10 Farms in South West England That You Shouldn't Miss

June 22, 2021 Diedre Savory

Discover the best top things to do in South West England, United Kingdom including Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Peak Hill Llamas, Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, Wilkins Cider Farm, Trehane Blueberry PYO, Bere Cider Company, Orchard Organic Farm, Cary Alpacas, Stoke Wood Alpacas, Patou Alpacas.

1. Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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5.0 based on 1,448 reviews

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park ~ A day out delivered with passion at Dorset's favourite family run attraction ~ Enjoy a unique experience visiting one of the very last Heavy Horse Centres left in Great Britain home the the Shire, Clydesdale, Percheron, Suffolk Punch and Ardennes. The Farm Park is a multi-award-winning day out for ALL ages recognised as both a family attraction and conservation centre for the majestic rare breed Heavy Horses. Whether you are a family group, grandparent, or young couple embrace a real countryside experience with a FULL days events! Please visit www.dorset-heavy-horse-centre.co.uk for more information Opening Times/Dates: Re-open from 1 May 2021 10AM - 4PM OPEN - Wednesday - Sunday during Dorset term time CLOSED - Monday & Tuesdays during Dorset term time OPEN - 7 days a week during Dorset holidays *Open bank holiday Mondays*

2. Peak Hill Llamas

4 Lower Brook Meadow Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9PS England +44 1395 578697 http://www.walkingwithllamas.co.uk
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5.0 based on 158 reviews

Peak Hill Llamas

Fun-filled activity sessions and guided walks with llamas on East Devon's spectacular Jurassic Coast

Reviewed By alihosk1971 - Fareham, United Kingdom

We spent about an hour and a half with these amazing animals and their ‘mum’ Maggie. What an amazing lady with amazing animals ! Had such a good time on what was a difficult day for Maggie. Thank you so much xx

3. Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays

Woolacombe EX34 7HE England +44 1271 870056 [email protected] http://www.boroughfarm.co.uk
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5.0 based on 154 reviews

Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays

Borough Farm, home of Channel Five's 'Mist-sheepdog tales', has hosted Sheepdog Displays since 1998. Tues, 11am Farmyard Show (July and August) Wed 6pm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays (May-Sept) Thurs 6pm Shepherding Experience walks (May-Sept) For a full list of events please visit the Borough Farm website Shepherd David Kennard hosts Tuesdays Farmyard Show, with an hour of hilarious antics, as Alfie the sheepdog, tells the story of the duck in the castle, with the help of a host of farmyard friends. For Wednesday evenings show David is joined by Exmoor falconer George Pile, with his delightful collection of Kestrels, Owls and Falcons. Sheepdogs Fly, Zola, Alf and Sweep are put through their paces as they work far into the distance, or close at hand in the ring with more Sheepdog and Duck fun All set against the backdrop of the beautiful Borough Valley. With teas, coffees and the finest homemade cakes served at the Borough Farm Shepherd's hut (barbeque too during July and August)and under cover seating for the occasional damp evenings, we hope that your visit to Borough Farm will truly be "an unforgettable country evening" On Thursday evenings David takes small groups on a walk around the stunning Morte Point headland. David has farmed the land for nearly 20 years and this opportunity to watch his top sheepdog Fly working in natural environment is simply breathtaking.

Reviewed By Squeakybird - Newbury, United Kingdom

We spotted the sign on the roadside for the Falconry and Sheepdog display, so thought we would go along and watch. We were not disappointed! Their first show back because of Lockdown, and David apologised several times if the animals didn’t ‘perform’ The ducks wouldn’t do as planned, but it was hugely entertaining, with David determined to get a duck down the slide....so funny! The sheep herding was amazing to watch, it didn’t go completely as it should have done, but to watch the skill of David regrouping the two dogs and working them to bring hundreds of sheep close, was amazing. Our favourite bits were Merc keep jumping the fence to get fuss from audience, Sweep sitting in the water, Glen’s attention to David, and then Alfie ..... the ultimate duck herder. Falconry was great to watch, with excellent skill and clear love for his birds, it was enjoyable to watch the swooping birds. The Covid measures in place didn’t deflect from the show, and can completely recommend this to anyone. Excellent work! It does get a little chilly, so make sure you take a jumper or blanket.

4. Wilkins Cider Farm

Land's End Farm Mudgley, Wedmore BS28 4TU England +44 1934 712385 http://wilkinscider.com/
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5.0 based on 241 reviews

Wilkins Cider Farm

Reviewed By Lightchaser62 - Hexham, United Kingdom

Been a while to leave this review - as don’t do many. But the visit to your farm was the highlight of my south west holiday. To be greeted (just after breakfast nearby) with a freshly poured glass of serious cider was amazing. I loved the real working farm and the openness to answer any questions! It so inspired me that this summer i built myself an apple press and have gathered over a tonne of surplus local apples and have now passed the 500 litres of juice mark - with loads still to do. Hence that is why I can say the visit was inspirational!!!

5. Trehane Blueberry PYO

Trehane Nursery Stapehill Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 7ND England +44 7788 267031 [email protected] http://www.trehaneblueberrypyo.co.uk/
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5.0 based on 21 reviews

Trehane Blueberry PYO

Reviewed By viv_burgess - Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

Lovely blueberries, great atmosphere. There's a nice little cafe there, selling blueberry goodies of course! Great place for children

6. Bere Cider Company

Beer Road Woodpecker Lodge, Langport TA10 0QX England +44 1458 250166 [email protected] http://www.berecidercompany.com/
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5.0 based on 77 reviews

Bere Cider Company

We are craft cidermakers, trading from our working farm just outside of Langport. You will be made most welcome to visit us at the "shack"where you you can simply come and sit down for a drink or two from our fully stocked bar with something for everyone. If you are unable to stay for a while, we have a shop where you are able to sample and buy from our Range of Award Winning Ciders, Apple Juice, Cider Vingear, Locally made Jams, Marmalade, Chutney, Honey, Various Cheeses, Eggs and other seasonal produce. We have recently opened a cafe/bar which serves delicious home made cakes, bacon baps and coffee daily from 10am and delicious lunches including cheese or ham ploughman’s or panini’s, we have a fully licensed bar which is open daily also.

Reviewed By smunfao - Croydon, United Kingdom

During our trip to Somerset we decided to visit a cider manufacturer and this one topped the reviews and now we know why. Jim and his lovely wife were most welcoming and we were told the history of Bere Cider. We sampled their products which is like the cider I remember before the modern stuff was pumped out into the pubs and supermarkets! They also sell cheese, butter and other grocery bits. They have tables outside where we safely enjoyed a bottle of cider in the sun. A great place to visit if you are in the area and no need to book.

7. Orchard Organic Farm

Great Park. Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot TQ12 4QR England +44 1803 813705 http://orchardorganicfarm.co.uk/
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5.0 based on 15 reviews

Orchard Organic Farm

Reviewed By RustyJ76

Amazing place to stay. Had the best week people that run it are lovely and very helpful. Very clean and a great set up.

8. Cary Alpacas

Rag Lane Cary Fitzpaine, Rag Barn, Yeovil BA22 8JB England +44 7767 692286 [email protected] http://www.caryalpacas.co.uk
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5.0 based on 140 reviews

Cary Alpacas

COVID-19 PANDEMIC Your party will be the only persons taking part in the experience. You will be asked to confirm freedom from Covid symptoms on arrival. A bio-security foot mat must be used prior to entering the paddock. Hand gel will be applied prior to entry at the paddock gate. There will be other hand gels available to use throughout. You do not have to use masks or gloves but should you wish that will not be a problem. Your name and a means of contact must be given to allow us to track/trace should the need arise. The NHS App is available to use on site. These cute animals are intelligent, inquisitive and relaxing to be with. For centuries alpacas have been farmed for their desirable fleeces. They are also kept as pets and to protect livestock. Visit Cary Alpacas for a 2-hour experience giving you the opportunity to visit their home, learn about their needs and to join them on their walk. Don't forget to bring your camera! ALL VISITS MUST BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Reviewed By Baladog - Surrey, United Kingdom

We enjoyed our alpaca experience very much.Kim explained all about the alpacas and how to walk with them she clearly loves them and they are very well cared for ,Kim was happy to answer any question ,they are very interesting beautiful animals ,the walk is at alpaca speed slow as they like to stop and eat ,my one leo decided to lay down and rub itself on the grass I thought he had fallen over but he soon go up and we were on our way ,My husbands one was called lightning she was very chilled until she knew she was almost home then she wanted to lead the way back ,we had a great morning thank you very much Kim and we would definitely recommend this experience.

9. Stoke Wood Alpacas

Stoke Wood Stoke Road Stoke St Mary, Taunton TA3 5DD England +44 7483 229636 [email protected] http://www.stokewoodalpacas.com
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5.0 based on 74 reviews

Stoke Wood Alpacas

Reviewed By harrisdl1

Steve and Sally were fantastic hosts during our family alpaca walking experience today (25 August 2020). We have spent the morning with all the alpacas and my girls loved it saying “it was the best experience ever!” Would highly recommend a visit to see the alpacas. The refreshments afterwards and homemade cakes capped off a perfect morning. It’s a thumbs up and five stars from us! ????????????????????.

10. Patou Alpacas

Budleigh House Farm West Buckland, Wellington TA21 9LW England +44 7880 542260 [email protected] http://www.patoualpacas.co.uk
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5.0 based on 5 reviews

Patou Alpacas

How about a gentle stroll around our alpaca farm, meet the alpacas up close and enjoy their calm and relaxing presence? With 14 babies on the ground so far there are plenty of inquisitive little fluffballs to see. Follow your walk with a picnic at the 'Alpaca Viewpoint'. For full details and how to book please visit our website: www.patoualpacas.co.uk

Reviewed By Bailey_EDB - Staines, United Kingdom

A truly wonderful experience, Mark and Sue were very knowledgeable hosts and exceptionally welcoming. The alpacas are amazing, we both had never seen any before and loved all the cuddles from these magnificent furry guys. Would definitely recommend!

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