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Smithills Open Farm

#1 of 51 things to do in Bolton Features Animals
Smithills Dean Road, Bolton BL1 7NS, England
+44 1204 595765
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We never get tired of this place!!!!

We have been dozens of times and we never feel let down. The staff are great,there is plenty to... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
Place of ineterest

Wonderful visit. Staff were helpful; the café was very accommodating reserving a table for the... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Allan D
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Smithills Dean Road, Bolton BL1 7NS, England
+44 1204 595765
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We have been dozens of times and we never feel let down. The staff are great,there is plenty to keep the kids occupied and it is a pretty inexpensive day out. The only slight downside is the cafe ( which doesn't offer a lot of...More

Thank CAN57
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Wonderful visit. Staff were helpful; the café was very accommodating reserving a table for the twelve in the group; Friends of Smithills guide A-M was excellent with so much information, answering all our questions. Our group was really engaged with this visit. A lovely old...More

Thank Allan D
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had our sons 2nd birthday here with children ranging from 1-10. Everybody loves it including the adjust. Best party ever, good they made, all the activities. Ever child told me they wanted their birthday there. We have set the bar high now for next...More

Thank Trav1235
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I took my grandson for his 3rd birthday party to Smithills Open Farm. Absolutely brilliant. He was able to feed, touch and hold a variety of farm and wild animals. Calves, piglets, lambs, goats, deer, reindeer, lamas, alpacas, pythons, chickens, donkeys, horses, European Eagle Owls,...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this excellent farm today with our 3 year old granddaughter & 6 month old grandson. From the minute we arrived the staff were very friendly , there are lots of animals to feed & pet. The real treat is pets corner the staff...More

Thank Tkirwan
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.

Thank bluemoon40
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...More

Thank Warburtons
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...More

Thank Brinders82
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...More

Thank SarahhJayy
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....

Thank jools1352
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Allyson D
i am thinking of taking my son here for his 2nd birthday would you say it is a good day for s birthdey snd plentybto do for a 2 year old
27 April 2017|
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Response from MIKECHRISManchester | Reviewed this property |
We take our 2 year old granddaughter she loves holding the baby animals and there are plenty of small slides and indoor bits and pieces for them to do, we have taken our kids for years, hope you like it.
How much does it cost?
6 October 2016|
Response from Shadowfaxuk | Reviewed this property |
Adults: £7.00 Children: £6.00 (2 - 16 years, children under 2 are free) OAPs: £6.00 School Group visits - School children £8 and adults one free for every 5 children then £7 each Birthday parties £12
julie h
Is there blue badge parking, is it accessable?
20 August 2016|
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Response from 773RBL | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't know about allocated blue badge or specific accessibility, but the car park is next to the entrance and it is easy enough to get everywhere with a pram, there are low level sinks and dryers, a ramp to the... More