Things to do

Set amongst over 25 acres of rolling Wolds countryside, Manor Farm Park & Woodlands is an all-day adventure for all the family. 

Start your visit at The Burrows Playground, where children will have fun crawling through tunnels, climbing the tower and enjoying swings, slides and a climbing wall.

Walk up to the Animal Chat Room, where you'll find our smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, lizards, snakes and parrots. You’ll also meet Hettie the African Pygmy Hedgehog, Tilley the tortoise and Norman the Giant African Land Snail.

Head out to our Duck Garden, where you'll see ducks, geese and chickens. Then walk down to Hoots Hollows, where you’ll encounter over 30 owls from around the world. Spend time exploring the animal paddocks around the farm and say hello to Jupiter & Mercury our reindeer, Rudi our friendliest deer, along with Bambi & Bindi. Find llamas, alpacas, ponies, donkeys and highland cattle, and look out for wallabies, turkeys, rhea and peafowl. All our pathways are suitable for pushchair access and mostly wheelchair friendly - our staff can provide assistance if required.

Children can let their imagination run wild exploring the woodlands, playing make-believe in the fort and tower and climbing aboard the wooden play train and chuckwagon. There are swings and slides, along with an enclosed mini football pitch. 

Owl holding is £1 per person.

Some attractions are seasonal or weather-dependent - please phone ahead to be sure what will be on offer when you’re visiting.

We are delighted to have launched The World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery Trail right here at Manor Farm Park & Woodlands. Our exciting new trail features life-size dinosaur models in a natural woodland setting, bringing to life the delightful series of The World of Dinosaur Roar! children’s books and characters created by Peter Curtis, based on Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland and produced in association with the Natural History Museum in London.

Along the trail, you’ll be able to meet Dinosaur ROAR the Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur STOMP the Triceratops, Dinosaur WHACK the Stegosaurus, Dinosaur WHIZZ the Coelophysis, Dinosaur FLAP the Oviraptor and Dinosaur BOO the Deinonychus along our new Discovery Trail. Joining them soon will be Dinosaur MUNCH the Diplodocus.

For all-weather fun, take time out in our Indoor Play Barn, where the children will love climbing aboard the pirate ship, discovering the secret rooms in the spooky castle, riding on the pedal-karts and playing football or table tennis. Our younger visitors can enjoy a dedicated carpeted area with toys especially for under fours.

When tummies are rumbling, call into our bistro, Antlers (at the main entrance), or the Laughing Donkey Café (temporarily closed). Or pick up a snack from the Fort Kiosk (seasonal). If you prefer to bring a packed lunch, you’ll find lots of picnic benches around the farm, including sheltered spaces in our two picnic huts.

After lunch, explore the two acre maize maze (usually available August to October), then take a stroll under the canopy of trees down to the lakeside. See which wildlife species you can spot from the bird hide, play in the waterside sand pit, then head back up to the farm through the wildflower meadow. 

There are neither safety barriers nor a lifeguard at the lakeside - children should be supervised at all times.

Some attractions are seasonal or weather-dependent - please phone ahead to be sure what will be on offer when you’re visiting.

Sleeping Pigs
  • Ponies, llamas, alpacas, deer and highland cattle
  • Pigs, sheep, goats and wallabies
  • Rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Lizards, snakes, tortoises and a Giant African Land Snail
  • Parrots, chickens, turkeys, rhea and peafowl
  • Owl holding (not available Mondays and Thursdays)
  • Falconry displays (not available Tuesdays)
  • Bird hide, lake, woodlands and wildflower meadow
  • Indoor play barn with pirate ship, spooky castle, peddle karts, football, table tennis and under fours zone 
  • Outdoor Fort Adventure Playground with fort, tower, wooden train, chuckwagon, swings, slides and mini football pitch (seasonal)
  • The Burrows Outdoor Play Area with tunnels, tower, slide, tractor, nest swing and climbing wall 
  • The World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery Trail
  • Maize Maze (usually available July to October)
  • Hot food and drinks at Antlers Bistro or The Laughing Donkey Cafe
  • Cold drinks, sandwiches and ice creams at the Fort Kiosk (seasonal)
  • Picnic benches throughout the site

Owl holding is £1 per person - temporarily not available.

Some attractions are seasonal or weather-dependent - please phone ahead to be sure what will be on offer when you’re visiting.