Longdown Activity Farm

This modern commercial farm never ceases to amaze the many thousands of people who visit each year. Obviously there are cows - a herd of pedigree Jerseys which are milked in the afternoon when visitors can watch. Then there are the calves born on the farm, but also lots of other creatures - goats (which love to eat from your hand), sheep (the lambs need to be bottle-fed)and different kinds of pigs, including the unusual Kune Kunes. Children usually make a beeline for the den, where they can stroke and feed the rabbits. Look out too for the younger animals - chicks, duckling, piglets and lambs, many of which can be handled and fed. Catherine and Graham Vint who run the Farm are delighted that The National Dairy Council Museum Collection is now at Longdown, showing the development of the dairy industry from small rural activity to today's large efficient industry. Exhibits include milk delivery vehicles, churns, all sorts of dairy equipment and even a replica shopfront. A visit to Longdown is a superb way for a family to spend a day - there is something for all ages. School groups are given free guided tour.

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