My granddaughter and I visited Smithills Open Farm as part of a small school trip.
Plenty of farm animals to look at. We enjoyed the petting session were you can hold, stroke and feed the animals as they are brought out of the pens and handed round by the friendly staff.
Piglets, sheep, goats, chicks, a donkey, owl and snake all part of the session.
There is a section including insects and reptiles.
Children can enjoy a donkey and tractor ride for a small additional cost.
The farm also has a play / park area area and café.
Remember this is a working farm so don't forget your wellies!!