Smithills Open Farm

Since moving to Bolton at the end of 2015 it would be a fair comment to say I haven’t explored it to it’s full potential. However since having Lillie a whole new level of social invites came along with her… Childrens Birthday Parties!

Our first was my friends little girls 3rd Birthday “Can you bring Lillie to Smithills?” Of course I said yes. It didn’t matter about my anxiety at the time, I didn’t want her to miss out.

When we got there, my first impression was how big it was! Lillie was under 2 so admission was free. We got to see lots of your usual farmyard animals you would expect πŸ·πŸ„πŸŽπŸ‘πŸπŸ“… but also some that were quite suprising (MEERKATS!)

We’ve visited several times since then too. Donkey rides and the tractor ride are a firm favourite with our little one, but she loves nothing more than animal corner where she gets to meet the baby animals and even hold some Guinea pigs and baby rabbits. She learns how the cows are milked and also gets to feed all the animals on the way round.

It’s Β£7 entry now for her, Β£8 for an adult which is extremely reasonable for the fun she has.

The additional treat which has opened recently is the ice cream parlour where thar fresh milk is turned into the smoothest, creamiest ice cream you’ve ever tasted. Perfect for sunny days out. 🍦🍦

There are a couple of places to get food within the farm and plenty of outdoor picnic space. It really is a little gem for the family fun days out.

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