Top 10 Farm Parks to Visit With Children this Summer

Top 10 Farm Parks to Visit With Children this Summer

If you’re looking for family activities to do this summer, a trip to a farm park with your little ones is a great idea.

We have rounded up 10 of the best farm parks worth visiting with your children. Wherever you live in the UK, there is surely a lovely farm park nearby but don't forget to book your tickets in advance. So pop on your wellies and head off to meet some furry friends!

1) Pennywell Farm, Devon

Pennywell Farm, the biggest farm park in the South West, organises lots of fun activities and displays for children, from tractor rides, deer feeding, miniature pig races and many, many more. Visit the miniature pony and donkey paddocks and enjoy a brilliant family day out. Make sure to book your online tickets - available from 7 days in advance. Opening hours: every day (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm) until the end of October. Price: Adult £15.95, child £12.95, children under 2 - free.

2) Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire

Odds is a lovely farm park for children of all ages. There is lots to do, whatever the weather. Explore the brilliant Adventure Fort with your children, meet furry friends (horses, sheep, pigs and more), or drive miniature Land Rovers. There is also an outdoor café, perfect for when your little ones get hungry. Opening hours: every day from 10am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm) Price: Adult £15.95, child £15.95, children under 2 - free. Click here to book online.

3) Kentish Town City Farm, London

Situated on a four-acre site in the London Borough of Camden, Kentish Town City Farm is a community charity that helps city people connect with animals and nature. There are so many animals to see, from horses and geese to donkeys and chickens. Don't forget your wellies and a waterproof coat in case of sudden downpours. Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday 11am to 3pm. Sunday 12 Noon to 2pm. Price: Free. Click here to book online.

4) Bocketts Farm, Surrey

Bocketts is an award winning, working family farm which opened in 1992. There’s a whole host of fun activities available to enjoy from farm walks, meeting a selection of furry friends (sheep, llamas, goats and more) as well as pony and tractor rides. Being a working farm, there's also plenty of baby animals to see throughout the year. Finish the day with a cuppa and a bite to eat in the Cow Shed Coffee Shop or The Old Barn Tearooms and enjoy the brilliant play area with swings, slides and adventure trails. Opening hours: every day from 10am to 5.30pm Price: Adult £14.50, child £13.95 - £15.95, children under 2 - free. Click here to book online.

5) Craigies Farm, Scotland

Enjoy a lovely, fun-filled day out with your little ones - visit the animal sheds, pick your own fruit and vegetables depending on what's in season and enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas. Opening hours: every day from 9am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm). Price: Adult £7.00, child £9, under 1 - free. 

6) Cantref Adventure Farm, South Wales

Cantref farm park is set in the heart of the gorgeous Brecon Beacons National Park. Enjoy a walk around the pet barn with your little ones and say hi to the adorable animals or enjoy a tractor trailer ride with the whole family while taking in the lovely views. Opening hours: every day from 10.30am to 5pm Price: Adult £7 - £13, child £7 - £13, toddler under 93cm (walking) £5 - £6, baby (not walking) - free. Click here to book online.

7) Hobbledown, Surrey

With over 50 acres of outdoor fun, Hobbledown is the perfect place for a family day out. You will meet adorable camels, alpacas and other zoo and farm animals. Plus, there is lots of outdoor space to enjoy and burn off energy. Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm (during term time) and 8.30am - 6.30pm (weekends and holidays). Price: General admission from £15 - £18. Children under 2 - free. Click here to book online.

8) Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex

Fishers is a family run farm park set in the gorgeous West Sussex countryside. Visit the new large undercover barn, home to shire horses, cows, sheep and lambs or enjoy a woodland walk and spot the hidden houses within the trees. Opening hours: every day from 10am to 5pm. Price: £18.95, 2 year old child £16.95, children under 2 - free. Click here to book online. 

9) Finkley Down Farm, Hampshire

Opened to the public 38 years ago, Finkley Down Farm is one of the first ever farm parks in the UK. It is the perfect place for the whole family where you can enjoy the great outdoors, meet lots of adorable animals and enjoy the brilliant outdoor play area with trampolines, swings, zip wires and much more. Opening hours: every day from 10am to 5.30pm. Price: Adult £12.95, child £10.95, toddlers aged 1 year old £4.95, babies and 1 year olds - free. Click here to book online.

10) Hesketh Farm Park, North Yorkshire

Hesketh is a lovely farm park with a huge collection of animals. Enjoy animal activities such as egg collecting, donkey feeding or pony brushing - we are sure your little ones will have a lovely time. Opening hours: Various (check website for opening times). Price: Adult £7.00, child £7.00, under 2's £3.50, under 1's - £1.00.
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