What’s on at Ferne

Upcoming Events…

Willow Workshops

Willow Workshops

Why not book onto one of our upcoming Willow Workshops with the wonderful Fon Cosens.

Create your own bespoke willow Christmas Decorations to decorate your home or garden.

Only £60 per person, including a delicious lunch.

Materials and tools are included.

To book click here.

Activities at Ferne!

Activities at Ferne!

We have recently been joined by Katherine, who will now be running children’s activities every Wednesday – Sunday throughout Winter.

Join us at Ferne for a variety of activities and trails throughout the season…we can’t wait to welcome you!

Festive Fun at Ferne!

Festive Fun at Ferne!

We’re so excited about our Festive plans at Ferne this December!

Join us for our annual Christmas Fayre on the 3rd and 4th of December 10am – 4pm, with a variety of stalls, fundraising fun and Santa Claus! There will also be a special opportunity for a festive photo shoot with your pooch, bookable in advance with Fuchsia Photography (see details below). You can also visit us at the Christmas Fayre without paying entry into the Sanctuary, however there are discounted rates during the event if you do want to visit.

Our Animal Blessing in the Barn is set to be a truly magical experience, with Christmas Carols, mulled wine and mince pies for that fabulous festive feeling on Saturday the 10th of December! To book your tickets, visit our online shop HERE.

Be sure to keep an eye out on our social media and website for more details on our festive activities…

Fuchsia Photography @ Ferne!

Fuchsia Photography @ Ferne!

During our Christmas Fayre on the 3rd and 4th of December, we will be joined by the fantastic Fuchsia Photography, who will be offering her brilliant festive photo shoots and sharing 50% of her profits directly with Ferne!

With a few different package and garlands available, we recommend pre-booking your slot HERE for the best chance to get your festive photo with your best friend!

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get a lovely photo and help raise essential funds for Ferne…

We can’t wait to see you there!

Christmas Lunch @ Ferne!

Christmas Lunch @ Ferne!

Join us at our newly named Nina’s Cafe for a delicious lunch this Christmas!

With a variety of tasty options available, our chef is able to modify most dishes to cater to any dietary requirements you may have. You can book your table from the 14th to the 17th of December between the hours of 12 – 2:30pm, and if possible, please pre-order your meal to help us reduce any unnecessary wastage.

Simply email our Chef, Jen, at restaurant@ferneanimalsanctuary.org to book your place. Our cafe can get extremely busy, so if you would like to leave contact details, Jen will be more than happy to give you a call back!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Parent & Toddlers Group

Parent & Toddlers Group

Join our new Parent and Toddlers group running here at the Sanctuary every Wednesday to Friday until the 14th of December!

Make any purchase in Nina’s cafe and use your valid receipt for 50% off entry into the Sanctuary where there will be a variety of activities for your toddler to get involved…held from 10am onward.

Entry must be made on the same day as purchase and any additional guardians must pay the appropriate ticket price.

Calling all daredevils…

Calling all daredevils…

Have you always wanted to do a skydive or ride on the wing of a vintage Boeing Stearman?! Well great news, you can do either of these and raise money for the animals in our care at the same time!

Join our fearless fundraisers on Saturday the 6th of May 2023.

Raise the minimum amount and skydive or wing-walk for free! For more info visit our Fundraise for Us page and get in touch!


The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022!

We’re super excited to announce that once again we will be taking part in the 2022 Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK's biggest match funding campaign! For 7 days, starting on the 29th of November (which is also Giving Tuesday) we have the opportunity to double...

Chard & Ilminster Newspaper Readers…

Thanks to all of your nominations, Ferne has made it to the next stage of the big Cash for Charities giveaway in association with Gannett Foundation and the Chard and Ilminster news! We need you to help us receive a share of 16k by collecting tokens in the Chard and...

Our Online Cat Show Winners!

Well done to all of our winners for the Online Cat Show! We absolutely loved seeing your feline friends, and thanks to your entries we raised a fantastic £214!! Thanks to all who entered, it really was a stiff competition! Below are the top 3 winners for each of our...

Our Ferne Fun Dog Show Winners!

A big thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday for our Annual Ferne Fun Dog Show! We had a fantastic time meeting our supporters and their four-legged friends, it really was a stiff competition! Below are the top 3 winners for each of our classes...   ~ Best...

Our Ferne Fun Dog Show Classes!

With our Annual Ferne Fun Dog Show this weekend, we've been sharing the variety of classes available to participate in on the day! The full list of classes can be seen above, we can't wait to welcome you all! Registration for classes begins at 10am on Sunday, with...

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.