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Ten UK farm attractions to visit this summer

There is a huge number of farm attractions across the UK.

 

Providing a great way to have a family day out, they can also be beneficial in allowing children access to farm life and animals.

 

Here are some ideas if you’re planning a trip this summer.


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10 top UK farm attractions to visit this summer #farmdaysout

  • The Ice-Cream Farm, Cheshire: Winner of the 2016 Digital Innovator award at the British Farming Awards, this dairy farm turned epic attraction is a must-see for young children. Boasting an ice-cream tree central to its play area, more ice-cream flavours than you ever thought possible and an array of farm animals, this really is a great family day out. www.theicecreamfarm.co.uk

 

  • Cantref Farm, Brecon, Powys: Cantref farm, riding centre and adventure farm have spent the past twenty years developing their site. With shows such as Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam added to their bill, the farms family day ethos has only been emphasised with their newly built camping site. www.cantref.com

 

  • Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire: Providing a whole host of activities from pirate parties to arts and crafts with Grandma Oddsocks, this farm has definitely pulled out all the stops to ensure families have a fun-packed day. www.oddsfarm.co.uk

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  • Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire: With everything from a farm shop to sheep racing, Cannon Hall has blossomed since opening its doors in 1989. A new £1.5 million investment has allowed seven new barns to open on-site to allow visitors to see the day-to-day workings of a farm. www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk

 

  • Pink Pig Farm, Lincolnshire: Originally starting out with just a café, this farm grew dramatically as they introduced a brand new play barn and toyshop. With their ethos still on good, home-cooked food, Pink Pig farm is a fantastic family focused day out. www.pinkpigfarm.co.uk

 

  • Mabie Farm Park, Dumfries: Situated in a beautiful setting, this family actually ran a successful dairy farm. But with volatility in the industry, they decided to diversify. After finding Mabie farm, the now have a playbarn, party rooms and classrooms for school use, plus have a variety of rare breed animals. www.mabiefarmpark.co.uk

 

  • Stockely Farm Park, Cheshire: This farm is definitely one for education. With numerous awards under their belt, they encourage visitors to get hands on. Run by the Waltons, the farm is a combination of both organic and conventional land with a focus on promoting British farming. www.stockleyfarm.co.uk
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  • Mudchute City farm, East London: Set in the heart of East London, this city farm champion’s education. A community charity, it boasts a working farm, a children’s nursery and stables. A great way for those in the city to interact with farming. www.mudchute.org

 

  • Acton Scott, Shropshire: Not only a great day out if you’re in to history, but the children will also get to handle baby animals and explore beautiful scenic walks. You can even watch 19th Century farming in real time on their working farm, as horses work the land. www.actonscott.com

 

  • Wythenshawe Community Farm, Manchester: This farm offers the opportunity to learn about where your food comes from in an urban setting. You can sponsor an animal along with seeing a wide variety of animals from a prize-winning herd of Hereford cattle, to ducks and goats. www.visitmanchester.com
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