Animals

At Tapnell Farm Park we have all sorts of different animals, big, small, cute and cuddly for you to come and meet! You can wander round our farm to discover them all, or keep your eye on our Daily Activities and you might just be able to get hands on, or even help our keeper team with feeding them.

This used to be one of the largest dairy farms on the Isle of Wight...

...so keeping with tradition we usually have baby cows (calves) around for you to meet, and we run seasonal calf feeds which you can also get involved with.

Elsewhere on the farm we have lots of traditional farmyard animals, including some very friendly sheep, magnificent pigs, and a collection of goats – many of which can be found outside in The Paddock. We also have some less traditional farm animals such as alpacas, Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs and miniature donkeys, as well as a fantastic collection of pet animals that include rabbits (dwarf and giant!) guinea pigs, rats and ferrets! You can get hands-on with many of our smaller animals during some of our daily sessions – keep your eyes open for the “Pets Corner” times on the activities board.

One of our most popular attractions is our Wallaby Walkabout area, where you can come and meet our welcoming mob of wallabies, as well as our trio of marvelous meerkats. Look out for our daily activities in these area, where are keepers will tell you all you need to know about Tapnell Farm Park’s more exotic residents