Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm

Easter is synonymous with many things, chocolate for one, and Yorkshire has a wonderful offering in the sweet treats department. However, with Easter comes the arrival of cute new critters to the county and there are some fantastic farms that allow you to get up close and personal with these adorable little creatures.

Thornton Hall Country Park

At this traditional working farm you can experience hands on animal encounters, hitch a ride on their 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and then relax in their country tearoom while the little ones burn of whatever energy they have left. This Easter, as well as a Toddler Easter Party and East Egg Hunt they will be playing host to Peter Rabbit™ who will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day, plus lots of farm fun to be had for all the family.

Cannon Hall Farm

Join Cannon Hall Farm for lambing season - one of the most exciting times in the farming calendar. Their shepherds will be caring for hundreds pregnant ewes who will all be having lambs this Spring - and the farmers will be keeping everyone up to date with live Facebook broadcasts. Cannon Hall want to share the action with your family - as well as provide education and entertainment for younger visitors.

Tropical Butterfly House

Meet the chicks, ducklings and friendly residents of the farm barn and discover more about native species and their conservation work closer to home. Grab your binoculars and see what you can spot at the bird identification station or bug hotel at the Wilderness Walkthrough and enjoy bug themed fun activities, arts and crafts! Join their Easter Egg trail on Good Friday - Easter Monday and search for the clues to win a chocolate egg. Encounter the exotic with our daily animal encounters and free flying bird and animal displays. Follow the Dino trail and jump aboard a tractor trailer ride. The fun never stops at the Realms of Camelot playpark or relax and enjoy a treat at Lottie’s Coffee Lounge, Big Red Bus or the Butterfly Café!

The Deep

Join The Deep’s special agents as they take a trip to our native coastline to find out what can be uncovered at the seaside. Help the CSI division discover who is the rockpool polluter in our fun-packed 'Who Dunnit' trail, lend a hand in the interactive presentation to find out who stole the shells at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and earn a CSI badge of your own.

See daily dive shows, penguin feeds, get up close in touch pool sessions, ride in the underwater lift and take part in family crafts too.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Enjoy a fantasy day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park with family entertainment, colourful characters, live shows plus lots more on 4th, 5th and 6th April. Come along and meet Peter Pan and Tinker Bell plus their arch-rival Captain Hook… You can also come face-to-face with the world’s most amazing and beautiful animals!