Visit our Animal Encounters Barn for cuddles with bunnies and guinea pigs. Follow the 500 metres self-guided Farm Animal Paddocks Trail to see goats, pygmy goats, sheep, donkeys and Shetland ponies.

Aside from meeting bunnies and guinea pigs in the Animal Encounters Barn, from time to time, there’ll be babies too; lambs, kids and chicks.

In the paddocks…

In the Summer, see the farm animals in the paddocks. You can feed them with their special and very favourite snacks and watch our team as they complete their daily tasks. Their favourite snacks are available to buy on arrival.

Close encounters and cuddle time!

Learn about farming and the roles these animals play, and how some of them help in the local conservation of Torbay too.

Daily Activities…

There’s a daily schedule of activities for supervised handling and cuddles, feeding, talks and demonstrations. These may change weekly and seasonally. Just ask a member of our team when you arrive about whose on the farm today.

Today on the Farm

11amBrush the goats
12pmCuddle the guinea pigs
1pmPony Pampering – outside on the paddocks
2pmBrush the goats
3pmCuddle the guinea pigs



We have the cutest bunnies at Occombe. Come for cuddles or watch them playing in their hutch.

Meet our Rabbits >



Come and meet our cheeky goats. Get up close on an Animal Encounter Session or see them playing in their paddock on the Animal Trail.

Meet our Goats >


We’ve three great breeds for you to meet and seasonally there’ll be lambs too.

Meet our Sheep >

Guinea pigs

Come for cuddles with the cutest Guinea pigs!

Meet our Guinea pigs >


Meet our British rare breed Cornish Black Pigs. This twosome are a feisty pair that love playtime!

Meet our Pigs >

Shetland ponies

Meet Annie and Rocky our miniature Shetland ponies. They love to stroll over for a chat!

Meet our Shetland ponies >


We’ve two donkeys for you to meet. Our friendly pair can be found grazing on the Animal Paddocks Trail.

Meet our Donkeys >

Pygmy Goats

Our pygmy goats are super cute. A dwarf species bred from other miniature goat species.

Meet our Pygmy Goats >

New Arrivals

This April we welcomed some brand new arrivals to the farm family. Check out major cuteness! In the Animal encounters barn see super fluffy chicks and a gosling. Meet our… Continue reading New Arrivals

Meet our New Arrivals >