Meet The Animals
Barns full of Farm Animals & Rare Breeds!
We are very lucky to be able to look after many species of animals here at Farmer Parr’s. As well as traditional farm animals & British rare breeds, we also have a few more exotic creatures too! Ewe will be able to visit them all during ewer trip – MOO-vellous!
Ewe can see just a FEW of our animals below……
The Alpaca is a mammal from South America, closely related to the Llama, and prized for it’s FABULOUS coat. Our Alpacas live along side our Llamas and Sheep. We have a lovely family of alpacas and occasionally have a birth too!
Farmer Parr’s was previously a dairy farm with over 300 cattle. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s they delivered a wide range of dairy products across the Blackpool and Fylde area. The Parr family love their COWS especially Eric our Jersey Bullock. You can see Eric and his friends everyday when you visit Farmer Parrs Animal World.
At Farmer Parr’s we have a mixed assortment of chickens. We are home to traditional red hens, rare breed Silkies, Brabanters, giant Brahmas and even some interesting cross breeds. All our chickens are well looked after, and super friendly. We hold regular talks about our chickens, encouraging our visitors to handle the chicks, stoke our hens, collect the eggs and feed them corn. In spring we normally have chicks hatching in our incubator. EGGS-citing!
On the farm we have a small herd of Red Deer. The Red Deer is one of the largest deer species. It is a ruminant, eating its food in two stages and having an even number of toes on each hoof, like camels, goats and cattle.
Our deer spend a large amount of the time out in the paddocks before joining us each December for our festive celebrations. Red Deer are normally very shy, but our herd love visitors. Make sure you feed them animal food as you explore Farmer Parrs Animal World.
We have 2 miniature donkeys, Annie and Bobby. They are very close and are impossible to separate. They don’t go un-noticed due to their vocal nature and regular braying. Typical of donkeys they are strong, friendly and well-behaved. They have also been known to help out with the live nativity at Christmas time and live next to Santa’s Grotto during December. A firm favourite with many visitors!
We have a selection of different ducks at the farm. They are not overly keen on water and most prefer to stay dry. We also have wild ducks living very happily on our large ponds. We like to hatch a few ducklings in springtime – so waddle on over!
We have a small ‘business’ of ferrets at the farm. They are very playful, inquisitive, mischievous and sadly also rather smelly! Ferrets are crepuscular, which means they spend 14–18 hours a day asleep and are most active around the hours of dawn and dusk.
Unlike their polecat ancestors, which are solitary animals, ferrets will live happily in social groups. They are territorial, like to burrow and prefer to sleep in an enclosed area.
You will find our Geese on one of the ponds here at Farmer Parrs. They like to wander free and are very tame. They do however like to nibble on coats and boots. If ewe see them wandering about be sure not to chase them! They love to help the wild ducks raise their ducklings every year and are very protective of the little ones – it’s very cute.
At Farmer Parr’s we have a large number of African Pygmy Goats. These are well known as the NAUGHTIEST ANIMALS ON THE FARM!!
They are very loyal to each other and at night will always sleep with their original family members, despite mixing with many other goats throughout the day. They are mischievous, cheeky and due to their love of climbing they do escape from time to time.
They are also greedy and a firm favourite with visitors. We have babies born every summer. The year 2021 will see us introduce Boer Goats and Anglo-Nubian Goats to our tribe – no kidding!
We have quite a few Guinea Pigs at Farmer Parrs!!! They are very vocal creatures and are always in conversation, with an excellent nose for food. They love their daily selection of veg! “SQEEEK”
Despite their name, these animals are not pigs, nor do they come from Guinea – they originated in the Andes mountain range in South America. We always aim to have several litters of pups born throughout the year. Our visitors can handle our Guinea Pigs during activities such as: Meet the Small Animals and our famous Animal Show.
The horses on the farm all get on well together. In our large animal barn we keep our Falabella (miniature horses) and our Shetland pony ‘Thomas’. The bigger horses live in Stable Row. Their diet has to be monitored carefully – so please don’t feed them. We offer Pony Grooming and Pony Rides as part of our fantastic animal activity timetable. ITS GREAT FUN – SO GALLOP ON OVER!
Our Peacocks live in their own aviary, as it is very difficult to keep track of them if they roam free.
Marvel at our male Indian Peafowl’s blue-green or green coloured plumage. The so-called “tail” of the peacock, also termed the “train,” has a series of eyes that are best seen when the tail is fanned.
Our female Indian Peafowl has a mixture of dull green, brown, and grey in her plumage. She lacks the long upper tail coverts of the male but has a crest. The female can also display her plumage to ward off female competition or danger to her young.
Sheep are mammals typically kept as livestock. A female is referred to as a ewe, a breading male as a tup, a castrated male as a wether and a young sheep as a lamb. And oh boy do we love our lambs!
Lambing season is one of our favourite times at Farmer Parrs especially when we have to help bottle feed any pet lambs. BAAA-rilliant
We have a varied selection of sheep for you to pet and feed including some rare breeds like our Black Face Valais sheep. EWE will love them!