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At the moment we are unable to offer animal interaction events at any of our sites. 

We run events for you to get closer to our animals at Occombe or to uncover the wonders of our rockpools at Goodrington. Or you can simply watch out for our resident flocks or herds grazing in the fields at Berry Head, Occombe, Cockington or Maidencombe.


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

There are animals to visit including ducks, lambs and chickens. 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.

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Occombe Farm cows


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. Please remember to keep you dog on a lead and under close control around livestock, and near cliff edges too.

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