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Our 10 Favourite Farms!

Our 10 Favourite Farms
Written by Rachel Cave

Enjoy a day out down on the farm,
From cows in the meadow, to sheep in the barn,
There are so many things to see and do,
A day packed with fun for all of you!

Hounslow Urban Farm, London

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This urban farm will appeal to all the family. Spread over 29 acres families can explore paddocks full of a variety of different animals. Enjoy a list of daily events including pig Meet and Greet, Owl Displays or Animal Encounters, where everyone can get up close and personal with farmyard favourites or slightly more exotic residents. Kids can let off steam in the outdoor play area or on the bouncy castle.

Godstone Farm, Surrey

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At Godstone Farm in Surrey kids will love meeting and feeding the animals, including the friendly ponies, pigs, sheep and Llamas. Give the chicks and rabbits a cuddle in the Animal Handling Barn and enter the ‘creature caves’ to see which creepy creatures live in the darkened spaces!  Dinosaur fans will have fun making their way around the Dino Trail. Follow their footprints to learn how these amazing creatures have evolved and dig for their bones! Book here:

Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Poole, Dorset

If you are looking for a great fun-filled day out for the whole family you can’t go wrong with Farmer Palmers! It is packed with brilliant attractions and adorable animals. Kids will be spoilt for choice with indoor and outdoor play areas, bumpy tractor trailer rides plus plenty of cuddles with cute animals. There is a live cow-milking demonstration for the little ones to learn all about where milk comes from and everyone will love the daily bottle feeding of the lambs and goats where anyone can have a go! Don’t miss the chance to cheer on the piggies in the pig races. There are bouncy castles and a Maize Maze (open July to October) to get lost in or take a quiet stroll on a beautiful woodland walk. With fantastic party rooms this is a great place to celebrate a birthday too!   Find out more here: 

Greenlands Farm Village, Lancashire

There’s so much to see at Greenlands Farm Village! In the open farm you will have the chance to get hands-on with a variety of animals from snakes to goats. The kids can also ride a donkey, play in the straw barn and race around on go-karts. The soft play area is for children up to 12 years old and has exciting flying fox, four-lane slide, aerial rope bridge, huge scramble net and super squeezy rollers. There is a separate toddler’s area for the little ones and seating for the adults to relax. There’s also an artisan village for you to browse and a café where you can relax and enjoy good food.  Find out more here:

Matlock Farm Park, Matlock

This 600 acre working farm has so much to offer for all the family.   There are a variety of activities for the children to enjoy including horse riding, feeding the baby animals, you can marvel at the meerkats and wander to the wallaby’s! You can even watch the sheep racing which is very entertaining!  Enjoy a yummy lunch in the farm cafe and then burn off the energy in the adventure playground or race on the go-karts.  Find out more here: 

Abbotsbury Children’s Farm, Weymouth

You and your whole family will absolutely love the Abbotsbury Children’s Farm. You will get the chance to meet and even feed some of the animals. Your little ones can get a cuddle from one of the resident guinea pigs and even take a goat for a walk! There is a children’s play park for them to run riot in! The little ones can also check out the playbarn which has a super soft play area and a bouncy castle.  You can also grab some food and refreshments in the Tearoom.  Find out more here:

Walnut Tree Farm Park, Newport

Walnut Tree Farm Park is a lovely little place to take your whole family. There is so much to see and do, including tractor rides, go-kart rides and pony rides! There are country walks for the whole family to go on, plus a soft play area for your little ones to run riot in! Everyone will love meeting some of the farm animals and you can play with the smaller animals, including rabbits and guinea pigs.  There are also Picnic areas across the park and a cafe for refreshments! Find out more here:

Doonies Rare Breed Farm, Aberdeen

Covering 134 acres, Doonies Farm is a lovely place to bring the kids! You’ll see some wonderful animals, including chicks, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses and loads more fascinating animals! The farm aims to educate people on the animals and rural life, whilst providing a refuge for endangered and native farm animals. There is a children’s play area for them to run riot on and a picnic area, so don’t forget to bring some snacks! Find out more here:

Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire

Butser Ancient Farm is a fascinating place to visit. Using evidence obtained from excavations, it is a reconstructed working farm from the Iron Age. See houses built from clay, wood and thatch and some rare breed sheep and goats. Find out what people ate and how they survived from the Stone Age to the Anglo Saxons. Kids can dig up artefacts, listen to fascinating talks, follow trails and drink hot chocolate around the fire. They have recently welcomed the arrival of two cute baby goats who are definitely worth meeting! Find out more here:

Mead Open Farm, Leighton Buzzard

A great family attraction rain or shine, with lots of animals to make friends with and plenty of attractions to keep you busy. The kids will love being able to pet rabbits, watch the sheep racing, bottle feeding lambs, grooming shetland ponies or watching a cow getting milked. To let off a bit of steam there is Shaggy’s PlayWorld, over 13,000 square feet of fun where everyone can play. There is also go karts, crazy golf, tractor and trailer rides an exhilarating high-ropes course and much more. There are three different places to feed the family serving healthy snacks meals, yummy cakes and delicious hot drinks. Find out more here:

Do you know any more fantastic farms?  We’d really love to know! Someone else might love it, and really want to give them a go! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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