Old Macdonald had a farm but his refusal to diversify beyond the most basic livestock didn’t bode well when cheap imports from South America started to flood the market.
Enjoy a family day out, as well as showing them a concrete example of what agricultural diversification means, with today’s Big Deal at Barrontop Fun Farm near Strabane.
An ideal venue for school and playgroup visits, birthday parties and family trips, Barrontop Fun Farm is the perfect day out for all ages.
And remember, under two-year-olds can visit for free.
Situated in the picturesque green hills of Donemana, Barrontop has a large range of animals, including some rather exotic specimens; an adventure playground; an indoor heated soft play area; a bouncy castle and cart rides.
Group visits are a speciality. School groups or youth groups are given an informative guided tour, which can be adapted to suit your needs, and friendly staff are always available to answer any questions.
Everyone has a fun time while learning all about animals, their young and the food they provide us with.
Children will be given the chance to get friendly with a large variety of animals and will be able to see, smell, feel and hear all the sights and sounds of the farm.
There are many hands-on activities and children will be able to hold a chick, stroke a calf, cuddle a puppy and feed a lamb as well as seeing unusual animals such as friendly deer, llama and pot-bellied pigs.
There are picnic areas and a range of indoor facilities including a new indoor, heated, soft play area – ideal if the weather is unsettled.
Visitors can also browse for souvenirs in the newly refurbished gift shop and enjoy a refreshing cuppa and home baking in the tearoom.