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Smithills Open Farm

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Address: Smithills Dean Road, Bolton BL1 7NS, England
Phone Number: 01204 595765
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Grandaughters day out

Grandaughter loves all the animals the staff were helpful and friendly altogether a good afternoon if little pricey should include the donkey ride in the entry fee if only 1 ride

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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oswaldtwistle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Grandaughter loves all the animals the staff were helpful and friendly altogether a good afternoon if little pricey should include the donkey ride in the entry fee if only 1 ride

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's a pleasant setting for young children to experience farm and other animals. The donkey rides are very expensive for a 2 minute ride.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a joint 3rd birthday party here and it was brilliant!! Lots of animals at the petting corner, milked lambs, stroked piglets, baby goats, llamas, owls and a snake and the children held baby chicks. The staff have everyone (even those who are not part of the party) singing happy birthday to them, which made them feel really special.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
63 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A really pleasant farm experience. Lots of charmingly friendly animals-cows, goats,sheep, pigs, rabbits-even a laid back Python. Lots of opportunities to feed, stroke, cuddle etc. Very well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went today with my 2.5 year old! She's been a few times with various members of the family but first time with the boss. it was a little pricey to get in, I think £7 for me and £6 for her which took me by surprise. It's a pound for a donkey ride, tractor ride and for animal feed which... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Well worth a trip here with the kids. Farm includes a show of lambs you can feed, owls, a huge snake and more all with lot's of petting

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We took the grandchildren there for an afternoon out, it tuned out to be the best part of a day. Kids loved it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Firstly I have to say that we have visited Smithills farm on several occasions and have always enjoyed ourselves. However there are a few pro's and con's - The Pros: I would say the best part is Pet's corner. The staff bring out different animals that the children and adults can help feed and touch, ranging from baby chicks to... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were invited to a kids birthday party here so we didn't pay to get in but I would say it was value for money. We were on site for the party for about 3 hours but we could have done a couple more hours easily. The staff really made the day they were fantastic with all the kids. They... More 

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cardiff
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just got back and was very disappointed with smithills. There are better farms to visit. Normally a trip to a good farm is an all dat event-this was just a couple of hours. The outside play area is good for 5years plus but the two little ones in our group couldn't go on anything and very frustrated. The baby changing... More 

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