Rookery Open Farm (7 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.
Old Dairy Farm Centre (7 miles)
Old Dairy Farm Centre
Lambing weekends in the spring, monthly country food fayres, and they have their famous and unique 'living manger' prior to Christmas.
West Lodge Rural Centre (15 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!
Thurleigh Farm Centre (19 miles)
Thurleigh Farm Centre
is a diverse experience with a huge variety of animals but also trampolines, roller blading rink, crazy golf, maize maze, pony rides, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, fire engine ride and pedal kart track, plus seasonal activities like bottle feeding lambs.
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm (27 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.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary (28 miles)
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Home to adoption equines Dylan, Felicity, Will and dinky pony Wensley along with more than 50 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. A moral lesson and a fun trip.
Oak Farm Animal Park (30 miles)
Oak Farm Animal Park
Daily and seasonal acitvities to join in with on this totally kid friendly working family farm.
Gorse Hill City Farm (31 miles)
Gorse Hill City Farm
A family friendly working farm, with the opportunity to feed and touch the animals. Play area, rare breeds, woodland walk, picnic area, small animals, education facilities, events, gardens and much more.
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre (32 miles)
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre
Feed the friendly animals, hop on our bumpy Tractor Ride, explore the Straw Bale Maze, discover the 18th century working Watermill and play in our indoor Activity Barn. Come rain or shine, experience an action-packed, fun-filled day.
Fairytale Farm (33 miles)
is a farm park with a difference, featuring an enchanted walk, adventure playground and our collection of farm and exotic animals. Everything is designed with disabled children in mind, but Fairytale Farm can be enjoyed by everybody.
Oak Farm Park (35 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.
Wimpole Home Farm (37 miles)
Wimpole Home Farm
Hidden amongst the trees, the Adventure Playground is a popular spot with those who love to climb, slide, scramble and swing, while tiny tots enjoy their own play area and mini pedal tractors. Rare breeds animals and seasonal events.
Umberslade Farm Park (40 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.
Church Farm (40 miles)
Walk round the farm and visit with the variety of animals, plus enjoy the woodland play area with castles and slides, they're free! You can also buy animal feed and pick up a map of where you can offer it out.
Ash End House Childrens Farm (42 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!
Pigeons Farm (43 miles)
Children's Farm with hands on daily activities where children really do get close to the animals. Feed the animals, collect the eggs, enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas, petting barn, Jumping Pillow, bale climbing, and Gobots
Millets Farm Centre (44 miles)
Millets Farm Centre
A variety of interesting farm zoo animals which originate from across the world including camels, adventure playground, plus let the kids pick their own fruits and vegetables.
The Stables Farm Park (44 miles)
The Stables Farm Park
Working farm on the Old Yarr Estate with activities scheduled throughout the day including Animal Encounters, tractor and trailer rides, plus a giant sandpit and play area for younger children.
Willows Farm (45 miles)
Farmyard animals adventure play, fun fair rides, children’s shows, falconry displays and tractor rides, indoor adventure soft play too and seasonal activities.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary (45 miles)
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
A registered charity which cares for and protects abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals whom you may visit and sometimes pet and feed.
Cotswold Farm Park (46 miles)
Cotswold Farm Park
Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present.
Farmyard Funworld (46 miles)
Small Farmyard with a selection of farm animals, many friendly and able to be handled, small pets, plus feeding sessions.
Also Close Encounters sessions with reptiles and more. Plus several play areas and laser tag.
Odds Farm Park (47 miles)
Odds Farm Park
Meet plenty of furry friends, enjoy Animal Activities and Demonstrations and discover the Giant Indoor Playbarn! Guaranteed to give you the Ahhhh factor, there's stacks of animal fun and indoor play at Odds Farm Park.
Forge Mill Farm (49 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.
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.
National Forest Adventure Farm (52 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm
is a family farm and adventure park. Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn.
Belmont Childrens Farm (52 miles)
Belmont Childrens Farm
Kids can interact with the animals either in petting sessions or helping with their care, plus tractor rides available through the hidden valley.
Farmer Gows Activity Farm (52 miles)
Farmer Gows Activity Farm
Meet the Animals is held every day at 11 am and again at 2 pm, bottle and hand feeding of lambs and kids all year round, plus feeding the pigs and cattle, egg collecting, goat and ferret walking. A wonderful hands on experience and great fun.
Lee Valley Park Farms (53 miles)
Lee Valley Park Farms
If you want to get the kids out of the house and are looking for something that is fun, interesting and educational, Lee Valley has all of this and more! With lots of different farm animals to meet and others you wouldn't expect to meet: charming meerkats, cheeky marmosets, reptiles and llamas!
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.
Roves Farm Visitor Centre (56 miles)
Roves Farm Visitor Centre
A full programme of events throughout the day including: Meet and Feed the Animals, Free Tractor and Trailer Rides, Children's Craft Sessions, Animal Racing, 2 Acre Willow Maze and Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Play Areas. Themed weeks during school holidays.A great family day out, come rain or shine.
Amners Farm and Minature Railway (57 miles)
Amners Farm and Minature Railway
Visit the famous farm for the lambing weekends and have a truly unique experience! Ride the miniature railway and enjoy homemade refreshments!
Kentish Town City Farm (57 miles)
Kentish Town City Farm
City Farm with lots of hands-on farming activities to get stuck in to plus events and activities held regularly to encourage volunteers and help fund this charity project.
Bucklebury Farm Park (58 miles)
Bucklebury Farm Park
A great family day out in the countryside with farm animals to meet and other activities to enjoy.
Hounslow Urban Farm (58 miles)
Hounslow Urban Farm
With lots of farm animals and cuddly pets to meet, including alpacas, sheep, goats, pigs, ponies, donkeys, rabbits and chipmunks, plus activities include owl displays, pig racing and animal handling sessions.
Freightliners Farm (59 miles)
Hands on working farm with animals to visit and adorable petting village.
Brooks Farm (60 miles)
Educational resource offering a working farm experience in the city with seasonal activities, plenty of friendly animals and children's activities planned during the holidays.
Holdenby Falconry Centre (6 miles)
Holdenby Falconry Centre
The Falconry Centre contains many species of birds of prey, flown by the resident Falconer. Some of the beautiful birds are pictured below. There may be a chance to fly them yourself.
Catanger Llama Trekking (12 miles)
Catanger Llama Trekking
Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack, whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
Wicksteed Park (13 miles)
- 147 acres of lakes, parklands, over 35 rides and attractions including Rocky River Falls, our famous Waterchute, Train, Double Pirate ship and largest free playground in the UK offering a perfect day out for young and old.
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see our excellent art and ceramics collection.
Abington Museum (1 miles)
It is an excellent place to visit if you are out with your family or if you are interesting in exploring things like the domestic life in the town, our costume collection or our displays about the Northamptonshire Regiment.
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (11 miles)
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include, steam and diesel locomotives, a life-size diorama of a quarry, along with many other interesting displays.
Harrington Aviation Museum (11 miles)
Harrington Aviation Museum
Comprises the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum and the Northamptonshire Aviation Society Museum. These museums offer a rare look at life on this Top Secret base from where aircraft flew Special Forces and Secret Agents into Occupied Europe during World War 2. There is a picnic area, canteen and woodland walks.
Danes Camp Leisure Centre (2 miles)
Danes Camp Leisure Centre
Facilities include a leisure pool with beach entry, adventure soft play, sports hall, pre school activities, climbing wall and roller skating.
Towcester Centre for Leisure (9 miles)
Towcester Centre for Leisure
Their family sessions are fun packed with waves, flume rides, inflatables, floats and music. For the parent and toddler sessions they have baby waves and pool toys for a fun toddler friendly swim.
Aquatic Playground (10 miles)
Children here can play in amongst the interesting jets, Silly Showers and other interactive wet play features during summer: great idea if you are looking for summer family days out in Northamptonshire.
Splash Leisure Pool (13 miles)
Splash Leisure Pool
25 metre pool - Beach pool with water features - including jacuzzi - Flume - Teaching pool - Creche - Cravings Cafe
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool (19 miles)
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool
Feeling adventurous? Enjoy the aquatube flume, Pirate Ship Fun Pool and four springboards (1 to 3m) with a 5m diving platform, as well as many other facilities. Creche also available.
Hullabaloo (1 miles)
Expansive play frame and stylish play area featuring 3 different slides and masses of activities you won't find anywhere else. Parents welcome in to play too.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Farms near Northampton 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 Northamptonshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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