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    Best farms for families

    Spring is almost here which means it’s time to get outside and explore nature and the wildlife again – so we’ve found some of the best farms for families to visit in 2017.

    Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

    Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
    Opening Times: 10am-4pm
    Price: £2 for adults, 50p for children


    You can see rabbits, goats, guinea pigs, alpacas, ducks and donkeys at this lovely working farm in Yorkshire. Plus, you’ll be giving money to a great cause as it also runs a breeding programme for endangered animals like the Yorkshire Whitefaced Woodland sheep.

    The Big Sheep

    Location: Bideford, Devon
    Opening Times: 10am-5pm
    Price: Varies


    Lamb feeding, pony rides and the Rampage Rollercoaster are just a few of the exciting things you can get up to if you visit The Big Sheep in Devon. They also have a pet corner when you can get hands on with some of the smaller animals and there’s plenty of special events on throughout the year.

    Wroxham Barns

    Location: Hoveton, Norfolk
    Opening Times: 10am-5pm
    Price: Free


    It’s not all about the animals at Wroxham Barns in Norfolk, you can even have a round of mini-golf or do a spot of shopping during your visit. But if it’s the animals you’re after you could take part in egg collecting from the henhouses, feed the rabbits, groom the ponies or bottle feed the spring lambs.

    Abbotsbury Children’s Farm

    Location: nr Weymouth, Dorset
    Opening Times: 10am-5pm
    Price: Adults £11, Children £9.50


    There’s loads for your little ones to get up to including cuddling guinea pigs, riding ponies, racing tractors, playing in a large undercover play area, jumping around on a bouncy castle and feeding lambs.

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    Old Holly Farm

    Location: Garstang, Lancashire
    Opening Times: 9am-5pm
    Price: Free


    There’s an indoor soft play and a traditional stone courtyard café serving homemade food in addition to being able to meet traditional farmyard animals, so what’s not to love about the brilliant Old Holly Farm in Lancashire.

    Clerkenhill Adventure Farm

    Location: Slebech, Pembrokeshire
    Opening Times: 10am-5pm
    Price: Under 2s go free, children are £6.50, adults are £7.50


    Explore some of Clerkenhill Adventure Farm’s beautiful nature trails, enjoy the fun of frisbee golf or test your driving abilities on the go-karts.  And after you’ve visited the pigs, ponies and donkeys, why not stop in the picnic area for a bite to eat?

    Palacerigg Country Park

    Opening Times: 9am-4.15pm
    Price: Free


    Enjoy more than 40 hectares of farmland covered in native trees and shrubs which is home to thriving populations of roe deer, badger, fox and hare as well as sparrowhawk, kestrel, long-eared and short-eared owl.

    Are you planning on visiting a farm this year? Let us know about your trip in the comments section below!