Our Red Deer herd was established in 1992 and has steadily grown to a population of around 150, with one main stag and a mix of hinds, other young stags and young calves. The magnificent parkland setting provides an unrivalled view of the deer in their natural habitat.
As well as the Red Deer we have Fallow, Sika and Axis deer.
The Red Deer is one of the largest deer species. The calves and fawns are usually born the last week in May or early June, the red deer calves looking just like Bambi complete with white spots which remain for their first six weeks.
The species is very variable in colour but the common form has a brown coat with white mottles that are most pronounced in summer with a much darker coat in the winter.
The Sika Deer are closely related to Red Deer and they inhabit much of East Asia.
Also known as the spotted deer, or Chital deer. It is the most common deer species in Indian forests. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and its underparts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend up to 75 cm.
Free Tractor and Trailer Rides
No visit to Bucklebury Farm Park would be complete without a free tractor and trailer ride. Each trip takes around fifteen minutes and there is usually a chance to feed the tamer members of the deer herd. Please note that for safety reasons trailer rides may not be available in wet ground conditions.