We hope you loved meeting the reindeer that were here on the weekend, they really bought the magic of Christmas with them and we had the perfect snowy weather to welcome our furry friends!

We had Blizzard and Hurricane join us from Riverways Farm. The farm is a family run free range egg farm. They keep pigs, alpacas, pygmy goats,  ducks & geese as well as their herd of 15 male Reindeer who enjoy meeting new people and showing off!


Ever wanted to know more about reindeer? Keep reading to find out more about them.

Did you know...?

Did you know Reindeer are also known as caribou in North America. They vary greatly in size and colour from the smallest species which is the Svalbard reindeer to the largest subspecies, the Osborn's caribou. 

They can live from 12 to 15 years and can weigh 60kg to 320kg demonstrating the extent to which each reindeer can range from in weight!

Some reindeer can reach running speeds of almost 50mph, now you won't have to wonder how Santa gets all of his presents delivered in one night!

Their antlers do what?!

Their antlers shed and drop off! Both male and female reindeer grow antlers, while in most other deer species only the males have antlers. Compared to their body size, reindeer have the largest and heaviest antlers of all species of deer. A male's antlers can be up to 51 inches long, and a female's antlers can reach 20 inches.

Both males and females finish growing their antlers at the same time but shed them at different times of the year. Males drop their antlers in November, leaving them without antlers until the following spring, while females keep their antlers through the winter until their calves are born in May.