Farms & Animals Lancashire

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Bowland Wild Boar Park - Preston
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Bowland Wild Boar Park - Preston
See and feed our wildlife which includes Deer, Llamas, Goats, meerkats. We have lots for kids to do including pedal tractor area, tractor rides, play area, lamb Llama and deer feeding (when available). Picturesque walks in the Trough of Bowland by the river Hodder and visit our cafe for home made food and our own special home reared Wild Boar...
Turbary Woods
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Turbary Woods
Turbary Woods Rescue and rehabilitation center offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species.
Old Holly Farm - Garstang
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Old Holly Farm - Garstang
We are a family run, working organic dairy farm, and are passionate about giving children (and adults alike) the opportunity to see, touch, smell, hear and taste the experience of a real working farm. But most importantly we're about having fun, eating well and learning through play!!
Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens - Preston
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Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens - Preston
In just eight years, this working farm has become the setting for a beautiful country garden. What was once an area for grazing sheep is now bursting with colour and life. This large, tranquil garden contains a wide range of natural environments including a cottage garden, woodland, ponds and streams, rockeries and lawns. Sit on the patio and...

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Windmill Animal Farm
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Windmill Animal Farm
Windmill Animal Farm was first opened to the public in 1992 and offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with animals. As well as these beautiful and unusual animals to see, the farm has three marvelous children’s play areas. The...
Wellybobs - Darwen
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Wellybobs - Darwen
Wellybobs adventure farm park is a family owned business which began as a dairy, beef and pig farm before it diversified into alpaca farming in 2005. There are lots of different animals, including goats, ducks, rabbits and pigs, to meet who want all your attention and petting, you may even be lucky enough to see some new baby animals. The...
Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary - Oswaldtwistle
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Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary - Oswaldtwistle
Only Foals & Horses works to rescue some of the very young foals and older horses who are at great risk each year of mistreatment and neglect. we rehabilitate and rest the sick or malnourished, and retire the very old and the lame.
World Horse Welfare Penny Farm - Blackpool
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World Horse Welfare Penny Farm - Blackpool
World Horse Welfare's centre in Lancashire, Penny Farm is located near to Blackpool and is a great day out for all the family. We are open all year (on Wednesdays, Bank Holidays and weekends) and have a packed programme of events during school holidays. Meet the horses Penny Farm is home to around 65 horses at any one time. Our volunteers will...
WWT Martin Mere
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WWT Martin Mere
WWT Martin Mere's Waterfowl Garden is home to over 100 species of rare and endangered ducks, geese, swans and flamingos. Inquisitive Hawaiian Geese will nibble grain from the hand whilst you tour the world's wetlands through the carefully planned pathways. In contrast, watch, from the comfort and choice of ten lookout hides, internationally...
Farmer Parrs Animal World - Fleetwood
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Farmer Parrs Animal World - Fleetwood
Farmer Parrs is an award winning, family run, Lancashire Tourist Attraction which offers a great day out for all the family. More than just a children's  farm park - kids and grown-ups all love it! Open 7 days a week - all year - from 10am to 5pm, we are easy to find, being only a short distance from Blackpool and the M55. There is a large...
Smithills Open Farm - Bolton
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Smithills Open Farm - Bolton
Set within 70 acres of rolling countryside a few miles north of Bolton, Smithills Open Farm is a family run business where nothing sits still. Not even our stick insects. The farm itself is constantly evolving, with new animals coming to stay every week. We provide homes for everything from cows, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, llamas, owls, eagles,...
Moss Bank Park - Bolton
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Moss Bank Park - Bolton
Moss Bank Park is home to Animal World. The Butterfly House was moved here from Queen's Park. Butterflies fly free in a tropical environment, while in Animal World, a unique living environment has been created for many animals, from farmyard to tropical birds. You can call the park for further details on +44 (0)1204 334050. Admission is free. ...
Farmer Teds Farm Park - Ormskirk
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Farmer Teds Farm Park - Ormskirk
Farmer Ted's is an interactive children's activity park, sited on a working farm within the beautiful Lancashire countryside.  The Farm Park's aim is to provide a fun, family orientated atmosphere where Mums and Dads will feel just as comfortable as the Kids. The attraction offers an educational, safe and fun place for the whole family to...
Animal Quackers Park Farm - Bacup
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Animal Quackers Park Farm - Bacup
Animal Quackers is a family run business. Our aim is to bring to you and your family the fun and enjoyment of animals -  hugging, feeding and interacting with all of our residents on the  farm. Take a farm tour with Farmer Terry . This is the highlight of the day, then you can hug bunnies, guinea pigs, ducks, chicks etc. There are...
Docker Park Farm Visitor Centre
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Docker Park Farm Visitor Centre
Docker Park Farm has undergone a major refurbishment and will re open in early August 2011. There are lots of very friendly farm animals to see and stroke, ex battery hens and lots of rabbits and guinea pigs to cuddle. Our goats like to go for a walk with you! Our cafe offers a small but fresh menu with all food cooked on the premises including...
Greenlands Farm Village
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Greenlands Farm Village
Couples, friends and families can have a wonderful day out with us (whatever the Cumbrian weather brings!) On our open farm you can pat storybook farm animals, ride a horse and trap, pedal (size permitting!) a mini tractor, lark about in a hay strewn play barn and picnic by the paddocks. In our artisan village, you can meet talented crafts...
Acorn Farm - Knowsley
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Acorn Farm - Knowsley
Acorn Farm offers a fun and educational day out for all the family in Kirkby, Liverpool. There's lots to see and do at Acorn Farm! Meet and feed the animals, check out the 2 fun-filled play areas or take a stroll through the woodland walk. During weekends and Knowsley school holidays, horse rides and small animal petting sessions are...
Heaton Hall & Orangery - Manchester
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Heaton Hall & Orangery - Manchester
The house that had stood on the site of the present Heaton Hall since the late 17th century would have been very old fashioned when its 21 year old owner Sir Thomas Egerton (later 1st Earl of Wilton) married Eleanor Assheton of Middleton in 1769. Three years later Sir Thomas commissioned a fashionable architect named James Wyatt to design a new...
Croxteth Hall and County Park - Liverpool
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Croxteth Hall and County Park - Liverpool
Children and adults will enjoy the sights and sounds of country life! Get close to all the animals (cows, pigs, horses, sheep, etc) on a real working farm. See the traditional Victorian farmyard, home to an important collection of rare farm breeds of the past. Also learn about modern farming, watch our livestock grazing in the...
Rice Lane City Farm - Walton
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Rice Lane City Farm - Walton
Welcome to Rice Lane City Farm. We are a community based project that has been running for 30 years bringing the countryside to the city. Located on the historical site of Walton Cemetery we have a working farm yard with livestock and gardens producing edible and decorative plants. We are also proud of our community based...

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Duckys Park Farm
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Duckys Park Farm
A warm welcome awaits you at Ducky's Park Farm visitor centre. We have created a friendly, safe environment for families and schools to enjoy themselves whilst learning about farming methods. There is a wide variety of animals for you to get up close too and pet. Go make friends with the selection of farm animals and also the capybara, llamas...
Leighton Moss RSPB
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Leighton Moss RSPB
Leighton Moss is the largest reedbed in north-west England, and home to some really special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers. You might see deer too, not to mention butterflies aplenty! Choose from a selection of trails and hides, most of which are suitable for wheelchairs, and get right to the heart of the...
Predator Experience
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Predator Experience
Predator Experience provides innovative bird of prey falconry days and reptile experiences within the stunning Lake District National Park in Cumbria. Motivated by the need to protect bio-versity within the natural world, will won't just show you how these birds live, we'll take you there! PREDATOR EXPERIENCE is a young highly motivated company...
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park
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Thornton Hall Farm Country Park
This delightful attraction on the Yorkshire-Lancashire border combines friendly farm animals, a huge visitor play barn (just in case it rains!) a cosy cafe and outdoor paddocks and rides. All on a spotlessly clean working farm between Skipton, Colne and Clitheroe - just a stone's throw from the Ribble Valley and the Yorkshire Dales
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
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Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
THE LITTLE ZOO WITH LOTS TO DO! Join us on an evolutionary journey spanning over 300,000,000 years, following the development of life on Earth – from magic molecules to mischievous monkeys! We are home to a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive hands-on displays, which makes learning about our amazing animals fun for...
Hesketh Farm Park
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Hesketh Farm Park
Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey and 5 miles from the market town of Skipton. The Farm Park is idyllic, with around 10 acres of greenery overlooking the Yorkshire hills and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam train whistling by in the valley below. Hesketh Farm...
South Lakes Safari Zoo
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South Lakes Safari Zoo
Probably Britain's best conservation park, with unique close-up encounters available nowhere else in UK! Animals from Africa, Americas, Asia, etc include tigers, giraffes, rhinos, shop, restaurant, picnic area, miniature steam railway. Today this zoo plays a vital role and is committed to education and conservation.  It has been calculated...
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm - Bidston
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Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm - Bidston
Visit Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Situated on Bidston Hill on the Wirral, the Tam O'Shanter historic cottage and free urban farm is run by a charitable trust with the aim of providing an enjoyable and educational experience for all. Open every day and free entry! Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm is open every day from 9.30am to 4.30 and entry is free,...
Lakeland Maze Farm Park
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Lakeland Maze Farm Park
Lakeland Maze Farm Park is open every week-end from Easter and also every day during the school holidays until October. Raines Hall Farm is a working farm, so as well as cattle, sheep and various breeds of pig, there are ferrets, llamas, alpacas, with their lovely soft coats, pygmy and angora goats, and horses. Oh, and let’s not forget...
Aquarium of the Lakes - Ulverston
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Aquarium of the Lakes - Ulverston
The Lakes Aquarium is top of the list of where to go and what to do in the Lake District. Visit us on the tranquil shore of Windermere, one the largest tourist attractions in the South Lakes region of Cumbria, for a great family day out. The Lakes Aquarium is a perfect way to access the central Lakes. Whilst being away from the tourist hot spots...
Old Hall Farm - Bouth
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Old Hall Farm - Bouth
An historic working farm in the Lake District. Admission Charges     Adults £7.50     Children under 5 free     Child 5-15 £5.     Family Ticket ( 2 Adults and up to3 children ) £20.00Group concessions available General Information     Access to tea...

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Wythenshawe Park Farm
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Wythenshawe Park Farm
The Farm offers an exciting opportunity for children to learn about where food comes from and witness the hustle and bustle and all the elements of a working countryside farm within an urban setting. An array of farm animals including cows, sheep, goats, pigs ducks and horses can be seen, as can a prize-winning herd of Hereford cattle. The farm...
Kilnsey Park - near Skipton
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Kilnsey Park - near Skipton
Kilnsey Park is a working trout farm and you can watch the stages from the baby trout in the top raceway until they reach maturity - then feed the giant trout! There are always fun trails to follow where you can spot the hidden animals or other clues, or seek out the answers to our fun quiz! Release lots of energy in our adventure playground and...
Manor Heath Park Jungle Experience - Halifax
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Manor Heath Park Jungle Experience - Halifax
The park occupies the site of an old manor house that fell into terminal decline after the war and was demolished in 1959. Fortunately, the park has continued in use and has become one of the best parks within the region.  The park occupies around eight hectares with a large number of facilities on site. The Jungle Experience at Manor Heath...
Holme Open Farm - Sedbergh
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Holme Open Farm - Sedbergh
Holme Open Farm is a traditional dales working farm situated between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the Lune Valley. The Farm is run by David and Angela Metcalfe. Holme Open Farm welcomes school visits and families, with tours of the farm giving children chance to touch, hold and feed as many different...
Church Farm - Wirral
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Church Farm - Wirral
Fun for all the family! Church Farm is a 60-acre organic farm in Thurstaston, Wirral. We have lots of friendly animals to meet, a play area and an animal trail with beautiful views over the River Dee and North Wales.
Stockley Farm - Northwich
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Stockley Farm - Northwich
Lamb Feeding Come and help bottle feed the lambs at 1pm and 3 pm in the lamb feeding area. There are always plenty of very greedy lambs, so everyone will always get to help. Large Animal ShedThe large animal shed has a variety of animals. After lamb feeding you can help feed some of the cows, calves and pigs that live in here. At the far end of...
St Leonards Farm Park - Bradford
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St Leonards Farm Park - Bradford
Come and meet friendly farmer James and his family, down on their award winning farm in Esholt Village, Bradford (Original home of TV's Emmerdale) The farm has lots of different animals, some of which you can feed. Visit our play areas, especially the popular straw playbarn, with its tunnels and swing ropes; small animal enclosure; listed barns...
Hinchliffe's Farm - Huddersfield
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Hinchliffe's Farm - Huddersfield
There's so much more going on at Hinchliffe's Farm than our award winning Farm Shop and Restaurant ... The sound of leather, brass and chains, the clip clopping of hooves pulling a brewers dray along a cobbled street; sounds granddad would have heard 100 times a day. At the time of the 2nd world war there were five working farms in Honley village...
Cheshire Falconry
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Cheshire Falconry
We are Cheshire Falconry. Prepare to be amazed as you get hands on with magnificent birds of prey in our range of truly incredible flying experiences. Put on the gauntlet and fly birds of prey with our expert falconry team. Whether it’s our hands-on flying taster session. The Raptor Encounter or the most popular Full Day Falconry or even...
Blakemere Craft Centre - Cheshire Falconry - Sandiway
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Blakemere Craft Centre - Cheshire Falconry - Sandiway
At the falconry centre there are daily bird of prey flying displays from Easter to September and aviaries that are open year round. You’ll fall in love with the delightful Edwardian courtyard, home to numerous craft shops offering gifts galore, beautifully handcrafted either on site or around the world including Mexico, India, Kashmir and...
Nidderdale Llamas
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Nidderdale Llamas
  Welcome to Nidderdale Llamas, quite the ‘alternative’ day out! We offer a totally unique ‘personal’ experience for all ages and abilities.  Nidderdale Llamas are very friendly, well handled and love meeting people and no they won’t spit at you!!!! They each have ‘Big’ personalities and make...
Ponderosa Rare Breeds Farm - Heckmondwike
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Ponderosa Rare Breeds Farm - Heckmondwike
Ponderosa is open to children & adults of all ages who can come to the centre and engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities. Walks and guided tours are available - and a huge selection of pursuits all based around our rare breeds, greenhouses, Reptile Room and lakes. The farm started as a hobby for Maureen Cook in 1992...
Holywell - Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
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Holywell - Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
An attractive collection of original and reconstructed local buildings which provide a fascinating insight into times past. For children there are farm animals, Toddler Tractor Heaven, Tower Maze and new for 2011, Adventure TreeHouse. ...
Blacon Adventure Playground and City Farm - Chester
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Blacon Adventure Playground and City Farm - Chester
Blacon Adventure Playground is a fully-staffed open access play facility managed directly by the Council.  The large enclosed site includes adventure play structures, a city farm, environmental play areas and a large indoor playbarn.  It is located in Chester's largest social housing estate area. Established over 30 years ago years ago,...
Cathedral Falconry & Nature Gardens
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Cathedral Falconry & Nature Gardens
The beautiful cathedral gardens now play host to one of the most amazing aerial displays imaginable. This family attraction offers you the chance to see some of the most spectacular birds of prey, right up close, right here in Chester city centre. Come meet our reptiles who visit our centre on certain dates over the school holidays and various...
Greenacres Farm Park - Deeside
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Greenacres Farm Park - Deeside
Greenacres Farm Park offers fun days out for children of all ages, including schools and playgroups, with lots of farm & zoo animals to see, together with rides, amusements, a licensed bar & pool and games room. Why not try out some of our fantastic amusement and funfair rides or soft play area? Our ever popular tractor ride takes you on...

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Looking for days out at children's farms in or near Lancashire where the kids can pet and feed the creatures on display at petting farms and miniature zoos and anything related to animals in this county, offering animals for viewing and petting for you, your child, and your family.This could include sheep racing, feeding animals, play grounds, or shows including animals and farms.

A children's farm is the place in Lancashire to take toddlers, young boys and girls looking for thrilling destinations to visit with Grandad, can typically have interaction with a wide variety of domestic livestock.

These might include sheep, geese, guinea pigs, miniature horses, wild boar, and possibly even cattle. Foodstuff may well be picked up for the wildlife from a kiosk.

Your closest children's animal zoo could even have more incredible creatures such as meerkats, exotic other animals such as snakes and reptiles and even colourful birds. Relax knowing if you are an Uncle you can take your nieces and nephews and you definitely will not  be disappointed with what petting zoos can offer you. Some farms might even provide you with a mobile service which would certainly be of particular interest to a teacher looking to set up a special event possibly.

So should you live in the Lancashire region and have children, then a petting zoo could easily be the perfect place for an individual to go with the young children. Make sure that you take a look at the web site before going to find out if the children's zoo have special deals on for a economical outing.