Summer Fun ‘Down on the Farm’ …

Summer at Thornton Hall Country Park

Summer at Thornton Hall Country Park - Credit: Archant

Hidden on the borders of North Yorkshire & Lancashire’s countryside, there is something for everyone at Thornton Hall Country Park this Summer (20th July – 1st September). Head over to the award-winning visitor attraction for indoor and outdoor farm fun, animal encounters and entertainment for all the family!

Daily lamb & calf feeding

Daily lamb & calf feeding - Credit: Archant

Meet the friendly farm animals and join in with seasonal farm activities - daily lamb & calf feeding, visit the chicken houses helping the farmers to collect the eggs and have a cuddle with the rabbits and guinea pigs.

As well as farm tours and animal talks. Animal feed is available to buy at just £1 if you want to feed the other furry residents - donkeys, ponies, alpacas, llamas and goats to name just a few!

The sandpit

The sandpit - Credit: Archant


Let the children burn off their energy in the indoor and outdoor play areas where they can experience giant slides, rope swings, hay maze, ride-on tractors, sandpits and pedal go-karts.

Jumping Pillow Park

Jumping Pillow Park - Credit: Archant


NEW for 2019!

Action packed fun

Action packed fun - Credit: Archant

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Get everyone outdoors and get active … just for you is the brand new 'bounce-tastic' Jumping Pillow Park at no extra charge! Other thrilling rides (available at a small additional charge) include Pony Rides, Junior Quad Bikes (ages 6+), Caterpillar Ride and Farm Safari taking you over 200 acres to the deer park!

Special guests each week-day

Special guests each week-day - Credit: Archant

The friendly team at Thornton Hall Country Park understand the difficulty keeping everyone entertained during the school holidays.

As well as all the farm activities, there is a jam-packed itinerary of additional entertainment and special guests each week-day included in the normal admission price! Guaranteed to be loved by all ages:

Visit the onsite café ‘Harrisons’

Visit the onsite café ‘Harrisons’ - Credit: Archant

Mondays (22nd, 29th July + 5th, 12th, 19th August).

Professor Pumpernickel with his thrilling, live Science Shows! (11am, 12.30pm & 2pm).

Big Machines Weekend

Big Machines Weekend - Credit: Archant

Tuesdays (23rd, 30th July + 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August.

Special Guests from Buzz & Woody to Superheroes & Princesses! Visit the website for characters / dates / appearance timings.

Wednesdays (24th, 31st July + 7th, 14th, 21st August).

All day, interactive Circus Workshops with The Rapide Brothers.

Thursdays (25th July + 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August).

Pony Club with pony grooming, horsemanship and pony rides (small additional charge).

Fridays (26th July +2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August). Special guests Critters 2 You will be at the Farm Park all day with their snakes, lizards, spiders, mini beasts and more!

Visit the website for more details:


If the weather is kind, feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy outside on the spacious Farm Park grounds.

Alternatively the onsite café 'Harrisons' is open daily serving a selection of quality teas and coffees as well as freshly prepared sandwiches, hot food, cakes and more. Afternoon Tea is also served from 2pm (advance booking is required).


So …. what are you waiting for? Grab your sun cream (or your wellies!) and head on down to the Farm!

Farm Park Opening Times / Prices:

Open daily (7 days a week) from 10am - Farm Park Admission Prices £0-£7 per person

* Additional Charges for: Pony rides (£2.50), Tractor Rides (£3), Caterpillar (£2), Junior Quads (£4) & Safari ride (£3.50ea)


More Fantastic Events!

Other incredible upcoming events include:


Sunday 25th / Monday 26th August

BIG MACHINES WEEKEND at Thornton Hall Country Park!

Tractors, Diggers & Dozers! Demonstrations, sit-ons, displays and all the usual farm fun.

Price: Normal admission applies - no advance ticket required.

Note: as this is a special event Annual Passes, Vouchers, Offers and Free Passes are NOT valid for this event.



Pumpkin Picking & Halloween by Day


The award-nominated 'Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure'

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