The Ridgeway Community School

 

Looking forward to taking our #MobileFarm to The Ridgeway Community School which is a school for children in Farnham next week!

The school is for children between the ages of 2 and 19 with severe and complex learning difficulties with an additional expertise and provision for pupils with an additional diagnosis for #Autism.
We are delighted to be taking our friendly farm animals to meet them all!

Our priority is to make a safe space for people who want to escape the noise and stress in their lives and reconnect with themselves and others, or enjoy family time away from the public eye.
All our animals enjoy human contact and are gentle and safe.

Health and Safety
We are covered by the NFU Mutual’s Public Liability insurance and can provide a clear risk assessment. Our experienced team are all CRB checked and we believe in the highest standards of welfare for the animals in our care.

Animal Touch is the UK’s first and only complete farm animal therapy centre based in Hook, Hampshire. Call 01256 767596 or email elizabeth@millersark.co.uk

https://animaltouch.org/

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Our next Farm Open Days are on Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November between 10-4pm. 

As well as all our adorable young donkey foals, piglets, chicks, ducklings and baby rabbits wanting cuddles, there will be our feed zone where the sheep and goats will be waiting for you to give them treats.


We are expecting another miniature donkey foal to be born any day to add to the nursery where Guiseppe and Skye are scampering around.
What’s more, our giant straw play is moving to the main barn to allow plenty of straw tunnels and bales for the children to let off steam as well as a welcome return of the aircraft tyre horse swings. 


AND as if all this is not enough, the elves will be there excited about Santa arriving at Miller’s Ark at 11am each day to head in to his grotto for the afternoon. 


Entry for the farm is still £7 for adults and children 2 and over. Under 2’s are free.
Families wanting to the visit the farm and enjoy the animals can pay on the day as usual. 


If you would like your child to see Santa in his grotto, the cost is an additional £5. Adults are free to accompany their children to see Santa.
Please see our box office to book your combined farm and Santa tickets. Book your Santa and Farm Open Day tickets. 

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WATCH OUR UPDATES FOR THE FIRST PHOTOS OF OUR FOAL!
Manor Farm, Blackstocks Lane, Hook, RG27 9PH.

A fantastic half term!

After a fantastic half term the animals are having a well deserved rest.

Over 300 pumpkins were carved, fantastic scarecrows created, and lots of animals enjoyed their cuddles and the new foals met their public for the first time.
A big thank you to everyone who continues to support Miller’s Ark and Animal Touch.

We are now open for Christmas Bookings!! Santa’s grotto, Living Nativity and Carols in the Barn…..Book now!

We are passionate about the healing benefits gained from being with our animals.

Farm address: Manor Farm, Blackstocks Lane, Hook, RG27 9PH

 

Dingley’s Promise

Today the Mobile Farm is going to Dingley’s Promise in Reading

http://www.dingley.org.uk/reading/

Dingley’s mission is to deliver life changing support to under 5’s with additional needs & disabilities and their families, by:

– providing specialist learning through play,

– family support & training, and

– advice to mainstream settings.

Have a great time and lots of cuddles with our animals today.

Aug 17

Half term fun really does start at Miller’s Ark.

Whether you like to sit down and carve a pumpkin, create fantastic crafts, or join in the fun and laughter as Worzel and Aunt Sally create mayhem on the farm we hope there is something for every family.
There will be donkey grooming, rabbit cuddles, naughty goats to stroke, piglets to tickle, our sheep and goat feed zone, and join in the fun helping the farmers the feed the animals at the end of the day.
Remember our giant straw play area too. If that isn’t enough we have our 5* cafe serving everything from croissants to Miller’s hearty breakfast through to amazing ciabattas, quiche, or the Miller’s speciality burgers. There are great choices for gluten free and veggie eaters too. 

Next Farm Open Days 10-4pm

Sunday 22nd October:   Our popular pumpkin carving and farm open.
Monday 23rd:       Our popular pumpkin carving and farm open.
TUESDAY 24th:     CLOSED
Wednesday 25th: Our popular pumpkin carving and farm open.
Thursday 26th:     Crafts and wellie painting with Sue and farm open.
Friday 27th:           Crafts and wellie painting with Sue and farm open.
SATURDAY 28th:  CLOSED
Sunday 29th:         Join Worzel and Aunt Sally as they make their annual trip to the farm, help them make scarecrows and feed the animals.

Entry is £7 for adults and children over 2, under 2’s are free. Miller’s Ark Animals, Blackstocks Lane, Nately Scures, Hook RG27 9PH. Farm opens 10-4pm, Old Dairy opens at 9.30am.

See our Open Days page for details.

Next Farm Open Days 10-4pm

Saturday 30th September
Sunday 1st October
Saturday 7th October
Sunday 8th October

Admission is £7, under 2s free.

Farm news
Chorus Girl has had a tiny colt foal ‘Anton’ and Kit Kat and Hetty our Irish Moiled cows have had beautiful calves.
Anton is absolutely adorable and will be in a pen for you to see on Open Day, along with the our other delightful donkey foals Betty, Rubik, Ola, Clara, Erin and Clint.
Bramble our much loved farm cat has had four tiny kittens which is very exciting and our barns are full of naughty goats kids to cuddle.
**NEW this year… we are offering delicious breakfast in The Old Dairy from 9.30am on open days.

Visit the farm this August

Where’s the summer gone?
Brambles kittens were not impressed with the thunder storms and rain!

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Next Farm Open Days

FRIDAY 11th, SATURDAY 12th, SUNDAY 13th

WEDNESDAY 16th, FRIDAY 18th

10-5pm. Breakfast served from 9.30am

Tel: 01256 767596
E-mail: elizabeth@millersark.co.uk
Farm address: Manor Farm, Blackstocks Lane, Hook, RG27 9PH
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Meet farm animals and furry friends from Miller’s Ark petting farm in the MERL garden

We are delighted to be back with our adorable animals at Museum of English Rural Life!

17 August at 12-4pm. Redlands Road, RG1 5EX Reading, Berkshire.

Will your favourite be the cute and cuddly bunnies, the noisy ducks or the lovely, gentle donkey?


Spend the afternoon getting to know all the cheeky characters and having fun in the garden!

You are welcome to come early and have a picnic or enjoy some of the other activities and games in the Museum.

Please book in advance.  Tickets by Eventbrite 

£3 per participating child

Under 2’s and Adults free

https://www.reading.ac.uk/TheMERL

The Museum of English Rural Life

 

See Voo with her little girl Vogue

Farm news
The first one of our donkeys imported from America has had her foal! Come and see Voo with her little girl Vogue at the next Open Days.
She is absolutely adorable and will be in a pen for you to see on Open Day, along with the our other delightful donkey foals Betty, Rubik, Ola, Clara and Erin.
Bramble our much loved farm cat has had four tiny kittens which is very exciting and our barns are full of naughty goats kids and piglets to cuddle.
**NEW this year… we are offering delicious breakfast in The Old Dairy from 9.30am on open days.  See our Open Days page…
Next Farm Open Days
10-5pm
SUNDAY 16th JULY
SATURDAY 29th JULY
SUNDAY 30th JULY
Entry is £7 for adults and children over 2, under 2’s are free.

Tel: 01256 767596
E-mail: elizabeth@millersark.co.uk
Farm address: Manor Farm, Blackstocks Lane, Hook, RG27 9PH

Come and enjoy our next Open Days

Come and enjoy our next open days on:
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th
Sunday 25th June.
We are really pleased to have welcomed another new donkey foal to our growing nursery of donkey babies.

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The weather is due to be good, so enjoy an amazing family breakfast on the patio from 9.30 then straight on the farm from 10am to enjoy cuddle time with piglets and foals, show some love snuggling the goat kids and if the children fancy letting off steam there is our giant straw play area.

Our handling area will be open for the rabbits, guinea pigs, ducklings and birds to have their share of cuddles too.
Midnight our giant rabbit will be lolloping around the bales!

Remember you can make your Fathers Day extra special by treating dad to a hearty Miller’s breakfast!
Entry is £7 for adults and children over 2, under 2’s are free. Sat nav RG27 9PH.

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