Kids’ farms, petting zoos, horses, animal sanctuaries, urban & city farms, falconry, aviaries, butterfly farms, farm animals, zoos, aquariums, bat caves, aviaries, safari parks in Cheshire.
Cancellations & closures due to coronavirus
So why are the listings still online? Because:
- You may need to contact companies re. cancellations, transfers and refunds
- Some organisations are offering online services e.g. live streamed children’s classes
- One day things will return to normal and you may like to do research now for things your kids can look forward to doing in the future
For the latest advice on the coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
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Agricultural and Rural Centre CIC
Specialist centre for children who are disabled, have mental health issues or special educational needs or who are vulnerable. Hands on fun with our farming animals. Young farmers club and toddler group.
Backford nr Chester
Jersey ice cream & sorbet freshly made on the farm. Cones or tubs to eat in or take away. Often calves, hen, rabbits etc to see. Open 11.00 – 6.00. Acres Farm CH1 6PE.
Blacon Adventure Playground & City Farm
At Blacon Adventure Playground, the City Farm houses donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks and sometimes barn owls and pheasants.
Wildboarclough nr Macclesfield
Ice cream made from own hillbilly cows. Nature trail, small animals, milking shed, ducks and chickens. Lambing, shearing. Parties & school visits.
Blue Planet Aquarium
Underwater walkway (glass tunnel) with sharks & tropical fish. Divers display, crew member day, children’s scuba diving and shark dive for adults. Birthday parties.
Falconry Centre with flying displays, owl and hawk aviaries, birds of prey displays. Hands-on bird of prey experiences.
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm
Lots of attractions for families. Over 30 flavours of real diary ice cream made on farm. Indoor sand and water play area. Indoor soft play area. Cafe. See cows being milked. Animal corner. Outdoor adventure play areas. Children’s parties.
Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens
Chester City Centre
New family attraction where you can see eagles, falcons, kestrels, owls and a vulture showing their amazing flying skills.
Explore the nature gardens and learn how you can make your own garden more wildlife-friendly.
Major family attraction. Large zoo with over 7000 animals inc. elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, penguins, komodo dragons. Freeflight bat cave. Play area, gardens. Endangered species.
Gothic style castle. The building isn’t open to public but it makes a romantic backdrop to the attractive grounds with picnic area, play area, children’s den. Family friendly events including annual Teddy Bears Picnic.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre
Wildlife Park with gift shop, cafe and free car-park. As well as shire horses, you can often see Shetland ponies, pigs and piglets, sheep, hens, ducks and peacocks, otters, polecats, red foxes, red deer and birds of prey.
Gauntlet Birds of Prey Eagle and Vulture Park
Eagles, vultures, falcons, kites, hawks and owls. Bird of prey experiences, flying displays, school visits, children’s parties.
Glebe Farm Astbury
Animals, playground, tractor rides, retail shops, coffee shop, farm shop, butchers, free parking and entrance. Children’s parties.
Great Budworth Real Dairy Ice Cream Farm
Over 15 flavours of freshly made real dairy ice cream in cones and cartons to take home. Light snacks. Animal paddocks. Close to Anderton Boat Lift.
Greenacres Animal Park
Favourite farmyard animals plus llamas, ostriches, wallabies, polecats and chipmunks.
Baby animals, tractor rides, amusement and funfair rides and soft play area.
A working farm offering free visits. Activities include nature trail, pond dipping, picnic area and wet weather area. (Working farm – not a petting zoo.)
Knowsley Safari Park
5 mile safari drive. Lions, tigers, zebras, baboon jungle etc. Amusement park. Children’s lake farm, reptile house, sea lion and parrot show.
Lakemore Farm Park
Llamas, pygmy goats, miniature donkeys, farm animals. Indoor playbarn and outdoor play area. Parties. Crazy golf. Craft sessions, donkey rides.
Reaseheath Mini Zoo
Reaseheath College, Nantwich
Open weekends and school holidays Reaseheath Mini Zoo is set in the scenic rural grounds of Reaseheath College. We are a small zoo with a variety of animals from around the world. We also host regular animal themed events and activities.
Check our opening dates and times on our website.
Red House Farm Shop & Tea Rooms
Open all year round. Mini electric tractors and mini diggers. Seasonal activities, such as Easter, summer maize maze and Halloween. Children’s birthday parties.
Seven Sisters Farm
Ice cream farm with lots of indoor & outdoor undercover space. Baby calves, fresh made ice cream, cakes, tea & coffee. Ample parking. Baby changing, disabled access.
Hurleston, Nantwich, Cheshire
Jersey ice cream, canalside walk and a diferent giant straw sculpture every summer.
Springhill Farm Riding Stables
The riding stables are situated just 7 miles from Oswestry and Llangollen, on the Wales / England border, overlooking the Ceiriog Valley giving instant access to great off road riding on tracks, fields and bridleways, making this the perfect centre for your horse riding. Pony club for children happens every Saturday morning.
Vale Royal Falconry Centre
Acton Bridge, North Cheshire
Birds of Prey and wildlife centre for family days out, hands on experiences and parties set in the Cheshire. Book an appointment in advance.
Walton Hall & Gardens
Kids’ zoo with alpacas, donkeys, Herdwick sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, African pygmy goats, chickens, ferrets, ducks, parrots and cockatiels. Heritage centre, pitch & putt, crazy golf, formal gardens. Play area and picnic area. See website for special events.