Smithills Open Farm, Bolton

4.4
#1 of 64 in Outdoors in Greater Manchester
Smithills Open Farm encloses 28 hectares (70 acres) of English countryside, offering a petting zoo with cows, pigs, goats, and even deer, pythons, spiders, and stick insects. Some animals may be less fond of petting than others. When you’ve all had your fill of creatures great and small, the kids can jump in the bouncy castle or climb around the adventure playground. If you need another feel of something furry, stick around for the animals' feeding times or the cow milking. If your team of animal lovers will get hungry, try taking a picnic or sampling the products at the cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Make Smithills Open Farm a centerpiece of your Bolton vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bolton tour app .
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  • We went here is 2 young children and 4 adults. The entry price is quite cheap considering what you can do. We went when they were feeding the lambs, they let them out and let you feed them which my 2 ...  more »
  • A working farm,with lots of farm animals,plus extra different creaturea, ferrets,reindeer,skunks,chickens,goats,turkeys,rabbits,horses,pigs,wallibies,puppies if lucky,they have baby amimal petting roo...  more »
  • Loved it here since i was little there's stuff to do and see for all ages. They're always updating the things to see and everyone cares about what they do there.  more »
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  • We had the most amazing day in the farm. My Mum loves felt refreshed, my little one didn't want to leave. A lot of activities for children. He had a donkey ride just for a pound. Also you could feed the animals directly from your hand. Very peaceful, happy animals, friendly staff. We definitely gonna do it again. Thank you Smithills farm Team.
  • Pretty big farm with many different activities for kids and lots of cute animals to see and hold. The enclosures for the non-farm animals are too small which is why I haven't given five stars. The animal corner is great, you can hold lots of animals and feed the sheep. Free parking and a good day out.
  • Over priced. Getting better now with new barn open. Good for kids, they enjoy it. Have to pay extra for donkeys and tractor!
  • Absolutely Brilliant Party Day For our Grandaughter. Loved every minute !! Full of fun ,excitement thrills ! Good party food . Massive variety of animals from the tiniest to the biggest ! Something for all ages to enjoy. Warm friendly staff .Our Party Guide Matthew was brilliant he helped make our day a massive success .Thank you Matthew and all the staff at Smithills for a wonderful day to remember .
  • Nice day out with my kids and sisters. Lots to do and fun to be had. Tractor ride, animal feeding experiences , outside and inside play area all went down well. Two exhausted kids is always the best review a place can have

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