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

Our farm has re opened its gates Tuesday-Sunday closed Mondays ( except bank holidays and school holidays).
We will be outdoors only with the cafe serving takeouts for food, drinks and Ice creams.

Toilets onsite will be open as well as baby changing.

We will be operating strict social distancing guidelines and masks will be required in the entrance and toilet areas.
Extra hand wash and sanitisers will be onsite and around the farm.
Please keep to Covid guidelines and we ask that if you are feeling unwell that you do not visit the farm.
We have greatly missed all our customers and can not wait to welcome you all back, our animals have missed you too !

10am-5pm – last admission 4 pm

No booking required however we are working on a first come first serve basis.
Please be aware that weekends between 11 am- 2 pm are peak times.

Although things can’t be quite the same as a usual spring on the farm we have created outdoor animal pens so you can still see our :
  • Baby piglets
  • New born goat kids
  • Lambs
  • Goats
  • Guinea pigs
  • Pony’s and Donkeys .
We also have our go kart track , giant sand pit and given the woodland and den building area a make over 🍃
New for 2021 – Feed our new ducks on the pond 🦆
Oh …not to forget our new tractor “Gwennie“ perfect for those little farmers to enjoy🚜
Children £5
Adults -£4.50
Under 2s -FREE
The cafe will be open for take out food , drinks and delicious ice creams 🍦
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.


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