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Smithills Open Farm

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Address: Smithills Dean Road, Bolton BL1 7NS, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Birthday party

Party time absolutely brilliant. Had our daughters 2nd birthday here today. Brilliant from booking to the end of the party. Completely hassle free, our guide was great with the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
bluemoon40
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manchester
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manchester
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Party time absolutely brilliant. Had our daughters 2nd birthday here today. Brilliant from booking to the end of the party. Completely hassle free, our guide was great with the animals, children and adults. Superb day had by all. Will definitely return for another party/visit.

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bolton england
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We have passed Smithills farm numerous times, walking our dog, but never visited as thought it was just for children. Took our two year old granddaughter today, I don't know who enjoyed it most, certainly not just for children . Reading other reviews, it's obvious I am not alone with my thoughts. I was impressed with the staff, all very... More 

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Thank Warburtons
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place this is. Went with my 5 year old son and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots to do and see with a great little cafe. Staff are polite and knowledgeable and the fact it allows visitors to be so hands in is great. Will definitely go back in the future. Never been to a farm with... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We came here as part of a 3rd birthday party. I didn't quite know what to expect but it turned out to be a lovely day and well worth the money per head. The animal show was fantastic and included a lot more than just holding a few chicks and feeding the goats. We saw alpacas, a snake, rabbits, owls... More 

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Slaithwaite
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my wife and two young children, this farm visit was fantastic. Plenty to do and see, definitely going again....

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Thank jools1352
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The farm is fabulous. My 2yr old daughter loves going to see the animals, ride a donkey and a tractor, I've never eaten at the farm but the prices seem good. We'll worth a visit.

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Thank redblueblack
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Very reasonably priced even with the additional charges for animal feed, donkey and tractor rides. I've been a handful of times now and the kids absolutely love it. We have eaten in the cafe before but there is also the option to take your own food with picnic benches provided. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank JessWiggans01
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Visited with friend's and three small children and had a fantastic unforgettable time. Great experience petting the animal's and feeding them,the children loved the tractor ride and feeding the donkeys with the bread the lady driver gave them whilst on the tractor ride. Watching the cows being milked was very exciting for the children and educational to learn where milk... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Visited on Bank Holiday Monday, great for kids...although I enjoyed it more! Plenty of things to do / see. One downside is that I didn't agree with the donkey rides, they definitely looked tired & fed up. Wasn't nice to see, but overall nice day.

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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Smithills Farm was brilliant and has so much going on. We held lots of baby animals, you can bottle feed some lambs, feed goats, llamas, sheep, calves, stroke an owl, donkey rides, tractor rides, good kids play areas with slides etc and bouncy castles, nice cafe, picnic area, we held baby rabbits and baby chick, watched milking, fed the chickens,... More 

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