We have lots of activities at Barcoos for young and old. Activities generally start at 9 am (later in mid-winter!). and generally last from 1 – 2 hours and sometimes more! We start the day feeding the animals and this is usually followed by led pony rides. Sometimes these are longer paddock rides depending on the ages of participants.
A fairly typical morning would start with bottle feeding poddy lambs, doing tricks with Georgie Pig (she does tricks for treats), spoon feeding the chickens/ducks, meeting Eeyore the donkey and giving him some carrot treats, sometimes the Alpacas will come up to be hand fed, and Paddy our pet sheep may join in the activities. We then have led pony rides with little ponies for little kiddies up to the Clydesdale for adults and older kids.
Our animals around the house are usually, sheep, lambs, pig, chickens, ducks, calves/cow, horses and dogs.
Later in the day your activities may include, Hay Ride/Farm tours, sulky rides, sled rides, tractor rides* These usually start at 4pm depending on guests and weather and last from 1-2 hours depending on interaction, interest and activity undertaken that afternoon. If it is suitable for a campfire guests are encouraged to take part in gathering the wood and setting the campfire.
Nothing is ever constant on a farm, so please expect things to be different. The horse or pig may have learnt to do something different! – The lambs may have grown up into sheep! There may be a drought and very rarely it might rain heavily, it is always changing! but always there is so much to do and experience.
We always strive to provide our guests with exciting and enjoyable activities, but due to the changing nature of the daily farm experience are unable to guarantee provision of any particular activity or experience. Our inability to provide a specific experience is not grounds for a refund unless specifically agree with Elaine or Ken prior to activity commencement.
*Occasionally Farmer Ken and his tractor may be working on other farms or paddocks away from Barcoos, In this case tractor rides are not available.