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

Birchfield Farm

 

Open 7 days a week during the North Yorkshire school holiday . 10 am – 4 pm

No booking required .

Visit our gorgeous animals from pigs and piglets , sheep and lambs , goats , pony’s , donkeys , cows and even turkeys !

Join us for lamb feeding at 11 am and 2pm daily .

Also included :

Bale mountain

Play equipment

Bouncy castles

Outdoor sandpit

Construction play

Woodland and den building

Our café is open 10 am -4pm serving hot food , drinks , ice creams , waffles and lots more delicious treats !

No dogs except guide dogs

For more information check out our website


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Summer at Birchfield !

Open 7 days a week 10 am – 5pm ( Last admission 4pm )

  • Giant 6 acre maize maze with fun Gnome hunt as you weave your way down the many paths .
  • Meet the animals and get up close with guinea pig petting
  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Bouncy castles
  • Construction play area

Adults – £6.95

Children – £6.95

Under 2s – Free

Coming soon …

PYO sunflower patch – Mid august

  • Amazing photo opportunities
  • Pick your own sunflowers to take home
  • Make wonderful memories

More details on PYO sunflowers to follow

Café and ice cream parlour open 7 days a week 10 am – 5pm

Hot and cold meals

Delicious home made ice cream made on the farm

Hot waffles

Coffee , tea and cakes available

No booking required for any of the above


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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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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.

Yolk Farm

Farm shop and restaurant (Yolk) with a few animals to see in the fields – pig feed available in the shop!

Monk Park Farm

Monk Park Farm Park Visitor Centre is located near Thirsk in North Yorkshire and is in the heart of Herriot Country and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. This wonderful Children’s Farm is one of Yorkshire’s best Places to Visit and is ideal for school visits and educational farm visits. As an Animal Park it is extensive with so much to do.

Green Lane, Bagby, Thirsk, YO7 2AG
T: 01845 42 11 24

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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