Mr Mawkin’s Farm

Mr Mawkin’s Farm is the place to head to if you want to see a wide variety of breeds all in one dedicated space. Mr Mawkin is our friendly scarecrow. Catch him strolling around the farm near the sheep rings, and pop in to see more than 30 different breeds of livestock from his farm, including cattle, sheep, pigs and goats, as well as his rare breed turkeys, fascinating ducks, and rare breeds of poultry.  Visitors can get up close and learn about the many diverse breeds from all corners of Great Britain and beyond. Many of the animals are rare and native breeds that feature on the Watchlist of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Meet some of the rarest sheep, including our very own Norfolk Horns, and watch the baby piglets with their mother.

Visitors will be able to enjoy demonstrations and talks about some of the many diverse breeds in our display ring, join in the interactive, rare and extraordinary livestock demonstrations.

The spinners will be hard at work – marvel at Mr Mawkin’s Wall of Wool featuring almost all of the rare sheep breeds, and watch the progress of the ‘From Sheep to Shawl’ challenge where you can see every step in the process of producing a garment from wool – from shearing to the finished shawl – all in one day!

Mr Mawkin’s Farm is the perfect place to see some of Norfolk’s best loved livestock, big and small. Keep an eye out for the old fashioned Norfolk Shepherd’s Hut nearby, linger over lunchtime to listen to Mr Mawkin’s very own story written especially for this year’s Show, and grab the chance to have your photograph taken in our new ‘capture the moment’ cut-out photo board!

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS IN MR MAWKIN’S FARM 

10am

 

Welcome to Mr Mawkin’s Farm and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust
10.15am Sheep Beauty Parade

Meet & greet some of the rare and native UK breeds of sheep

10:45am Meet the rare breed horses, including an introduction to the Suffolk Horse and the Exmoor pony
11.30am Mr. Mawkin’s Story Time 
12.15pm Welcome to Mr Mawkin’s Farm and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust
12.30pm Sheep Beauty Parade

Meet & greet some of the rare and native UK breeds of sheep

1.00pm Mr. Mawkin’s Story Time 
Wednesday –  in Mr. Mawkin’s Farm
Thursday – in the Discovery Zone Theatre Tent
1.45pm Welcome to Mr Mawkin’s Farm and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust
2.00pm Sheep Beauty Parade

Meet & greet some of the rare and native UK breeds of sheep

2.30pm Meet the rare breed horses, including an introduction to the Suffolk Horse and the Exmoor pony
3.30pm Meet the Goats