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December 2016

Christmas Lunches at Ferne’s Café

December 1, 2016 - December 23, 2016
Ferne Animal Sanctuary,
Wambrook
Chard, Somerset TA20 3DH United Kingdom
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Visit Ferne for a wintery wander around our beautiful grounds and enjoy a special Christmas lunch in our Café between 1st & 23rd December (menu below). For bookings of 6 or more, please call 01460 67587. Our Head Chef, Richard, is also taking orders for his luxury handmade Christmas Puddings baked to order for £6.95 per 500g pud. Please call to place your orders by 12th December, ready for collection from 20th December.   Christmas Menu  Starter Grilled halloumi, pink grapefruit & pomegranate salad (V) Lentil & smoked cheddar soup (V) Poached…

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Colyton Christmas Fayre

December 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colyton,
Devon United Kingdom
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Two of our fantastic supporters, Lana and Glen, are running a tombola and gifts stall in The Old Bakehouse at Colyton Christmas Fayre on Wednesday 7th December, fundraising for Ferne Animal Sanctuary. The whole village takes part in this festive event, with various businesses giving space in their premises to stalls. There will also be carol singing and fresh hot food available.  Please do go along and support.

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Meet Father Christmas

December 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are lucky to have secured a slot in Santa’s very busy Christmas diary! He will be in his festive  Ferne Grotto waiting to meet lots of young visitors. £5 per child, plus regular entry fees  

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Christmas Animal Blessing Service at Ferne

December 10, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ferne Animal Sanctuary,
Wambrook
Chard, Somerset TA20 3DH United Kingdom
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All creatures, both great and small, will be honoured at Ferne’s Annual Christmas Blessing and Festive Service which will take place in our Barn from 4.30pm. Bring your pet along to enjoy this magical event with carols, bell ringers and an animal blessing ceremony, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Contact the Sanctuary to reserve a seat. Standing room will be available on the day. Donations gratefully received on entry.  

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Meet Father Christmas

December 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are lucky to have secured a slot in Santa’s very busy Christmas diary! He will be in his festive  Ferne Grotto waiting to meet lots of young visitors. £5 per child, plus regular entry fees

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February 2017

Feathered Friends February

February 1 - February 28
Ferne Animal Sanctuary

We are afraid that most of our birds are having to stay in their runs and coops to help keep them from catching avian flu, that’s why it’s only £1 entry for everybody, all of February. To make sure you find some feathered friends, lots of bird outlines have been hidden around the Sanctuary. Find and match them all to the birds on our trail sheet to receive a sweet treat. In addition, between the 11th and 17th February there…

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Chicken Craft

February 11 @ 11:00 am - February 17 @ 2:30 pm
Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Between the 11th and 17th February there will be crafts and colouring in the Education Room from 11am to 2:30pm. To keep our cooped up birds from getting bored this will include making some things for the chickens to play with.

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April 2017

Easter – Bunny Bonanza

April 1 - April 17
Ferne Animal Sanctuary

During the Easter school holiday there will be a rabbit trail around the Sanctuary; activities-wise we’ll be making things that our rabbits can interact with to ensure they are happy bunnies. Over the Bank Holiday itself there will be even more rabbit-related rambunctiousness. 1st  April to the 17th April During the whole of the school holidays there will be a rabbit trail around the sanctuary. “Bunny Balderdash or Rabbit Reality” Are you a great rabbit spotter?  Hidden around the sanctuary…

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May 2017

Summer Half Term – Flower Power

May 27 - June 4
Ferne Animal Sanctuary

This flowery themed week throughout the Half Term week (Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June), will include a trail and the opportunity to sow some bee & butterfly friendly seeds in a homemade newspaper pot. We will be finding flowers that have their own 'super powers' of irresistibility to bees, butterflies and bunnies! Craft activities will be running in the afternoons between 1-3pm.  

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June 2017

Father’s Day Circus Workshop at Ferne

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Test your dad's circus skills to find out if Dads out-do daughters at diabolo or spin plates better than their sons? This Father’s Day (18th June, 11am – 4pm), Ferne Animal Sanctuary is holding a special circus workshop with Flotsam the Fool where you can put your dad to the test with juggling, diabolo, poi, devil sticks, plate spinning, hula hooping, pedal-go, spinning staff and lots more. In addition to the lighthearted competitiveness of the circus tricks challenge, we will…

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