Snettisham Park is a busy working farm consisting of 392 acres. One of its highlights is the unique tractor and covered trailer Deer Safari ride where you can get up close to the friendliest deer in the UK
This 45 minute round trip takes you into our deer park and enables you to hand feed a spectacular herd of over 50 hinds plus the awesome stags. You will receive live commentary throughout and enjoy the parks rich and amazing wildlife plus learn about the crops we grow as you go. If you are lucky you might see the deer swim across the lake. During deer calving months of May, June and July you will be able to see beautiful spotted calves. During the summer the stags grow their new antlers ready for the rutting season towards the end of September.
There are over 250 ewes which will lamb During March and early April. Visitors during this time, will be able to see new born lambs and maybe one being born.Activities include bottle feeding our lambs, collecting and grading freshly laid eggs, pony grooming, friendly goats to feed, watching our young calves being fed, guinea pig cuddling. There are also pony rides during the school holidays for children.
During the late spring and summer younger visitors visitors will be able to enjoy our New Young Drivers activity – a chance for budding farms to practice their tractor driving skills plus the addition of children’s play area..There are also three farm trails to walk around. Short farming trail 2/3 mile, discovery trail 1.5 mile and archaeology trail 2.5 miles. We guarantee you will learn something about this rich and fertile countryside and see an abundance of diverse wildlife and habitats along River Ingol. Visitors are often surprised to find out that our farm is the site of an important Roman Villa, a Saxon Settlement and the famous St Thomas Chapel.
The Visitor Centre is the welcoming hub of your visit. Here you will find the tearoom – light airy space where you can treat yourselves to delicious home-baking, fresh coffee and much more.. On sunny days you can sit our on the terrace and enjoy the splendid views across the Norfolk countryside. Our shop contains farm related toys, gifts, stationary and luxury confectionery and jars. You can also buy our own venison and farm fresh eggs.
Special Events include Sheep Dog Trials, Sheep Shearing and evening Deer Safaris and BBQ events.
For more details on these events see the website
www.snettishampark.co.uk or Tel: 01485 542425
Article Supplied by Snettisham Park