Smithills Open Farm | Day Out With The Kids

Smithills Open Farm

4 star Rating 4 / 5 3 reviews

Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

  • Piglets at Smithills Open Farm in Bolton
  • Goats at Smithills Open Farm in Bolton
  • Goats at Smithills Open Farm in Bolton
  • Dog at Smithills Open Farm in Bolton

Attraction Information

  • Children's Farms icon Children's Farms

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Set on 70 acres of rolling countryside is the family run Smithill Open Farm.

There are over 25 animals to meet. From traditional farm animals such as goats, cows, pigs and sheep to reptiles and more unusual species like Burmese pythons, there’s a lot to learn about and as a working farm there are always new arrivals!

Out in the grounds enjoy a tractor and trailer ride, a donkey ride or watch the cows being milked! If your children have some energy left over then the bouncy castle, assault course, adventure playground and sand pit should sort that out as you get chance to relax with a well-deserved cup of tea!

A fun-filled, educational day out!

  • Seasonal events around Easter, Halloween and Christmas
  • Free parking
  • Café and shop


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 7NS, England


Click here to visit Smithills Open Farm's website
01204 595765

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 25th - 26th December and 1st January


General Admission
Adults: £8.00
Kids (2-16): £7.00
Concessions: £7.00
Under 2's: Free

More Information


I love Smithills Farm

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by . 31.05.18

I love Smithills farm. The staff are friendly and the animals well cared for and nice and clean. We do find it a bit pricey if you want to come often. Do you have or would you consider an annual ticket (similar to Chester Zoo) ? Also, my small grandchildren are frustrated on the park area. They want to go on the slide ((swings) but can’t. Love the new ice cream parlour. Hope my comments haven’t offended. Meant to be constructive?

Nice day out

3 star Rating 3 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 23.03.16

All the animals looked well fed the enclosures were clean. I thought there were way too many animals in one enclosure. The sheep could of done with more room to move about in if they are in the enclosure for most of the day. The petting corner is excellent.

Wow - Really impressive

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 25.01.16

Such a fab place! Amazing Value for money, all the animals are so happy, healthy & content & in beautiful condition & the staff seen to genuinely enjoy their work & really care aBout all the animals individually. All the Enclosures were loVely & clean as was the whole faRm, watching milking time & pets Corner was FaB. Cant wait to return! Congrats to all on such a well run & unique attraction :-)