Who We Are
Country Bumpkin is brought to you by husband & wife team Phil & Elaine Curran. With over 30 years experience dealing with a wide range of farm animals and horses we have tasted success on the racecourse with our horses and in the show ring with horses & sheep. The sheep are Zwartbles, a Dutch milking breed they are tall black sheep notable by their white blaze and white tail tips, they are particularly docile & maternal which makes them very easy to keep. They can also be used for milking, producing around 2 pints per day. Holly our miniature mediterranean donkey is a traditional grey brown donkey with dark points, she has been a particular favourite at open days and school fairs. R’Kid is a Pygmy goat, he is somewhat a minor celebrity with his own facebook page and he is always up to mischief. We also keep a variety of chickens and ducks for their egg production. Based in Bickerstaffe, we are ideally placed to cover Merseyside, West Lancashire & St Helens.
What We Do
We bring the farm & the animals to your chosen location. With our mobile secure pens and specialist livestock trailer we can provide high quality party entertainment or a practical educational experience. Depending on time of year we have lambs that can be bottle fed by party hosts and we can provide demonstrations of practical animal care (such as hoof trimming in sheep and grooming horses/donkeys). We can tailor the experience to your needs, as a general rule we just require enough space for our pens and possibly our gazebo in the event of wet weather. We arrive at a pre-arranged time with everything ready to set up and welcome visitors. We will also clear away any feed/bedding and droppings once our booking is completed. It is always desirable to carry out a brief survey of the location to ensure it is feasible to get the animals in & out of trailer and to their ‘stage’ safely.
For Private Parties
We are happy to attend your home address or any party location (by prior agreement with the venue), we can provide fun packs as part of our visit if this is required (additional charge applies). To book us for parties we require a 25% non refundable deposit at time of booking, bookings will not be confirmed until a deposit is paid. If you are unable to locate a venue we are able to offer hire of our facilities in Bickerstaffe although this will be strictly limited to certain dates and numbers.
We can provide animals for educational or fun days. Country Bumpkin staff are CRB checked and we provide full Risk Assessments prior to our visit. We are also able to provide talks and demonstrations on various aspects of animal care. Our animals are specially selected and trained to provide the children with a ‘hands on’ experience. Bookings are taken by telephone and confirmed via email. Invoices are sent immediately following our visit and payment terms are 28 days from date of invoice.
The garden shop has been selling landscaping materials and sundries for 20 +years.We have been in the landscaping industry since 1994 when we won a business award with Natwest.Out of 650 people who started that year we came second place entrepreneur .Since then we have run an award winning garden centre been in some top magazines including Lancashire life and HTA news. At The Garden Shop we offer quality at an affordable price. Our products come from local producers which means that we get the best product at the best price. We never compromise on quality for price. The majority of our goods are delivered next day, our turf is cut fresh from the fields for delivery that day.Thanks for looking at our site and hope to see you place an order very soon.