All The fun of the farm

Let your little ones run wild!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play, Learn, Explore


Recently rebuilt and revamped our brand new family farm is the ideal place to visit with the whole family.

There’s entertainment for all ages whether you’re feeding Larry the llama, putting your foot down our mini tractor derby or making a splash in our sand and water play area.

Being both educational and fun at the same time there’s hours of enjoyment to be had at the family farm for the whole family!

HISTORY

Historical records confirm that there has been a ‘menagerie’ at Wentworth since 1738.

Surviving lists show that by the middle of the 19th century animals and birds kept there represented all the continents with the exception of Antarctica. Notable mammals listed included antelope, a tapir, buffalo, kangaroo, ring-tailed lemurs and astonishingly an American bear. The list of birds was equally impressive including an eagle owl, peregrine falcon, grey parrots, vultures and even an emu!

ANIMALS

Although perhaps not quite as exotic today, our collection includes llamas, alpacas, pigs, ponies, sheep, goats, foxes, meerkats, peacocks, various aviary birds…the list goes on and on!

Look out for an even greater and constantly changing range of domestic, and farm animals plus British wildlife and some exotics as the farm develops.

EDUCATION

Our friendly and enthusiastic team welcome school visits where little ones will gain ‘hand’s on’ experience with a variety of small reptiles, insects and mammals whilst learning about husbandry, habitat and conservation in informal and entertaining sessions.

PLAY

Whilst you’re here make sure to visit our fantastic, interactive sand and water play area where co-operative play is firmly encouraged! Children can dig to their hearts content whilst pumping and diverting water around a system of channels and spillways that will delight children of all ages and abilities. Plenty of seating for picnicking parents and grandparents makes this the perfect way to pass an afternoon.

Don’t forget to take a spin around our ‘Tractor Derby’ race track or alternatively,  let your little ones run off some steam on our two adventure playgrounds aimed at children of differing ages.

Opening Times & Admission

Summer 10:00am–4:30pm

Winter 10:00am–4:00pm

 

Adults £2.75
Children (Under 2’s Free) £2.50
Senior Citizens £2.50

Feeling Peckish?

Our ‘Chicken Coop Cafe’ serves a variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks and tasty treats

Open weekends and throughout the school holidays

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Party Time

Celebrate your child’s birthday here at the family farm where our friendly team will inspire and amaze your little ones with incredible animal encounters and much more!

Meet The Team

Luke

Luke

Luke’s our dashing farm manager and has been with us now for over eight years. Luke has kept and bred birds (including a barn owl) since childhood. He’s also a dab hand with the mammals too having hand reared lambs, meerkats and foxes.

Alex

Alex

Hailing originally from Luxembourg, Alex is our resident exotics expert. He keeps a menagerie of weird and wonderful animals at home including skunks, snakes and a civit. His favourite creatures on the farm are the poison dart frogs.

Clare

Clare

Farm matriarch Clare has been a part of the furniture here now for twelve years. Possessing a particular soft spot for all things fluffy, she’s fondly referred to as the ‘crazy guinea pig lady’. It’s a title well deserved as she has thirty of them at home!

Emma P

Emma P

Emma arrived here a mere whippersnapper at the age of sixteen. She has a keen interest in all things exotic particularly reptiles, and absolutely adores the meerkats, helping to hand rear both Digger and Scratch.

Tom

Tom

Young Tom is an animal lover extraordinaire with a passion for wildlife (and tattoos) in every form. His favourite creatures on the farm are the geckos, so much so that he keeps two crested ones at home as pets.

Emma W

Emma W

New kid on the block and baby of the gang, Emma’s favourite animals are our beautiful foxes, Lucky and Dusty, and understandably so. Emma is also a keen aquarist, having four tropical aquariums at home!

Party

Get in touch with us to book your little ones a celebration with a difference they’ll never forget

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Schools

We welcome school groups of all sizes and ages with modules tailored to your terms particular topic

Play

With a host of options including playgrounds, tractor racing and sand and water play, the fun never stops

Learn

With so much to see and so many experiences on offer, there’s something to discover around every corner

Contact Us

Wentworth Garden Centre
Hague Lane
Wentworth
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S62 7TF

Tel: 01226 744842

info@wentworthgardencentre.co.uk