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Family fun on the farm launches for half term in Rutland

By Evie Payne

12th Feb 2024 | Local News

Enjoy half term and Valentine's fun at Rutland Farm Park now. Image credit: Nub News.
Enjoy half term and Valentine's fun at Rutland Farm Park now. Image credit: Nub News.

Half term has kicked off in Rutland, and there is plenty of family-friendly fun to be had at Rutland Farm Park.

From 13 to 23 February, Rutland Farm Park on Oakham's Uppingham Road is set to be a hive of activity as half-term activities kick off with a baa-ng.

Owned by Clive and Julie and run day-to-day by their hard-working daughter Farmer Amy, the working and play farm is the place to be for families and children, big or small, this half term. Visitors can get up close with a range of rare-breed animals and enjoy grooming and petting sessions with rabbits, guinea pigs, goats and more furry and feathered friends, as well as joining in with a host of activities put on by the friendly team.

Farmer Amy with one of the furry residents of the farm. Image credit: Rutland Farm Park.

Beginning tomorrow, 13 February 2024, the farm - which is open from Tuesday to Sunday during the winter and on Mondays throughout the summer - is all hands on deck for the Rutland half term holiday, which promises two weeks of fun-filled adventure for visitors and regulars to the family attraction.

Included in entry to the farm, children and adults will have the chance to:

  • plant seeds
  • join arts and craft sessions
  • decorate Valentine's cookies
  • pack a bird feeder
  • join guinea pig cuddle sessions
  • meet the Valentine's unicorn horse
  • have a go at pony grooming
  • feed the pigs
  • take part in a Valentine's treasure hunt

Get hands on at a Rutland family attraction this half term 2024. Image credit: Rutland Farm Park.

Daphne's Tea Room, which is attached to the family farm, will be open for food and drinks throughout the holidays, and is also home to another activity, perfect for the lovers out there:

From Monday 12 to 16 and Monday the 19 to 23 February, you can enjoy a Valentine's Afternoon Tea including a selection of home and hand made foods and treats at Rutland Farm Park - and entry to the farm - for only £18.95 per person. 

Daphne's Tea Room is a hidden gem serving home made and dairy and gluten free meals and snacks. Image credit: Nub News.

The team make almost all of their goodies in-store and source ingredients locally, so you can guarantee that you and your lover will enjoy the freshest of cakes, scones, sandwiches and more at the romantic event.

Once you are full of Valentine's tea treats, you can enjoy a stroll around the farm, visiting the goats, ducks, llamas, alpacas, horses, cows and other animals, and take the kids to the play area or to sponsor one of the animals on the farm. Sponsorship is another great way to show family and friends that you care, while giving back to Rutland Farm Park - who have rescued a range of their animals from residents in and around Rutland.

If afternoon tea isn't your thing, then you can make the most of a Valentine's offer just for the farm. Image credit: Rutland Farm Park.

Find the farm at:

Uppingham Road

Oakham

Rutland

LE15 6JD

You can treat your love to a gift at the shop too, packed with toys, local eggs, preserves and more. Image credit: Nub News.

Or call the team on 01572 722 122 to book a table at Daphne's or to find out more about the half term activities and sessions.

Alternatively, head to the RFP website for entrance information and to plan your visit.

     

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