Despite the wind and rain spring is arriving at the farm! We have welcomed our first lambs at our sister farm near Buxton and are also hoping that Frankie, our guinea pig, will soon be giving birth – keep an eye on our Facebook page for baby updates!
We are also excited to announce that we have some new arrivals in the farm shop! Our first new supplier is Clive’s Wines. These wines are locally made in Staffordshire and are purely fruit based. We have a range of flavours available including Elderflower, Cherry, Damson and Rhubarb – they really do taste of the fruits and make great gifts! Pop along to the shop, we might even give you a free tasting!
Did you know that you can now recycle at Betty’s? Bring along your used stamps, crisp packets, baby food pouches, plastic bottle tops/lids and batteries and we will send these off to be reprocessed in new products. This not only helps the environment but also benefits several national and local charities – the stamps are sent to the RNIB, the crisp packets are recycled by Tetracycle who donate to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance and the baby food pouches benefit local charity Me&Dee. Thank you for all the items already received, and don’t forget we also have a donation bin for the British Heart Foundation.
Mother’s Day is on 31st March and we are have a range of foody gift ideas to make Mum, Granny, Step-mum, Mother-in-law or Aunty feel extra special this Mothering Sunday. How about a Cottage Delight gift set, Belgian chocolate prosecco bottle or speciality gin? We can also help out with breakfast in bed – pick up a jar of luxury jam, artisan bread, home reared native breed bacon and, of course, Betty’s free range eggs!
We hope to see you soon at Betty’s Farm!
Happy New Year to all our customers, we wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019.
The hard work continued on the farm over the Christmas period, we even welcomed a lamb to the farm on Christmas morning! We are busy planning events for 2019 – our first chicken rehoming week will be 4th-9th February and we will be holding a rehoming information evening on Tuesday 29th January to allow you to find out more about hens and to learn about how to care for them once you get them home. Limited spaces available – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01283 703582 to book a place.
We will also be holding our Mini Farmer sessions once a month, giving a hands on, behind the scenes experience allowing children to handle and feed our farm animals. The first session will be tailored to pre-school aged children and will be held on Tuesday 15th January, 12-2pm. Places are £10 per child, booking essential, please email email@example.com to reserve a space. Keep an eye on our facebook page for details of other events.
The Tearooms at Betty’s Farm will be re-opening after the Christmas period on Friday 4th January. Why not visit them for a hearty warming winter meal, a delicious Betty’s breakfast or call in for a quick coffee after a visit to the farm shop.
We hope to see you at Betty’s soon!
As the days are becoming shorter and the weather gets colder out thoughts are turning to Christmas! We’ve got an exciting December here at Betty’s Farm with our ‘Meet the Christmas Elves and Santa’ each Saturday in the run up to Christmas. This experience involves being met by Santa’s elves and taken into the farmhouse to begin the Christmas preparations, before a visit from the big man himself! We still have space on some sessions, just £10 per child including a gift from Santa – please book in at the farm shop or telephone 01283 703582.
Our thoughts are also turning to Christmas lunch! For a stress free Christmas dinner download our Christmas order form to pre-order your turkey and meat and use our Christmas Shopping List for all the trimmings!
Our ram, Barney, went in with our ewes for breeding so we’re now looking forward to welcoming our lambs onto the farm from March 16th 2018! We also passed our Lion Code certification so we are continuing to be registered with the scheme. The clocks went back ensuring a difficult night shutting the chickens up as they were determined to stay up late and play outside despite it being pitch black!
In all sizes and shapes – Even unloved ones – Get set for Trick or Treat!
It’s time to start thinking about those tasty treats and the Christmas Dinner!
With that in mind, here are two starting points for you to help you get ahead of the game!
Download our Christmas Shopping List and our Christmas 2017 Order Form – And make sure to get those back to us as soon as possible, so it’s one less thing to worry about!
Bored at Half Term? Come down to Betty’s Farm just off the A38 for half term Farm Fun. Collect eggs to take home, have a behind the scenes tour of the farm and meet our animals. Join us Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of half term at 11am by our chicken.
Love eggs? Come to Betty’s Farm on Saturday October 14th to celebrate World Egg Day. Join us from 10am-3pm for stalls, pony rides, bouncy castle, face painting, activities, farm tours and MORE to entertain you and all the family. Our Farm Shop, Butchery and Cafe will be open as normal, so pop in and see us.
Are you looking for fab Friday fun during the school holidays?
Have you ever wanted to collect your own eggs and decorate an egg box?
See into the world of Betty’s chickens?
Would you like to feed, greet and walk with the animals around the farm?
Stroke the goats, walk with the sheep, talk with the llama, pet the horses?
See the bee hives and chatter with the chickens, all in the company of a passionate expert
Have you always wanted to hold a chicken or stroke a guinea pig?
Take a cow, sheep, pig and chicken Or a farm animal home?
Earn a “I met Betty the chicken” certificate for colouring, a Tractor Ted sticker and have a child’s ice-cream cone?
Then come to Betty’s Farm on Fridays during the school holidays. We are open every day but the above activities will be available every Friday, from July 28th.
• Egg collecting – 10am – 12 noon (includes a box of free range eggs) £2 per child
• Small animal petting, chicken holding, Orifarmi animals and certificate (includes a small ice cream and Tractor Ted sticker) 12 – 1pm £2 per child
• ‘Meet the Animals Walk’ at the Farm (includes 2 pots of animal feed) 1.30pm £2 per child.
To take part in all the activities on the day the total cost is only £5 per child. Accompanying adults can watch and walk for free. The play area, Farm Shop and café will also be open and anyone buying a child’s eat in or take-out picnic bag (includes sandwich, drink, crisps or sweet treat) can have a tea or coffee for £1 on fun-filled farm Fridays.
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Find us at Betty’s Farm, Castleway, Willington, Derbyshire, DE65 6BW
Call us on: 01283 703 582
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Saturday
9am till 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays
10am till 3pm
Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.
The Café at Betty’s is now open: Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 3pm and from 10am until 2pm on a Sunday.