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Adopt an Animal Scheme

Perfect for pet lovers of all ages who dream of owning a pony or donkey or even a farm animal such as a goat, pig or cow!

Bucklebury Farm and Deer Safari Park’s new adoption scheme, is an ideal solution. The scheme offers adopters the chance to ‘share’ one of our animals for a whole year with the opportunity for ‘meet and greet’ with your adopted animal, with the opportunity to get up close to your new friend.

 Animal adoption packages

 Silver: £40

  • 1 x Day visit pass for one adult and child to visit your new friend
  • 1 x 1 hour  1-2-1 meet and greet session with your adopted animal
  • Personalised Certificate of Adoption
  • Your name in ‘roll of honour’ on our adoptee wall

Gold: £70

  • 2 x day visit passes for one adult and child
  • 2 x 1 hour hour 1-2-1 meet and greet session with your adopted animal
  • Personalised Certificate of Adoption
  • Your name in ‘roll of honour’ on our adoptee wall

Animals available for adoption:


Flower – 6 years old, American miniature horse

Flower is by far the cheekiest of our two ponies. She gets very excited in the field and often looks like she is practising for the Grand National the way she gallops around. She has a very close relationship with Lexi, who she loves to chase whilst out in the paddock.


Paddy – 13 years old, male miniature donkey

Father of Clover and although he is the male of the group, he is definitely a softie! He does not like to spend any time apart from Felicity or Clover and often gets spooked by a bucket, a breeze or a bleating sheep! Regardless of this, he is a lovely boy and will position himself in the middle of you and the other donkeys so he can get all the attention!


Felicity – 13 years old, female miniature donkey

Mother of Clover and the boss in the group. She is always first to get the feed and tells the others off if they try to pinch hers. Nevertheless, she is very affectionate with people and will do anything for a tasty treat of a carrot or apple.

Clover – 11 years old, female miniature donkey

Clover was born here on the farm and lives with her mum and dad, Paddy and Felicity. She is very gentle and the best at standing still to be brushed. She doesn’t hurry herself and expects everyone to wait for her – quite the diva!


Patra – 10 years old, female donkey

Patra arrived at the farm with her friend Cleo in 2015. She gradually got bigger and bigger until we realised she must be pregnant! She gave birth to her foal, Lucky, in May 2016. It was a lovely surprise for staff to arrive one morning and find little Lucky slowly learning to use his legs! Patra did a wonderful job raising Lucky but has definitely enjoyed the peace and quiet now he has gone to a new home.

Cleo – 8 years old, female donkey

Cleo was a fantastic aunt to Patra’s foal. We believe she didn’t have the best start to life as her previous owner told us how her feet were very overgrown and even now she is still slightly wary of the farrier. Now she has found her forever home, she is much happier but still deserves lots of extra love and attention.

Babybelle – 9 year old, sow

Babybelle is one of two lovely sows on the farm. She has proven herself to be an excellent mother, and has had many successful litters of beautiful Berkshire piglets. She enjoys spending the summer days outside rolling in the mud, and can often found napping in the sunshine. Her stable mate, Bethan tells us that Babybell is quite the snorer!


Winston – 2 year old Berkshire Boar

Winston was born on the 11th October 2017 and had 11 brothers and sisters. It was clear from the very start that he was tiny compared to the others. Although his mother was attentive,  we had to give him extra milk and care just to make sure he would grow up to be as big as the other piglets. Now Winston is over 2 years old,he has turned into quite the cheeky boy! He adores food, meeting the sows, a tickle on the ears and stealing any equipment the keepers are using in his field. If you see a pig running away with a bucket, a spade, or knocking over a wheel burrow you know you it’s Winston!


Winnie – 11 months old, female pygmy goat

When Winnie was born, she was sadly rejected by her mother. Our caring farm team stepped in and raised Winnie, and have now integrated her into our pygmy goat herd, where Winnie spends her day playing with the other pygmy goats. Winnie loves to meet guests, and enjoys exploring the parks various pathways when we take her for a walk on a lead.

Want to sign up? You can book your animal adoption packages online now or complete our 2018 ANIMAL ADOPTION BOOKING FORM and drop it into the farm. To find out more, please email our team at bookings(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)buckleburyfarmpark.co.uk