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Smithills Open Farm

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)
  • Bolton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Children's Farms

Attraction Information

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
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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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01204 595765



Click here to visit Smithills Open Farm's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Smithills Open Farm is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Smithills Open Farm have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Smithills Open Farm has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Nice day out 3 out of 5 stars

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 out of 5 stars

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 :-)


I love Smithills Farm 4 out of 5 stars

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?

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