Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud
A hands-on animal farm and wildlife park where visitors can feed, pat and get up close to lots of friendly and interesting animals.
Open Daily 10am to 4pm with koalas fed at 10am and bottle feeding at 3pm. Closed 24th and 25th December.
The farm is designed to be as interactive as possible, giving visitors a special opportunity to connect with the animals. Enjoy nursing a rabbit or newborn lamb, cuddling a kangaroo joey, patting a koala, hand feeding and stroking an alpaca - children and adults alike will just love getting up close to the animals. There are hairy Scottish Highland cows (and calves), ferrets, foxes, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, llamas, horses, camel, donkeys, pig, emus, aviary birds and more.
The best time to see the koalas is during feeding time when you can catch them awake. Depending on what arrivals we have throughout the year, the bottle fed babies include calves (including Scottish Highlands), lambs, kid goats, piglets and joeys.
Pentland Alpaca Stud imported the first alpacas into WA in 1990, and have been breeding and showing alpacas ever since. A family business that was started by Laurie and Margaret Binks on what was originally a dairy farm. It is now owned and operated by their daughter Debbie and her husband Steve Maddams.
The large craft gallery and "alpaca boutique" at the farm is located in the former herring-bone dairy, with the dairy "pit" now a feature fish pond. There is always a huge range of alpaca clothing in stock including jumpers, capes, ponchos, the ever popular fluffy alpaca teddy bears, and lots more.
Debbie's sister, Wendy Binks, is a well-known WA artist and author. The craft gallery boats a huge selection of Wendy's original paintings, ceramics, prints, mugs, magnets and more. Wendy is the writer and illustrator of popular children's books, "Where's Stripey", "Scrambled Egg" and "Invisible Me". These books along with "Stripey" soft toys and an activity book are available at the farm. Other items in the gallery include soft toys, puzzles, jewellery, local souvenirs, Denmark's famous "Door Harps", Santalia products and more. There is also a shelf in the craft gallery dedicated to fundraising for the Bali orphans. Go to their website to see what a worthwhile cause this is www.balikids.org
The farm is located 20kms west of Denmark on the corner of Scotsdale Rd and McLeod Rd. Either take Scotsdale Rd from Denmark town (near the hospital) or travel west on South Coast Hwy for 12kms and turn right into McLeod Rd and travel for 8kms.
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