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Forge Mill Farm (6 miles)
Forge Mill Farm
is one of two farm visitor centres within Sandwell Valley Country Park. It is a working dairy farm where the main attraction is the herd of rare breed Hereford Cows.
Northycote Farm and Country Park (8 miles)
Northycote Farm and Country Park
A tudor farm, steeped in history, surrounded by a lovely park that is full of informal walks with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Farm animals to meet include sheep, pigs, and cattle. Free to visit. A charge for some events.
Rays Farm Country Matters (15 miles)
Rays Farm Country Matters
A great place to bring the kids to meet, pet, and feed a variety of lovely farmyard friends. Build dens, spot sculptures in the Fairytale Forest, and conquer the outdoor log play! Indoor soft play for the little ones too.
Ash End House Childrens Farm (15 miles)
Ash End House Childrens Farm
offer lots of friendly animals to feed and stroke.
Three Play areas, Indoor Toddlers Barn, Family Games Yard, Crazy golf and lots of fun activities for the children. Plus Jumping Pillow, Tractor and Trailer Rides and visit our new Falconry Centre!
Umberslade Farm Park (17 miles)
Umberslade Farm Park
Young visitors have the opportunity to get close to a wide range of farm animals from the tiniest chickens to the statuesque Shire horses, with hands-on activities and play zones.
Broomey Croft Childrens Farm (17 miles)
Broomey Croft Childrens Farm
A nice little farm where you can meet and feed a variety of animals, including sheep,goats, pigs and chickens. Indoor play barn, pedal tractors, plus tractor and trailer rides around the farm. Dedicated area for children’s parties.
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom (22 miles)
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
Shropshire based petting farm and zoo with over 150 different species of animal. Indoor and outdoor demonstrations take place daily including lamb feeding, sheep racing; meet the meerkats and egg collecting. The farm also has an indoor and outdoor play area, cafe and gift shop.
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre (24 miles)
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre
Playbarn is a farmyard with indoor adventure play area. It has a tractor track, rope bridge and barns on stilts connected with raised walkways. There is also a soft play area for children under 3 years of age, plus fun days and farm activities.
Hatton Adventure World (24 miles)
Hatton Adventure World
A full day of activities, adventure and entertainment for families with children up to the age of 12. All weather, seasonal shows, massive indoor play,fun fair rides, farmyard favourites and New Outdoor Laser Combat for 8+ years!
National Forest Adventure Farm (27 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm
is an award winning family farm and adventure park. Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn. Special events for Easter, May Half Term and the famous Maize Maze from July to September.
Acton Scott Working Farm (30 miles)
Acton Scott Working Farm
Has long provided the opportunity to become familiar with the country life of yesteryear. Its Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction with daily activities and special events. You will see traditional 19th century farm life unfold daily, while the land around is worked by heavy horses.
Shortwood Family Farm (33 miles)
Shortwood Family Farm
A family friendly traditonal working farm full of fantastic farmyard animals to meet, feed, and pet. Admission includes 2 hour feeding tour, plus tractor rides. Animals include cows, donkeys, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs and more, all free range!
Oak Farm Park (33 miles)
Oak Farm Park
Friendly farm animals; indoor play including bouncy castle and trampolines; outdoor play including more trampolines, slide mountain, pedal karts and sandpit.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary (36 miles)
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
offers the chance to meet and find out about more than 80 wonderful rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules enjoying a new lease of life in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside!
Newbridge Farm Park (37 miles)
Newbridge Farm Park
Family friendly farm fun with indoor and outdoor play areas including zip wire and play forts, pet handling barn, kiddie and full size tractor rides and animal feeding sessions throughout the day! Open March to September.
Gorse Hill City Farm (40 miles)
Gorse Hill City Farm
Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are a registered charity, a working farm and community project dedicated to the welfare of our animals and to providing a fun and educational experiences for all.
Cotswold Farm Park (41 miles)
Cotswold Farm Park
Children can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present. Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun filled day out.
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum (43 miles)
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum
A proper working family farm that is friendly and fun. Friendly animals to meet and feed, fresh eggs to collect and baby animals to hold. Tractor rides, pony rides, nature trail, 2 playgrounds and a motor museum to enjoy.
Manor Farm and Woodlands (44 miles)
Manor Farm and Woodlands
An animal sanctuary with ponies, donkeys, goats and over 40 owls. Numerous other animals to meet such as rabbits, guinea pigs, llamas, chickens, ducks, and geese. Indoor and outdoor play areas, and a Nature Trail to follow.
Wheelock Hall Petting Farm (45 miles)
Wheelock Hall Petting Farm
Wide variety of farm animals to pet, feed and observe; plus full size and play pedal tractors, indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm (45 miles)
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm
The sanctuary has a 'cuddle corner' where adults and children may handle baby rabbits, chicks, ducklings, kittens and new born mice and gerbils (when in season). A great place to take toddlers if you are looking for family days out in Oxfordshire.
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre (46 miles)
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre
A magical place to experience animals, birds and all sorts of owls from all over the world. During winter months and in very wet weather the animals are displayed undercover: handy!
Fairytale Farm (46 miles)
features an enchanted walk, adventure playground and our collection of farm and exotic animals plus new Mouse Town! Everything is designed with disabled children in mind, but Fairytale Farm can be enjoyed by everybody.
Park Hall Countryside Experience (47 miles)
Park Hall Countryside Experience
Loads to do including milking, lamb feeding, pony grooming, and cart rides. Huge indoor play arena with toy tractor circuit and bouncy castles. Vintage Garage and Welsh Guards Museum. Exciting extras: Junior Driving School and quad bikes. Great Tearooms and picnic areas.
Hackney City Farm (49 miles)
Hackney City Farm
boasts a wide variety of animals on the farm including pigs, cattle, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals. Free to all.
Stonebridge City Farm (51 miles)
Stonebridge City Farm
is an urban farm in the middle of Nottingham! Free to visit and open every day, with a number of animals both big and small; which you can feed, pet and handle; play park and picnic area; plus amenities such as cafe, shop and toilets.
Matlock Farm Park (52 miles)
Matlock Farm Park
is set in part of a 600 acre working farm, providing a varied selection of animals to see plus new mascot Mr Doodle Doo to meet! Kids will also enjoy the adventure playground and the go kart track!
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground (54 miles)
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground
The famous garden contains spectacular waterworks, picnic and play areas. The farmyard and adventure playground welcomes young visitors and families and has special activities throughout the season.
West Lodge Rural Centre (54 miles)
West Lodge Rural Centre
Handle the fluffy young chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs in Cuddle Corner and laugh at the antics of the pygmy goats on Goat Mountain. You can feed the ducks, groom a pony, watch and get involved in the ever popular piglet race! So much to do here!
Floralands Farm Park (54 miles)
Floralands Farm Park
There is play equipment, a picnic area and a wide variety of animals to see and feed. As well as the Animal Farm Park, there is a Maize Maze, open from the end of July to October.
Rookery Open Farm (56 miles)
Rookery Open Farm
Offers a large pets corner, waterfowl area, pigmy goats, baby calves incubator hatching, two bouncy castles, miniature tractors, outdoor play area, undercover sand pit and go-carts! Largely under cover.
Cattle Country Adventure Park (59 miles)
Cattle Country Adventure Park
Is an Indoor and outdoor adventure park with loads of animals to see. Splash pool open from Whitsun to September. 2015 sees a new Cattle Trail activity!
Stockley Farm (59 miles)
Hop on the tractor and trailer down to the farm for some hands on fun! Visit the baby animals plus join in at bottle feed time to give them a bottle of milk! You can also watch the cows being milked and see the bird of prey displays held on selected days. There are fabulous Indoor and outdoor play areas and...
Ferry Farm Country Park (59 miles)
Ferry Farm Country Park
A farm with plenty of animals to meet and handle, such as piglets, lambs, pygmy goats and more. Adventure playground, go karts and tractors, indoor soft play, and pony rides. Under 2s visit free.
White Post Farm Centre (60 miles)
White Post Farm Centre
As well as meeting the animals and enjoying the walk in aviary, you can zoom around on go-karts, catch a seasonal show, do a little shopping or even pick up a new pet!
Dudley Zoo and Castle (< 1 mile)
Dudley Zoo and Castle
Lions and Tigers to Snakes and Spiders: Go Wild at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Enjoy keeper talks to learn about the important conservation projects we carry out. Dine in our licensed restaurant. Land train, fair, chairlift, face painting and more!
The Falconry Centre (7 miles)
The Falconry Centre
A Falconry centre with over 70 birds of prey, including various species of Falcon, Owl, Eagle, Kite, Buzzard and Vulture. Daily flying display at 1pm, plus a chance to get close to some of these amazing birds. Experiences offered too.
National Sea Life Centre (8 miles)
National Sea Life Centre
Escape city life and step into tropical paradise of an aquarium in the heart of the buzzing city of Birmingham. At the National SEA LIFE centre you can take an amazing marine voyage beneath the waves and experience so much more! Sea Stars!
Birmingham Nature Centre (9 miles)
Birmingham Nature Centre
homes a wide range of animals from across the world. including many children's favourites like meerkats, lemurs and otters. The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles and you can get Animal Encounters or be Keep For A Day, too!
Cadbury World (9 miles)
Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun packed day out at Cadbury World!
Black Country Living Museum (< 1 mile)
Black Country Living Museum
26 acres of award winning open air museum comprising village, live period craft, underground mining experience and tram rides, plus plenty more.
Bilston Craft Gallery (4 miles)
Bilston Craft Gallery
A gallery full of contemporary craft, displays of historic items, plus events for all ages. Great inspiration for your little art fans as you can hold and touch a number of items. Free to visit.
Wolves Museum (6 miles)
A modern, interactive museum that offers a fun packed football experience for all the family. Take a penalty against a legendary keeper, or have a go in goal yourself. You don’t have to be a Wolves fan to enjoy it!
Pen Museum (8 miles)
Discover the history of Steel Pen making. This museum tells the story of the Steel Pen using a collection of 5,000 items. Hands-on objects and plenty of activities available for the family including, interactive machines, make a pen nib.
Birmingham Museum and Gallery (8 miles)
Birmingham Museum and Gallery
They offer a series of family oriented galleries and displays, with additional family and kids' activities every weekend on a drop in basis.
Selly Manor Museum (8 miles)
Selly Manor Museum
Today, Selly Manor is home to fascinating furniture collections. Not for very young children, this is nonetheless a family friendly site which also hosts a variety of annual open days, workshops, exhibitions and popular educational tours.
Thinktank (9 miles)
From steam engines to intestines, this exciting museum has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology from the past, present and future. This includes the state-of-the-art Planetarium, where you can tour the night sky and fly through the galaxy without stepping a foot outside!
Hartlebury Castle and Museum (13 miles)
Hartlebury Castle and Museum
Whether you are looking for a trip down memory lane, a chance to learn something new, a peaceful stroll through nature or a nice cup of tea and a cake, Hartlebury Castle has it all. Hosting exciting events throughout the year a great day out for all the family.
National Motorcycle Museum (17 miles)
National Motorcycle Museum
Recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world, it is a place where "Legends Live On" and it is a tribute to and a living record of this once great British industry that dominated world markets for some sixty years.
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (26 miles)
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Visit us and immerse yourself in arts, history and culture. Winner of the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2010 we have a selection of free galleries and exhibitions, which, with the array of ongoing workshops and events, makes for a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Farms near Dudley with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in West Midlands can enjoy the great day out as well.
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