Days Out Harrogate

Farms & Zoos

Featured Listing

Lambing Live at Birchfield Ice Cream Farm 

Opening from 10th February for Lambing Live 2018!


Come and visit our farm at one of the busiest times of the year, the lambing shed will be filled with expectant ewes ready to give birth. Come and help bottle feed a pet lamb and if you are lucky witness a sheep giving birth!

There will always be a farmer on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Check out our website for more information

or Facebook Birchfield ice cream farm


We will be open from 10th February everyday except Mondays (Excluding 12th February)


Entrance £2 per person


(Lamb feeding will take place at 11am and 2pm daily)


Includes access to the lambing shed, small area of the farm yard and also the woodland walk.


No Dogs allowed in the farm

Please note that this event is NOT suitable for pregnant women.

Featured Listing

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!

Our farm shop is open from 9am and blackberries are now ready to pick (August 15th).

Don’t forget to visit us in October for Pumpkin Picking!


Big Sheep Little Cow

Bedale, Aiskew Watermill, The Bridge, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 1AW

This is an excellent day out. Farm tour including some feeding/petting, huge sand pit, picnic areas tea shop, soft play area (inside) peddle tractors, tractor rides. 2011 Prices for farm tour and soft play area.


Birchfield Dairies Maize Maze

“Had an amazing family day out today. We went to Birchfield Dairies Maize Maze. It was less then 20 min drive from Harrogate, and only £5 entry adults and kids. Under 2’s are free. This included unlimited time on go carts, sandpit, bouncy castle, den making, and in the maize we also got one go on the crazy caterpillar and a held an animal. There was loads to do and see. We finished off the day with an ice cream. It was well worth it and great value for money”

Docker Park Farm

If anyone is planning a trip to the Yorkshire Dales or wanting somewhere to break the journey to the lake district. I can’t recommend highly enough. It’s a lovely farm with really friendly owners and staff. We have had a brill time today loads of animals, brilliant play areas and great cakes!! Visit Their facebook page . Situated at Arkholme, LA6 1AR Carnforth (about 1.5hrs from Harrogate)

“Docker Park Farm is a fun day out for the whole family, with indoor play areas including an under cover two storey for up to 12 year olds, a separate soft play area for under 5’s, a bouncy castle and plenty of ride on toys and go karts from ages 1 – 99!
All our animals are very well loved, really friendly and waiting to be petted! We have lots of farm animals and our donkeys, Seamus and Tilly, give rides most days but are very stubborn and sometimes just won’t budge!! There is also a newly refurbished aviary with 8 pairs of owls, supplied by the World Owl Trust which we are very excited about and we will continue to work with them and their conservation work for owls all over the world!
We have indoor and outdoor picnic areas and offer a really fresh menu in our cafe, where we make everything ourselves, use our own free range meat and our eggs are kindly supplied by our own our ex-battery hens who freely roam the farm.”

Hesketh Farm

Near Bolton Abbey 

Kids can feed animals, collect eggs and play with rabbits and guinea pigs. There’s also a tractor ride (although it costs extra) sand pits, ride on tractors, café, picnic tables indoor and out and a playground outside. They also host children’s parties.

Member review –  “We held my daughters 5th birthday there and it was a brilliant day. Sue and her husband who run the farm are fantastic the day was brilliantly run and what was lovely was they were then happy for you to stay as long as you wanted rather than feeling like you are on a conveyor belt and have to leave. My husband and I are agreed that it was the best party that we had held and we have three children so there has been a few, we would highly recommend. The homemade cakes in the cafeteria area are lovely !”


Maize maze

Birchfield farm near Summerbridge

Along with the maze and adventure trail there’s a bouncy castle, giant sandpit, caterpillar rides, go karts for age 3 +, ice creams, teas and coffees, picnic area and a few pigs to say hello to….not too expensive at all so well worth a look

None Go Bye Farm Shop

“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.
There’s no fee for going round the animals, they sell sandwich bags of food. 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).

South Lakes Wildlife Park

“After reading a post, we have had a fantastic day out at The South Lakes Wildlife Park. The older kids were even brave enough to feed the giraffes! “1.5-2hrs drive from Harrogate “Its brilliant & reasonably priced too. I love the madagascar bit with all the lemurs & monkeys running around. Well worth a trip!”


Thornton Hall Farm Country Park

Thornton in Craven, just past Skipton off the A59

It was a fab day out. My 3 year old daughter wanted to stay all day. There is an outdoor play area, caterpillar barrel ride, safari ride to see the deer and long horn cattle. There are llamas, goats, sheep, rabbits and donkeys to see, plus you can feed lambs, calves and kids (the baby goat variety!). There is a big indoor slide plus a sand pit area, a maze and tractors to pedal. Older kids might like the quad bikes. The cafe did simple but very good food and I didn’t think the prices were outrageous. All in all we had a wonderful day

Tel – 01282 841148