Max is a 15yr old pony from the Blue Cross. He seems to be settling in well. Why not come and meet him.
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.
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.
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.
Wigfield Farm is set in Worsbrough, Barnsley and has three main functions:
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.