20 Best Children's Farms In Essex Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Children's Farms In Essex

We've rounded up the best children's farms in Essex in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 51 Essex children's farms to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the children's farms we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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A sheep & lamb at White Elm Petting Farm, Bicknacre

White Elm Petting Farm

  • Bicknacre
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and take part in a feeding frenzy at White Elm Petting Farm, and let your little ones feed over 100 animals. Grab a bucket at the entrance and y...

Boy with piglets at Boydells Dairy Farm in Braintree

Boydells Dairy Farm

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Boydells Dairy Farm is a small, family working farm that specialises in sheep milking. Open to the public there’s a guided tour with lots of hands-on...

Basket of strawberries at Cammas Hall Farm in Bishops Stortford

Cammas Hall Farm

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

If your kids need a country adventure, take them to Cammas Hall Farm. You can even get them to pick their own pudding! With a riot of berries availab...

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

  • South Woodham Ferrers
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Cute critters, action-packed activities, magic shows and more? Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park really pulls out all the stops, so make sure you brin...

Daisy May’s Farm

Daisy May’s Farm

  • Elsenham
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Meet more than 200 animals, including sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, and pigs at Daisy May’s Farm. A rescue centre and a working farm, it’s home to b...

Lambs at Barleys lands Farm Park in Billericay

Barleylands Farm Park

  • Billericay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Barleylands Farm Park is a popular place for schools, as it knows exactly how to bring the curriculum to life with their award winning themed days. T...

Horses at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Brentwood
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary gives a home for life to sick, unwanted and mistreated animals such as horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, gees...

Kids petting piglet at Old MacDonalds Farm & Fun Park in Padstow

Old MacDonalds Farm & Fun Park

  • Brentwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Everyone’s heard the old song, ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’. Well now he’s got a fun park and a whole raft of awards to boot, at Old MacDonalds Farm &a...

Girls stroking horse at Redwings Ada Cole in Nazeing

Redwings Ada Cole

  • Nazeing
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Redwings Ada Cole is home to around 70 horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot dr...

Lee Valley Park Farms

Lee Valley Park Farms4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Lee Valley Park Farms is home to all those classic family favourites, with fantastic beasts, Alpine adventures and a few prehistoric discoveries thro...

Boy feeding sheep at Hollow Trees in Ipswich

Hollow Trees4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

There’s something different to see at every turn at Hollow Trees Farm. The Farm Trail takes you on a journey of animals and adventure. As you follow...

Girl bottle feeds lambs at Foxholes Farm in Hertford

Foxholes Farm

  • Hertford
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Foxholes Farm gives your family a stress-free day in the country. Spend time with guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks and chickens in their paddock area, tak...

Play area at Hasty’s Adventure Farm in Clacton On Sea

Hasty’s Adventure Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Take the little farmers in the family for a fun day outdoors at Hasty’s Adventure Farm. The farm is designed to offer fun activities for little adven...

Capel Manor Gardens

Capel Manor Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Enfield
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Spend the day at Capel Manor Gardens, home to a stunning Georgian house with 60 beautiful gardens and 8 centuries of history. Let the kids run off an...

Sheep at Church Farm in Stevenage

Church Farm

  • Stevenage
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Church farm is an all-round outdoor adventure! There are lots of animals to see, including 250 sheep and rams, 30 cattle, 24 pigs, hens, turkeys, gee...

Tour train at Brooks Farm in Waltham Forest

Brooks Farm

  • Leyton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Brooks Farm offers a host of farm based activities as part London’s top place to study land based courses. Part of Capel Manor College the farm has b...

Kids with pumpkin at Newham City Farm in Beckton

Newham City Farm

  • Beckton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Visit some of your farmyard favourites on one of London’s largest city farms. Newham City Farm is home to horses, alpacas and birds of prey, as well...

A man holding a baby lamb at Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park in Suffolk

Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wherstead
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

You might recognise Jimmy Doherty’s farm from the BBC documentary. This rare breed's farm is home to ponies, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs,...

Stawberry picking at Parkside Farm PYO in Enfield

Parkside Farm PYO

  • Enfield
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Enjoy your fruit "as fresh as it gets" ! Go on a family trip to Parkside Farm - a pick your own fruit farm in the beautiful countryside north of Enfi...

Godstone Farm

Godstone Farm4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Godstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Raise your hands, hooves or paws if you’re up for a day of animal antics at Godstone Farm! Playing indoor and out, with animals large and small, ther...

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