Days Out Harrogate

Farms & Zoos

Are you looking for a visitor farm or petting zoo for a day out with kids near Harrogate and Knaresborough?

Here we have details of all of the best petting farms, lambing experiences and zoos near Harrogate. These are all farms and zoos which are ideal for a day out with the kids. If you know of one that isn’t listed then please tell us about it here


Join us this summer at the farm and try and beat the Maize maze !

Our corn maize is ready and waiting for you to weave your way through the maze and try find the 10 hidden items along the way , if you manage to find all 10 then you’ve completed the maze .

Collect your quiz sheet from the entrance hut on arrival . Please bring a pen or pencil with you .

Not only do we have the corn maze but we have our gorgeous mini sunflower maze 🌻

This will be out in flower in August , with over 10,000 sunflowers it makes for a beautiful photo opportunity.

This years theme is all about Nature , wild life and wild flowers . We have a beautiful woodland home to thousand of mini beast and creatures and large wild flower patches full of butterflies .

We have lots of things to do and see at the farm including :

Go- karts

Swings

Giant outdoor sandpit

Bouncy castle

And Lots of animals to see and get up close to in the animal barn .

Please dress for the weather – most activities are outdoors .

Opening Saturday 24th July

10am-5pm( last admission 4 pm )

Open 7 days a week

No booking required

With over 30 exciting flavours our ice cream is simply the best, as one of yorkshire’s premier ice cream producers, only natural flavours and colourings are used to make the most scrumpcious ice cream you will find.
We will be outdoors only with the cafe serving takeouts for food, drinks and Ice creams.

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Discover Lotherton, a country estate, historic hall and Wildlife World zoo.

The expansive grounds and gardens are lovely walking spots, with or without four-legged companions. Each season brings new surprises including wild garlic in the spring, a sea of colourful blooms in summer in the formal gardens and stunning autumnal colours later on in the year.

The two playgrounds mean there’s plenty of space for running about and letting off steam, with zip wires for older children to enjoy.

The evolving zoo, Wildlife World, is a real highlight and visitors can see the Humboldt penguins splash and swim in their pool. Other colourful characters include Arthur the tapir, porcupines and a flamboyance of pink flamingos. New for 2021 is the Nocturnal House with a kinkajou, armadillo and more!

To discover the history of the estate step inside the former home of the Gascoigne family and wander the rooms. A fascinating collection of artworks and objects fill each room and tell the story of its former residents and the community around them. The Museum is also home to an annually-changing exhibition on the first floor.

The traditional stables area courtyard is where you’ll find the Stables café serving a range of lunch options, cakes and ice creams.

To make the most of Lotherton there is an annual membership available which means regular trips, invitations to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes updates straight to your inbox.

All visitors, including members, require a timed ticket to visit the estate between 9am – 4pm, book online here. Children under 5 can visit for free.



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Covid Update: House, Farm Playground now open. Pre-booking for House and Farm required, find more details here.

Explore Temple Newsam house, enjoy a picnic in the grounds, have fun in the adventure playground or meet the animals on the farm. Don’t miss the special school holiday and seasonal events throughout the year. Accessible site. Cafe & toilets facilities.

House Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am -4pm, Home Farm, Daily, 10am-5pm (closed on Mondays during term time and bank holidays)

Admission charge for house & farm. Pre-booking now required.

CLICK HERE to read more and book tickets

Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds, LS15 0AE. Tel: 0113 336 7461.



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Hesketh Farm

Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey.There’s loads to do, including feeding and stroking the animals, having fun inside – maybe in the giant sandpit or playing hide and seek with your friends in the straw maze.

If you’re feeling peckish they have a small cafe from which you can enjoy a delightful homemade snack.

Minskip Farm Shop

We are open as usual during the Coronavirus outbreak. We have measures in place to limit the number of people in the shop at once, and observe social distancing rules inside. We are also taking measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible.

You can also order online for home delivery or call us on 01423329063 and we will take your order over the phone. We are offering a next day delivery service if you order by 1pm.

None Go Bye Farm Shop

£1 for adults and £1 for children.  Children get one bag of food included and can purchase more from 50p.  Play area is £2 per child.

“Cheap day out tip: We’ve been here today it’s just near the airport-go up pool bank, over the traffic lights at the top, then left at the next set of lights, follow it down and it’s on the right, you’ll see a wind turbine and signs for a farm shop.
. The animals all know that you’re coming with food and come up to say hi and they’ve got new piglets there too. They also have an indoor play area for under 7’s which is very low cost, it had a few cosy coupe cars, large sandpit and a plastic climbing frame/slide set-it kept two nearly 5 year olds occupied long enough to let the Mummy’s have a coffee. Definitely worth a visit in my opinion ” Mumbler user review

Piglets Adventure Farm

Piglets Adventure Farm
Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out.
Packed with exciting attractions, animal cuties, special events programme there’s loads to see and do.

Open 10am until 5.30pm daily (closed Dec-Feb – open Dec for Christmas event).

Spilmans Farm, pick your own, play barn, maize & cafe

Spilmans Farm open throughout August, September & October.

We now have a fantastic children’s play barn and family friendly cafe serving delicious homemade cakes and light lunches with a giant sand pit and ride on tractors.

We also have a maize maze and den building so there’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained all day

 

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park

Thornton in Craven, just past Skipton off the A59

A fun-filled, family day out beckons at Thornton Hall Country Park.  Animal encounters, greet the newest arrivals and take part in seasonal hands-on activities (lamb feeding, egg collecting & animal petting)!
Indoor & outdoor play areas, ride-on tractors, giant slides, sandpit, hay-maze, rope-swings and pedal go-karts!
NEW from Easter 2019: Jumping Pillow Park!

Tel: 01282 841148

 

 

Tropical World

Journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas and see some fascinating animals and creatures along the way including butterflies, crocodiles, rare birds, meerkats and many many more!

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