- A working farm producing livestock
- A base for Barnsley College courses in Horticulture and Animal care
- An Open Farm and Visitors Centre accessible to the local and wider community
The farm is situated approximately 2 miles south west of Barnsley next to Worsbrough Country Park.
Although farm staff are employed, the day to day work of the farm is undertaken by students following one of our many programmes of study thus providing a realistic working environment in which to develop their skills and knowledge.
A modern horticulture unit supports the learning and development of students following both vocational and recreational courses in horticulture and gardening. Seasonal plants are often available for sale at competetive prices.
Wigfield farm is situated on the Dove Valley Trail section of the Trans-Pennine Trail, and provides a perfect visitor attraction at which to refresh yourself in our cafe and shop facility.
The farm has a wide range of animals including meerkats, cows, goats, Shetland ponies, pigs, sheep, chickens, alpacas, donkeys, red deer, quail, guinea pigs, rabbits and much more. We also have a rodent room with chinchilla, hairless rats, degus, jirds, gerbils and hamsters as well as an aquatics room featuring many different varieties of fish and other aquatic life. In addition, we do have an exotics room with a variety of lizards and snakes but this is not open to the public. The public can access it if they are part of a school group, birthday party or as part of a VIP reptile experience.
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