Hannah Russell, Little Alf & Friends at Swinton Green

Hannah Russell, Little Alf & Friends at Swinton Green

Hannah Russell, Little Alf & Friends at Swinton Green
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Monday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Discover the life and work of best selling author Hannah Russell, Swinton green is set outside of Masham at Swinton, and is home to the real life characters from the popular children's book series. The centre is home to pygmy goats, alpacas, Valais black nose sheep, chickens, Sulcata tortoises, rabbits, guinea pigs, ponies and the famous miniature shetland Little Alf. On site you will find a shop where you can pick up the book series.
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  • 28linda2017
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience. 👍
    We all had wonderful afternoon with Hannah, we took our 8 year old granddaughter who loved learning all about Hannah’s animals, she particularly liked Arthur the tortoise, the experience was all we had hoped for and more. Our granddaughters words were “that was the best day” Thank you so much Hannah, we will be back to see you and the animals again. X
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Steve W
    Durham, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Fantastic Day
    Our family of 4 visited and all of us had a wonderful time. Hannah is very knowledgeable and it was a delight to meet all of the animals. I cannot fault the whole experience, it was excellent from start to finish (and not rushed in any way) we are all looking forward to visiting again soon.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Linds Beery
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A special experience
    We wanted to surprise our daughter as she has been reading the Little Alf books since she was younger. It met all our expectations and more. Our daughter was so happy to meet the animals she's read about ( and a little bit star struck to meet Hannah) The place itself is beautiful and so well thought out. Its was such a nice gentle walk around. Its was lovely to hear about how Swinton Green came about and the plans for the future. We loved walking Alf and Pepper who were both so well natured. The little goats were also a highlight. Hannah was a great hoste and we all felt at ease straight away. The animals are so clearly loved and cared for to the highest standards. It's such a special experience for us all, especially our daughter. A memory for her to keep. Thank you, Hannah. I'm sure we will be back soon.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • AB
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meet Little Alf & friends
    I visited Swinton Green Farm with my granddaughter who is a fan of the Little Alf books. The farm is near to Swinton Hotel and set in lovely countryside. Hannah is inspirational and very knowledgeable about the animals and gives a one to one tour of the farm. There are many opportunities to interact with the animals including feeding, walking and even grooming the ponies. I know my granddaughter enjoyed the visit and will talking about it for ages! A great way to spend an afternoon which I can highly recommend - thanks again Hannah
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • linda d
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little Alf and Friends
    We had a really lovely afternoon with Hannah and her gorgeous animals. All the animals were happy and well cared for and Hannah was so knowledgeable about them all and answered our many questions too. We were a mixture of ages from 18 months to 63 and we all enjoyed it - even the nearly teenager! Thanks for the book too Hannah. We will definitely visit again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Olivia H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An afternoon well spent!
    What an amazing gem in our little town!! We had such a wonderful afternoon with Hannah and the animals. We snuggled rabbits, admired the chickens and led ponies, groomed them and rolled around in the grass with the goats. The children adored the animals and we bought out very own book to read at bedtime. Hannah is the most knowledgeable lady who welcomes you with open arms and explains each animals personalities as well as how they came to be with her. An afternoon well spent and we cannot wait to visit again!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
  • AELinEdinburgh
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant time at Swinton Green
    Our family of four had an absolutely superb time with Hannah and her animals at Swinton Green. Hannah was swift to reply to emails, nothing was too much trouble, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We met lots of the animals and our daughters were so excited to meet, walk and brush Little Alf as well as Pepper. Meeting the other animals was great fun, especially the crazy goats, and Hannah shared lots about the farm and the animals she has befriended over the years. It is clear that animal welfare is her highest priority. The cup of tea and a chat at the end was a lovely touch and unsurprisingly our kids are desperate to go and visit again. There is also a lovely selection of her books and other items to buy and there was no hard sell at all from Hannah. The experience is excellent value for money and we highly recommend it to others. Best of luck Hannah with further work on the farm and your books and hope to see you again another time.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Flo
    Nottingham, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wish Come True
    After pleas from my daughter to meet Little Alf from her favourite books it was fantastic news when Hannah started her Swinton Green Experiences. We had a lovely couple of hours with Hannah and all the animals featured in her books. She is extremely knowledgeable on all things animal related and very passionate about animal welfare. My daughter loved her time spent with all the animals and lots of happy memories have been made. Hannah has lots of plans for Swinton Green and we look forward to coming back again in the future. Thank you for a lovely experience Hannah and we wish you lots of luck in your future ventures.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Claire FG
    Bradford, United Kingdom36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hannah Russell, Little Alf & Friends- the most magical place with the extraordinary Hannah and her very special friends!
    We have followed Hannah Russell, Little Alf and Friends for several years on Facebook, and we read Hannah’s story on her best friend Little Alf back in 2017! So when we found out that we could visit Hannah and her friends, it was a must! It was just so wonderful to meet Hannah and all her special friends in person, it was such a remarkable experience. Hannah is a very special lady, she loves all her animals deeply and is extremely passionate about animal welfare, the countryside in which she lives and helping others! Swinton Green is the most beautiful setting for Hannah’s friends to live, and it was sheer joy to meet Little Alf and Friends, and see how happy they all are. We loved spending time with all the animals, and Hannah gave us the most interesting information on each animal, as well has sharing stories about them. So not only did we get the chance to meet all the animals, to groom some and walk some, we also learned lots too! This is one of the best things we have ever done! For any animal lover, we can’t recommend this experience enough! We will definitely be visiting again next summer!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 June 2024
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Claire FG
Bradford, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We have followed Hannah Russell, Little Alf and Friends for several years on Facebook, and we read Hannah’s story on her best friend Little Alf back in 2017! So when we found out that we could visit Hannah and her friends, it was a must!

It was just so wonderful to meet Hannah and all her special friends in person, it was such a remarkable experience.

Hannah is a very special lady, she loves all her animals deeply and is extremely passionate about animal welfare, the countryside in which she lives and helping others!

Swinton Green is the most beautiful setting for Hannah’s friends to live, and it was sheer joy to meet Little Alf and Friends, and see how happy they all are. We loved spending time with all the animals, and Hannah gave us the most interesting information on each animal, as well has sharing stories about them. So not only did we get the chance to meet all the animals, to groom some and walk some, we also learned lots too!

This is one of the best things we have ever done! For any animal lover, we can’t recommend this experience enough! We will definitely be visiting again next summer!
Written 15 June 2024
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Bunsandcoffee
Scarborough, UK15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Lovely place so I purchased some books unfortunately I found them disappointing they do not flow very well so are difficult to read out loud there are some big grammar and technical mistakes in them which I would of expected your publishers would have noticed. The horse breed mentioned is a Suffolk punch not Sussex and Shetland ponies do race I’ve seen them at Olympia
Written 30 March 2024
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Hayley M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had an amazing day with Hannah & all of the animals. Hannah was so friendly & full of knowledge about all of the animals we met. All the animals were very friendly and it was so lovely to be able to have hands on experience with the animals and it not be a rushed job. We will definitely be returning again!!
Written 2 October 2023
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David H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
What a beautiful day. Great location and excellent hosting by Hannah. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her crew of animals.
Written 22 September 2023
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joanne b
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Amazing experience with Hannah and so lovely to meet all the animals featured in the books.
Hannah is so knowledgeable about all her animals.
It was great to brush and walk Little Alf and Pepper.
Highly recommend
Written 18 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Flo
Nottingham, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
After pleas from my daughter to meet Little Alf from her favourite books it was fantastic news when Hannah started her Swinton Green Experiences. We had a lovely couple of hours with Hannah and all the animals featured in her books. She is extremely knowledgeable on all things animal related and very passionate about animal welfare. My daughter loved her time spent with all the animals and lots of happy memories have been made. Hannah has lots of plans for Swinton Green and we look forward to coming back again in the future. Thank you for a lovely experience Hannah and we wish you lots of luck in your future ventures.
Written 16 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AELinEdinburgh
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our family of four had an absolutely superb time with Hannah and her animals at Swinton Green. Hannah was swift to reply to emails, nothing was too much trouble, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

We met lots of the animals and our daughters were so excited to meet, walk and brush Little Alf as well as Pepper. Meeting the other animals was great fun, especially the crazy goats, and Hannah shared lots about the farm and the animals she has befriended over the years. It is clear that animal welfare is her highest priority.

The cup of tea and a chat at the end was a lovely touch and unsurprisingly our kids are desperate to go and visit again. There is also a lovely selection of her books and other items to buy and there was no hard sell at all from Hannah.
The experience is excellent value for money and we highly recommend it to others.
Best of luck Hannah with further work on the farm and your books and hope to see you again another time.
Written 6 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Olivia H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
What an amazing gem in our little town!! We had such a wonderful afternoon with Hannah and the animals. We snuggled rabbits, admired the chickens and led ponies, groomed them and rolled around in the grass with the goats. The children adored the animals and we bought out very own book to read at bedtime. Hannah is the most knowledgeable lady who welcomes you with open arms and explains each animals personalities as well as how they came to be with her. An afternoon well spent and we cannot wait to visit again!!
Written 31 August 2023
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Emily D
Edinburgh, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
An experience that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone!

Getting hands on experience with the animals was amazing and Hannahs love for her animals is clear to see. She is so knowledgeable about all of the animals and had the answers to all of our questions.

The whole experience was very professional but in a relaxed and super friendly atmosphere.

The experience finished with a chance to chat with hannah and ask her about her animals, business endeavours and her career as an author - all over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Would highly recommend!
Written 21 August 2023
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linda d
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had a really lovely afternoon with Hannah and her gorgeous animals. All the animals were happy and well cared for and Hannah was so knowledgeable about them all and answered our many questions too. We were a mixture of ages from 18 months to 63 and we all enjoyed it - even the nearly teenager! Thanks for the book too Hannah. We will definitely visit again.
Written 21 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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