For many people, meeting the animals at Rand Farm Park is a very special experience. Our animals are used to people and most of them enjoy being stroked and spoken to.
The majority live in cosy undercover pens, ensuring you can meet them at any time of the year. During the summer months, we have lots of animals outside in our paddocks. Plus every day, there’s a full activity programme.
Daily Activity Programme
Meet our new arrivals and many other animals on the farm
In 2019 already we’ve welcomed calves, lambs, kids and piglets!
Bottle feed the lambs & calves
Daily at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30
Meet the Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Daily at 11:00 & 2:00
Watch a Milking Demonstration
Daily at 1:00 and 3:00
Meet the chicks in the hatchery
On weekends at 12:00 & 4:00
For timings and more details, please call us on 01673 858904
On 10th May, we welcomed our youngest Charolais calf Pegasus to the farm. No ordinary birth, the calf was breeched (backwards) and particularly large. This can mean that the calf has to be delivered by Caesaerean section. As is often the case, the cow began calving in the early evening but after close inspection, the vet was called. Night-time calvings are usually a family affair but with Joshua on holiday, it was down to Richard, Kay and Holly to assist the vets in to the early hours – finally going to bed around 2:00am!! The calving was successful and cow and calf are doing well.
Elsewhere on the farm, we have turned many of our larger cade lambs out to pasture. Our cade or orphan lambs usually come from other farms, from Ewes with too many lambs or not enough milk. We feed them on the bottle until they are large enough to be turned outside to live on grass and solid feed. These can now be seen from the tractor ride, enjoying the space and the sun!
The first of our new Berkshire Gilts (female pig, who has not yet had a litter of piglets) has been removed from the breeding pen in anticipation of her first litter of piglets. Sows (female pigs) are in pig for three months, three weeks and three days and can have up to 14 piglets per litter!