A bit of background

The farm began as a patch of wasteland between the railway tracks before being transformed into the little piece of paradise you see today. What began as a small collection of rescue animals soon grew, before opening to the public in 2003 and the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm was born.

It's all about conservation!

One of our main aims at the farm is to help in the conservation of rare breeds. From chickens and ducks to Welsh Mountain sheep and Golden Guernsey Goats, we are trying to do our bit to aid in their survival.

We believe that interaction with animals is important, whether you are 1 years old or 101! Don't miss out on our adorable baby Pygmy Goats when they are born in the summer...we find that the public make the best climbing frames! Purchase a bag of animal feed on entry and you will soon be everyone's best friend...just watch out for the greedy goats! 

Our friendly team of staff and volunteers are always on hand to help you make the most of your experience and answer any questions you may have.

The Pets' Corner

Come into our newly refurbished Pets’ Corner to meet some of our smaller residents. Step in quietly to see our newly-hatched chicks and ducklings snuggling under the heat lamps and meet a few more of our fluffy animals.

If you are feeling brave, why not ask to meet our friendly Ball Python and feel his smooth skin? Or do your best to spot one of our snoozing Chinchillas and be entranced by the tiny Harvest Mice in their straw burrows.

The GardeCafé

Our lovely café is a wonderful place to visit in its own right. Relax in its peaceful setting beside the Steam Railway and enjoy a tasty panini or a slice of delicious cake? For those with a slightly larger appetite, our famous cream teas are not to be missed!

The café is open to all members of the public, without the need to visit the farm!

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please ensure that you speak with the café staff who will do all they can to help you. We cannot guarantee that we will have what you are looking for, so if in doubt please phone ahead to ask what we can offer.