Top 6 Farm Parks To Visit With Children This SpringFebruary 28, 2019 • Get Outdoors
If you’re looking for family activities to do this spring, a trip to a nearby farm park is a great idea!
We have rounded up the best 6 farm parks worth visiting with your children. Wherever you live in the UK, there is surely a wonderful farm park nearby. Relax while the little explorers have fun! Don’t forget to bring a pair of wellies and a windproof jacket to make sure your little ones stay dry and warm whatever the weather!
Pennywell Farm, the biggest farm park in the South West, organises lots of fun activities and displays for children, from egg collecting and goat milking to bottle feeding, pig racing and many, many more. There are two big shows daily at weekends, too. Head to Devon and say hello to pet miniature pigs, ponies and lambs and enjoy a brilliant family day out.
Dairyland Farm World is an amazing adventure park for children of all ages. There is lots to do, whatever the weather. If pony rides, feeding baby animals and tractor rides sound exciting to your little adventurers, Cornwall is the place to be! There is also a huge indoor play centre – The Bull Pen, a museum and a café.
Set in the heart of East London, the Mudchute is a local charity with a working farm, stables, a nursery, an after-school club and a wide range of brilliant activities for children. There are over 100 animals, from sheep and goats to alpacas and turkeys. Let a member of the farm staff take you and your little ones around and tell you more about the animals. If you’re lucky, you might even be allowed to feed them!
The farm is owned and run by a real-life farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson. It was founded in 1971 to protect rare breeds of farm animals. There’s a whole host of activities available to enjoy with children throughout the year! Let them drive a tractor, make some new furry friends and enjoy brilliant themed play areas, such as Barefoot Beach, Forest Floor and Construction Corner.
With over 90 acres, there is a lot to do at Avon Valley! You will meet adorable reindeer, wallabies, alpacas, fluffy chickens and many more. All the visitors are given the opportunity to get close to the animals, especially during the brilliant “animal cuddle” demonstrations or lambs feeding time. Quad bikes, miniature railway or an indoor play barn will keep your children entertained even if it rains and floods outside! The beautiful 1 ¼ mile Riverside Trail, open from Easter to October, is worth checking out too!
The farm park is set in the heart of the gorgeous Brecon Beacons National Park. It offers amazing Pet Handling sessions where you can pet cute and fluffy guinea pigs, chinchillas or ferrets. Young visitors can also bottle feed baby goats or baby lambs, participate in a fun Pig Racing Show, enjoy Europe’s longest Super Sledge Ride or have fun in a large indoor soft play area.
What’s the best farm park you’ve been to? Let us know in the comments below.