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There are animals to visit including alpaca, ducks, lambs and chickens to say hello to! In the winter the cows are in barns and in the summer there are pigs to meet too. During the school holidays we run Meet Our Animals sessions for all the family, led by a ranger to get up close to some of them. Special birthday parties for children 5-12 years are also available to book for parties of 10 or more.

Rockpooling at Paignton

Rockpool Ramble

Meet our ranger on Goodrington Beach for a 90 minute guided session in the rockpools. They will show you the best places to look, what to look for and who you will find there! Look out for a session coming soon…

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Animal interactions at Occombe Farm

Meet Our Animals at Occombe Farm

Held at various times throughout the year for you to meet some of the animals we care for at Occombe Farm. In the Spring there are lambs to meet and the summer discover our pigs. The sessions are ranger led so you can find out all about them and you might even get to feed them too. These sessions must be booked in advance and are very popular!

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Occombe Farm cows

Livestock

At some our sites livestock will be present like at Cockington, Maidencombe and Berry Head. They are used for traditional grazing of grasslands which is the best and well-proven solution to protecting rare and unique grassland under threat from invasive scrub.

Our cattle, largely North Devon, Aberdeen Angus and Ruby Reds are very tolerant and pose no threat to people, or dogs. In more difficult to reach areas, like at Berry Head, we use hebridean and soay sheep at various times of the year, so check signs on site for these. Our advice is to you is …. and keep you dog on a lead around sheep and under close control around cattle and near cliff edges too.

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