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Farms and Animals

Have you got an animal obsessed little one? There are plenty of opportunities in Nottingham and the surrounding areas to see all creatures great and small!

Manor Farm Park and Woodlands

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Castle Hill, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6LU

This isn't your average farm trip! There are loads of animals to see, including some more unusual creatures such as wallabies, owls and highland cows!

 

Pop into the Animal Chat Room to get up close and personal with some smaller friends.

As well as two outdoor play areas, there is an amazing indoor play barn which is new and improved in 2022.

 

Don't forget to visit the the World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery Trail!


Entrance price: £10.95 when booked in advance (£11.95 on the day)

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Floralands Farm Park

Lambley NG4 4QG

Entrance Fee: £5 per person (under 2s free)

Animals: Pigs, sheep, goats etc and more including llamas, meerkats and tortoises

Feeding: Food tubs for small extra charge

Petting: Small animal petting for small extra charge

Parking: Yes - Free

Café: Yes

Play Area: Yes 

Lanes Garden Centre and Farm

Breaston DE72 3TT

Entrance Fee: Free

Animals: Cows, sheep, pigs etc

Feeding: Buckets of food available for a small charge

Petting: not recommended

Parking: Yes - Free

Café: Yes

Play Area: No park but there is a tractor to climb and play on

Manor Farm Parklands

East Leake LE12 6LU

Entry fee: £10.95 per person (under 2s free)

Animals: Goats, sheep, pigs, etc and more including owls, highland cows and reindeer!

Feeding: No (as far as I know)

Petting: Yes - in the Animal Chat Room

Parking: Yes - Free

Café: Yes

Play Area: Yes - 3 large outdoor play areas and massive indoor play barn. Also has a dinosaur trail.

Stonebridge City Farm

City NG3 2FR

Entry fee: Free (donations welcome) 

 

Animals: Cows, sheep, pigs etc 

Feeding: Yes - bags of feed available for small charge

Petting: No

Parking: Yes - small free carpark. Paid road parking available 

Café: Yes

Play Area: Yes - outdoor play area

Stonebridge also host regular preschool classes and hold activities during the school holidays

White Post Farm

Newark NG22 8HL

Entry Fee: Adults - £13.95 or £11.95 advance. Children - £13.50 or £11.50 advance. Under 2s free

Animals: Farms animals, meerkats, reptiles, birds of prey, small animals

Feeding: Yes - pellets of farm animal feed for small charge

Petting: ?

Parking: Yes - Free

Café: Yes

Play Area: Yes - large outdoor play areas plus indoor soft play area

...A bit further afield...

West Midlands and Yorkshire

Explore the neighbouring counties for larger animals and aquariums!

Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Birmingham B1 2HL

Entry fee: From £19 per person

Animals: Fish and sea creatures

Feeding: no

Petting: no

Parking: No dedicated car park - Birmingham city centre parking available

Café: Yes

Play Area: No

Twycross Zoo

Warwickshire CV9 3PX

Entry fee: Adult – £23.95. Child (2-16 years) – £19.40. Infant (under 2 years) – FREE

Animals: Large range of zoo animals including giraffes, monkeys, penguins etc

Feeding: no

Petting: no

Parking: Yes - Free

Café: Yes

Play Area: Outdoor play areas including Gruffalo Discovery. Indoor play area for additional charge.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Doncaster DN9 3HQ

Entry fee: Adults from £23.99 Children from £19.99

Animals: Zoo animals, reptiles, birds and small animals

Feeding: no

Petting: no

Parking: Yes - Free

Café: Yes

Play Area: Yes - multiple outdoor areas and indoor soft play

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