As part of our outdoor education programme all children from across the Trust have a chance to become involved in the care of our pygmy goats. The goats live in the allotment at Broadclyst Primary School and the care of them is shared amongst different classes each week and families at weekends. We have four goats, each with their own wonderful and distinct personalities.

Get to know our pygmy goats

Archie

Archie

You can recognise Archie by his blue collar. He's a super sweet goat who is wonderful with the younger children. He's gentle, approachable and most importantly doesn't headbutt. Some interesting facts about Archie is that he really loves apples and leaves but doesn't like the rain, so if it's a drizzly day and he's looking a bit glum you know why.
Albee

Albee

Albee is our most timid goat and he may be a bit shy to begin with, but perservere and he'll be a friend for life. Unlike Archie, Albee loves the rain so no matter the weather you'll find him playing outside. Albee's favourite food is carrot and likes to munch on leaves as an appertiser.
Astrix

Astrix

Astrix has boundless energy and has established himself as the dominant member of the herd. He's very energetic heaps of fun but beware he can be a little rough and is prone to headbutting, so not the best goat to introduce younger children to. When we treat Astrix we feed him cauliflower, it's his favourite!
Arnie

Arnie

You'll recognise Arnie by his stylish red collar. He's become a bit of a favourite for many children and staff because he is so friendly and loves to be stroked and taken for walks around the school field.

How to care for the goats

In this video Jane and Matt introduce you to our four pygmy goats and will give you a whirlwind tour of the allotement. They will show you where you can find everything that you need to keep the goats happy and healthy, from their food bin to their leads, if you want to take them for a walk.

*Please note that under guidance from the vets the goats are now on a diet of hay and a quarter of a cup of food from their food bin a day,

We are always looking for more families to get involved in caring for our lovely pygmy goats. If you're interested please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will help you to get started!