If you are looking for a fun, educational and reasonably priced day out for the entire family in the Wirral area, look no further. Why not take a trip to one of the many friendly farms located in Wirral? Here’s a list of farms to visit in Wirral and consider for your next day out.
From farms where you can pet animals, jump on a tractor ride and pick fruit to farms where you can purchase locally-grown produce and devour delicious food onsite, Wirral has so many options! Visiting a farm in Wirral is a great way to make some fantastic memories together as a family and get hands-on whilst learning. They also offer seasonal events such as pumpkin picking, so it’s always worth checking these farms’ social media sites to join in the fun. Here’s a list of farms to visit in Wirral to consider for your next day out.
Tam O Shanter Urban Farm, Bidston
- Free to enter and support volunteer work.
- Features two play areas for children.
- Offers hands-on experiences and animal feeding.
I have been visiting the Tam O Shanter farm since I was very young, and it has always been a lovely way to spend the day with family. It’s still a free farm to visit and great to incorporate into a day out.
A charitable trust runs the farm to provide kids and adults with an enjoyable and educational experience. The farm also features an on-site cafe and two lovely play areas to entertain the kids. It is well maintained, and the animals are happy and healthy.
Animals at Tam O Shanter Farm, Wirral
Tam O Shanter Farm’s two unique wildlife areas contribute to nature conservation. The wetlands zone and the soft release garden. They have animals such as Alpacas, Sheep, Goats, Hens, Ducks, Pigs, Ponies, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and more. You can get hands-on and feed some of the animals at this farm.
Volunteering at Tam O Shanter Farm, Wirral
They offer volunteering opportunities and encourage people of all ages and skills to engage with nature. In addition, they aim to support those enduring depressive illnesses, anxiety isolation and recovery from trauma.
Church Farm, Thurstaston
- Hosts seasonal events.
- Has a variety of activities for children.
- Offers hands-on experiences and animal feeding.
Thurstaston in Wirral is home to woodland walks with coastal views, beautiful beaches and the wonderful Church Farm. This has been one of our favourite farms to visit for a long time. The animals are consistently happy and healthy. Their chickens might even try to pinch some of your picnic food as they happily wander around.
There is so much to do at this farm, such as jumping on space hoppers, pedal go-karts and pedal boats. If it rains, it’s not a problem as a huge indoor area has a sandpit, mini diggers, and pedal tractors.
Animals at Church Farm, Wirral
Church Farm have the traditional farm animals you would expect and animals you may not have seen on a farm before, such as reindeer and meerkats. They also have miniature cows, goats, emus, alpacas, and peacocks. You can pet and feed a number of the animals on this farm.
Events at Church Farm, Wirral
Church Farm offers Easter egg hunts, pumpkin picking, and Santa experiences. The themed events are well run and great value for money.
Food at Church Farm, Wirral
They offer delicious Cheshire Farm ice cream in cones and tubs for purchase with vegan and gluten-free options. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available away from the kiosk. You’re also welcome to bring a picnic and use the many picnic benches on site.
Claremont Farm, Bebington
- A popular cafe and farm shop.
- ‘Pick your own’ and other seasonal events.
- They host writing workshops for adults and children and feature a forest school.
Farm Shop and Cafe at Claremont Farm, Wirral
Locally sourced produce is at the very core of Claremont Farm. The cafe creates unique dishes cooked by an inspired team of chefs, while the Farm Shop provides a range of goods that are either grown on-site or obtained as close to home as seasonally possible. Visit this farm to try unique flavours – straight from nature’s garden onto your plate.
The farm shop is well-known in Wirral for its asparagus and strawberries particularly. They have a fantastic network of local producers, farmers, gamekeepers and artisans that supply the farm shop. They also have a selection of gluten-free products and are heavily invested in local producers with flair and innovation. So you will surely pick up some fresh, local and exciting food here.
Events at Claremont Farm, Wirral
Claremont Farm hosts a variety of events and workshops throughout the year. They also host ‘Pick your own’ days where you can pick your fruit or vegetables. If you have an adventurous child, look at Wildings Forest School at Claremont Farm. Remember, they host various events and workshops throughout the year, too. You can find out what’s on offer by visiting their Facebook Page and Instagram.
Nanny Sharon’s Alpaca Farm, Prenton C.I.C
- This farm is accessible for all.
- Alpaca and goat walking experiences.
- Animal interaction sessions for the disabled.
At Nanny Sharon’s Alpaca Farm, you can enjoy various activities, including alpaca and goat walking experiences, animal interaction sessions for the disabled, school and group visits, parties, and much more!
This farm has been created so that it is accessible to all. They can create a session that works for you and has off-road electric push wheelchairs that can access the woodland trail.
A huge range of benefits at Nanny Sharon’s Alpaca Farm, Wirral
The farm offers a range of benefits, including companionship, improved motor skills, enhanced mood, reduced stress and anxiety, and increased movement and activity through outdoor walks and playful interactions. These benefits are available to everyone, regardless of age or background.
A Wirral farm accessible to all!
Over time, the farm has evolved and adapted to meet new needs and challenges. Woodland paths have been built to safely accommodate the Mountain Trike electric push off-road wheelchairs, making the walks accessible for everyone.
Animals at Nanny Sharon’s Alpaca Farm, Wirral
The farm has over 30 alpacas, including both Suri and Huacaya breeds. Additionally, there are Pygmy goats, Rheas and Emus, Wallabys, rare breeds of sheep, parrots, rabbits, and guinea pigs!
Oldfield Farm, Heswall
- A family-run working farm.
- Great for locally sourced beef.
- A unique wedding reception.
This farm is set in a stunning location with fields rolling down towards the Dee Estuary. The farmhouse boasts impressive views from Heswall across to Wales. Oldfield farm supplies beef from their home-bred Galloway cattle packed with flavour. You can purchase their beef directly from them or at Heswall Farmers’ Market; the market is held on the third Saturday of each month in Heswall Hall.
Getting married? You can even host your wedding reception here if you love the location.
Wirral has a lot to offer in terms of farming and agricultural experiences. With many great farms to choose from, there’s sure to be one that fits your interests perfectly. So, get out there and explore all that Wirral has to offer!
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