Newham has been here for over 30 years now. Alongside the usual farmyard poultry, sheep, pigs and goats is the largest animal on the farm: Blaze, a shire horse, who pulls a dray cart that visitors can ride in. There are also some smaller, furrier chaps (rabbits, guinea pigs and two ferrets), a twittering house of finches and Sarah the barn owl (named after one of the siblings in the 'Owl Babies' children's book). The visitors' centre runs plenty of holiday activities, such as the ever popular 'Be a Farmer for a Day' sessions (you will need to book these in advance) and various other drop-in activities. Fun Days offer the likes of sheep-shearing demonstrations and felt-making, and visitors can also taste the honey produced by bees from the farm's own hives. There's a play area for toddlers with ride-on toys and a recently built covered outdoor learning space that doubles up as a picnic area.
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