Animals on our Farm
Cwmcrwth Farm is a small farm home to a selection of native and rare breed animals. Children and adults can get close to all the animals on our farm, learn how to look after them and help Farmer Rob feed them during the morning feeding rounds.
Oxford Sandy & Black Pigs
Farmer Rob’s favourite animals on our farm the pigs. He keeps Oxford Sandy and Black pigs a traditional rare breed animal which neared extinction 20 years ago. Well recognised for its mothering skills and calm temperament and its ability to deal with all types of conditions make it an ideal pig for Cwmcrwth Farm. Docile with visitors to the point of friendliness means even small children can enter pens.
Highland Cattle are one of Britain’s oldest, most distinctive, and best known breeds, with a long, thick, flowing coat and large horns. Originating from Western Scotland these animals are ideally suited to the Welsh weather and habitat.
The Cwmcrwth Fold consists of Poppy and Isla our beautiful cows and 2 calves including the adorable Humphrey. Who you can help bottle feed.
Very popular with guests to watch and photograph and help comb!
Pet Lambs and Sheep
We buy in pet lambs from a local commercial breeder for our guests to bottle feed at Easter. Generally they are very small from quad and triplet family groups and can be any breed. They need lots of TLC which suits our guests fine as they enjoy feeding them and giving them a cwtch.
We have a small herd of Golden Guernsey goats. The goats love to be bucket fed by the children. Lucky visitors around Easter time can watch the goats give birth and most years we are been blessed with twins.
The Golden Guernsey goat is indigenous to Guernsey but has been saved from extinction by breeding on mainland Britain.
Buff Orpington Chickens
We keep a selection of chickens for a regular supply of eggs including rehomed warrens from a commercial Free Range farm. Others include light Sussex and Farmer Rob’s favourite are the majestic Buff Orpington Chickens.
Each Easter we hatch eggs and the children love to handle the chicks and watch them grow.
We have 2 donkeys a Jack called Dominic and a Jenny called Millie. They are both very friendly and love being offered the odd carrot and apple. We try to offer donkey rides for the children during morning feeding rounds one or two mornings a week and if the weather is fine the children lead the donkeys to the field in the morning.
We have 2 male alpacas Sergio and Paulo. Who are about 2 years old. They can be timid but like guests to stroke their neck and enjoy a mini trek around the farm.
Alpacas are camelids and originate from South America. As they tend to live in herds ours usually go out with the goats during the day.
Also known as Cwtch Corner (cwtch is Welsh for cuddle), we have a small pets corner in the cottage courtyard. We have a pet rabbit Sooty and 3 bantam chickens Molly, Pearl and Clementine who the children can go in with and pick up. We also have 4 guinea pigs Dennis, Leonard, Geoffrey and Harriet who our little guests love to spend lots of time cuddling and stroking during feeding rounds.
Our 2 border collies are called Bryn and Meg. Bryn loves to play ball with the guests and Meg loves a cuddle. Both are good at rounding up the animals and enjoy joining in feeding rounds with the children.