Halloween at Murton

Friday 30th October – 6.00pm to 7.30pmhalloween-300x279

£5 per child. Suitable for Pre-School and Primary School Children

Come and join us for a fun evening to celebrate Halloween. Family fun games will include Gruesome Jelly Goo, Dookin’ for Apples, Dangerous Dangling Doughnuts and Make your Mummy a Mummy. The best dressed will win a prize but remember to be warm as activities will take place outside. A juice and creepy cupcake is included in the entry price. Stovies and additional cakes and treats are available for adults and children to purchase on the night.

Limited places are available so must be booked in advance and paid by Monday 26th October.

For more information please download our poster or contact us. We hope to see you on the night.

Name our new ferrets!

Would you like to name one of our young ferrets and win a year long sponsorship of that ferret?babyferret

This year our ferrets had a number of babies. We have 1 male and 3 female ferrets. We would be delighted if you would help us choose their names. They are all lively and inquisitive little animals and all polecat coloured.

If you would like to make a suggestion of a name please use the Contact Us page on our website or leave a comment on Facebook. If your suggestion of a name is selected you will win your named ferret’s sponsorship for the year. Winners will be selected on Friday 25th September. We look forward to hearing from you!

**UPDATE**

Our ferrets have now been named. We are happy to introduce Pumba, Eenie, Aurora and Squeak. Thank you for all your interest!

Murton Farm Babies

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Our ferrets and guinea pigs have been busy this summer and would now like to introduce their new babies! Come visit us soon to see our latest furry additions playing in their pens with their brothers and sisters

Murton Farm Outdoor Tots

Murton Farm Outdoor Tots

Every Thursday During Term Time Starting 20th August. 10:00 – 12:00.

£3 per child (under 1’s free)

Come along and join the most exciting and adventurous outdoor tots group in Angus!  The group is suitable for pre-school children. For more information please download our Murton Tots Flyer  which also details the activities happening each week.

Dogs Policy

Please note that due to the fact that we have animals and wildlife on site, no dogs are permitted anywhere on any part of Murton Trust grounds at any time, except for assistance dogs..

Thank you for your cooperation.

Murton Farm Outdoor Tots

Come along and join the most exciting and adventurous outdoor tots group in Angus. The group is suitable for pre-school children.

We will meet each week at our Tearoom before heading out to the Farm. Every session will have two organised activities. One involving our many lovely animals and another where you can enjoy the great outdoors! We will also provide juice and a small snack each week for the children.

There will be time each week for parents and children to run around the farm and enjoy the wide open space, play areas and animals. You will be responsible at all times for the children in your care.

Toilets, baby changing and hand washing facilities are available

Guinea Fowl

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Guinea Fowl are native to Africa, but the helmeted Guinea fowl has been domesticated and introduced across the world. They like to eat insects and seeds and are ground nesting.

Most species of Guinea fowl have a dark grey or blackish plumage with dense white spots. Guinea fowl mate for life, all guinea fowl are social, and typically occur in small groups.

They are large birds which measure from 40-71cm in length, and weigh 700-1600g. In the wild they live in deserts or forests. They are seasonal layers.

Grey Partridge

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The native Grey Partridge has suffered a dramatic decline in recent years

In the days before intensive agriculture, many of our field and land boundaries were bordered with hedgerows rich in flowers, thorns and berries which provided food, cover and nesting sites for a wide variety of birds. Now, however, modern farming practices and a scarcity of suitable nesting sites means that we rarely, if ever, see this bird which was once a common sight on farm land and open grassland.

The Grey Partridge is now a Priority species that needs protection. Here at Murton we breed and release them into the surrounding area. This is part of a grant scheme to increase numbers of protected species.