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farm1 webWhirlow Hall Farm is a fully-functioning working farm spanning 138 acres with a variety of livestock and growing spaces, including:

  • a flock of  sheep that produce lambs
  • outdoor pigs and a high welfare, intensive pig unit housing breeding sows
  • a mixed herd of beef cows
  • a poultry unit with  free-range hens kept for egg laying
  • seasonally reared free-range turkeys for sale at Christmas
  • ponies and  livery
  • goats, rabbits and guinea pigs
  • seasonal vegetables and soft fruit are all grown in the fields
  • diverse horticultural areas including polytunnels, vineyard and orchard

A real working farm on the edge of a big city!

We are a real working farm so we have to be cautious and look after our visitors. For that reason, public visits to the farm are restricted to guided tours at weekends and in the school holidays. If you are interested in visiting us, click here.

pony-grooming WebThe educational experience

Children and young people come to visit the farm on day visits or residential stays. Children who stay at the farm are encouraged to participate in a variety hands on farm jobs and activities including pony riding. Day visits can include a tour of the farm and one of our wide range of educational environmental sessions.

Whirlow and funding

The fundraising team has the enormous task of raising over £300,000 each year through a variety of events, corporate sponsorship, community fundraising and grant applications. To see how you can get involved, just go to our Fundraising page. All profits from the shop, café and outdoor catering support the work of the charity.


Last edited on mlJul 15th, 2017

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