meet the animals

See and meet just some of the animals we have here at hardy’s.

We have a whole host of animals large and small, waiting to meet you!

At Farmyard Friends you will be greeted by our friendly kune kune pigs who love to see you, along with our curious rhea who likes to keep an eye on everyone.

Over in the Nursery it’s a feeding frenzy of fun loving goats. Further along you will find baby chicks and sometimes newly hatched ducklings. And don’t forget to visit our goats Ralph and Grumpy Greg!

Next stop is our specially glazed breeding unit where you can see piglets feeding from their mothers. This is often a highlight for the whole family to experience together especially if you are lucky enough to see piglets being born.

Our bunnies and guinea pigs can be found in their own compound, often with babies cuddled up together. We have regular petting sessions so keeps an eye out for the daily events board!

And if meeting all these wonderful animals isn’t enough, we have some very chatty birds in our avery, along with spacious paddocks that are home to a variety of cows, sheep and Shetland ponies.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a unique experience which allows your child to learn about modern farming and interact with animals in a safe and fun environment. For the welfare of all our animals we do have feeding notices around the park, so please make sure you adhere to them.


Hi I’m Joey, the miniature spotted horse at Hardys Animal Farm. Sometimes you can meet me at my paddock to the right of the farm entrance! I love to greet our guests before they enter our farm, although I have my own specially prepared food so please do not feed me.


Well hello there, I’m Ralph. They say I’m a goat but actually I think I’m a dog. I’ve lived on Hardys Animal Farm since I was born. I love it here, despite having to live next to Grumpy Greg, who is also a little smelly (but don’t tell him I said that!). Please don’t forget to come and visit me at the far end of the Nursery and if you call my name i’ll jump up to greet you.

Grumpy Greg
Who says I’m grumpy? That’s not true, I’m just a little set in my ways and you’d be grumpy too if you had to live next door to Ralph, he’s always jumping up and bothering me. I’m the main goat Daddy on the farm and I like to keep some order in the chaos. You’ll find me down the end of the Nursery so please come and say hello.
Now then, I’m Rita and I live with my buddy Shaggy. We love to see everyone who visits the farm, especially when they bring us some feed from our Gift Shop!
It gets very busy where we live in the Nursery, all those young’uns running and skipping around. Rita and I often escape the noise by going outside into our paddock, so don’t forget to look out for us.
Hello I'm Lucy! I live in Farmyard Friends but spend most of my time wandering the farm and snuffling around. I love nothing more than a good back scratch and having a snooze on the grass. Please don't feed me as I have my own special food.