We have three Highland cattle here at the Ginger Cow… hence our name, ‘The Ginger Cow Company’!
Dave, Wonky and Roo (short for Rufus), are permanent residents here at the Ginger Cow and spend their days happily munching away in one of our fields
We offer afternoon tea Highland cattle experiences to come and meet the boys and learn all about them – perfect for the Highland Cow lover and a great alternative gift idea! Experiences include afternoon tea, which can be tailored to any dietary requirements, and are run from February to September (weather and conditions permitting). Or you can book a stay in our beautiful, secluded Shepherd’s hut any time of the year, where you can pop and say ‘hello’ to the boys when ever you like during your stay.
We offer three different options to meet the cattle, including digital gift vouchers – scroll down for more information and booking…
Can I stroke the Highland Cattle?
You can get up close to take photos etc. but we don’t advise anyone touch or pet the cattle to make sure you are kept safe. Whilst our cattle are friendly and inquisitive, they are farm animals and not pets.
Can I take photos?
Yes, definitely. You’re welcome to take as many photos of the cattle as you like, and we’re always happy to take pictures of you with them too.
Are you open to the public?
We are a private site and visits are strictly available by pre-booking only. There is no public access to the site without a booking. For bookings for Highland Cattle Experiences or to stay with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07973 892564.
What ages are the cattle experiences suitable for?
Our Highland Cattle Experiences are suitable for all ages, young or old! Children under 1 year are free (no food will be provided), and we offer a children’s rate for under 10s.
Our experiences are suitable for all. However, the cattle live outside all year and are sometimes a short walk up a flat grass track so please contact us beforehand if you have any questions regarding accessibility.
Our toilets are fully equipped with a baby change facilities and we have an accessible toilet
Do you do private tours and group bookings?
All our meetings with the cattle are private and only for your group, and there will be a maximum of one other group enjoying afternoon tea at the same time as you.
For larger groups of 10 or more people, we can offer private visits with afternoon tea or other food options on any day, including weekends – please contact us for more information
What’s in the afternoon tea?
Our afternoon teas come with a selection of sandwiches and small cakes, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam and bottomless pots of tea.
The can be tailored to any dietary requirements. And the children’s afternoon teas come with either plain ham or plain mild cheddar sandwiches.
The afternoon teas can be tailored to any dietary requirements – please let us know at the time booking about any dietary requirements and allergies.
What should I wear?
Our cattle live outside in the fields all year and visits take place in all weathers, so we recommend dressing for the warmly and for the weather, with a good coat and sturdy footwear.
Are you dog friendly?
Yes, quiet, well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times, even in the car park areas. However, many dogs are not sure how to react to large animals such as our Highland Cattle, so we do suggest that people leave their dogs at home to allow you to be able to fully enjoy the cattle experience.
How long does the experience last?
The whole experience lasts about 2 hours. Meeting the cattle will be about half an hour, giving you around 1.5 hours to enjoy your afternoon tea.
Please refer to our full terms and conditions here, and feel free to contact us for any questions.