Tractor & Trailer Rides (Feb-Oct)

Out Tractor Rides run throughout the day and enable you to enjoy the sights and sounds of a real, working farm.  Please check the Activities Board for departure times.

The Woolly Sheep Café

Our fantastic Café in the main barn is open every day, 9am – 5pm, serving an amazing menu of hot & cold food, from full on meals to light bites.  Hot & cold drinks, snacks and delicious homemade cakes complete the offering.  We have an extensive menu, children’s option and Free From menu.  See our menus here.

Our takeaway counter at the Farm Shop, located next to the Café is also open serving ice creams, slushies, hot & cold drinks & snacks to takeaway.  At peak times our takeaway kiosk Piglets Pantry is open for drinks, snacks & ice creams.  Find it at the end of the Reception Barn, next to the tractor ride loading area.

Roves Farm Shop & Butchery

Our Farm Shop & Butchery is open every day, 9am – 5pm. Fully stocked with our home-reared meats and other dry goods, ready meals, cakes, fruit and vegetables.

Drop by the Gift Shop located in the Reception Barn to browse a varied and unique range of toys, books, souvenirs, children’s clothes & gifts.  Many are locally sourced or handmade in our region.

For the perfect gift or a treat for yourself, be sure to check it out before leaving the farm!

 

Our focus continues to be on creating a safe and fun day out for everyone.

We first opened our doors in 1989 and as a family, we are incredibly proud of what has been achieved over the last 30 years. We are a family run business, employing local people (many from the same families), to entertain and provide a fun day out for many other local families. We very much hope to still be welcoming visitors to our farm for another 30 years.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Standard FAQs

 

Are dogs allowed?

Assistance dogs are welcome, otherwise we recommend that you leave your dog at home. Dogs (other than assistance dogs) are NOT allowed in the Farm Shop, Woolly Sheep Café or Indoor Play, activity and animal barns or on our tractor trailer rides.

Dogs are allowed on our farm walks but must be kept on a lead at all times.

How long should we allow for our visit?
There are plenty of activities and facilities to keep you busy for the whole day.  If you make full use of all that is on offer we recommend allowing at least 4 hours for your visit. When running our last tractor ride of the day leaves at 3.30

Are daily activities seasonal?

Tractor rides will run February half term – October half term. Bottle feeding will be available during the spring but this cannot be guaranteed. Animal Racing will take place at weekends and school holidays from around Mother’s Day to the end of the summer holidays. We will always run a full programme of activities daily and these will be changed to adapt to the weather and seasons.

Activities are subject to change during the day for unforeseen circumstances and we will do our best to keep you informed.

Can my children come on their own?
No. We have a strict policy that states that children (anyone under the age of 16 years) MUST be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at ALL times.

Are there any additional costs once we have paid to come in?

Day tickets include all our daily activities including tractor rides (when operating). Feed is included for our Feed the Animals sessions.  We have two rides, indoor Ride on Tractors and outside Ride on Diggers which require a token to be purchased.  But otherwise everything is included with your day ticket or membership.

Additional costs may apply for third party attractions or special events. These will be advertised on our website and social media pages.

What is there to do in bad weather?
There are plenty of indoor and under cover activities on offer every day at Roves Farm.

Meet and feed our friendly farm animals in Pets Corner, see the piglets of all ages in the Animal Barn and take part in some extra daily animal activities all under cover.  Our heated indoor play and activity barn houses plenty of activities to keep the family busy.  Exciting play areas for all ages, including giants slides, ropes, tunnels, pedal tractors & more! Or take a spin around the track on one of our Electric Tractors.

Enjoy some of our delicious homemade light lunches, cakes and drinks at The Woolly Sheep Café.

Special Toddler Time activities run twice a day every week day in term time, including bubbles, stories, music, singing and games.

What age group are the farm activities suitable for?
Our activities and facilities are aimed at children aged 0 – 8 years and their families.

Do you run the same activities everyday?

We run a weekday and a weekend programme. This will always include meet and feed the animals and tractor rides when running. Check the activities board on arrival for all of the days activities.

How do I upgrade my day ticket to a membership pass?
You can upgrade your day ticket to a 6-month membership at any time DURING YOUR VISIT on the day your ticket was purchased. This can only be done online on the day of your visit. Refunds will be processed within 5 working days.  Please ask at Reception for more details.

Do I have to pay for parking?
No, we have lots of free parking available for our visitors.

Those coming just for a walk don’t need to book, but a £3 parking fee applies.

How do I get to you by public transport?
Unfortunately Roves Farm is NOT easily accessible by public transport. The nearest bus stop is 2 miles away. Booking a taxi is the best way to get to Roves Farm without a car.

Is there a cash point nearby?
There are cash points located in Highworth, approx. 3 miles from Roves Farm.  We accept card payments (except American Express) at all pay points.  Sorry, but we do not accept cheques.

Is the farm accessible for wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility?
We do everything we can to make Roves Farm accessible to as many people as possible.  The Animal Barns, Indoor Play & Activity Barn, Café, Farm Shop & Butchery, outdoor picnic areas are all accessible via hard core or concrete walkways.

We currently cannot offer wheelchair access on our tractor rides.

There are disabled toilet and hand washing facilities, and an easy drop off point by Reception if needed.  The animal paddocks, family walk and animal racing are accessed via grass paths which may not be accessible depending on ground conditions and your individual mobility.

If you would like a tractor ride with a space for a wheelchair please email us or call before you book to check that this is available. Tractor rides run February – October.

What about baby facilities?
There are baby changing facilities in the Main Barn and a microwave at the Café which you are welcome to use for heating baby food.

Is there a reduction for those with a disability?
Please click here for our policy on complimentary carer entry – you must be able to show one of the documents listed on arrival at Reception in order to obtain your free entry.