Farm Parks of Lancashire & Cheshire
The summer holidays are upon us and us parents are on a constant search for entertainment for our little treasures. Farm Parks are a fantastic way of keeping little legs and brains busy without it costing the earth.
We love a good farm park and we have visited some on this list but have still to visit a few. So our mission for this summer is to tick a few more off the list. For me they need to have a range of activities, a coffee shop / cafe (for the much needed caffeine) and an indoor play area is always a bonus for the ever changing British weather. However we don’t let the weather stop us getting out, if anything these places tend to be a little quieter on the rainy days. We just make sure we pack our wellies and rain coats and get out there.
Here are some great farm parks in Cheshire and Lancashire. Click on the postcode to bring up the location map.
Open through the summer 10.30am to 5.00pm.
Adult £7.50, Children £7.00, Under 2’s Free. Family tickets available.
Meerkats, Lambs and Racoons, walks in woods, tractor rides
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2QT.
Open every day 10am – 5pm.
Adults £6.50, Children £5.50, Under 2’s Free.
Cafe onsite, opens at 9am – perfect for breakfast and planning your day at the farm.
Indoor and outdoor play areas.
Fleetwood,Lancashire, FY7 8JP.
Open 10am – 6pm every day (closed 11th, 12th & 13th August).
Adult £7.00, Over 3yrs £9.00, Under 3yrs 5.50, Family tickets available.
Indoor and outdoor play area, tractor rides, reptile house, birds of prey.
Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 7HW.
Open weekends, school and bank holidays 10.30am – 5pm.
Adults and children £4 each, under 1’s Free.
Pond dipping, animal talks, tractor rides, rabbit handling and nature trail.
Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream.
Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7JA.
Open every day 10am – 5pm.
Adults £7.00, Children £6.00, Under 2’s Free.
Cafe onsite. Over 25 types of animals to see. Adventure playground, donkey rides.
Smithills Open Farm, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 7NS. (Sat nav BL1 7NR).
Farm is open from 10am – 4:30pm every day.
Cafe is open from 8:30am.
Adults £3.50, Children over 2 £2.70.
Cows, pigs, goats, rare breeds, chickens.
Croxteth Hall Lane, Liverpool, L12 0HB.
Ice Cream Farm
Open every day 9.30 – 5.30.
Free entry, outside play area and small animals also free of charge. Charges apply for activities such as crazy golf, diggers, indoor sand and water play.
The Ice Cream Farm is really popular which is testament to just how good it is. I would suggest going at opening or leaving it till late afternoon on bank holidays, sunny days and school holidays.
Cafe onsite and their famous ice cream parlour.
Drumlan Hall, Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9NE.
High season prices. Adults £5.50, children £5.00, Under 3 years £4.50, Under 1’s Free. Low season rates during term time.
Adventure playground, indoor and outdoor play, pig feeding, tractor rides and sheep racing.
Church Farm, Church Lane, Thurstaston, Wirral, CH61 0HW.
SAT NAV our postcode is CH61 0HW although do follow signs instead when you get nearby as the postcode centre is just south of Church Farm.
We love Stockley Farm, especially great for the smaller children. Really friendly staff, indoor and outdoor activities, playground and picnic area, barrel rides and a tractor ride from the car park to the farm! Pram friendly too.
Open 10am – 5pm during august then till 4pm in September.
Adults £9.20, children £8.20, Under 2’s £1.75. Family ticket available.
Tractor rides, feed the animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, woodland walk.
Stockley Farm, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6LZ.
Open Tuesday till Sunday 12 – 5pm.
Car Park Charge is £6 per vehicle. Entry to Farm Adult £6, Child age 4-15yrs £4. Family ticket £16 (2 adults and up to 3 children).
Cafe within Tatton Park.
Feed the animals, adventure play area, woodland trail, maze, pigs and donkeys.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN.
Open Monday – Saturday 09.30 – 5.30, Sundays 09.00 – 4.30.
Adults £5.95, Children £5.95, Under 1’s Free.
Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8AR.