Church Farm in Wirral, 6 reasons you should visit

Thurstaston is our favourite place to spend time in Wirral. It boasts ancient woodland, hides a secretive beach, and homes Church Farm. Here are 6 reasons why you should visit Church Farm in Wirral.

I have lived in Wirral pretty much my entire life and spent countless hours exploring Thurstaston. The beach here is mine and my son’s ultimate happy place. It’s also the home to the wonderful Church Farm. Here are 6 reasons why we love to visit Church Farm in Wirral and why you should visit too.

Church Farm, Church Ln, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HW


1. Church Farm is well looked after, and the animals are very well cared for

Alpacas at Church Farm in Wirral.
Saying hello to the alpacas at Church Farm.

We have all visited farms where the steep entrance fee does not reflect the animals’ care. Seeing animals cooped up and not looked after correctly can be unpleasant. When visiting a farm, the most important thing to us is seeing healthy, happy animals, learning about them, and having a positive experience.

Every time we have visited Church Farm, the animals are happy and healthy. You might even find a chicken running past while you have your picnic. My brother took part in work experience at this farm when he was younger, and he would tell me all about the animals by name and how well looked after they were.


2. They have lots of different animals, including meerkats!

Meerkats at Church Farm.
Possibly the cutest animals on the farm!

We love Church Farm for the number of animals they have there. This includes animals you may not have seen on a farm before, such as reindeer and meerkats. Their Lapland Loop is open to meet their reindeer in their outdoor enclosures. They have miniature cows, goats, emus, alpacas, peacocks and more.


3. You can get hands-on and feed the animals

Little boy feeding the animals at Church Farm.
Feeding the animals at Church Farm.

Feeding animals at the farm can boost children’s confidence, plus it’s fun! All bags of feed at Church Farm cast a small fee. You can buy these when you book tickets or arrive at the farm. You can feed alpacas, goats, sheep, hens, emu, ponies, and cows.


4. They host events and themed days

Expect to see happy cows on your visit.
Photo credit: Church Farm, Wirral Facebook

Think Easter egg hunts, pumpkin picking, Santa experiences, and more. The themed events here are well run and great value for money. You can even host your party here. Church Farm parties are for children (and adults!) of all ages. They are a significant change from the usual soft-play option.


5. You can enjoy a full-day or half-day

Barrel ride and tractor at Church Farm.
Barrel rides on a cloudy day.

One of the reasons I love to take my son to Church Farm is that, unlike many farms, you don’t just spend a couple of hours here after quickly seeing the animals. We spend at least 4 hours here each time and, in the summer, if we take a picnic and enjoy the outdoor space to the full, even longer. You can purchase full-day or half-day tickets, which is excellent. They have space hoppers, pedal go-karts and pedal boats, which are always popular on hot days. If it rains, it’s not a problem as a huge indoor area has a sandpit, mini diggers, and pedal tractors.


6. Afterwards, you can explore Thurstaston

Thurstaston Beach.
Thurstaston beach.

Are you finished meeting the animals? Then, head down to our favourite beach just minutes away. It is the first stretch of sand along Wirral’s western coast on the Dee estuary. It’s perfect for a dog walk, stroll, or afternoon picnic.

You can also spot wildlife at Thurstaston Common and wander around Wirral Country Park, overlooking the beach. There are designated BBQ spots for people to use freely here or book in advance during peak season.


I hope you found my 6 reasons you should visit Church Farm in the Wirral article helpful. It is a fantastic day out for children of a wide range of ages. It’s excellent value for money and is a great way to encourage learning. Plus, it’s nice to get outdoors and enjoy nature.

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Church Farm, Church Ln, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HW

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