At Caalm Camp we pride ourselves on making our retreat a special place to stay for all the family. We are based in the middle of the Dorset Countryside and our farm just wouldn’t be the same here without our resident goats. Ruby has been a part of the Caalm Camp family for many years but now we are overjoyed to introduce Rupert and George – our new kids.
Rupert is a British Toggenburg. The Toggenburg breed originated from Switzerland, and its cross with the UK goat created the British Toggenburg.
Toggenburg goats are extremely friendly in behavior, have a calm nature, and are quiet and gentle in temperament.
The Toggenburg goat is often extremely curious and inquisitive and Rupert displays these characteristics perfectly.
In particular he likes shoelaces. I discovered this as he persistently tried eating mine whilst I attempted to take his photo. Not an easy feat I might add.
These goats just LOVE to play!
George is an Anglo Nubian. Also affectionately known as the ‘Lop-eared goat’ or ‘rabbit goat’ George is distinguished by his super cute floppy ears.
The Nubian breed is renowned for being sociable, outgoing and vocal. Vocal is certainly something George is already known for here at Caalm Camp. the second he hears you coming there is absolutely no doubt you’ll be hearing him first.
Ruby, as predicted, has been extremely attentive towards the new little Billy’s.
As a saneen goat herself, she is extremely calm and good tempered – this has enabled the two new additions to settle perfectly.
It seems very fitting that the ‘calm’ nature of our goats makes them well suited to be resident at Caalm Camp.
Both our new additions have recently been weaned and lovingly nurtured by Longdown Farm in Ashurst.
Longdown have over 100 kid goats at their activity farm.
On the outskirts of the New Forest National park – just over an hour from Caalm Camp, you have the opportunity to bottle feed their kid goats at 11am and 3pm each day. Longdown is just another special day out for any families coming to visit us
Both Rupert and George have been lovingly weaned in this way, and are therefore very tame and approachable.
They’d absolutely LOVE to see you.
HUGE Thanks to Longdown Activity Farm for the supply of these two cheeky little additions.
There are a huge variety of days out and activities to fill each day with special adventures for families glamping at our beautiful yurt site in Dorset.
Here is a link for further days out you could include in your stay with us. Days out For Families Near Caalm Camp in Dorset
Rupert and George and the whole Caalm Camp Team will be waiting to greet you.