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 past the rhea and wallabies 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. Click here for more information about owl holding.

Call in at Hawks & Squawks, our falconry centre, where you can watch a falconry display six days a week. Weather permitting, shows are at 1pm every day except Tuesday, with an additional morning show at weekends and during school holidays at 11.30am. Although there are no falconry display on Tuesdays, visitors to the farm are welcome to look around the aviaries seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. Entrance to Hawks & Squawks falconry centre and the flying displays are included in the usual cost of entry to the farm park and woodlands. Private experiences are available to pre-book at an additional cost. Click here for more information about falconry.

Spend time exploring the animal paddocks around the farm. You'll find reindeer, llamas, alpacas, ponies, donkeys, highland cattle, pigs, a turkey and peafowl. And say hello to Rudi our friendliest deer, in his paddock next to Bambi & Bindi.

Don't miss our The World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery Trail, featuring life-size dinosaur models in a natural woodland setting. The trail brings 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. Meet Dinosaur ROAR the Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur STOMP the Triceratops, Dinosaur WHACK the Stegosaurus, Dinosaur WHIZZ the Coelophysis, Dinosaur FLAP the Oviraptor, Dinosaur BOO the Deinonychus and Dinosaur MUNCH the Diplodocus. Click here to find out more about The World of Dinosaur Roar!

Children can let their imagination run wild at the Fort Adventure Playground, 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. And from August to October, families can explore our two-acre maize maze (unfortunately not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs). 

At the end of the day, 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. All our pathways are suitable for pushchair access and mostly wheelchair friendly - our staff can provide assistance if required.

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

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

  • Owl holding is £1 per person.

Sleeping Pigs

A day of family fun

  • 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

Indoor Playbarn

For all-weather fun, take time out in our Indoor Playbarn, where children will love climbing aboard the pirate ship, discovering the secret rooms in the spooky castle, riding on the pedal-karts and playing football. In October 2022 we opened a new multi-level indoor adventure play area suitable for all ages, with soft play equipment, three huge slides and fun ball cannons, along with a dedicated role play area and soft play for under fives. Also for our younger visitors, there is a dedicated carpeted area in the centre of the Playbarn, with toys especially for under fours.

The new and improved Laughing Donkey Cafe can be found in the Indoor Playbarn. It's open from 10am to 5pm daily, serving food until 3pm on weekdays and until 4pm during weekends and on Bank Holidays. 

Jenny & Jack's indoor adventure has been part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

The World of Dinosaur Roar!

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.

Click here for more information on our Dinosaur Trail

Great Food at Great Prices

When tummies are rumbling, call into Antlers Bistro, located at the main entrance, or the Laughing Donkey Café, which you can find in the Indoor Playbarn. Alternatively, pick up a snack from one of our seasonal kiosks.

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. Packed lunches are also very welcome in the Indoor Playbarn, we just ask you not to bring your own food into the Laughing Donkey Café.