What’s on at Ferne

Upcoming Events…

Father’s Day at Ferne

Father’s Day at Ferne

Looking for a special treat for someone on Father’s Day – why not book into the fabulous Ferne Cafe for a delicious afternoon tea?

The full menu is listed in the image above, but dietary adjustments can be made and there are vegetarian and vegan options available!

Email restaurant@ferneanimalsanctuary to book your table between 12-2:30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Spring Fair

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April

Spring Fair at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Local Traders

Handmade Crafts





Children’s activities

Bring your friends and family along!

Willow Pig Workshop

Willow Pig Workshop

Sunday 26th June and Sunday 3rd July – 10am till 4pm

Hosted by Fon Cosens.

Create your own bespoke willow pig or willow heron to decorate your home or garden.

Only £75 per person, including a delicious lunch.

Materials and tools are included.

To book click here.


The Ultimutt Adventure Begins!

After much anticipation, we are so tail-waggingly excited to announce that our first 5 magnificent dog sculptures are now out and about in Exeter! The rest will be joining their furry friends really soon, but until then we hope you enjoy sniffing out our trail...

@Ferne Spring Magazine

Here is the latest edition of our @Ferne magazine! Packed full of updates on our animals and all the latest news from the Sanctuary.

The Big Bark Results!

A big thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday at the Bath and West Showground for Ferne's charity dog show. We met so many amazing dogs it really was a tough competition!   Below are the following top 3 places for each of the classes.   ~ Best Rescue ~...

The Spring Fair is Coming!

On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of April we will be hosting our own Spring Fair right here at the sanctuary! It's going to be a weekend full of fun, with plenty of local traders showcasing their best work, and activities to keep the whole family entertained....

The Dogs are HERE

We are so excited to have now taken delivery of the dogs for our sculpture trail!  Huge thanks to Hamiltons Removals Limited for your supporting us by getting them safely all the way from Scotland to Somerset for us! Our sponsors will soon be choosing their favourite...

Can you help us fix broken Boris?

Boris was surrendered for re-homing as his owner could no longer afford to keep him and having been seen by our vet was diagnosed with bilateral cruciate ruptures to his back legs. At just two years old, his life to date has been one of pain. Life-changing surgery on...

Donations in lieu of gifts or cards

If you would like to make a donation to Ferne in lieu of gifts or cards this Christmas simply donate via our website and pop a note in the comments section.  Our team will then be in touch and will email a certificate to recognise your donation. Thank you for your...