Osbaston House Farm covers 250 acres of rolling Leicestershire countryside. Nestled on the edge of the National Forest, the land includes mature woodland, arable and grassland. The Earp’s have been custodians of Osbaston House Farm for nearly 100 years. John is the fourth generation of Earp’s to farm the land.
For nearly 100 years the Earp family bred British Friesians and managed a traditional dairy herd farm. In 2002 with the advent of falling milk prices, John Earp courageously and successfully diversified the farm business and became one of a handful of specialist dairy goat farmers in the UK. The most important part of the farm is the goats, a playful gang; they are all bred from the best of three British breeds: Saanen, Toggenburg and Alpines.
Goats are very affectionate, intelligent animals, endearing and inquisitive. Twice a year we rear groups of kid goats, caring lovingly for them from a few days old until they reach their playful ‘teenage’ stage at around ten weeks old. They flourish together with their friends, living and playing in small groups, growing up in their ‘teen’ accommodation until they are nine months old. We milk a thousand adult goats twice a day, and this is the life blood of the farm, we are dairy farmers!
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park is less than two miles away and is a unique day out for all the family. Re-live this famous turning point in British history - the death of a King and the birth of the all powerful Tudor dynasty.
Only 10 miles from the farm, Twycross is notable for having the largest collection of primate species of any zoo in the world. It is also known for its "PG Tips" chimpanzees.
The award winning attraction at the heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor fun, adventure & discovery activities. Only 12 miles away.
Just 14 miles away, this is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space science and travel. With a rocket tower, 3D spaceflight simulation, planetarium and many artefacts.
Voted number 12 on the list of the 50 greatest railway journeys in the world this is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway. Trains run every weekend of the year, bank holidays and daily in the summer.
The UK’s largest theme park, offering an amazing mix of thrill rides, laughs & frights, family attractions and young fun.
Home of Thomas Land ... the UK's best family theme park with kid’s rides, family fun, zoo, and thrill rides. Featuring Stormforce 10, Maelstrom, Shockwave, and the vertical drop...