Snettisham Park Farm Lambing

Snettisham Park is a busy working farm consisting of 329 acres.

One of its highlights is the unique and amazing tractor and covered trailer Deer Safari ride where you can get up close to the friendliest deer in the UK.

This 45 minute round trip takes you into our deer park and enables you to hand feed a spectacular herd of over 60 hinds plus the awesome stags.

You will receive live commentary throughout and enjoy the parks rich and amazing wildlife plus learn about the crops we grow as you go.

If you are lucky you might see the deer swim across the lake.

During deer calving months of May, June and July you will be able to see beautiful spotted calves.

During the summer the stags grow their new antlers ready for the rutting season towards the end of September.

There are over 400 ewes which lamb inside our barns February to April. Visitors during this time, will be able to see new born lambs and maybe one being born.

Activities include bottle feeding our lambs (after March), collecting and grading freshly laid eggs, pony grooming, friendly goats to feed, watching our young calves being fed, guinea pig and rabbit cuddling. There are also pony rides and longer treks during the school holidays for children (from ₤2 extra).

Younger visitors will be able to enjoy our Young Drivers activity - a chance for budding farms to practise their tractor driving skills on our pedal tractor track. They can also burn off energy on our play area.

There are three farm trails to walk around. A short farming trail 2/3 mile, a discovery trail 1.5 mile and an archaeology trail 2.5 miles. We guarantee you will learn something about this rich and fertile countryside and see an abundance of diverse wildlife and habitats along River Ingol.

Visitors are often surprised to find out that our farm is the site of an important Roman Villa, a Saxon Settlement and the famous St Thomas Chapel.

The Visitor Centre is the welcoming hub of your visit. Here you will find the tearoom - light airy space where you can treat yourselves to delicious home-baking, fresh coffee and much more..

On sunny days you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy the splendid views across the Norfolk countryside. Our shop contains farm related toys, gifts, stationary and luxury confectionary and jars.

You can also buy the farm's own venison and fresh eggs along with Bircham Windmill's Sheep Cheeses.

Special Events include Sheep Dog Trials, Sheep Shearing and evening Deer Safaris and BBQ events. For more details on these events see their website http://snettishampark.co.uk or telephone the visitor centre on 01485 542425.



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02/Mar/2017

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