haverlands Lane,
South Yorkshire,
S70 5NQ

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