The Animals


We have a herd of 180 goats of three main breeds, Anglo Nubian, Saanen and Toggenburg.

The goats are milked in our specialised goat milking parlour twice a day and produce a lovely clean tasting milk which we sell as either fresh milk or turn it into yoghurts and ice cream. The goats are amazingly interactive and mischevious and form a major part of the milking experience and the farmer for a day opportunities

Jersey Cows

We milk a herd of 75 pure bred Jersey cows, calving all year round to supply Sharpham Wine and Cheese with super rich milk for their award winning cheeses.

The surplus milk will be used to make jersey ice cream and yoghurts at Dartington Dairy. The cows are reared non intensively on lush clover grass, produced to organic standards utilising as much home grown feed as possible. All the calves are reared by us and will live their entire lives on the farm.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

  •   After waiting over 30 years, searching around the world for the chance to milk a cow by hand we got that and more at Dartington Dairy today !! A lifetime... read more

  •   received a gift of Farmer for a Day as a birthday present, what a great day out, went with my eldest son. An early start 06.30 (not as early as... read more

  •   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... read more

    Sarah B
  •   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... read more

    thumb Windypops73
  •   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... read more

    thumb heathersmummy
  •   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... read more

    thumb Angela W
  •   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... read more

    thumb Keith B
  •   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... read more

    thumb Kazkat83
  •   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... read more

    thumb Holly H
  •   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... read more

    thumb Alexandra C