Calves born at local farm named following Easter competition

By Evie Payne

2nd Apr 2024 | Local News

Meet the newest additions to the farm, 'Bertha and Tweed'. Image credit: Rutland Farm Park.
Meet the newest additions to the farm, 'Bertha and Tweed'. Image credit: Rutland Farm Park.

Rutland Farm Park has teamed up with Oakham Nub News this spring to name the new arrivals on the popular family farm and attraction, and the results are in.

Spring is in the air, and the team at Rutland Farm Park have already welcomed some additions to the 'flock' as lambing and calving season begins.

The first of the calves to be born on the Uppingham Road farm was named Champagne by the team, who put it to the public to name another pair of calves born on the farm shortly after.

Champagne, born to mum Hollie, arrived only a few weeks ago, and has since welcomed two new friends and playmates. Image credit: Rutland Farm Park.

You submitted your nominations, and the public voted for their favourites.

With over 20 suggestions for names for the male and female pair, competition was fierce. Some popular suggestions included 'Moet and Chandon' to go with Champagne, which came in in second place.

Other popular suggestions were 'George and Mildred' and 'Bonnie and Clyde'.

However, the winning names with 35 votes, were 'Bertha and Tweed', suggested by Bridget Laird.

Congratulations to Bridget, and to the team at Rutland Farm Park, who now have a beautiful pair of calves named Bertha and Tweed, who you can visit throughout the Easter holidays.

Now is the time to head down to Rutland Farm Park to meet the new additions - and feed the lambs. Image credit: Rutland Farm Park.

Rutland Farm Park is owned by Clive and Julie and run day-to-day by their daughter, known fondly by the local community as Farmer Amy.

The working and play farm is supported by volunteers who, alongside the family-focused team, host a range of events throughout the year to entertain and educate the Rutland community.

Day-to-day, 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. And this spring, you can join the fun as lambing and calving season ushers in the warmer - and hopefully drier - weather.

The team said: "We have started calving and lambing so pop down and see our pet calf, Champagne and her two lamb friends.

"Don't forget, we have a lot of renovation and changes coming this year, so please bare with us when walking around the farm park.

"We know this work is taking a lot longer than we thought, but let's face it, Rome wasn't built in a day. These things certainly take time especially on the farm battling with daily weather changes and lots of rain. Hurry up spring!"

Bruno and the other rabbits can't wait to meet you. Image credit: Rutland Farm Park.

Rutland Farm Park is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am. No booking is needed, just turn up and enjoy the fresh air, meet and feed the collection of animals on the farm, and get in touch with nature.

Find Rutland Farm Park at:

Uppingham Road



LE15 6JD

The team serve home and handmade goodies at Daphne's Tea Room. Image credit: Nub News.

Don't forget, you can also swing by Daphne's Tea Room for a sweet or savoury snack or hot lunch, or join the team for Tots Thursday, which has proven popular following its return earlier this year.


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