A trip to a farm park is a wonderful day out and brilliant for children of all ages. As well as offering the chance for families to spend more time outdoors, farm parks also offer brilliant educational and sensory opportunities.
With over 400 farm parks across the UK there is sure to be one nearby. We have rounded up 10 of the best farm parks worth visiting with your children. Don't forget to book your tickets in advance and then pop on your waterproofs and wellies and head off to meet some furry friends!
Pennywell Farm, the biggest farm park in the South West, organises lots of fun activities for children, from tractor rides, pond dipping, pony pampering and many more. Visit the miniature pony and donkey paddocks and enjoy a brilliant family day out. Make sure to book your online tickets - available up to 14 days in advance.
Opening hours: every day (9am - 4pm) until the end of October.
Price: Adult £19.95, Child £15.95, Children under 3 - free.
Odds Farm Park is perfect 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 a café and ice cream parlour, perfect for when your little ones get hungry.
Opening hours: every day from 10am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm).
Price: Adults and children £16.95 - £19.95, depending on the time of year. Children under 2 - free. Click here to book online.
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: Every day from 9am - 5pm.
Price: Free. Click here to book online.
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 refreshments in the Cow Shed Coffee Shop or The Old Barn Tearooms or enjoy the brilliant play area with swings, slides and adventure trails.
Opening hours: every day from 10am - 5.30pm.
Price: Adult from £14.50, Child from £13.50 depending on age, Children under 2 - free. Click here to book online.
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, Child £9, Under 1 - free.
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 hello to the adorable animals or enjoy a tractor trailer ride with the whole family while taking in the lovely views. Or if you're brave enough, why not try Europe's longest Super Sledge Ride!
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 plenty of outdoor space to burn off energy including a brilliant adventure playground and The Raptor Centre, home to 18 magnificent birds of prey.
Opening hours: Every day 9am - 6pm.
Price: General admission from £17 - £20. Children under 2 - free. Click here to book online.
Spread over 40 acres, Whitehouse Farm is set in the beautiful Northumberland countryside and is the perfect place for a fun family day out. They have a large array of animals from donkeys, cows, goats, reptiles and mini beasts too.
Opened to the public over 40 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: Adults and Children £12.95 - £14.95, toddlers aged 1 year old £4.95 - £6.95, Baby under 1 - free. Click here to book online.
Hesketh is a lovely farm park with animals including sheep, calves, pigs, goats, hens and giant tortoises. 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: Adults and Children £7.50, Under 2's £3.50, Under 1's - £1.00.