On the road with the sheep farmer

Come to Schapenbedrijf De Waddel with the family and take on the role of a sheep farmer! Around 3.30 pm (in winter 3 pm) you are expected at the farm for the work meeting, it is then 'koppiestied' (time for a cup of coffee). You can go with the quad to the top of De Hoge Berg. The farmer tells about the landscape, the sheep and nature. Then you help feed the sheep and lambs. You drive over the plots and give each couple something to eat. The sheep rejoice at this moment, you will see how happy they are! Then feed the pigs and chickens on the farm. You can then (in the summer) watch the sheep milking. At the end of the afternoon the farmer will wave you goodbye again. Times: Saturday from 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm. Also on Tuesdays and Thursdays during school holidays. Costs: € 75.00 for one family/group (max. five people). Tickets are available, click on 'View times' to book or visit the Texel Tourist Office.

Practical

  • Den Burg

  • Nature and Field trips

  • all ages


Location

This activity takes place at Schapenbedrijf De Waddel. Westergeest 4, 1791 LJ Den Burg.


Important to know

This activity is for one family / group (max. five people). Do you bring clothes that can get dirty and that are adapted to the weather? There may be overalls and boots on the farm.


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Schapenbedrijf De Waddel

Schapenbedrijf De Waddel

At De Waddel cloche farm (from 1625) at the foot of the Hoge Berg, they have a farm shop and fresh and frozen vending machines where raw milk sheep's cheese and lamb are sold. There are also all kinds of fun and educational activities, such as guided tours, tastings and knapsack tours. You can also join the farmer once to feed the sheep. During the activities you can enjoy the sheep and the iconic landscape De Hoge Berg. This sloping area, with garden walls, gullies and sheep sheds, is the oldest part of Texel. At De Waddel they love this landscape and it is natural for them to take good care of it. Moreover, they work in a nature-inclusive way and as circular as possible. The sheep are outside all year round and the lambs are raised with their mothers. Some of the sheep are milked from May to October. They make sheep's cheese from the milk in the traditional way. De Waddel is affiliated with Slow Food, a worldwide organization that is committed to preserving traditional cuisine and a good, clean and fair food system.

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