Animals at Melbourne Hall

Over the last few months we have welcomed a number of new friends! We now enjoy the company of a host of animals and birds.

Miniature horses, Alpacas, Pygmy goats and pigs. All manner of exotic ducks including Smew, Mandarin, Carolina and Hooded Merganser.

Within the gardens you will have the pleasure of meeting our four Suri Alpacas. Benjamin, Theo, Edgar and Carlos came to us from Cotswolds Vale Alpacas.

The Alpacas
The Alpacas. © Andrea Jones

Suri is one of two breeds of the alpaca, the other being the huacaya. Of 3.7 million alpacas worldwide, less than 10% are thought to be of the suri breed. Alpacas are bred for their fleece and originate from South America.

Three little pigs
Three little pigs. © Andrea Jones

We also have, in their newly built pig pen, Our 3 little pigs, Jeanie, Lily, minna and our Kune Kune pig Brian. Jeanie, Lily and Minna came to us from Kew Little Pigs in Amersham. Brian we rehomed from Buckinghamshire. All of them are great friends and are super sociable. So when walking around and viewing the gardens make sure you head over to them and say hello as they love human interaction!

Mygmy goat
© Andrea Jones

If you were lucky enough to meet our 3 pygmy goat kids on one of our open days do come and see how they have grown! They were bottle fed from 4 days old, now weaned, they enjoy frolicking in the sunshine in their paddock.

Our two British miniature ponies, whisper and sparkle, are enjoying their days living at Melbourne Hall after a very successful life showing in hand and breeding the next generation of top show ponies! They love fuss and cuddles.

At Melbourne Hall we have a variety of stunning breeds of duck located on the Great Basin. Smew, Mandarin, Carolina and Hooded Merganser to name just a few.

You may also come across our hens whilst wandering around meeting the animals. We have a variety of breeds which enjoy a free range life!

Why not find us on Facebook?

If when visiting the gardens and seeing the animals in their paddocks just isn’t enough and you want to be a bit more interactive, then search for our page on Facebook – Animal Magic at Melbourne Hall and see what experiences we have to offer.

Alternatively you can call Alice on 07900692234 or email

Animals at Melbourne Hall
© Andrea Jones

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