Boydells Dairy Farm Provides a fun-packed and educational visit for children and adults alike. Try your hand at milking a cow or sheep, feeding hens, riding a donkey cart or outstaring a llama!
Hollow Trees Fun Farm Trails to follow. On your walk you will find Dirty Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game.
Jimmys Farm An exciting day out for all the family. We are a working farm and breed rare breed pigs but also have cows, sheep, chickens and more! We have a nature trail, butchery and shop, cafe and playground. We hold farmers markets on 1st Saturday of every month.
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm Working farm breeding endangered farm animals. Cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, alpacas and pigs. Children given free bag of animal food. Main area is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet.
South Woodham Ferrers
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park Meet all your farmyard friends, Tractor and Trailer Rides, Indoor and Outdoor Play, Animal Interactions, Pesky Pet Show, Birds of Prey, Pet Barn, Milking Demonstrations and much more!
Barleylands Farm Park Get ready for all weather free range family fun. Say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, join in animal activities, meet birds of prey, visit the reptile house, run wild in the indoor play or jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride.
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is a child friendly sanctuary provides a safe haven to animals that need it. They include horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, chinchillas and Max the bull, who loves nothing more than being tickled between his horns!
Easton Farm Park There is always lots to do on the Farm. There are daily pony rides, hug-a-bunny, meeting Star, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel bug and train rides, meet the animals and 2 heated indoor playbarns. A great idea for family days out in Suffolk.
The Suffolk Punch Trust is a 200 acre farm with an array of sights and activities for kids of all ages so families can make a real day out of visiting the Trust. Includes pets paddock, activity room, stamp trail, farm animals and plenty to keep kids happy!
Ada Cole Rescue Stables Get up nose to nose with more than 70 wonderful rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules and find out more about these amazing creatures!
Lee Valley Park Farms With lots of different farm animals to meet and others you wouldn't expect to meet: charming meerkats, cheeky marmosets, reptiles and llamas! 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!
Church Farm 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.
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.
Brooks Farm 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.
Newham City Farm City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Melsop Farm Park is a complete day out for all the family with a fantastic range of animals, we also have outdoor adventure facilities and a soft play indoor area with some ride on toys. We are also the home of Norfolk Reindeer!
Stepney City Farm Four-acre working farm and Rural Arts Centre in the heart of East London with lots of fun and friendly animals: cattle, chickens, donkeys, ducks, ferrets, guinea pigs, goats, pigs, rabbits, and sheep.
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.
Isle of Dogs
Mudchute Park and Farm 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs to share with friendly furry and feathered creatures. There is also an outdoor play area in Milwall Park which is adjacent.
Surrey Docks Farm A working 2.2 acre city farm in the heart of London with open animal yard, bee room, cafe, working blacksmiths forge and classrooms.
Kent Life Come and explore 28 acres of fun for every generation, from hands on activites for kids to age old farming traditions that bring back memories of way back when. We've got animals to cuddle, tractors to ride, play areas to go wild in and cafes to relax in.
Freightliners Farm Hands on working farm with animals to visit and adorable petting village.
Willows Activity Farm is an all-inclusive family day out. Acres of activities including farm animals, tractor rides, funfair and seasonal events. The Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground offers hoppity fun plus enjoy Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail shows and daily character meet and greets!
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.
Belmont Childrens Farm Kids can interact with the happy animals either in petting sessions or helping with their care, plus tractor rides, gemstone and fossil panning, private tours and pony pampering sessions!
Vauxhall City Farm This City Farm has lots of animals to cuddle, stroke and feed, horses to ride and they are a venue for birthdays too.
Church Farm Stow Bardolph Farm fun for the whole family with lots of friendly farm animals, outdoor play area, straw play barn, giant undercover sandpit and ground level trampolines. Indoor plat area with new Under 5's area. Pedal tractors and tractor and trailer rides. Cafe with homemade cakes and lunches available.
Farmyard Funworld where children can meet and interact with our variety of friendly animals in our farm and also enjoy energetic, indoor soft play fun, whatever the weather.
Also Close Encounters sessions with reptiles and more. Plus several play areas and laser tag.
Deen City Farm is a unique, educational resource in SW London, open free of charge. The opportunity to learn about the animals and contribute to a Working Farm.
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.
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 reptile handling sessions!
Mead Open Farm With 30 acres of action-packed play indoors and out, as well as "hands-on" farmyard fun, there's so much to discover.
Pigeons Farm 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!
Godstone Farm Lots of friendly farm and pet animals for you to see and some to even stroke or hold. As well as that there's a large indoor playbarn and an enormous adventure playground, plus the new Chicken Run maze!
Rare Breeds Centre From the exotic Butterfly tunnel to the delights of the Discovery Garden; woodland walks to the Secret Lake; plus two play parks, falconry displays, a tube maze and indoor soft play barn: there is something for everyone.
Colchester Zoo One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 260 species of animals set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. Includes the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself, plus the new Butterfly Glade exhibit for 2015!
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier An informative, educational, fun learning opportunity to appreciate from an up close perspective some of the intriguing creatures surrounding our coastal areas.
South Woodham Ferrers
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife All weather fun for the whole family, within acres of attractive gardens with one of the UK's finest tropical butterfly houses. Lively programme of animal encounters, animal feeds and fun activities, plus Monkey Run and Meerkat Lookout!
Leigh on Sea
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland Get away from it all at this nature reserve and woodland centre and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Lots of plants and animals to see, plus exhibits and displays in the woodland centre.
Southend on Sea
Sealife Adventure From sharks to seahorses, starfish to stingrays, it’s all here in a family friendly environment with fascinating talks and presentations by their knowledgeable aquarists throughout the day.
Colchester Castle Museum Lots of hands on exhibits of appeal to children and adults alike. Displays on castle prisons, medieval and Norman Colchester, lots going on.
Natural History Museum Colchester Find out about wildlife habitats and climate change in a family friendly environment full of hands on activities, all of which are free! Best bits: crawling through a super sized badger sett and using their microscope!
Hollytrees Museum Examine 200 years of clocks, study a dolls house replicating the house you're standing in, interact with the hands on exhibits like period dress up and see if you can spot a live costumed character to talk to!
Essex Police Museum Find out about the police and what they do in this fab little museum that is free to visit. Get your fingerprints taken and check out the recreation of a police cell.
Chelmsford Museum Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a living beehive and British wildlife galleries, to the history of the Essex Regiment and the Essex Yeomanry.
Saffron Walden Museum We are a family friendly museum where you can have fun exploring ancient history, natural history, local history and world cultures. We have an archaeological sandpit, where you can come and excavate, animals to stroke, microscopes to peep through, fossils, quizzes and much, much more.
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre Over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great for quieter kids who'll just love all the mysterious stuff!
The House on the Hill Toy Museum This is the largest privately owned toy museum in Europe with over 80,000 individual items
of mixed antiquity toys on display. Plus Palaeontology House and Haunted Manor for older types!
The Cater Museum A series of accurately set up Victorian rooms which is great to help kids studying the period visualise it better. They also host displays on local history and have a World War II exhibition room and Victorian garden.
Southend on Sea
Central Museum Houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology, and tells the story of Southend’s growth as a major seaside destination. Free to explore!