The southern region of England is well known for its beautiful countryside. With two national parks to its name, The New Forest and South Downs, in addition to the rolling Chiltern Hills and stunning Cotswolds there’s plenty of things to do in the great outdoors, including a host of fantastic family farm attractions to visit.
From splashing around in water play to whizzing down giant slides, galloping along on a pony ride and even experiencing an off-road adventure on a 4 x 4 mini jeep safari – there really is something on offer for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss the huge variety of seasonal events on offer at the animal farms in Southern England too!
Scroll down to discover our top things to do for families and children at Southern England animal farms in Surrey, Bath, Buckinghamshire and West Sussex.
Odds Farm Park
Wooburn Common, Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0JS
Whatever the weather, there’s always lots of fun to be had at Odds Farm Park in Buckinghamshire. First, meet furry and fluffy friends in the Outdoor Animal Paddocks and Undercover Animal Contact Barn…make friends with goats, pigs, cows, sheep and ponies.
Next, let off some steam in both their Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Playgrounds. Take your little ones on the H2Odds bespoke and unique water play area, filled with series of pumps, channels, rivulets, wheels and gates – don’t forget a spare change of clothes though!
And, for a small extra charge, have a game of Marmalade’s Mini Golf, perfect for the whole family whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro.
Bocketts Farm Park
Fetcham, Surrey, KT22 9DY
Located in the fantastic Surrey countryside, there’s something on offer for all ages at Bocketts Farm Park. Daily things to do include taking a ride on the Tractor Trailer, meeting and feeding all the adorable farm animals and the very famous Pig Racing!
And that’s not all, explore the huge Indoor Play Barn and acres of outdoor adventure including Sandpits, two Jumping Pillows, Treehouse Towers and a Squirrel Scramble Adventure Playground. There’s lots of things to do for the whole family at Bocketts Farm Park!
Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park
Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset, BS31 1TP
Set along the River Avon with over 90 acres to explore, Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park is a fun filled day out for all the family with over 200 animals to meet, feed and discover. Do you have a favourite animal? You can also book a VIP Animal Encounter to get up close and personal.
In the Spring and Summer months, they are also home to Dinosaur Valley containing the largest collection of animatronic dinosaurs in the South West…can you brave the 15m T-Rex?
For a mini safari adventure, let the kids take control round a real off road 4×4 course. There’s so much to see and lots of things to do at Avon Valley!
Willows Activity Farm
Red Lodge/Coursers Rd, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
The clue is in the name, there’s no shortage of activities to take part in at Willows Activity Farm located in Sothern England just outside St Albans!
Explore the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground before taking part in activities such as Cow Milking Demonstrations, Funfair Rides, Inflatables and Patting a Pet in their Farmyard.
You can also head over to their Outdoor Show Stage for plenty of signing and dancing throughout the day and even get a chance to meet Peter Rabbit and Friends!
Fishers Adventure Farm Park
Newpound Ln, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG
Situated in the stunning Sussex countryside, this award-winning farm park has a huge selection of Indoor Soft Play, Farm Animals and thrilling Rides for the whole family!
Splash Attack is a must during the summer months providing an exhilarating splash area and water zone for your little ones to enjoy, whilst you relax and soak up the sunshine. Other activities you won’t want to miss include taking Pony Ride, balance and climb on the Farmy Assault Course and a visit to Fishers Castle where you can complete mind-boggling mazes.
If we haven’t persuaded you to take a visit to Fishers Adventure Farm Park when in Sussex, we’re not sure 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