Days Out

Farms, Zoos & Aquariums

Farms, Zoos and Aquariums in Cheshire and specifically in Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury and surrounding areas.

If you know of any other days out or things to do with kids in Cheshire which are not already listed, or would like to feature in the list, please contact us here.

Alcumlow Farm, Congleton

Home to a Snuburys Ice Cream Parlour and a variety of businesses ranging from interiors and pottery painting to bakers and blacksmiths.   Little Harts Pottery Studio comes highly recommended by parents as being good for children.

Alcumlow Hall Farm, Chance Hall Lane, Astbury, Cheshire CW12 4TL

T: 01260 279966


Alpaca Walking Great Budworth

Walk with the alpacas during this one hour long walking experience. Other animals to meet/feed including pigs, goats, hens, rabbits, guinea pigs and lambs.

Tea/coffee/cold drink and a cake included.

Experience lasts 90 minutes.

Also does parties.

The Barn, George’s Lane , Aston By budworth , Northwich , Cw9 6LS

 

 


Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough

Award winning farm on the edge of the Peak District.

Free; fully working farm; nature trail walks (partly accessible to buggies); picnics not allowed but tea room with indoor and outdoor seating; famous for its ice cream; slide and tractor to play on.

Kids parties hosted.

Wildboarclough, Macclesfield SK11 0BL

T: 01260 227229


Cockfields Farm (a little further afield in Ashton-Under-Lyne)

Cockfields Farm is full of fun, interesting activities for the whole family!

Lees New Road, Ashton-under-Lyne

T: 0161 331 3322


Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, Tarporley

Meet the horses, explore the Wildlife Watch Trail and Woodland area, browse the gift shop, visit the Lakeside Cafe which offers light lunches and cream teas.

Eaton Ln, Tarporley CW6 9DP

T : 01829 760506


Gauntlet Bird Of Prey, Eagle And Vulture Park, Knutsford

Home to over 40 different species including eagle, Falcon and owl plus other small animals such as ferrets and meerkats; regular flying displays; meet/greet and feed the birds; cafe; playground and sandpit

Kids parties hosted.

Gauntlet Birds of Prey Manchester Road Knutsford WA16 0SX

T: 01565 754419


Glebe Farm, Congleton

At Glebe Farm there is something for everyone – a great family day out.

Free; parking free and plentiful; picnics not allowed but child friendly cafe; tractor rides; play area largely toddler friendly; indoor barn; area for small animals;farm shop

Kids parties hosted.

Peel Ln, Congleton CW12 4RQ

T: 01260 273916


Kenyon Hall Farm (a little further afield in Warrington)

As a family-run farm we’re proud to offer a friendly place to visit for people of all ages and there’s always something to enjoy, whatever the time of year!

Farm shop; maze; seasonal pick your own; outdoor play area; junior farmer sessions (prebook); cafe which comes highly recommended

Winwick Ln, Croft, Warrington WA3 7ED

T: 01925 765531


Key Green Farm, Congleton

Hidden gem; owner is fantastic with the kids; visit the animals and play on the play area or grassy field. Free entry but donations welcomed.

Open 11am-5.30pm

Key Green, Congleton CW12 3PY

T: 07957 241826


Lakemere Farm Park, Crewe

Small family-run farm offering a fun day out.

T: 07775 758725


Nixon’s Farm Shop (a little further afield in Cheadle)

We stock a wide range of high quality produce including locally sourced eggs, potatoes and fish.

“Play area in the cafe”

“Nixons farm is excellent”

“You can watch the kids play while you sit down”

Outwood Farm, Bolshaw Road, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 3PS

Tel: 0161 437 4801


Peak Wildlife Park (a little further afield in Leek)

Our large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents.

Walk amongst and touch many of the animals (brush a goat!); outdoor play area; indoor soft play area with ride ons; cafe; picnic area

Winkhill, Leek ST13 7QR

T: 01538 308 880


Reaseheath Zoo

Open weekends and school holidays Reaseheath’s Mini Zoo is set in the scenic rural grounds of Reaseheath College.

Species from around the world,  keeper talks and zoo experiences.

We are only open to the public only during school holidays and at weekends. Make sure you check our holiday dates!

Rease Heath, Nantwich CW5 6DG

T: 01270 613222


Reddish Vale Farm (a little further afield in Stockport)

Reddish Vale Farm was set up to give children a unique insight into life in the countryside. Our farm has a variety of animals, including horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, alpacas and chickens.

Country Park, Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HE

Kids parties hosted.

T: 0161 480 1645


Riverside Organic Farm (a little further afield in Northwich)

Organic shop and cafe.
Children’s play area and animals to visit and feed.
Manor Ln, Davenham, Northwich , CW97RH
T: 01606 46258

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford

Meet the pigs, horses and donkeys. The covered play barn has peddle tractor and trailers. You can milk our wooden cow in the Farm shippon and at certain times of the year our Dairy cows are milked there.

Kids parties hosted.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374400


The Feathery Folk

The Feathery Folk is a family run bird of prey encounter business.

We work constantly to share our enthusiasm for these amazing birds using hands-on encounters. We are particularly well known for our child friendly approach.

Congleton, Cheshire

T: 07517 127284


The Ice Cream Farm (a little further afield in Chester)

The Ice Cream Farm is a family friendly tourist attraction bursting with all of the fun you need for a great day out.

Free admission but additional charges for many of the activities – a pass might be more economical; great for younger children and toddlers.

Kids parties hosted.

The Ice Cream Farm, Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9NE


Trentham Monkey Forest, Staffordshire

Home to 140 free roaming Barbary macaques.  Visitors walk the 3/4 of a mile woodland path and see the monkeys living just as they would in the wild, with no cages or bars.

Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9HR

T: 01782 659845


Waugh Brow Farm, Knutsford

We’re very proud to be a real working farm with an array of animals. We have over 130 cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens (great for the kids to come and visit!) and our farm is located across 140 acres of fields and countryside.

Here at Waugh Brow Farm we have our very own snack shack right in the middle of our farm yard. 

“Brilliant with kids”

“Family friendly”

Waugh Brow Farm Shop, Smith Ln, Knutsford WA16 6JZ

T: 01565 872208

NB – Snack Shack and farm yard fun area are only open on Saturday and Sunday until the spring time


Wheelock Hall Farm, Sandbach

Wheelock Hall Farm is a family run business based in Sandbach and we have a number of activities for all ages whether you are a youngster or just young at heart.

Petting farm; variety of animals including pigs, sheep, cows, donkeys and chickens; outdoor play area; farm shop; cafe; indoor soft play area; plenty of parking

Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 4RE

T: 01270 764230


White Peak Alpacas, Mobberley

See alpacas, ponies, llama and wallabies; gift shop selling alpaca wool items; enthusiastic, helpful owners; only open at weekends but call if you want to visit on a weekday as they will open for you if they can

Paddock Hill, Mobberley, Knutsford WA16 7DB