Nothing beats spending a day down on the farm, getting the chance to feed and stroke the animals, learning about the ins and outs of farm life and enjoying a tractor and trailer ride through the countryside. The UK has a fantastic selection of farm days out that are guaranteed to be big hit with kids of all ages, not to mention parents (seriously, who doesn’t want to cuddle a baby lamb?). Here’s our pick of the very best.
By Sarah Dawson
1/8 The Big Sheep, Devon
When The BIG Sheep says it has something for the whole family, they’re not wrong. This popular Devon farmyard attraction has plenty to keep everyone happy, whatever the weather. Explore the working farm and meet the animals in the animal barn – there’s even a chance to pet some of the animals and bottle feed baby lambs – before you take a ride on the Rampage Rollercoaster (if you’re brave enough, that is!). The EWEtopia Indoor Playground is a wet weather saviour – although you’ll have a job trying to get the kids to leave – and the world-famous sheep racing has to be seen to be believed. All this plus an on-site brewery. What more could you want?
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Where: Abbotsham Road, Bideford, North Devon EX39 5AP
Cost: Adults and children, £14.95 each. Children under 3ft in height, £6 each. Babies under 12 months, free.