Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, and is a delightful place to visit for all the family. Hesketh Farm Park is picturesque, with around 10 acres of greenery overlooking the rolling Yorkshire hills. You can even spot the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam train chugging along in the valley below!
What is Hesketh farm like?
Hesketh is fully-functioning farm with over 1,000 livestock. A wide range of animals live here, including goats, pigs, cattle, sheep, chicken, guinea pigs and even Shetland ponies! Be sure to stop by Margaret and Dolly, the resident (cheeky!) donkeys and to say hello to Samson, Delilah and George, the giant tortoises.
Under supervision, you and your little ones can feed the animals, as well as collect eggs. Times for these activities are displayed throughout the farm, so do be sure to check this for the most authentic farm-life experience. Further information can be found on their website. You can also hug the darling guinea pigs and brush the pigs, who do love a good scratch with a brush!
Though weather in the Dales can be somewhat unpredictable, you can still have a great time in spite of the rain. There is a large, cosy barn with a fitted heating system where you can warm up out of the cold and cuddle up with some guinea pigs! Here you can also muck about in a sand pit and explore a seemingly endless array of play equipment. From slipping on slides and hiding in straw mazes to racing pedal go-karts and climbing frames, every curious little adventurer can find something to keep them entertained.
There is a quaint café where you can grab a snack if you’re feeling peckish from an action-packed day. So grab your wellies and your camera to make some long-lasting memories!
The barns are flat with wide paths, making them accessible to all mobilities. The two barns are easily accessible, and there are also level paths outside as well. The tractor and trailer ride is also wheelchair and pushchair accessible and staff are happy to help you aboard. Furthermore, there are disabled access bays in the car park right next to the park entrance. Disabled access toilets can also be found in the main complex.