West Lodge Rural Centre | Day Out With The Kids

West Lodge Rural Centre

5 star Rating 5 / 5 3 reviews

Kettering, Northamptonshire, England

Attraction Information

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  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

West Lodge Rural Centre is a small, family owned farm that gives you the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a variety of animals.

The cuddle corner is home to the farm’s cute and fluffies where a daily programme helps visitors get as close as possible. Over in the demonstration barn watch and learn about the jobs that take place on a working farm such as sheep shearing and lambing, you can also pick up some freshly laid eggs from the hen and poultry.

The animal paddocks are glorious, green spaces where the larger animals roam and graze. Look out into the countryside and spot sheep, cattle, goats and ponies. The piggery is a very busy and noisy place with new litters every six-eight weeks. Children can also enjoy the outdoor play area and indoor play barn or take a wander down the extensive nature trails.

A lovely open space with lots to do and see!

  • Tractor rides and ride on tractors
  • Family restaurant serving home made food
  • Pony rides and piglet racing!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 2SH, England


Click here to visit West Lodge Rural Centre's website
01536 760 552

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

2nd January - 24th December
Sunday to Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday to Saturday 09:30 - 18:30
Christmas Eve 09:30 - 15:30


General Admission
All Ages (2+) from £5.95
Family (4 people) from £22.00

More Information


Fantastic place!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by MrsP . 20.01.18

We visited today (January) and even though it rained all day, we still stayed from 9.30am to 3.30pm because there was so much we could still do and our son loved it! We booked online through their website the night before we went and got an advance cheaper price so I would recommend doing this. The only extra we paid for was a pony ride which my son absolutely loved. All the staff we encountered were friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Even though it was cold and miserable, they were still full of smiles and willing to spend time with everyone out in the bad weather. Unfortunately we couldn't do the walks and trails but will be back to do them in nicer weather. The indoor play barn is worth the admission price alone. We will definitely be returning!

A great day for little ones

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Mamabear89 . 07.08.17

I visited the farm with a friend and our 14 month old boys. Excellent outdoor play area and a covered barn with ride on tractors if the weather isn't great. A lot of activities to keep busy for most of the day. We opted for the tractor/trailer ride which was interesting for us to learn about the farm and enough to see to keep the boys attention for 10 minutes! Highly recommend watching the piggy race and barrel ride. Great picnic areas and restaurant food is lovely although a bit pricey. Overall a great day out for younger children.

Brilliant day out

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 20.02.16

Visited here on Thursday of half term. Got to feed the lambs, see the animals and play on the great adventure playground. We had two preschoolers and five year old they loved it. We did bring a pack up but it was a bit too chilly so we decided to have a hot lunch. It did take a while but it was half term and when our food arrived it was delicious. Will definitely be back :)