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

  •   I took my Grandson and we had a fantastic 2 hours, looking round
    the farm, walking the cows to milk, watching milking and milking
    the goats ourselves. My Grandson... read more

    Carole K
  •   I had a gift voucher for the milking experience and oh my god was it amazing. John is so knowledgeable and I asked a million questions and he answered all... read more

  •   The farmer was very professional with his knowledge and explained everything well. We experienced an insight into farm life and were even lucky enough to witness a calf being born,... read more

  •   A fantastic experience that we won’t forget. My seven year old daughter loved the whole experience from calling the cows to be milked to hand milking the goats. We were... read more

  •   Went to the farm last week - booked a milking experience and what an experience! Would definitely recommend for both adults and children, John the farmer was so informative and... read more

  •   I can’t even begin to describe what a wonderful day my daughter and I had. Jon and Lynne are the most wonderful, hard working people I’ve ever had the pleasure... read more

  •   Went to the farm with a youth group to milk the goats, was very sceptical before I got there.
    How wrong I was, it was so interesting and fun, Jon... read more

  •   After receiving this as a gift it surpassed all expectations, we spent most of the afternoon with the affectionate goats and placid Jersey cows learning how to milk. Thanks indeed... read more

    Sally D
  •   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