The summer holidays are fast approaching, and we all know that along with that comes the inevitable groans of “Mum, Dad, I’m bored!”. Which, thankfully for you, is where we swoop in to help. From traditional petting farms to all-singing all-dancing adventure parks, here’s our guide to the best family-friend farms in Yorkshire to visit this summer.
1. Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley
What’s there? 🐷 Farms of This Week On The Farm will be pretty well acquainted with Cannon Hall Farm already but in addition to being a working farm, it’s also the perfect place for a family day out.
Home to farm animals, llamas, alpacas and even reptiles, the farm offers plenty to see and do, alongside multiple play areas (both indoors and outdoors), a lovely restaurant and even a dog-friendly cafe.
Where is it? 📍Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT.
2. Hesketh Farm Park, Skipton
What’s there? 🐷 Found by the lovely Bolton Abbey estate, Hesketh Farm Park offers tons of activities for families to enjoy, from feeding the animals, to having a go on the go-karts, to playing hide-and-seek in the straw maze.
Farmer Chris also offers tractor rides for guests to enjoy, too, where you can experience a day at the farm just like a proper Farmer.
Where is it? 📍Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6HA.
3. Whirlow Hall Farm, Sheffield
What’s there? 🐷 Found in sunny Sheffield, Whirlow Hall Farm offers fantastic, educational days out for kids, including tons of farm animals to see, tractor rides, and a farm shop for the grown-ups.
Where is it? 📍Whirlow Hall Farm, Whirlow Ln, Sheffield, S11 9QF.
4. Piglets Adventure Farm, York
What’s there? 🐷 A popular destination, particularly during half term, Piglets Adventure Farm is basically a wonderland for the kids. We’re talking assault courses, crazy golf, giant sand pits, and, of course, plenty of farm animals.
If that wasn’t all, guests can also enjoy go-karting and Kidbine Tractors, before feeding the animals and grabbing a spot of lunch.
Where is it? 📍Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York, YO32 9ST.
5. Shepherd Place Farm, Doncaster
What’s there? 🐷 Now, you may know Shepherd Place Farm for their outrageous Terminator breakfasts already, but it’s also a great place to visit a sa family, too.
Home to farm animals such as alpacas, donkeys, chickens and goats, guests can potter around and meet the animals, before stopping by the ice cream parlour or taking on one of their mammoth food challenges.
Where is it? 📍Shepherd Place Farm, 99A Akeferry Rd, Graizelound, Haxey, Doncaster, DN9 2NF.
6. Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Leeds
What’s there? 🐷 Just a stone’s throw away from Leeds city centre, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm allows guests to stop by and visit their many animals – including alpacas, chickens, sheep, pigs, goats, cows and even turtles.
The farm is also home to a fantastic market garden where local produce is grown, alongside ample woodland where guests can continue to explore.
Where is it? 📍Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugar Well Rd, Meanwood, Leeds, LS7 2QG.
7. Thornton Hall Country Park, Skipton
What’s there? 🐷 Thornton Hall Country Park is a working farm close to Skipton, not only offering families a fantastic farm animal experience, but the chance to enjoy unique rides such as their farm safari, a barrel caterpillar ride, pony rides, quad biking and much, much more.
Where is it? 📍Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton, BD23 3TS.
8. Monk Park Farm, Thirsk
What’s there? 🐷 Just a short drive away from the wonderful former home of James Herriot, Monk Park Farm has installed tons of new features especially for 2022 – including a huge extension to their lovely petting farm, a mini train ride for the kids, two huge air bouncers, and even a fun play area.
There’s tons of amazing animals to see, too, including alpacas, sheep, shetland ponies, wallabies, goats, deer and even peacock.
Where is it? 📍Monk Park Farm, Green Ln, Thirsk, YO7 2AG.
[Featured image: Cannon Hall Farm]