Wales is a country of great beauty and history; some may call it the western gem of the United Kingdom. It offers plenty to see and do, from historic castles to beautiful green landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and plenty of countryside and family days out.
Towards the capital city and the southern region of Wales, there are four fantastic children’s petting farms where you can enjoy an educational yet family fun day out feeding farm animals and experiencing some of the best outdoor play areas.
Like the sound of that? Scroll down to see our top picks of family animal days out in Wales.
Cefn Mably Farm Park
Began Rd, Began, Newport, CF3 6XL
Get ready for an amazing farm day out at Cefyn Maly Farm Park!
Founded in 1994, Cefn Mably Farm is filled with some of your favourite cuddly friends, including their famous pony who goes by Penny the Welsh Pony. Aswell as seeing their cute animals, the adventures continue with endless outdoor activities to fill up the rest of your day such as crazy golf, soft play and many more! Their newest feature is a train track journey across the farm…kick back and relax while you take in all the beautiful scenery the farm has to offer.
What a perfect family day out!
Playworks The Meadows
Gypsy Ln, Caerphilly, Caerphilly County Borough, CF15
Situated in the outskirts of Cardiff, this child friendly and couples farm is the perfect place for a fun day out with your loved ones. Explore the beautiful 21 acres of countryside giving you the opportunity to take in the breath-taking Welsh landscapes as well as enjoying the mornings or afternoons interacting with our precious farm animals. During your visit, you can expect to see some of our farmyard friends, Reindeer, Wallabies, Meerkats, Cows, Pigs, Sheep, Horses and many more.
Do you have a sweet tooth that you need to cater to? Why not enjoy a short break at our onsite café serving some of your favourite snacks, cakes, coffee!
Greenmeadow Community Farm
Greenforge Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 5AJ
Want a fun learning day out for your child? Then Greenmeadow Community Farm is the ultimate family day out. Did you know: the farm has been a working farm for over 250 years and is brimming with history?
Greenmeadow has a wide range of pedigree and rare breed traditional farm animals as well as some more unusual residents. You can explore hands on learning as you enjoy daily educational demonstrations including how to milk a cow, sowing and growing and looking after farmyard animals. This summer they have some exciting upcoming events such as Land of the Dragons show, Food and Craft market and many more of their other classic activities like the Stick Man Trail.
If you are doing a staycation this July, then Greenmeadow Community Farm is the place to be to absorb the tranquillity of the countryside and reconnect with nature.
Cantref Adventure Farm & Riding Centre
Brecon, Powys, LD3 8LR
Situated in the heart of Brecon Beacons National Park, Cantref Adventure Farm & Riding Centre is only one hour from Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Hereford, making it accessible for you and your family to have a truly memorable day out.
Oh, and don’t forget to pack your sleeping bag because this summer there is room for camping, or some may prefer the luxury feel and rent a hot tub lodge!
This farm park attraction is the destination this summer (Forget Cornwall) as they have some awesome events happening throughout the 6-week school holidays. Starting with their summer festival where you can hop on the tractor and trailer rides, talent shows by their cute and cuddly farm animals, sunflower patch, foam party and MUCH MORE!
If this hasn’t made you want to know more, I don’t know what will.
Please Note: information included in this article is correct at time of publishing. Due to current government guidelines related to COVID-19 some attractions and facilities may differ. Please check each individual attractions website before you visit