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Nature Discovery Pick & Mix

Discover our Treasure Trove of Wildlife!

Little Comfort Farm is a biodiversity hotspot, full of wildlife that we actively encourage through our organic management of the land.

Immerse yourself in nature and let us show you the wildlife treasures of our farm. All options take place at Little Comfort and are a wonderful way to discover nature or fine tune your ecology skills. Led by Jeremy or Jodie, owners, farmers and professional ecologists. You have the option to join a group nature walk, or tailor make your own private session. Click on the options below for more information.

Price Options

Child £12 (up to 12 years old, must be accompanied by an adult)

Student £15 (age 13 to 17 inclusive, must be accompanied by an adult)

Adult £25 (18 or over)

Private Session for up to 10 (any age) £96.

A private session can be tailored to your interests and accessibility requirements.

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Birds

A morning bird safari – meet our dippers, kingfishers, ravens, nesting kestrels, sparrowhawks and amazing flocks of goldfinches, swallows and more, depending on the season. Fine tune your bird watching skills, learn more about birdsong identification and capture brilliant photo opportunities. This one is led by Jeremy, professional ornithologist. Year round, early morning activity to capture our amazing dawn chorus (usually starts 6:30am).

Bats

Our most popular! Little Comfy is home to at least 12 different species, from horseshoes to pipistrelles to a regionally important barbastelle roost. Discover how captivating bats are as we take a sunset bat walk with professional bat equipment to listen in on their world. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Led by Jodie or Jeremy, professional bat ecologists. April to October, evening activity (starts 15 minutes before sunset).

Farm Tour

For those who like walking and orienteering themselves, we'll take you on a farm safari. This session will take you through the valley and up to the top corners of the farm where you will enjoy breathtaking views, meet our livestock and hear about how we manage the farm for nature. Year round, flexible timing.

Butterflies and Bugs

Get out in the meadows and spend some time with a kaleidoscope of flying beauties. Let us show you the best spots, what we do for them on the farm and ideas for what you can do at home! May to September, mid morning activity (usually starts at 10:30am).

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Mini Ecologist Walk

For our littlest nature enthusiasts, less walking and more searching and spotting for bugs, butterflies, birds, slow worms and more! Year round, time flexible activity.

River beasts

We are lucky enough to have the River Caen, a beautiful lake and a few ponds on the farm. We grab some nets, a sample tray, magnifying glass, swoosh around in the water and see what we find! Year round, time flexible activity!

Moths

On a mission to prove that moths are anything but boring and arguably even more stunning than many of our butterflies. Get up early and join us to open up a moth trap and see what treasures lie within. Have a go at moth ID and take a close look at some truly beautiful mini beasts through magnifying pots. Year round activity, early morning session (usually starts at 6:30am).

Mammals

Play the detective and find tell ‘tail’ signs of badgers, otters, deer, fox, hare and rabbit and help check our trail cam to see what night time activity we've recorded. Year round, time flexible activity!

Toads, newts and frogs

In spring we see a mass migration of toads, frogs and the occasional newt to Little Comfort farm! Once the sun goes down we grab high power torches, wellies and introduce you to our friendly little fly catchers – we’ll catch a few for a close look too. March, April and May, evening activity (starts at sunset).

Private Session

We offer a private nature session option which can be tailored just for you to focus on your wildlife interests. We can also work with any accessibility needs, and focus on sights, sounds, or static surveys from the comfort of your own cottage for those with restricted mobility. These are also great value if you are a large group.