Springing Forward into a New Season
Spring has most definitely sprung and as always on the Farm it’s one of the busiest times of the year. As well as swathes of daffodils and spring flowers for us to enjoy, the farm animals have loved getting out to new grass and fresh air, and Willow and Bracken the goats, Nutty the Valais Blacknose ram and Pixie the pony have been enjoying their walks.
In other animal (and bird) news we are expecting lambs in mid-April including a set of twins which we’re very excited about and Edna the emu has been busy laying her eggs of which there are nearly thirty! We have also welcomed a new animal keeper Jess, and she’ll be on hand to introduce you to the spring arrivals as well as all of your other favourites like Comet and Dancer our reindeer who are losing their antlers for new year growth and Percy the peacock who has been showing off his fabulous new tail feathers.
Looking forward to the summer, the Island is awash with exciting things to do from the Isle of Wight Festival in June and Rhythmtree in July to the world’s oldest sailing regatta Cowes Week in August. There’s the walking festival in May which gives you a wonderful opportunity to see all the Island landscapes and the Tour of Britain cycling races in September. There are thespian events at Ventnor Fringe, a classic car show, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival and The Wight Proms – so you’ll be spoiled for choice.
And at the Farm? There are of course the now legendary feeding tours where you can really get to see how the farm works and meet the animals, and if fishing is your thing, then the carp lakes really will make your holiday special and they’re free to residents too. There’s also yoga, personal training, and holistic therapies on offer so that you can really kick back and relax when you’re with us and go home feeling refreshed. We’re taking bookings now for (dare we say it) Christmas when you and yours can enjoy a magical time with the resident reindeer and don’t forget we offer discounted ferry fares when you book.
Don’t forget to follow us on our social media channels, post your pictures of your time with us on the Farm and hear all about what we and the animals have been getting up to. We wish you all a very happy Easter with plenty of chocolate from the Easter Bunny and look forward to seeing you here on the sunny Isle of Wight very soon.