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Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

Totnes Rare Breeds FarmMay Hems Cottage
Telephone: 01803 840387


Totnes Rare Breeds is a family-owned attraction is small enough to provide a friendly and personal service, with enough to keep visitors happy all day.

Feed and fuss the rare breed sheep and goats; Admire the varied breeds of poultry; Visit the hedgehogs in their hospital; Cuddle the guinea pigs; Marvel at the antics of the red squirrels; Enjoy educational talks on our fantastic wildlife and Get as close as possible to the splendid owls!

Here you are within hugging range of all the animals.

Most enclosures can be entered for close-up stroking, patting and cuddling.

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It may be worth checking out Totnes Rare Breeds Farm's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Totnes Rare Breeds Farm before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
We open for the new season in March 2016.
From this date we will be open everyday 10am till 5pm.
We will be closing at the end of October half term 2016.


"I'm hungry"

The well respected Garden Cafe (which can be visited without paying for farm entrance) offers made to order dishes at reasonable prices, from indulgent snacks to tasty meals.

healthy food

Fresh, local produce is used wherever possible. A range of appetising salads are available, and many vegetarian options. We will always try to cater for those with special requirements. No chips.

"Can I have one of those?"

We promise not to overwhelm you with souvenirs, lots of pocket money items and cuddly toys of course.

"i need a wee"

Toilets are never more than 300 yards away. Disabled and baby changing facilities available.

and baby come too...

Baby food is sold and we are always happy to warm milk.


"are we there yet?"

Think green! Totnes Rare Breeds has no on-site parking. Public car parks are located in Totnes, with the farm a picturesque 400m walk from the mainline station, over the River Dart: follow brown signs. The walk is also a cycle path, and bikes can be left outside the café. Busses (and trains) stop at the mainline station.

Or travel to us by steam train on the South Devon Railway. Joint tickets available. any top tips?

We are fully friendly for buggies and special need visitors. Sorry, no dogs in the farm but they are welcome in the garden cafe area on secure leads. Wellies are always fun, but not essential. Should the weather turn British, there are plenty of undercover areas. Travel to us by steam train on a joint ticket. Remember to ask for peanuts to feed the red squirrels!

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adults: £6.50
Senior Citizens: £6
Children: £5
Family 2 + 2: £20
Children 2 and under: FREE
Essential carers are given free admittance.
Please note that we cannot take credit or debit cards: cash or cheques only.


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Good for a half day

Our 4 year old and 2 year old loved it but only enough to sustain a half day visit. Make sure you ask staff about getting a closer look with the animals. Smoothing owls was the highlight. Parking a long way from the attraction (good 10-15 min walk). Ignore google map navigation - takes you to the middle of nowhere and nowhere to turn around in the narrow LANES!

Reviewed by Wriggles on 28/06/2016

Totnes Rare Breeds FarmMay Hems Cottage
Telephone: 01803 840387