Groups are always very welcome at Sheepworld. Special show-times are available for groups by prior arrangement if you are unable to make our regular show times.
FARM ACTIVITIES AND TOURS
Our range of rural crafts, guided tours and animal encounters are ideal for groups wanting to make their visit to Sheepworld even more special.
Designed to be educational and fun, our activities can be added to our world-famous sheep and dog show to create a unique and authentic NZ experience.
Activities are suitable for tourist, educational, corporate and social groups. Contact us to discuss how we can tailor a package designed to give your group the perfect rural New Zealand visit.
RURAL NZ CRAFTS
GROUP SIZE 10+ DURATION: 15 MIN EACH
Our ancestors have been spinning wool for thousands of years. It's the way to turn raw wool into yarn. Now it's your turn to have a go using our drop spindles. Spin as much beautiful New Zealand wool as you can in 15 minutes and take your yarn home.
Find out what makes New Zealand butter so special and have a go at making it yourself. Turn the ingredients into butter and enjoy your self-made treat on some crusty bread.
NATIVE PLANT WORKSHOP
New Zealand's bush is full of hidden treasures and many of our plants have health benefits. Learn about one of our native plants and use it to make your own body oil. You'll infuse the plant to unlock its healing powers and take your oil home with you.
GROUP SIZE: 10+ DURATION: 15-20MIN
Our animal encounters are the closest you'll get to our lovely animals. Meet your favourite farm friend in the farm courtyard. There'll be a fascinating and fun talk about the animal and you'll learn about their behaviour, diet, likes and dislikes. This is also the perfect photo opportunity for you to take a close-up picture with your farmyard friends.
Animals available for an up-close encounter are alpacas, pigs, mini horses, retired farm dog, goats, lambs and calves.
GROUP SIZE: 10+ DURATION: 20-30MIN EACH
Take our Guided Farm Tour with one of our farm staff to meet and learn about the animals in the Sheepworld Farm Park. You'll learn fun facts about all the animals, and get the inside story on them from people that work with them every day.
Just some of the animals you will meet during the Guided Farm Tour are Deer, Sheep, Alpacas, Emus, Donkeys, Goats and Pigs.
ECO TRAIL TOUR
Our Guided Eco Trail Tour is a walk through our lovely Eco Trail with one of our knowledgeable staff.
You'll get a close up look at our unique New Zealand Flora and Fauna, and learn about our how our native plants can be used. We'll also talk about the Maori mythology, beliefs and traditions about what can be found in the NZ bush.
Also learn about our unique wildlife, and what is being done to protect them from pests and predators.
Contact us for special group rates and packages.