Knockhatch Adventure Park

Animals

Animals in Knockhatch Children's Farm 

Do you have fond memories of visiting the farmyard as a child? If you went to school in the UK, there’s a good chance you do. Many of us were at some point taken to see the animals at the farm, it’s a great memory that we’ve cherished for years. That’s why it’s so great to see so many children enjoying the farm animals at Knockhatch Adventure Park. The farmyard is one of those places that we’re introduced to at a young age, so it’s no surprise why kids love it so much. Let’s look at a few more reasons that a visit to the farm animals is great for children.

Learning is the number one priority for children of all ages, and there are a number of ways to teach. One of the most effective ways to learn is through ‘hands on’ activities. Ask any primary school child what their favourite days at school are and you’ll likely get the same answer: school trips. These trips give kids a chance to see things with their own eyes – and farms are a frequent destination. At Knockhatch Adventure Park, kids get the chance to see all sorts of animals – and even pet many of them if they like! Visiting farmyard animals in this way teaches kids all about the life cycle of animals: especially if you visit during the spring.

Another benefit of visiting farm animals is that children get to see animals that they normally may not be able to. If you live in a city, for example, seeing a pig or a goat is something that rarely happens. Giving kids the chance to see these farmyard animals in a safe and happy environment can create memories to be cherished long into their lives. At Knockhatch Adventure Park, you get all the benefits of a farm park, along with plenty of other activities too – from crazy golf to mini-quads. And because of the learning benefits that come from visiting farm animals, children visiting will learn something too! It’s a win-win for kids and adults alike. 

Come and visit one of the best places to visit in East Sussex!  A great place to come when you are looking for things to do or places to go in the school holidays.  You will find many animals in the Knockhatch Children's Farm and around the adventure park, why not come along and see how many you can find! You can purchase animal feed at the entrance gate for 50p and feed our farm animals. (Please remember to wash your hands afterwards).   A fantastic fun place for all the family!

Animal Adoptions
Adopt an animal  If you love animals, adoption makes a great present for yourself or an alternative birthday or Christmas gift idea for a relative or friend. Adopting one of our animals is a brilliant way to support them and our work here at Knockhatch Adventure Park.  Conserving the ...
Read On »
Raccoon
Raccoon**August 2014**Introducing Rocket our Raccoon. Steve is currently training Rocket, which should be easy since he was clearly looked after and given a good upbringing by his previous owners. You may see Steve walking Rocket around the park during your visit, please come up, say hello and ...
Read On »
Alpaca
Alpaca - Vicugna pacosKey Facts Origin : South AmericaHeight : 81-99cm Diet : Herbivore  Habitat : Plateau at almtitude Weight : 48-84kg Lifespan : 15-20 yearsReproduction :  One foal each year Conservation Status: Mainly domesticated  Did yo...
Read On »
Chicken
Domestic ChickensKey FactsOrigin : World Wide Height /Wingspan: 25.4-38cm Diet :  Omnivore Habitat : Mostly domesticated Weight : 1.8-4.08kg Lifespan : 5-10 years Did you know? There are many breeds of chicken, there are only a few examples h...
Read On »
Chinchilla
Chinchillas - Chinchilla lanigeraKey FactsOrigin : Andes, South America Weight : 0.6-1.8kg Lifespan : 15-20 years Length : 25.5-35.5cm plus tail 15cm Diet : Mostly grass based food  Reproduction : Average 2 per litter  Habitat : Rocky cliffs and ledges Con...
Read On »
Coati
South American Coati – Nasua nasua (Pronounced Co-ar-ty) We have Coati at Knockhatch Adventure Park, a mammal from the raccoon family. It is often called by the nickname “Brazillian Weasel” Some people say they are like a little dog, some say cat, others say Gremlin! Key Facts Origin: ...
Read On »
Cockatiel
Cockatiels – Nymphicus hollandicusKey FactsOrigin : Australia Weight : 80-100g Height /Wingspan : 300-330mm Lifespan : 12-15 years Diet : Herbivore Reproduction: 2/8 eggs Habitat : Outback of Australia Conservation Status: Least Concern  Did you know? In the wild they live in...
Read On »
Donkey
Donkey - Equus asinusKey FactsOrigin : North Africa Weight : 80-480kg Height /Wingspan: 80-160cm Lifespan : 15-25 years Diet : Herbivore Habitat : Marginal desert land Reproduction: One foal a year Conservation Status: VulnerableDid you know? Although Donkeys prob...
Read On »
Duck
Ducks at Knockhatch Ducklings at Knockhatch Young ducklings can feed themselves as soon as they reach water they do however need to learn what they can and can not eat. For a few days they stick close to their mother as they depend on her for warmth and security, they can easily get cold. Mum b...
Read On »
Emu
Emu - Dromaius novae hollandiaeKey FactsOrigin : Australia Height /Wingspan : 2.3m / 1.4-1.6m Diet : Omnivore Reproduction : 3-6 eggs in batches Weight : 30-45kgLifespan : 15-20 years in the wild Habitat : Open Bushland  Conservation Status: Least concern Did you ...
Read On »
Geese
Geese, Domestic - Anser anser donmesticusKey FactsOrigin : Probably Egypt although also worldwide   Weight : 4 - 5 kg Height/Wingspan : Various according to breed   Lifespan : 10 - 25 years  Diet : OmnivoreHabitat : Wetland areasThere are many breeds of d...
Read On »
Goat
Goats at Knockhatch Children's Farm Our goats are friendly, but please do take care not to put your fingers through the fence as their horns could hurt you. They eat raw food and then regurgitate and chew again, yum! They will eat just about anything, plants and weeds, wood.... but have an ins...
Read On »
Guinea Pig
Guinea Pigs - Cavia porcellusKey FactsOrigin : South America Weight : 700 - 900g Length : 20 - 25 cm Lifespan : 4 to 5 years Diet : Herbivore Reproduction : Average 3 per litter Habitat : Only ever domesticated Conservation Concern : Least concernDid you know? Guine...
Read On »
Llama
llama - Llama GuanicoeKey FactsOrigin : South America Weight : 130 - 200 kg Height : 1.7 - 1.8 m  Lifespan : 20 - 30 yearsDiet : Herbivore - hay & grass Reproduction : One “Cria” a yearHabitat : Only ever known as domesticated Conservation Status : Least ConcernDid you...
Read On »
Meerkat
Meerkats Suricata suricatta    Distribution: The vast majority of wild meerkats live in the Kalahari Desert; this desert is spread across South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Botswana and Zimbabwe.   Habitat: Mainly open arid savannah.  Food: A wide diversity of prey is...
Read On »
Peafowl
Peafowl - Pavo cristatusKey FactsOrigin : India Weight : 2.75 - 6.0 kg Height /Wingspan : 2.3 m - 1.4 - 1.6 m Lifespan : 15-20 years in the wild Diet : Omnivore Habitat : Open Forest Reproduction : 3-6 eggs Conservation Status : Least concernDid you know? The Hindu p...
Read On »
Pheasant - Golden
Golden Pheasant - Chrysolophus pictusKey Facts Origin : China Weight : 630 gHeight : Male 90 - 105 cm Female 60 - 80 cmLifespan : 6 - 8 years (wild)  Diet : Omnivore (Grain Leaves & invertebrates) Reproduction : 8 - 12 eggs nest on ground  Habitat : Forests in mountainous areas ...
Read On »
Pheasant - Himalayan Monal
Himalayan Monal Pheasant - Lophophorus impejanusKey FactsOrigin : Himalayan Range Weight : Male 2 - 2.4 kg Female 1.8 - 2.5 kg Height : 70 cm of which the tail is 23 cm Lifespan : 6 - 8 yearsDiet : Omnivore - Grain Leaves & invertebrates Reproduction : 4 - 6 eggs  ...
Read On »
Pheasant - Lady Amhurst
Lady Amhurst's Pheasant - Chrysolophus amerstiae Key Facts Origin : ChinaHeight : 100 - 120cm of which the tail is 80cm Lifespan : 6 - 8 yearsDiet : Omnivore - Grain Leaves & invertebrates Reproduction : 8 - 12 eggs nest on ground Habitat : Forests in mountainous areas ...
Read On »
Pheasant - Reeve's
Reeve's Pheasant - Syrmaticus reevesiiKey FactsOrigin : China Weight : Male 1529g Female 949g Height : Male 210cm Female 75cm Lifespan : 6 - 8 years  Diet : Omnivore - Grain Leaves & invertebrates Reproduction : 7 - 14 eggs in April & May  Habitat : Evergre...
Read On »
Pheasant - Silver
Silver Pheasant - Lophura nycthemeraKey FactsOrigin : China Weight : Male 1130 - 2000g Female 1150 - 1300gHeight : Male 120 - 125 cm Female 70-71 cm Lifespan : 6 - 8 years  Diet : Omnivore - Grain Leaves & invertebrates Reproduction : 6 - 15 eggs  Habitat : For...
Read On »
Pheasant - Swinhoes
Swinhoes Pheasant - Lophura swinhoiiKey FactsOrigin : Central Taiwan Weight : 630gHeight :  Male 90 - 105cm Female 60 - 80cm Lifespan : 6 - 8 years  Diet : Omnivore - Grain Leaves & invertebrates Reproduction : 2 - 6 eggs nest on ground Habitat : Broad leaved forests...
Read On »
Pheasant - Yellow Golden
Yellow Golden Pheasant Key FactsOrigin : Mutation of the Golden Pheasant Weight : 630gHeight : Male 90 - 105cm Female 60 - 80cm Lifespan : 6 - 8 years  Diet : Omnivore - Grain Leaves & invertebrates Reproduction : 8 - 12 eggs nest on ground Habitat : Totally ...
Read On »
Pig - KuneKune
Kunekune Pig - Sus scrofa kunikuniKey FactsOrigin : New Zealand Weight : 80 - 136 kg Length : 2.3 m / 1.4 - 1.6 m Lifespan : 10 - 15 years Diet : Herbivore Reproduction : 3 - 10 piglets twice a year Habitat : Grassland Did you know? The Kunekune Pig originated in...
Read On »
Pig - Pot Belly
Pot Belly Pig - Sus ScrofaKey FactsOrigin : Vietnam Weight : 2.75 - 6.0 kg Height : 2.3m / 1.4 - 1.6m Lifespan : 10 - 15 yearsDiet : Omnivore Reproduction : Up to 8 piglets twice a year Habitat : Damp meadows Conservation Status : Least ConcernDid you know? The Pot...
Read On »
Pony
Miniature PonyMiniature horses are found in Europe and the Americas and are the size of a very small pony with most retaining horse characteristics and are considered "horses" by their respective registries. They are friendly and interact well with humans which make them ide...
Read On »
Rabbit
Domestic Rabbit - Oryctolagus cuniculusKey FactsOrigin : North Western Africa , Spain & Portugal Weight : 0.4 - 2 kg Size : About 48 cm Lifespan : 5 - 10 yearsDiet : Herbivore - grass, clover & bark from trees Habitat : Meadows, woods, desertsReproduction : 4 - 12 babie...
Read On »
Reindeer
Reindeer – Rangifer tarandus  We are delighted to announce that as from Nov 2013 we home Reindeer here at Knockhatch. When our Reindeer are taking a rest from helping Santa, they will be found in the top field past Froggies. Holly and Ivy were by both Katy Heasman and Sharon Owen. The...
Read On »
Red Deer
Red Deer – Cervus elaphus Key Facts Origin : Europe, Asia & Atlas MountainDiet : Rumanant –  grasses, heather, leaves & twigsLifespan : 10-13 years   Weight : (F) 120-170kg (M) 160-240kg Height : 175-230cm (F) 160-210cm (M)    Reproduction : One fawn a year &nbs...
Read On »
Skunk
Skunk. Find out more information on SKUNKS here at Knockhatch Adventure Park. A great resource for that school project or for anyone just wanting to learn more.... Key FactsOrigin : Western Hemisphere                             &...
Read On »
Tortoise
Knockhatch Tortoises Tortoises are extremely robust and climate hardy. They are known to have a friendly nature and love to dig and climb.They have a roundish shell (carapace) and are different from other tortoises because they have four claws on their front feet.  They are small with males rea...
Read On »
Turkey
Turkey - Melagris gallapvoKey FactsOrigin : North America Weight : Males 5 - 11 kg Females 2.4 - 5.4 kgHeight : Males 100 - 125 cm Female 76 - 90 cm Lifespan : 13 years if they can avoid Christmas!  Diet : Omnivore - acorns, berries, seeds Reproduction : 4 - 17 eggs H...
Read On »
Wallaby
Bennetts Wallaby - Macropus Rufogriseus We now have a fantastic Wallaby Walk Through for visitors to Knockhatch.  Get up close and feed the wallabies with the farm food which can be purchased from the entrance for 50p. Our wallabies are really friendly and love it when children come in to stro...
Read On »
Contact Details : HTML Sitemap : Login

Copyright©2014 Knockhatch Adventure Park
Responsive Website Design by Global Prospect

Hailsham Bypass,
Hailsham, BN27 3PR
Registered in England, Number 4401446

Knockhatch Adventure Park : East Sussex Adventure Park Experiences : Hailsham Adventure Park : Adventure Park Entrance Prices