SHROPSHIRE SHEEP WALKING
AVAILABLE FROM MAY 2024
An animal adventure with a difference that's frankly unforgettable.
Our farm is not just home to our lovely alpaca herd. We've also given a home to a group of male Shropshire Sheep from our near neighbours at Windy Ridge. They have no useful purpose and would otherwise be destined for the slaughterhouse - but we've given them a second life as the most quirky walking buddies you've ever met.
So, join us with a friend or loved one to meet a sheep and take it for a stroll around the farm. It's the latest craze - Sheep Walking!
On arrival at our farm in Shropshire, you will join us in The Old Barn, our specially converted indoor space, where your experience will begin with a quick health and safety briefing. Then, we will walk across the courtyard to the holding pen where the sheep will be waiting.
You'll meet the friendly and occasionally stubborn sheep and learn all about what makes Shropshire Sheep special as a breed. Then, once you’ve become acquainted with your new friend, you'll go for a short stroll together around the perimeter of the farm, keeping an eye open for the alpacas in the field alongside you. At the end of the track, you'll get an opportunity to feed your sheep and take photos before swapping over and heading back to the courtyard.
You'll love the sheep and be delighted with their friendly and gentle nature. You may even get a baa or two!
For safety reasons, this experience is for people aged over 13, as sheep can be strong-willed animals!
£25 PER PERSON
Ages 13 + only.
Sheep feed provided.
One sheep shared between two people.
WEAR WEATHER-APPROPRIATE CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR
WHAT YOU GET
Introductory talk and safety briefing
Personal feeding and petting time with the sheep
20 minutes walking with the sheep
Sheep food provided
Q&A opportunities throughout
Add a delicious Afternoon Tea to your experience
Treat yourself to a delicious, freshly made Afternoon Tea to compliment your experience. Served in the Old Barn, our Afternoon Teas are handmade by our local delicatessen and presented in a presentation box for you to open and enjoy.
ADD ON BOOKING
All items are included in your Afternoon Tea box
Cucumber, Cream Cheese
Cheese, Red Onion
Plain Scones, Jam, Clotted Cream, Strawberries
Homemade Cake Selection
Tea & Coffee
Vegeterian options available on request
Vegan and Gluten Free options available at additional cost
We take allergies seriously. Please inform us on booking of any allergies you may have.
Booking Terms and Conditions
Please note that this is an outdoor experience on farm tracks. These tracks are not smoothly tarmacked and may be uneven or muddy. As a result, our experiences are not accessible for wheelchair users or pushchairs.
We reserve the right to refuse you participation of the experience if we feel it is a risk to your own safety. In this instance no refund will be given.
While Shropshire Sheep are generally calm, reserved creatures, they are still wild animals and can therefore be unpredictable. We have done our best to minimise the risks of accidents but unfortunately we can never completely eliminate this risk. Prior to the experience we will brief you on our health and safety procedures and it is your responsibility to follow them at all times. We cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injuries that occur whilst you are on our premises.
Bookings can be made online, via email or by phone. Online bookings or bookings via email must be made 48 hours in advance but please feel free to call us within 48 hours for last minute availability.
Please be aware before you book your experience that we cannot offer refunds if you change your mind. We will try to re-book you at a later date if there is a genuine reason for not attending, at our discretion, but during busy holiday periods this may not be possible. A rebooking fee of £15 will apply.
We do not issue refunds due to inclement weather. We do run experiences in the rain so please be prepared to bring some wellies and wet weather gear with you. Although we wish it were not so, the weather is not within our control.
If we have to cancel for any reason you will either be offered a later date or a refund.
Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes prior to your allotted start time to allow for you to be booked in. In order to ensure our experiences run to schedule, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals and a refund will not be given.
If you have underlying health conditions then it is your responsibility to assess whether you are fit to undertake the experience. If in doubt please consult a medical professional prior to the experience.
We would strongly advise washing hands prior to eating food and leaving the site.
We reserve the right to refuse your participation if we feel you are under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.
We cannot be held responsible for any allergy issues that occur due to not having been informed of them by you on booking.