Drover’s Rest is a Hands on Kinda Place.
Get Involved in Proper Farm Life
Anything you can imagine of a farm is something you can get involved with. So get your hands dirty, muck in and be Farmer Paul or Farmer Sophie for the Day.
Feeding the Animals
If you would like to walk around and feed our Farm Animals you are welcome to have some fun with them. We sell a well balanced feed for them in the farm shop for you to use. Please don’t use your own as it will be harmful to them. This activity is free for staying guests and for day visitors the price is £5 per adult and £3 per child under 10. Kids under 2 are free. You can book Sunday lunch to make the most of your visit. Food is also available as a picnic for you to take out into the fields.
Farm Experience Days
Here you can drop off your kid to spend the whole day working on the farm alongside Farmer Paul, Sophie or Libby. From mucking out, to feeding the animals, collecting the eggs, herding the sheep, milking the goats or churning the cheese. Kids will really get to be hands on with the animals and learn how to take care of them properly. They will also be helping in the veg garden learning where their food comes from and how food is grown properly free of baddies, how to grow veg and flowers organically and new methods of planting including permaculture and looking at ways to bring balance to a farm using natural methods eg. using runner ducks to help keep the slugs away. This activity is £25 per child for half a day and £50 per child for a full day. children must be over 10 years old and bring a packed lunch. This is also available as gift vouchers.
We also partner with experts to bring to you right here on the farm: Yoga, Meditation, Pony Rides, Archery, Bushcraft, Survival Courses, Team Building Activities, Foraging etc These range from £5 pp to £30pp
Make it a promise to yourself to get crafty this year and learn at least one craft you have always wanted to do. It’s brilliant to work with your hands, surrounded by nature and it ensures that we do not lose the very valuable rural crafts we have been using for centuries. You can attend as a day visitor or a guest who is holidaying with us. Here are some of the crafts on our calendar: Basket Weaving, Felting wonderful Farm Animals, Spinning and Dyeing wool, Spoon Whittling, Lino printing fabrics, Foraging, Making Preserves, Mushroom Foraging, Green wood work (making chestnut gates, Foraging and making Ancient Natural Herbal Remedies, Asado workshops etc.
All activities needs to be pre-booked and will appear on our events page
Farm Life and Activities in Action Here At Drovers