OLD PARSONAGE FARM

Milking Experience

Get a hands-on experience milking our lovely but mischievous dairy goats. Join us @ 3:30pm for milking of the goats and an overview of our purebred herd of friendly Jersey cow milking procedure.

Milking Experience

Daily @ 3:30pm
£15 PER ADULT & £5 PER CHILD

 

  • Milking Experience starts at 3:30pm
  • Advanced booking is required
  • Duration: minimum 1.5 hrs
  • Under 16’s are not allowed in the cow parlour
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult

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MILKING EXPERIENCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • No dogs allowed on the farm experience
  • Farming is an all-weather activity and often a bit mucky so appropriate clothing, particularly sturdy footwear is important. Flip flops and summer dresses are unlikely to survive a farm experience day in good condition. Trousers, waterproofs and boots will probably fair better, though if you’re very lucky you may need a hat and some sunscreen. It’s always worth having the waterproofs however, as the weather can be inclement.
  • Please tell us if you have a medical condition the farm team need to be aware of, such as allergies or heart problems. That way they can be accommodated to the best of our abilities, unless you’re allergic to cows or goats as they’re a rather integral part of the farm.
  • Visitors will be able to view the Cow Milking from within the Parlour and participate hands on with Goat Milking.
  • Only paying participants may join the milking experience.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

  •   We really enjoyed our milking experience, spending time with both the beautiful Jersey cows and the inquisitive, lovely goats. We learnt so much about the way Old Parsonage Farm is run and their animal welfare focused approach. It was a really relaxed visit. Plenty of...More

    thumb Sarah B
    6/11/2019
  •   What do you get the man who has everything for his birthday ?? the Milking experience afternoon at Dartington dairy. What an amazing time we had with goats,cows, dogs and ice cream! John was brilliant and so were all the others that worked there! A...More

    thumb Windypops73
    6/06/2019
  •   Fantastic time had enjoying the milking experience with my husband and daughters age 9 and 12. The setting is idyllic, the farmer and his wife totally engaging and full of great information and anecdotes, our girls were thoroughly engaged and loved the whole experience, and...More

    thumb heathersmummy
    6/01/2019
  •   Wow what an amazing experience- we were made to feel so welcome for our farmer for a day - we had so much interaction and full access to the farm and animals it was like nothing I have done before. Calves, baby goats I was...More

    thumb Angela W
    5/19/2019
  •   This was a fascinating and heart-warming experience, getting up close with the goats and learning a lot about the farm and farming too. The highlight was actually milking the goats by machine and hand! Really interesting and entertaining too,

    thumb Keith B
    5/18/2019
  •   Booked this experience as an alternative Easter present for my children aged 9 & 15yrs. After our visit this afternoon i can say that it exceeded my expectations. We were fortunate enough to be the only guests on the afternoon tour. The goat milking was...More

    thumb Kazkat83
    4/27/2019
  •   We booked this experience as we wanted to see what life was like on a farm, and we weren’t disappointed! Getting up at the crack of dawn was well worth it as we got to witness 2 kids being born, as well as a calf....More

    thumb Holly H
    4/14/2019
  •   I really can't speak highly enough of this farm. The couple who runs it are extremely kind and were very patient with my tons of questions. For most of us milk is something that we buy at the store, but learning where it comes from...More

    thumb Alexandra C
    3/13/2019
  •   This was a fantastic day thoroughly enjoyed by myself and partner. Jon and Lynne were incredible hosts, extremely welcoming and knowledgable. They took time to explain what was happening and allowed us to be hands on with their wonderful animals. I genuinely didn’t want the...More

    thumb Leeboy1009
    2/24/2019
  •   Jon is a born communicator and made the milking experience a fabulous one. We learnt about milking and farming and had an exceptional time. Took milk and ice cream away, we are now addicts and wish we lived locally to have it regularly. Thank you...More

    thumb 740vivc
    2/15/2019