Easter at Tapnell Farm Park

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Have a Hoppy Easter at Tapnell Farm Park

For Easter fun and bundles of cuteness, look no further than Tapnell Farm Park this Half Term!

We will have lots of eggcellent activities happening throughout the park.

You can help the Keepers look after baby lambs in the twice daily bottle feeding sessions, as well as join in all our other fun and interactive Animal Encounters happening throughout the day, including our new Paddock Safari with “Safari Simon”- A funny and educational tour!* Plus hand-feed the wonderful mob of Wallabies, and get to know the new Meerkats!

Meet the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday 12th April. She will be hopping around the farm park at intervals for meet and greets, cuddles and photos!

Throughout Easter our beautiful Easter Tree will be up in the farm park and we will be raising money for ‘Trees For Life Australia – Bushfire Recovery’. Decorate eggs at our drop-in crafts room on Saturday 4th April and Saturday 11th April, and write your messages of support to hang on our Easter Tree ready for Easter Sunday when The Easter Bunny will collect your eggs and take them to Australia.

We have great eateries if you are feeling peckish, including our award winning café serving delicious and healthy treats, and our Stone Baked Pizza shack. For a special treat why not pop over the The Cow Bar and Restaurant which is on site – Booking essential during peek times.

With all this and much more, we have a full day of fun covered for the whole family this Easter, whatever the weather!

To find out more about Easter at Tapnell Farm Park, keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for the latest updates.

The Park will be open every day from 10am until 5pm.

*weather permitting. If rained off, an alternative animal activity will be put on.

Farm park entry applies - don't forget you can purchase your admission tickets online ahead of your visit for last years prices!**

** Must be purchased by midnight the day before you visit. Cannot be purchased on the same day of arrival.

Our Easter Event Schedule:

Keep an eye out in the farm park for the following activities...

Saturday 4th - Sunday 19th

Lamb Feeding, Paddock Safari*, Meet the Chicks and other furry friends, Walaby Walkabout (handfeed our wallabies!) Meet the Meerkats, Face Painting**

Sat 4th & Saturday 11th April

Throughout Easter our beautiful Easter Tree will be up in the farm park and we will be raising money for ‘Trees For Life Australia – Bushfire Recovery’. Decorate eggs at our drop-in crafts room on Saturday 4th April and Saturday 11th April, and write your messages of support to hang on our Easter Tree ready for Easter Sunday when The Easter Bunny will collect your eggs and take them to Australia.

Sunday 12th

Meet and Greets with the Easter Rabbit at selected times between 11 and 3pm

* If activity rained off it will be replaced with Meet the Bugs and Beasties.

**Paid Locally.

Our Little Lambs

Every year our dedicated keeper team home a little flock of baby lambs in the farm park from March. The team work through day and night to keep the lambs warm and well fed. At Easter, when the lambs have settled in, the keeper team welcome visitors to help them feed the lambs too.

The lambs have been taken in by local farmers in their lambing season as sometimes Ewes are unable to care for some of their offspring. This normally happens if the mother gives birth to two or three lambs and doesn't have enough milk to go round, or if the lamb is too weak to stand and feed. Farmers hand feed them to make sure they are getting the right care. As you can imagine though, farmers will have their hands full.. so that's where we come in! We have been helping farmers with their lambs long before the farm park opened, but think it is lovely to now share this experience with our customers..

The lambs will eventually grow strong and will get to play outside in our paddocks until they no longer depend on us, and can be returned to the fields with their flock.

Health & Safety

The lambs are kept in a large, warm indoor pen whilst they are being nursed. Customers will be able to pet and feed the lambs over their pen walls, at selected times of the day. Our keepers will be on hand to make sure they are being fed correctly, and will ensure that everyone washes their hands thoroughly after.

As a precaution we advise that pregnant women should not pet the lambs themselves - more information on this can be found on the NHS website

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/pregnancy/why-should-pregnant-women-avoid-sheep-during-the-lambing-season/