Days Out Wharfedale & Craven

Farms & Zoos

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Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm

Nestled just below the Iconic Brimham Rocks on the southern fringe of the Nidderdale AONB, is Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm.

Birchfield Ice Cream Farm

Birchfield farm is a picturesque working farm nestled in the valley of Nidderdale, North Yorkshire in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is home to our herd of Jersey cows whose rich milk & cream is used to make our delicious homemade Ice cream.

If you visit the farm you will also see our pedigree herd of Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and British Saddleback pigs.

Birchfield farm is a mixed farm with dairy, pigs and sheep which you can see grazing in the fields.

As well as animals our land is used to grow strawberries, maize, pumpkins, sprouts and sweetcorn.

Birchfield Family Dairies
Oakmount House
Birchfield Farm
North Yorkshire

Phone: 01423 781792

Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX

Open from 10am. Check website for daily closing times as they vary off season. Check website for current ticket prices. As well as the theme park there is a zoo although I understand the park is generally better suited to older children as there are only limited rides for young children.

Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey

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. 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. 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 is still a working farm with over 1,000 livestock including cattle, sheep and pigs. Today it is run by Chris and his wife Sue who are the fourth generation to farm here. As Dales’ weather can be un-predictable they have a large cosy, undercover barn with an efficient heating system so that your day will be still fun-packed even if it’s grim outside. If you’re feeling peckish there is a small café from which you can enjoy a delightful homemade snack.


Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6HA.

None Goes By Farm & Farm Shop

A great little trip out with lots of animals available to see & feed.

£1 per adult and per child which includes bagged up animal food on entry. The animals come to you knowing they are in for a good feed!

Indoor play area for the under 7s for just £1 each and a good coffee machine for Mum & Dad.


Temple Newsam

With its beautiful park & gardens, house tour & Home Farm, Temple Newsam is a great day out, throw in the play area and a picnic and you are set.

Opening Times
The House: Tues – Sun, 10.30-17.00, (last entry at 16.15).Farm Summer opening hours: Tues – Sun 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry at 16.15). (Open Mondays during school holidays)

Farm Winter opening hours: Tue – Sun 10.00 – 16.00
Last entry 45 minutes before closing

Tea Rooms: Mon – Fri 10.00 – 16.30; Sat – Sun 10.00 – 17.30

Winter opening hours: Tues – Sun 10.30 – 16.00

Please note: Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

The House, Farm and cafe are open on bank holidays, excluding Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Tickets are valid for the entire day on which they are purchased.

Visitors are advised to telephone 0113 3367460 for more details.

Temple Newsam Road
Off Selby Road
LS15 0AE

Thornton Hall Country Park, Skipton

Experience hands on animal encounter’s on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in our 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in our country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Wizzick Play Barn… a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS

01282 841148

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Doncaster DN4

Family fun at the UK’s No.1 walk-through wildlife adventure! Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to some of the most amazing animals on the planet, from the only polar bears in England to majestic lions, tigers, black rhino and so much more!