Rutland Farm Park is a small family-owned working farm which concentrates on the conservation of rare breeds. We also do our best to take in animals that need a new home when people are no longer able to look after them, or when their old homes have had to close. If you have already been to visit us then you know that our animals are incredibly friendly and can’t get enough of the attention that you give them (some more than others, I’m talking about you, Ben and Barney).
In September 2018, we will reach our one year anniversary (yay!) of the farms reopening! It has been a long road to this point, 16 years in the making, and we have been so excited to share our farm and our animals with you.
We want to keep growing and improving so your experience at the farm is the best that it can be and your feedback is the best way to do this. Speak to us at the farm, get in touch on our social media (Facebook and Twitter), or leave us reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and Families Online. We read every review and love hearing about your visits.
You can keep up to date with what is going on around the farm on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on our website. The Tea Room has it’s own accounts on Facebook and Instagram that you can like and follow and share with friends and family.
We have loved sharing our farm and animals with you and are so pleased that all our hard work has paid off. The first few years of any business are the most difficult and this year the weather has given us an extra challenge. We’ve had snow, rain, more snow, more rain, and now no rain and relentless heat. The grass hasn’t been growing. Our animals haven’t been able to graze in the fields due to the lack of grass so we’ve been using up some of our winter supplies and buying extra hay bales to keep going. We make our own hay bales in our fields outside of Oakham, but due to the weather conditions this year we’ve only managed to get about 20% of the number of bales that we were able to produce last year on the same land which has been huge blow to us.
Your visits generate the much needed income to help the farm keep going and we can’t begin to thank you all enough for your support. We know a lot of you have been asking if there is any other ways you can help support us. Keep coming to visit and enjoying your time here is all we ask, but if you want to do a bit extra then you are now able to donate to us, all of which go towards the cost of food and care for our animals.
In the future we are looking for other ways for you to get the most of your experience at the farm including adopting animals, opening up the woodland area and running more events. We hope that you are as excited to see what the future brings for the farm as we are and we look forward to seeing you.