A Fun Day Out At Farmer Ted's Adventure Farm In Ormskirk

Published on 18 June 2023 at 15:55

If you are looking for a fun and educational day out with your family, you might want to check out Farmer Teds Adventure Farm in Ormskirk, West Lancashire.   

Farmer Ted's is a farm park that offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for children from 0 to 12.  You can also meet and interact with a variety of different animals, such as alpacas, ponies, goats, sheep, birds of prey, guinea pigs and many more.

What You'll find at Farmer Ted's

Farmer Teds has something for everyone, no matter the weather. Here are some of the highlights of what you can do at the farm:

  • Enjoy a tractor ride around the farm and see the animals up close.
  • Experience the UK's only Shaun the Sheen attraction.
  • Learn about mini beasts in the jungle themed centre and handle some of them.
  • Groom and cuddle the ponies, watch the ferret racing, meet the alpacas and more.
  • Play in the large adventure halls with slides, rope bridges and climbing frames.
  • Relax in the soft play centres
  • Have fun on the pedal go-karts, the huge sandpit with diggers and the climbing frames 
  • Explore the Wooden Maze, jumping pillows, the agility trail and the toboggan run.
  • Treat yourself to a delicious meal or snack at Farmer Teds Grill

Our Visit

We made a last minute decision to visit Farmer Ted's during the 2nd week of the May/June half term,  We expected it to be busy and wasn't sure if we would be able to pay on arrival but it wasn't a problem and we were advised that it surprisingly wasn't busy at all so would be a nice chilled day,


As you walk through the entrance, you enter an indoor area that houses the cafe, gift shop, cinema screen and many play areas and slides.  In the middle there are mini tractors that are £1 per ride.  Mark was desperate for a go so convinced Louie to join him, he was reluctant at first but absolutely loved it.  


Our next stop was the animal barn, here there are push along and pedal tractors that the kids can play on and a whole host of animals to see including, horses, pigs, alpacas, sheep, goats and ponies.  Most of the animals came straight over to us and loved a little pet.  There are a number of activities at different times throughout the day (shown on the board) where the animals are brought out for a close up encounter, including alpaca time, pony grooming and a sheep show.  Louie loved the animal whilst they were in there pens but wasn't keen when close up but the animals were very calm and other children loved the interactions,


It was lunch time and we hadn't take a picnic so we headed in to the cafe to grab some lunch.  Inside the cafe there are a couple of soft play areas one for under 4's and one for older kids, there both a great size and it was so quiet that Mark and Louie had to try them both.  We noticed a specials board with salt and pepper chicken wraps on the menu so we both chose that, it was delicious and only £7.50 for a large wrap, fries, salad and coleslaw which we thought was a good price,


Next to the animal barn is the Mini Beast Centre, here there are all kinds of creepy crawlies and other animals like lizards, geckos, tortoise and snakes. There was also a close up with some of these animals we saw the lizards and tortoise up close and Louie loved watching the turtle stroll around and feeling his shell.


Beyond these areas, it is outdoor play area galore, with many climbing frames, a large wooden maze, climbing wall, jumping pillows, go karts and a toboggan run. There is so much to do and the adults can join in with it all too.  


Tractor rides run at selected times throughout the day and take you on a lovely tour of the farmland for a close up view of the animals but beware there's also dinosaurs hiding out in the fields,  I believe these are part of something new to arrive this summer, all of the kids loved the tractor ride past these. 


After our tractor ride we headed to the Coffee Post, which also sells, in my opinion the best ice cream, from Cheshire Ice Cream Farm,  We headed for some shade and enjoyed this before heading home.

Planning A Visit

Farmer Ted's is open every day from 10am to 6pm.  You can buy your tickets online or at the gate, if you purchase online use the code JUNE2023 for 10% off your visit during June. Prices vary depending on age and the season that you visit.


Farmer Ted's is located at Flatman's Lane, Downholland, Ormskirk, L39 6HW,  There is a large car park onsite with free parking.


Farmer Ted's also hosts parties, school trips and other special events throughout the year.  You can find more information about them on their website or their facebook page


Farmer Ted's Adventure Farm has so much to offer and is a fantastic place to visit with your family,  I hope you enjoyed this blog post about Farmer Teds in Ormskirk. If you did, please share it with your friends and family who might be interested in visiting the farm too.


Thank you for reading!

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