Directory of Farms In Northampton.

A list of farms in Northampton where you can see small and large animals, some you can even hold and feed the animals and play. For more cool ideas of things to do in Northampton check out note, this post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, it will help keep this site up and running!

Farms are one of my favourite places to take the boys for a day out. You can’t beat getting into the fresh air and close to nature. To me, a farm visit seems to be the ultimate place to take kids – it’s fun, educational and you generally get a lot of exercise while you are there!

We are lucky to have a number of farms in Northampton and surrounding areas. They range from larger farms you can spend the whole day at or smaller ones you can pop to for just an hour or so. Another great benefit of a farm visit is that they often have a play area so you get a bit of a break at the end of the day before heading home.

I have put this directory together of all the farms in Northampton. If I have written a review of the farm you can click on the link and it will take you to it, if not it will take you directly to the farms website for further info.

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Directory of Farms In Northampton



West Lodge Rural Centre.

At West Lodge, you can see animals such as pigs, goats, ducks and ponies. They also have a petting corner, nature walks, pony rides and in lambing season you can help feed the lambs. Plus amazing indoor and outdoor play areas. You can easily spend a whole day here.

Open 7 days a week from 2nd January to 24th December

Located in Kettering, NN14 2SH

Check out my review here.


Mini Meadows

Mini Meadows actually let you get in the cages with the rabbits and guinea pigs. You can also touch and feed the pigs, cows and Llamas. They have both indoor and outdoor play areas and it’s a great farm for a half-day visit with lunch at the cafe.

Open 10 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week including Bank Holidays. Closes at 4 pm in Winter.

Located in Welford, NN6 6HZ

Check out my review here.

A review of our visit to Mini Meadows Farm, including what you can expect when there, tips on visiting and my honest opinion.

Fields Of Dreams

Fields of Dreams host a 90 minute Under 5’s Tots session every Wednesday morning. The session is run by Native Kids and includes petting the ponies, making nature-based crafts, playing in the mud kitchens and on the trampoline and finishing with a story and songs. Bookings are essential.

You can also visit the farm itself for bespoke sessions. These also need to be booked in advance.

Located in Pottersbury, NN12 7QG


Bliss Lane Farm, Flore

Bliss Lane is best visited at the beginning of the year so that you can feed the hungry lambs. This is a small family-run farm that relies on visitors. This is a small farm but get there early and you can have the place to yourself!

Located in Flore, NN7 4LJ

Read my full review here.

Bliss Lane Farm in Flore, is a small farm where you can bottle feed lambs, feed the sheep and end with a cup of tea and slice of cake. For more reviews of places to take the kids in Northamptonshire check out


Rookery Open Farm

Head over in March to see the new lambs as well as the alpacas, donkeys and pygmy goats. Rookery Open Farm also features a 3 story indoor play structure!

Open from March to November 2019

Located in Stoke Bruerne, NN12 7SJ

Visit their website here.


Harpole Strawberries, Grange Farm

At Grange Farm, you are able to pick your own strawberries, blackberries, gooseberries, raspberries and asparagus. After, you can enjoy some tea/ coffee and cakes in the cafe.

Opening times are: Summer – Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm and weekends: 10am-5pm

Located Harpole, NN7 4DJ

Visit their website here.

A list of farms in Northampton where you can see small and large animals, some you can even hold and feed the animals and play. For more cool ideas of things to do in Northampton check out

Farms In Surrounding Areas


Gullivers Dinosaur & Farm Park

After you have checked out the dinosaurs you can head to the farm park to see the goats, donkeys and chickens. There is a cuddle corner, tractor rides and a potting shed to learn how plants grow and even plant a few seeds yourself.

Located in Milton Keynes, MK15 0DT

Various opening times.

Visit their website here.


Thrift Farm

Thrift farm features traditional farm livestock such as sheep, goats, pigs and chickens plus smaller animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. They also have a small wooden outdoor assault course and a cafe that serves homemade soup among other things.

Opening times are:

1st February – 1st November:  7 days a week, 9:30am – 4pm

2nd November – 31st January: 10am to 3pm, weekends only.

Milton Keynes, MK17 0EQ

Visit their website here.


Green Dragon Eco Farm

Green Dragon is a sustainably run farm that homes large animals such as cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. They have “pets corner” that has some reptiles, insects and small furrier animals. There are also a couple of nature trails that you can take around the farm.

Open 7 days a week 10am – 5:30pm

Located in Hogshaw, MK18 3LA

Visit their website here.


Mead Open Farm

There are loads of fun things to do at Mead Open Farm from Go-Karts and Crazy Golf to sand play in Digger Village and Shaggy’s Cove. There are also opportunities such as bottle-feeding lambs, hand-feeding sheep and goats, grooming ponies and stroking rabbits.

Open 7 days a week from 10 am until 6.00 pm

Located in Bedfordshire, LU7 9JH

Visit their website here.


Curly Tails Pig Sanctuary

Curly Tails is a pig sanctuary that rescues unwanted pet pigs and gives them a loving and safe home.  They are not actually open to the public however will give personal tours through a private booking.


Herrings Green Activites Farm

Herrings Green Activities Farm is a bird of prey centre with over 200 birds on display. They also have horses, pat a pet and tractor and trailer rides in peak season.

Open 7 days a week 10 am to 5 pm

Located in Bedfordshire, MK45 3DT

Visit their website here.


Windmill Farm Park

Windmill farm park is a working family farm with both large and small animals. They also have both indoor and outdoor timber play areas plus a cafe.

Open 7 days a week, 10 am-4 pm

Located in Leicester, LE8 0PR

Visit their website here.


Have you visited any of these farms in Northampton? Comment below and let us know what you think!

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