If you’re looking for Farms in the North West to visit with Kids then do take a look at this great post by Collette at Going on an Adventure about three of her favourites:
The first farm Colette recommends is
Smithills Open Farm – Farms in the North West
Smithills Open Farm near Bolton is a family run business with over 25 different types of animals – from cows, pigs and sheep to owls, llamas and pythons! One of the main attractions of Smithills Open Farm for us is “Pet’s Corner” where you can feed and handle a variety of animals including the lambs and baby chicks! But, for Amy, the highlight of a visit to Smithills Open Farm is being able to watch her beloved cows be milked. Amy has been known to stand for a full 45 minutes watching a milking session! Smithills Open Farm have a cafe on site but you are welcome to take a picnic if you wish – there’s a number of picnic tables out near the play area and we’ve never struggled to find somewhere to sit. There’s an indoor area filled with bouncy castles and inflatables but we’ve always been too busy to use it! It’s also worth mentioning that there are donkey rides, you need to buy tickets for these at the kiosk but from memory they’re only a pound or so.