Goat walk experience

Goat walking is available to anyone wishing to experience the fun as well as our glamping guests.
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Experiences can be booked as the following:
2 goats and up to 4 people (mixture of adults and children, max 2 adults) £40  

4 goats and up to 6 people £60 
4 goats and up to 8 people £70

Goat walking experience at WIld Woodland Retreat Canterbury Kent

Goat walk experience

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We’ll meet at our beautiful farm in the Kent countryside. Either myself, Mark or Avril will introduce you to Custard, Mustard, Carrot and Parsnip our fabulous Golden Guernsey and Saanan goats

 

How our goaty story began – A feed customer of ours breeds goats for showing and milk and we found out the babies are removed from their mothers at birth and the males are surplus. I naturally wanted to take on the unwanted and so it begun. Custard and Mustard were the first to arrive on the farm in 2021 age 8 weeks. We found that they just loved being around us and coming for walks. We then began offering walks to our glamping guests.

A year on I knew there would be more unwanted males so I booked 2 more. This time a Golden Gurnsey, Carrot and a Saanan, Parsnip. They arrived 1st April 2022 at only 2 weeks old. They bonded with us straight away as their caregivers. I feel so much reward in taking these guys on and giving them a life to the full. By booking a goat walk you help keep them stimulated and also support their keep.

When you book a goat walk your walk will be a private experience for your group only. They are not mixed public sessions so you get real quality time to enjoy them.

On the walk all goats will start off on the lead until we get into the valley where they like to be let off and follow along side us. We’ll walk through our beautiful wild valley taking in the views and the wild flowers. You may see various birds including yellow hammers, skylarks and buzzards. The walk is leisurely as the goats will have lots of stops for nibbles along the way. During the winter we may take different routes to mix it up a bit so the goats can find some yummy ivy.

The valley terrain isn’t suitable for wheelchairs but mobility scooters will do fine. If someone is in a wheel chair we can adapt the walk to a flatter route or a smaller walk and more time in the field with them as long as you don’t mind them climbing on you or Custard nibbling your hair!

Custard, Mustard, Carrot and Parsnip are super friendly so love strokes and cuddles. This gives you a real opportunity to get up close and see their fun cheeky characters. Upon return to their field you will feed them a variety of nibbles and if you like you can give them a brush too which they love.

The whole goat experience is up to an hour and half in total

Sunny walk with Custard and Mustard Clavertye goats
(June 2021) on YouTube

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Back from hols, I think they missed their daily walks as were super raring to get out.

We have availability for tomorrow, Friday morning and the weekend

#GOAT #goatsofinstagram #goatwalkingkent #daysoutwiththekids #mumsnet #calmness #animaltherapy

All sessions are for your own private party only
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Tuesday May 17th, 2022
Back from hols, I think they missed their daily walks as were super raring to get out.We have availability for tomorrow, Friday morning and the weekend #GOAT  #goatsofinstagram  #goatwalkingkent #daysoutwiththekids  #mumsnet #calmness #animaltherapyAll sessions are for your own private party only

Getting our goaty fix on hols at chatsworth. Baby pigmys, so tiny. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday May 11th, 2022
Getting our goaty fix on hols at chatsworth. Baby pigmys, so tiny.
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