Spring

Easter at Hobbledown

Lambs and bunnies, Hobbler Show Time, and character meet and greets will all be part of the line-up  at Hobbledown this Easter. Throughout Easter weekend (Good Friday to Easter Monday) guests will also be able to take part in Rumpletump’s Giant Egg Hunt and receive a small prize (Rumpletump is a character from the Hobbledown…

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Biodiversity boost for Hobbledown

More than 3,500 new plants are being planted at Hobbledown as part of an ambitious horticultural programme. Over the past three weeks our gardeners have been busy planting more than 2,000 metres of native hedgerow plants and Gorse to help improve biodiversity at Hobbledown and provide our animals with as natural a setting as possible…

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World Book Day 2014

Join us to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday March 6th 2014. The event is a celebration of reading and is marked in over 100 countries across the world. As Hobbledown is based on a book of the same now, we are very keen to get involved and the Hobblers will be offering interactive story…

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National Pig Day Success

Swine enthusiasts had a squeally good time when they celebrated National Pig Day with us on March 1st. The festivity began in America in 1972 and is a celebration of this farmyard favourite. During the day we officially opened Snuffler’s Retreat, a viewing area for our pigs and piglets. Visitors could get up close and…

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Chainsaw Mick and Fern the Fairy

Chainsaw Mick will be joining us at Easter 2013 to create a sculpture of Fern our Fairy. On Monday April 1st and Tuesday April 2nd Mick Burns, who has 28 years chainsaw experience, will be crafting a bespoke woodcarving in honour of our delightful character. Mick originally trained with The Forestry Commission and later became…

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