If you're looking for a great family experience in Leeds, then why not come and say hello to the animals at Swithens Farm?
Enjoyed by both children and parents alike, a visit to our Open Farm gives you the chance to meet a whole host of friendly animals - and you can even feed them too!
The animals you see may vary slightly depending on the time of year, but you should have the opportunity to see cows and calves, pigs and piglets, rabbits, ducks, geese and our 2 micro-pigs, Molly and Millie. Our lovely paddock walk offers stunning views over Leeds and the chance to say hello to Millie and Mary our donkeys, and Bilbo our beautiful Shetland pony.
We aim to provide a family-friendly atmosphere with a real community feel, offering as much interaction with the animals as possible. You can buy a bag of carrots or apples from the Farm Shop for 30p for feeding your favourites, if you call in during spring, you may even be able to bottle feed our new lambs!
Our animals love receiving visitors, and on weekends our helpful volunteers will be happy to show you some of the smaller residents so that you can have a stroke and learn a little more about them. You can even learn to milk a cow using our faithful friend, Shirley - she may be made of wood, but the milking experience is udderly convincing!
Farm opening hours are:
|Monday:||Closed (except bank holidays)|
|Tuesday:||10 am - 5 pm|
|Wednesday:||10 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday:||10 am - 5 pm|
|Friday:||10 am - 5 pm|
|Saturday:||10 am - 5 pm|
|Sunday:||10 am - 5 pm|
When visiting the Open Farm, please make sure that children are accompanied by an adult at all times, an entry fee of £4.00 for adults and children aged 3+, free for children under 3!
Hand washing facilities are available.
If you're a young person over the age of 15 who is interested in volunteering a little bit of time at the weekends in order to work with the animals, please get in touch here.