Something cracking going on at the Rarebreeds Centre this Easter

Published: 11 March 2013

Something cracking going on at the Rarebreeds Centre this Easter


We love Easter at the Rare Breeds Centre.  It’s the time of year when everything comes to life and that’s why we make it last the whole month from Friday 29th March until Sunday 21st April!

Down on the farm this Easter we will be: welcoming our new chicks into the world - you can watch them crack out of their shells in the interactive hatchery. We’ll be looking after new lambs in our specialist lambing tunnel where you can get a close up insight into the early lives of these new-borns.

We encourage our visitors to get to know our animals and there are plenty of them to meet. Gill Gibb, CEO of the Rare Breeds Centre, says “One of the highlights is our Meet the Animal’s session which starts from 11am every day, where children can meet and pet a selection of our cuddly, friendly animals”.

Easter also marks the start of our famous Piggy Grand National season so whether you want to watch or take part, it’s sure to be entertaining.  This year enjoy our new theatre experience in the marquee “Bella’s magical adventure…….a basketful of fun”.  It’s a cracking good show and will transport you to another time as you help Bella on her quest!

Our little visitors can take part in the Bunny Hunt: a treasure hunt around the farm and if they find all the bunnies they receive an Easter treat from the shop. The Spring Raffle (in aid of our Charity) offers the chance to win a range of fabulous prizes including a huge Piggy Easter Egg, a family pass to the Rare Breeds Centre or a Falconry Experience.

As well as getting close to wildlife at the farm there are walks through our100 acres of beautiful rolling countryside   where visitors can enjoy the serene Discovery Garden or take a trailer ride to investigate the Creepy Crawlies Hideout. There is a well laid out woodland walk, 2 outdoor play areas and an indoor soft play area as well.

There is plenty to do for adults too. The daffodils and crocus will be in full bloom and if you have an interest in gardening our resident experts from Rare Breeds Plants and Produce will be on hand to answer questions. There are 3 polytunnels packed with a huge variety of plants with plenty for sale if you’d like to take some home. And when it’s time for a rest the Granary Restaurant serves wholesome homemade food using products from the farm and scrummy cakes to go with that welcome cuppa.

So if you want to do something eggciting and eggstraordinary with your family this Easter than we have eggxactly the thing for you: a great value day out whatever the weather that will appeal to the whole family. We’ve made Easter last a whole month so there is plenty of time for more than one visit to eggsperience Easter at the Rare Breeds.