Latest farm news

Since our last post, the farm staff have been busy with beautiful new donkey foals, lambs and goat kids, and of course continuing the love and care of all the animals . We know the Corona virus has affected everyone one way or another, with families and friends not able to see many of the special people in their lives. This is particularly true of those in residential and nursing homes, hospitals and hospices as well as those over 70 or particularly vulnerable.
So as Miller’s Ark is all about “animals inspiring lives”, we can now offer a personalised farm video from you to your special family member or friend to share our farm in a unique and special way, .

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You record a message and send it to us via email and we will add entertaining and heartwarming footage from the farm. Special requests for donkeys, pigs etc can be accommodated and the end product is a perfect gift for birthdays, “thinking of you”, “missing you” or just “sending this to cheer your day”.

Our videos have already been enjoyed in several care homes and by people isolated in hospital and in their own homes, so if you would like to share the farm in this way with someone special in your life, please email with your message in words or on a video clip (of less than one minute), and the email address of the person or care home we are contacting. The cost for all this is £30 and all proceeds go directly to the feed and care of our animals.
You and your loved one will receive a certificate entitling you both to access an exclusive YouTube link to your personalised farm video.

If you are an organisation, and feel your service users would benefit from a “virtual farm tour” we are currently filming videos which can be activated by a unique YouTube link; and if you think anyone would like a mention of their first name in the video, we can add that too, especially if there is a particular animal they love. Please contact us by email only to discuss details.


Save MAA 2020

With great sadness we are closed now for the foreseeable future.  

 Without your support we cannot survive to open the farm again and share our wonderful animals, so we have launched a


Please hit the link below to make a real difference!


SOCIAL MEDIA – Keep in touch…. Daily farm news, photos, videos of births and more are being posted……

SPONSOR YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMAL –  Your sponsor money goes directly to their feed, care and vet bills…

”ARK-E-TYPE” OUR DIGITAL NEWSPAPER – will be launched very soon….watch this space. A subscription only newspaper for those of you who just love Miller’s Ark, want to learn more about the farm and know this special happy place has to survive!  There will be content for children and adults, fun and education and smiles on faces. 


Elizabeth and the Miller’s Ark Team


March 20

For all ages to enjoy

Mothering Sunday 22nd March

For all ages



Next Adult Only Open Day

Sunday 29th March



Easter Holiday Open Days

Monday 6th April

Tuesday 7th

Good Friday 10th **

Easter Saturday 11th **

Easter Sunday 12th **

Easter Monday 13th **

Thursday 16th

Friday 17th

Saturday 18th

Sunday 19th April

All 10-3pm

**Traditionally these dates get very busy, we recommend advance tickets are purchased to guarantee entry. If you prefer a quieter day we suggest one of the other Easter dates. 


Tickets are available through our box office  


Next Open Days for Everyone

Next Open Days for Everyone

jan 20

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February 


Half Term Open Days

Sunday 16th

Monday 17th

Wednesday 19th 

Thursday 20th

Friday 21st

Sunday 23rd

We are only open on the days listed

Advance tickets available through our box office and on the gate

Entry is £8 

Box Office is now open

October Half Term Open Days

October Half Term is nearly here…. which means PUMPKIN CARVING is back!

Enjoy 5 days of cuddling adorable donkey foals, and 2 more foals are due very soon, get in with the weaner piglets and scratch their tummies and see them fall asleep on your lap, great selfie opportunity!, naughty goats wanting to play, chicks and ducklings are still hatching, so enjoy our small bird handling area, enjoy feeding the Swiss Valais sheep, lovely hot food will be available in the tea barn. AND carve your own pumpkin area or watch our resident craftsman Shaun carving some amazing designs.
This year we have opened our box office so you can pay for your entry and pumpkins in advance and beat the queues. Click this link to take you straight to the box office. Christmas events can be booked here too!

We are only open on the days listed below:
Monday 28th
Tuesday 29th
Thursday 31st
Friday 1st November
Saturday 2nd November 10-3pm

Entry is £8 for adults and for children aged 2 and over. Children under 2 are free. Don’t forget your loyalty card, visit 5 times and your 6th family visit is FREE!
Farm address:Manor Farm, Blackstocks Lane, Hook, RG27 9PH

Our next Open Days are:

Adult Only

Sunday 22nd September
Open Days for everyone to enjoy
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September

See our Open Days page for more details.

We are ONLY open on the days advertised above as we have farm work to do.

Animal Activity Licence number 19/00315/AWAAL


Manor Farm
Blackstocks Lane
Hook, Hampshire RG27 9PH


Christmas bookings now open

Christmas Living Nativity and Carols in the Barn box office is OPEN these events are advance tickets only and sell out fast.
Visit our box office
Our Santa Special and Elf Tea Party will open in two weeks.

Christmas Living Nativity and Carols in the Barn box office is OPEN

Christmas Living Nativity and Carols in the Barn box office is OPEN these events are advance tickets only and sell out fast.
Visit our box office
Our Santa Special and Elf Tea Party will open in two weeks.

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