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Meet the farm's new kid!

The cutest kid has been welcomed to the farm as Spring is in full swing. The playful youngster, who has been sexed as a bouncing kid girl, who arrived to on Sunday 25 Feb evening. Farmer Tom said: "This is a exciting new birth for everyone at Mrs Dowsons Farm. We love to welcome new arrivals but there is a special place for goats in our hearts, as one of the most playful and adventurous they never fail to bring a smile to our faces and our visitors no matter the weather. We can't wait for Bubbles to become more independent in the coming weeks as we welcome visitors to the new Big Barn where the goats have been housed this Winter" Goat Facts Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by

BEHIND THE SCENES..... Farmer Tom tells us his six top lambing tips.

The first of our lambs has arrived ahead of our spring opening, and there's plenty more on the way. Hello readers, Lambing is a huge event on the farm's calendar, I've been asked to give a little more of behind the scenes on how we cope working day and night to make sure our lambs get all the help they need. So here's my six top tips: 1. Get organised - In the preceding weeks we take the time to get on top of all those little jobs that need doing around the farm, when lambing starts it full on, juggling all the regular work and lambing is enough without having to fix sticking gates and flickering lights. 2. Colostrum - Timing, quantity and quality are critical. Two feeds in the first six hou

VALENTINES WEEKEND AT SCARE KINGDOM SCREAM PARK!

Let’s face it, you might as well ‘drop dead’ if you are dateless this Valentines season, so grab your lover for a ‘dead-good’ date with three new scare attraction experiences at Scare Kingdom Scream Park. Celebrate the season of love as Scare Kingdom’s annual Valentine’s scare festival Valenterror returns once again, combining live scareactors and special effects to really get your heart pumping! TWO NIGHTS – ONE GLOWSTICK – COMPLETE DARKNESS – ZOMBIES! Lancashire’s top rated scare attraction will scream into action this Valentine’s season, as the all-new ZOMBIES – DEAD in the DARK offers courageous couples, sassy singles and fear-seeking families a unique date with the dead. Armed with only

ALWAYS BUILDING AT MRS DOWSONS FARM

New developments taking place at the farm As part of our ongoing long-term plans for the future, next month sees the beginning of another exciting development. We’ve just opened our big barn new animal enclosures at Mrs Dowsons Farm – which we hope you’ve had chance to explore! These developments continue the ‘always building’ philosophy of the farm. Last month we began our long term plans that will see us create new environments for a wider range of farm animals and rare breeds at the farm; and building on the success of our new Big Barn the remainder of the farm will be sensitively transformed through wider exploring of our honest approach to farming. While this work is being undertaken, w

TINY HOOVES! BABY WATER BUFFALO ARRIVE AT THE Farm

A new herd has arrived at the Farm. The herd of water buffalo, which are named after popular south asian names, arrived just a few days ago. Water Buffalo live in swamps and forests in western and central Africa and are said to be the horse of the East. They are also seen in the wild, in dwindling numbers. Elliott Dowson, Farm Manager, said: "We’re ever so pleased with our new arrivals, mums Karuna and Maya are so far doing a fantastic job of caring for them. They’re only young at the moment but they’re already full of personality and have bundles of energy. Soon their markings will show as they become more gray to black with off-white “socks” and one or two white chevrons on the neck."

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