Things to see & do > Farm
Along with the horses, we also work to protect other endangered breeds of native farm animals by looking after them and raising awareness to aid their survival. Here's a little more about each of the farm animals we have on site.
- Rare Large Black Pigs - This is the only all black pig breed in Britain, with big ears that flop over its eyes. By the 1960s it was almost extinct. Numbers have slowly risen, but it's still vulnerable.
- Red Poll Cattle - Red in colour and hornless, the Red Poll is native to East Anglia. Its numbers declined when Friesian cattle became popular, so now needs protecting.
- Suffolk Sheep - We have the oldest registered flock of Suffolk sheep in the world. This black faced sheep was first bred in Suffolk in the late 1700s and is now a flagship British breed.
- Ixworth chickens - This all white chicken was first bred in 1939 in the Suffolk village of Ixworth. It almost died out between 1950-1970 and is still rare today.
- Silver Appleyard Ducks - This dual-purpose breed was also created by Reginald Appleyard. The line on display at the Trust are the bantam version, but are otherwise exactly the same as their larger counterpart.
Come and meet our resident rabbits and guinea pigs. A popular destination for families, the pets paddock is where you can find out how to care for the pets plus get the chance to help to feed them.
We usually have pets' feeding time here mid-afternoon - at 3:15pm.