Archive for September, 2009

Come and see our new born Kune Kune Piglets!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009


As the regular reader of our website will know, Kune Kune pigs originate from New Zealand (even if they got there by boat some time in the dim and distant past) which is why perhaps our pigs think it is Spring as they have presented us with a batch of bouncing (well squeeking) baby piglets, born on 20th September.

Come and visit them whilst they and their mother enjoy their stay in our VIP enclosure, opposite the play area, and marvel at these little bundles of piggery who are safe in the knowledge that they will never have to worry what bacon is!

Old Macdonald’s Honoured in Essex Tourism Awards

Saturday, September 12th, 2009


Old Macdonald is delighted to tell you that his farm has won another treasured accolade for your favourite visitors farm when we were awarded the Highly Commended certificate at the first ever Essex Tourism Awards on Thursday September 10th. Old Macdonald once again sent Sindy and Joseph Manning to the Dinner/Dance presentations, this time at the Cliffs Pavilions in good old Southend on Sea, where we were thrilled to learn of our success. (more…)

Help us help others in 2010

Saturday, September 12th, 2009


Old Macdonald has been put under a lot of pressure from your farmyard friends here in Brentwood to increase his charity work for 2010, and in fact starting from right how. First of all, the Frogs in our Bullfrog Trio have been singing songs about the rainforests for almost a year now, but they finally collared Old Macdonald to raise funds for a special BIAZA reserve in Brazil that will help save a vast area of the Atlantic Rain Forest.

Then the farm cats, so popular, learnt about the Wildlife Heritage Fund who are a charity created to assist with breeding big cats, and in particular the Sumatran Tiger and Amur Leopard, and who are based in Kent, so they nagged him to raise funds for this important project as well.

Then there are our friends from the Starlight Foundation for Seriously Ill Children for whom we have a special day each year and to whom we give the donations made to our Wishing Well in the farm.

Finally, there is the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, and we will be fund raising for them in 2010 as well.

So there you are, four wonderful charities, so read on to lean more about them all and see how we are going to help. (more…)