Goats in Kent

Meet our cute and cuddly animals!

Learn all about them and get the chance to feed them in a 30 minute experience.
This experience also gives the participant free entry to the farmyard to ask the keepers any questions.

Shire Horse Experience Days

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These days run from 10am to 3pm and weekdays only. They are priced at £90 per person and we accept a maximum group size of 4. Minimum age for this experience is 10 years.

An experience day will include:

  • Meeting the horses and learning to prepare a horse for showing including grooming and plaiting mane and tail.
  • Harnessing demonstration - learn about the pieces of the harness, how to put in on the horse and how it works.
  • Harness up the horse and practise long reigning to gain an understanding of commanding and controlling the horse.
  • Have a go at hitching the horse to a vehicle and driving a single horse.
  • Un-harness the horse and learn about his diet.
  • Feeding the horses.

The programme of activities is dependant on the capability of the participant, however, where it is possible, reasonable adjustments will be made to try and ensure that the Shire Horse Experience Day is open to all. We advise customers to wear suitable farm footwear.

Shire Horse Experiences cost £90. Payment is required in advance either by credit/debit card or cash delivery. Bookings must be placed a minimum of 14 days in advance and are subject to availability. No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of booking date. Tel: 01622 872068 (Office hrs 9am until 5pm)

Pony Experience

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Experiences run from 10am to 12.30pm. They are priced at £35 per person and we accept only one person taking part in the experience that must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. The Pony Experience is offered for those aged between 7 - 13 yrs.

The experience is for young people who aspire to own their own pony and wish to gain the experience of caring for one.

The experience will include:

  • Meeting and feeding your pony.
  • Learning to groom your pony from head to hoof and how to plait it's tail.
  • Learning how to care for your pony's needs in the stable and about his diet.
  • Learning to long rein your pony in the paddock and to teach him commands.
  • Hitching your pony to a cart and being driven by a member of staff through the fields. (Or learning to drive the pony yourself - age and ability dependant)

The programme of activities is dependant on the capability of the participant, however, where it is possible, reasonable adjustments will be made to try and ensure that the Pony Experience is open to all.
The Pony Experience must be pre-booked prior to your visit. Tel: 01622 872068 (Office hrs 9am until 5pm)
NB. The experience does NOT include riding - only driving the ponies. We advise that you wear suitable farm footwear.