7 fun filled farm parks in Lancashire
PUBLISHED: 15:06 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 17:53 21 October 2015
They say never work with animals and children, but these magnificent seven farms are a great day out for the family
Mrs Dowson’s Visitor Centre & Farm
Mrs Dowson’s is well known across the county for her award-winning ice cream, but there’s also a fantastic indoor adventure playground that changes themes throughout the seasons; from a Mystery Mansion in the Summer to Scare Kingdom in the Autumn.
Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, BB2 7JA www.mrsdowsons.co.uk
Farmer Parrs Animal World
Farmer Parrs Animal World has a range of traditional farm animals and more exotic breeds such as llamas and wallabies. You can also take a ride on the farm’s popular ‘Farmer Parr’s Tractor Ride or visit ‘Daisy Parr’s Café’ for refreshments.
Rossall Lane, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 8JP; 01253 874389 www.farmerparrs.com
Windmill Animal Farm
Take a scenic train ride on the miniature railway at Windmill Animal Farm, the kids will love the giant play barn and the range of animals at the farm.
Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 1UQ; 01704 892282 www.windmillanimalfarm.co.uk
Smithills Open Farm
Located just outside of Bolton, Smithills Open Farm is home to 25 different types of animals, they also have a range of alternative activities including a bouncy castle, sand pit, an inflatable assault course, tractor tour and many more.
Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 7NS; 01204 595 765 SAT NAV POSTCODE BL1 7NR www.smithillsopenfarm.co.uk
Greenlands Farm Village
Greenlands Farm Village is unlike any other, you can feed the ducks and groom the donkeys but you can also feed the chinchillas and meet Alice the giant rabbit! Take a break at Wellies Café as there are plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied, including the playbarn, tractors and go karts.
Greenlands Farm Village, Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1JH; 01524 784184 greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk
Docker Park Farm
Friendly for both adults and children to enjoy, Docker Park Farm has a range of go karts ranging from adult to child size for everyone to enjoy. we hear the rabbits love to be cuddled!
Docker Park Farm, Arkholme, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1AR; 015242 21331 http://www.dockerparkfarm.co.uk/
Farmer Teds Farm Park
Explore the grounds and discover The Guinea pig Village, meet the Llamas, take a tractor ride and play in the barn.
Farmer Ted’s Farm Park, Flatmans Lane, Downholland, Ormskirk, Lancashire.L39 7HW; 0151 526 0002 http://www.farmerteds.com/
Old Holly Farm
Eat, Learn and Play at the Old Holly Farm in Garstang. A clever way to introduce your children to farm foods while playing, you can learn all about dairy at the farm, (that includes ice cream!)
Cabus Nook Lane, Cabus, Garstang, Lancashire PR3 1AA; 01524 791200 http://www.oldhollyfarm.com/