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

Lambing Live 2020 at Birchfield Ice cream Farm
Opening 1st February 10am – 4pm 
Tuesday  – Sunday (Closed on Mondays except bank holidays and school holidays)
With spring just around the corner we will be opening up the lambing sheds once again for the ever so popular Lambing Live.
Visit our real working farm and see what life is like at one of the busiest times of the year. If you are lucky enough you may even see a lamb being born.
Lamb feeding times at 11 am and 2pm.
There will be other new born animals during spring to see too.
Take a walk down to the woodland and explore what nature has to offer, Let your little ones create adventures in the den building area. The woodland is always changing with each season, during march – April it will be a carpet of blue and purple as the bluebells are on show. As you walk past the duck pond be sure to take a look at what animals live on and around the pond.
Pop on your wellies and waterproofs and make some memories at the farm !
The café will be open serving Hot & Cold food, drinks and yummy Ice cream ( Café opening times 10-5pm)
This is a working farm so put on your wellies and wrap up warm for a fun day at the farm!
( for more information visit the NHS website)
Check out our website here
facebook  Birchfield ice cream farm

01423 781792


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.

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