Crabtree Farm and the Kent Downs is a spectacular place to experience some inquisitive animals and wildlife.


Spring means it’s time for lambs!

We accommodate the Wye Community Farm’s ewes and lambs from spring through to the end of summer. WCF is an initiative that was launched in 2007, in response to the loss of agricultural teaching in the local community. Our sheep are shy but friendly, so please feel free to pick some fresh grass to offer them. If you’re patient and quiet, they might wander over to say hello.



Did you know that over 15 million ewes gave birth to lambs in the spring of 2020!


It’s time to ruffle some feathers!

Our chickens are some surprisingly affectionate creatures! During the day, they roam Crabtree Farm in open air and safety. At night, we bring them into the safety of their coop, away from their natural predators such as foxes.


Chickens have a structured social hierarchy, or ‘pecking order’ within their flocks, which is where we get the phrase from.


Hop into spring!

In the spring you’ll start to see plenty of baby rabbits (which are called ‘kits’ or ‘kittens’) darting around the fields – keep your eyes peeled and you’ll see plenty!


A female rabbit is called a doe, while a male is called a buck.


Have an eagle eye?

Keep your eyes open whilst of the farm and we’ll be surprised what birds you’ll see flying around. In late October we have loads of pheasants and grouse wondering around, you’ll hear owls after dark, and woodpeckers pecking away. Look up in the sky and you’ll see the Honey Buzzard and other birds of prey.


We have many bird boxes and normally feed them on Sunday morning around 9am. If your children want to put seeds out, just ask or join in.


Meet Ziggy and Dotty. Our feline friends, and a brother & sister duo. These British Shorthair and Bengal cross are super friendly and love a cuddle. You are welcome to have in your holiday let, just make sure you let them out, as they love nothing better than roaming the land and chasing the wildlife.

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