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Waulkmill Menagerie Petting Farm

Hands On Animal Experience

 

Waulkmill Farm, New Deer,

Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 6UP

T: 07983 556389

 

£6 per person / Under 2's FREE

 

Opening to the public from Saturday 26th March 2022

No booking required.

We are open every Saturday and Sunday

with additional days during school holidays.

Download our 2022 open days document below

We hope to see you all back to our happy place very soon!

Drop-Off Kids Animal Club 2022

Thursday 14th & 28th July

Thursday 11th August

10am - 2pm • £25 per session

Various Fun Activities, crafts, games & animal interaction

Primary aged children - Bring a packed lunch

Complete a booking form - click here

All 2022 Events Calendar

Download Events Document

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2022 Open Days Calendar

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Donations

Here at the petting farm we depend on funding as we are a not for profit organisation.

The animals we care for are always in need.

 

Help us raise £1000 on our Go Fund Me page...

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Keep an eye on our Facebook page for up to date information on special events.

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Animal Therapy Information

 

On our closed to the public days (Monday to Friday)

We welcome bookings from schools, groups, clubs and organisations.

 

We can also cater for people with Additional Needs, Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues.

They can come to the farm for animal therapy, work experience and/or employability skills.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Waulkmill Menagerie Petting Farm - Hands On Animal Experience

• Not Just For Kids • Adopt An Animal • Group Bookings •

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All About Waulkmill

We are a not for profit social enterprise that is run by volunteers. We have been recognised by Aberdeenshire council for our work placement programme.

During the week we have additional needs and people suffering from mental health issues etc that volunteer or come for therapy with their carer’s. As well as work experience they gain confidence, reduce stress, learn new skills and receive lots of animal therapy. We are always seeking volunteers as they are a huge part of our plans. If this is of interest to you then please contact us or get a form from reception.

Waulkmill Menagerie is not just for kids, all ages will love the experience with our very friendly hand reared animals, some of the animals were raised in the house, bottle fed and wore nappies. So if you have not played with a goat on a trampoline or petted an emu then Waulkmill Menagerie is the place to be.

 

How The Menagerie Was Started

The menagerie was started by a dream to move to the country and have two goats and a donkey! When owner, Nikki, recovered from a serious illness her family decided to make this happen. They said goodbye to village life and purchased an old farm house and a field. Very soon the field started to fill up with various animals many of which were hand reared.

 

Saturday and Sunday

Open 10am - Close 3pm

£6 each, under 2's free

 

Access into goats paddock to play and get close.

Wander around the farm at leisure. Use of play area. Picnic Area.

Scavenger Hunt. Word Searches. Quiz's. Colour-ins.

Refreshments/Sales Tables. Shelter and Toilets. No booking required.

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KIDS CLUB

Run during kids holidays

• Drop off 10am - 2pm •

Thursday 14th & 28th July

Thursday 11th August

£25 per session

Various Fun Activities, crafts, games & animal interaction

Primary aged children - Bring a packed lunch

Complete a booking form - click here

 

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Download Our Booking Forms Here

Adoption • Volunteers • Kids Club

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EXPERIENCES TO CHOOSE FROM

ADOPTION

ADOPTION PACK

£20 PER ANNUM

Adopt your favourite animals for 1 year and receive an adoption certificate.

Emailed photos and updates with video content.

Your name will be displayed at the Menagerie.

1 Free entry pass for 1 person to visit the farm.(Sat/Sun Only)

TOURS

Ideal for school, organisations and families.

Guided tour around the farm and into some of the paddocks to feed, groom and play with the animals.

Learn all about each of our animals and hear their story of how they came to live at the menagerie and an educational fun quiz.

Full day use of our picnic area, play equipment, woods and lake area to either have fun or continue topic/project work.

Must be booked in advance.

Minimum of 4 people - £40 (then £10 pp)

BIRTHDAY COMING UP?

If a member of your family has a birthday coming up then you are welcome to bring your group to the farm for a fun day. £6 per person.

Let us know the birthday persons name and age and if you require benches reserved for the group.

We promise to make a fuss of your group.

No hurry to leave.

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Essential info

GIFT VOUCHERS

Great gift idea! Simply purchase one of our Gift Vouchers to the value of your choice to give to that special someone.

Contact us with your requirement and we can email your voucher.

 

Donations & Monthly Donations

One-off or monthly donations are much appreciated.

We know it’s hard times for everyone but if you have a few spare £’s the animals would really appreciate it.

Be a friend of Waulkmill Menagerie by making a monthly donation of your choice by direct debit. As a friend of Waulkmill Menagerie you will be invited to every open day and special event that we have, so you will never miss any of the fun.

Contact us for our bank details.

No booking required at weekends.

Cash or card payment is accepted.

Gift shop also sells hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream.

Spend the day here, bring your own picnic and enjoy the play area.

Children must be supervised by an appropriate adult at all times.

Well behaved dogs are welcome but must remain on the lead. If your dog is unsettled, snaps or constantly barks at our animals, our reception staff are happy to doggy sit.

Appropriate clothing and footwear advised.

So far Waulkmill Menagerie consists of Ponies, Donkeys, Goats, Sheep, Dogs, Pigs, Ducks, Chickens, Turkeys, Emu's, Rabbits, Micro Pig, Alpaca’s, Meerkats, Sulcuta Tortoise, Ferrets and Guinea Pigs with many more animals in the pipe line.

We sometimes have small furrys looking for rehoming.

Free Scavenger Hunt, Word searches, Colour-in and Quiz’s available in our new indoor games rooms.

Most animals have been hand reared, they are all very friendly, and they love cuddles.

Not just for kids! All ages will love this experience. So far Waulkmill Menagerie consists of Ponies, Donkeys, Goats, Sheep, Dogs, Pigs, Ducks, Chickens, Turkeys, Emu's, Rabbits, Micro Pig, Ferrets and Guinea Pigs with many more animals in the pipe line like Rhea and Wallabys.

Most animals have been hand reared, they are all very friendly, and they love cuddles.

So have you played on a trampoline with goats? Scratched a pig? Felt the different wool from different sheep breeds??

 

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Contact Us Today

Waulkmill Farm, New Deer,

Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 6UP

T: 07983 556389

info@waulkmill.co.uk

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GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

Great gift idea!

Simply purchase one of our Gift Vouchers to the value of your choice to give to that special someone.

Contact us with your requirement and we will email your voucher.

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