Lambing Days and Farm Visits

You are invited to visit us and spend some time learning about how we care for the animals at different times of the year. Please note, we are a working farm so visits have to be pre-booked in advance.

What is included in a farm visit

For the special Jubilee visits we will be planting a tree during each session and looking at the beautiful wildflowers growing around the farm.

At lambing time join Farmer Emma on a guided tour around the farm, with the opportunity to get hands-on. Activities may include giving the sheep hay, feeding the cows and calves, bottle feeding any orphan lambs, finding the eggs and brushing a pony. This is a fun and educational experience where we invite you into our home.

Please note that these lambing visits are held at the end of our active lambing period. This is because we want the ewes to be as calm and relaxed during birth, not surrounded by people they don’t know (yes sheep can recognise human faces!) This means we get better ewe-lamb bonding and healthier lambs. This doesn’t change your experience at all, there will be plenty of lambs and other new born animals to see. You can see the lambing set-up and get a feel of the work involved in keeping our animals happy.

After the 2 hour activity filled tour of the farm you can relax in the Activity Shed. Here you can have a chat with Farmer Emma with a cup of tea and possibly purchase some homemade cake. We also stock joints of lamb, beef or pork, sausages and burgers, which are available to buy.

Examples of Activities

  • Farm Tour
  • Bottle Feed a lamb or goat kid
  • Brush a pony
  • Feed the pigs
  • Let the chickens out
  • Collecting eggs
  • Giving the cows/sheep hay
  • Have a go milking ‘Freda’
  • Hunting for wild flowers
  • See a lamb being born (if you are very lucky)
  • Find the pigs game
  • Tea and cake

We do have some visit times that are for adults only, allowing the young at heart to be big kids. Numbers are limited to 25 people. This means we ensure everyone gets to enjoy being on the farm, ask questions and ensure a high standard of care. Tickets for visits between 12th April – 18th April 2022 can be booked here.

When you pre-book we will send you a gift pack which will include visit details, car pass and activity sheets. If you prefer to receive this electronically please let us know – we aim to minimise our waste production. We encourage car sharing where it is safe to do so.

Visits all Year Around

We also run visits to the farm at other times of the year; giving you the opportunity to see nature through all the seasons. In June we open as part of Open Farm Sunday – encouraging you to come and learn how we produce the food you eat. In October we will be opening for an autumn adventure around the farm.

Facilities/Accessibility

  • Car parking
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing/Adult changing table
  • Heated indoor seating
  • Pushchair access although some ground is uneven
  • Facilities to wash boots/pushchair wheels
  • Hot and cold drinks, cake and a small selection of snacks can be purchased
  • Quiet visit times can be pre-arranged for individuals with additional sensory needs (may be subject to additional costs)
  • Unfortunately due to this being a working farm some areas are not completely level, but can be accessed by all terrain wheelchairs. If individuals have mobility needs please inform us before your visit and we will do our best to tailor the tour for everyone

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices (these include 5% VAT and a booking fee)

  • Adults £9.50
  • Children over 1yrs £7.50
  • Children under 1yr Free
  • Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £30

Where to Book

Important Notice

Please do not visit the farm if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or have a partner who is pregnant. This is due to health guidance by the NHS, for more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pregnancy-advice-on-contact-with-animals-that-are-giving-birth

Unfortunately dogs are not able to attend the farm visits. If you wish to learn more about out dogs and livestock workshops (along with other dog training) please visit Pawfect Ability – Dog Training For All.

Location

Upper Row Farm is located in Laverton, BA2 7RB, near Norton St Phillip. It can be accessed from the A36 or the A366. It is located approximately 20 minutes from the centre of Frome, 30 minutes from the centre of Bath. Unfortunately the closest public transport is a bus stop in Norton St Philip.

To find us please use google maps and look for Pawfect Ability.

https://goo.gl/maps/x9RgXtxVreepvauX7

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