Animal feeding takes place every day throughout the season. Twice a day in school holidays, once a day April to November, we get together to feed the pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals, let out or put to bed and feed the birds, watch or cuddle baby rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks, ducklings.
The morning animal feeding is usually at 9am or 10am, whatever families prefer, while the afternoon feeding varies with the daylight. During the times when there is just one animal session a day this can be either afternoon or morning. The birds though will need attention twice a day, to be let out and put to bed, the timing of which alters with the length of day. This can be done all together or by Barbara. Families can of course to take their children to see the animals in their own time.
Everyone is very welcome to help and the animals are a great focus to get out to enjoy the fresh air whatever the weather. We always grateful if grown ups can find the time to tackle some of the "grown up" jobs, perhaps cleaning out the pig sties or hosing and sweeping the chicken houses. Great fun and an opportunity to get close to nature...! Instructions, shovels, wheelbarrows, brooms, water, straw and thanks are all happily available.
The heated swimming pool, 36' x 18' including baby pool, is open from end of May to early September, longer if weather allows; it is within a walled area.
In the gardens and grounds is:
A grass ball play area, lots of play space in the gardens,
A games room with table tennis and pool, junior air hockey, table football etc.,
A play room with indoor sand pit and home area, a selection of push along toys etc.,
Barbecues, a good selection of books, games, toys, videos, dvds and more.........