Tractor & Trailer Rides (Feb-Oct)
Our 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. Tickets are available from Reception for £1.50pp/per ride (under 3’s ride for free). Tickets are required for all day visitors and members.
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 options and Free From menu.
Our takeaway counter at the Farm Shop, located next to the Café is also open serving ice creams, slushies, hot & cold drinks & snacks for when you’re on the go. At peak times our takeaway kiosk 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 opened our doors to the public in 1992 and as a family, we are incredibly proud of what has been achieved in the years since. We are a family run business, employing local people (many from the same families), to entertain and provide a fun day out for the local community and indeed visitors from further afield. We very much hope to still be welcoming visitors to our farm for many years to come.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
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 3.30pm.
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. Our Activities Board displays the full programme for the day of your visit.
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, indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as animal food for our Feed the Animals sessions. You can purchase tokens for our indoor electric Ride on Tractors and outside Ride on Diggers (£1.20) from any of our till points. Tickets for Tractor & Trailer Rides are £1.50pp (under 3’s ride for free). Tickets are available to purchase from Reception. Ride run from Feb half term to October half term (ground conditions permitting).
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 on one of our indoor Electric Ride-on Tractors.
Enjoy some of our delicious homemade light lunches, cakes and drinks at The Woolly Sheep Café.
We have dedicated sessions for babies, toddler and pre-schoolers during term time:
- Roves Farm Rugrats (0-18 months) – every Wednesday & Friday at 10am.
- Roves Farm Rascals (18 months plus) – Mon-Fri at 10.30am & 1pm.
These 25 minutes sessions offer singing, music, movement, story time, sensory & messy play led by our Activities Team.
At weekends and during school holidays there will be Music Time sessions each morning.
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?
If you purchased a day ticket through the website, you will be able to upgrade online anytime until the end of the day by using your day ticket reference number. We will refund your admission, and this 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.
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.