Holmeleigh Farm


Last weekend my younger sister had her birthday party and she had it at Holmeleigh Farm. For those of you who might not live in Port Elizabeth and might not know what this place is about I’m here to tell you. It’s a small animal touch farm and is also a venue for parties (they have separate rooms for this).


At Holmeleigh Farm there is a restaurant (which makes delicious toasted sandwiches!) as well as a children’s play area. These are both separate from the animals, although you can still hear them. The picture below is just one of the areas!


Before I start this post properly I just want to say that the animals here are treated very well and are much loved by the people that work there. It is really just a farm but one that invites visitors. They also have ample space to run around and are with friends!



You get food so that you can feed the animals and they tell you which animals can eat which food. When we went we had a guide who showed everyone the correct way to feed the animals and how to hold your hand out so they can take it. She also explained a bit about each animal while we were walking.


At Holmeleigh Farm they also have little information bits at the different animals so that you can read up about them which is really great! They also offer horse rides and tractor rides! You can go into the rabbit enclosure and get up close to them. You can also feed them which is absolutely adorable!


They are open every Tuesday-Sunday and on public holidays so it is the perfect place to take children if you are looking for a fun and inexpensive day out. Having said that, however, it is also a really fun place for adults. I still enjoyed being there! I also don’t enjoy being outside much so the fact that I enjoy being here must mean something haha!


They also have this board just before you enter the enclosure where you can see the names of the animals and farm things in three different languages which is pretty cool!


Have you been to Holmeleigh Farm before? Have you ever been somewhere similar? Let me know in the comments!


Kirsty x



  1. November 7, 2016 / 20:12

    Aw that looks like such a lovely day! My local wildlife park looks so similar, might have to go back to it!

    Lovely post xx


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 9, 2016 / 14:45

      Thank you! I had a really good time! 🙂 x

  2. November 7, 2016 / 20:14

    What a beautiful place! Where I live we have a place called Windmill Farms but they don’t have as much animals, they have an organic shop and cute places to take photos! Hope your sister enjoyed her birthday!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 9, 2016 / 14:44

      Thank you! Ah I wish we had more organic shops where I live. That place sounds lovely 🙂 x

  3. November 7, 2016 / 20:28

    LOVE THIS! I loved petting zoos as a child (what we call them in the U.S.), and it’s so nice to see one that’s wonderful to its animals. Beautiful photos, and very jealous of your experience!


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 9, 2016 / 14:44

      Thank you so much! It is such a lovely place and I cannot wait to go again! x

  4. November 7, 2016 / 21:03

    This looks like a great place for kids to learn about animals and to be able to interact with them too. I like the pictures.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 14, 2016 / 17:24

      Thank you! It really is lovely 🙂

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