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Children's Farms In Birmingham

by BecSorby (follow)
Birmingham and its surrounds are home to some fantastic farms for kids!

There is something magical about watching children and animals interact. Perhaps it is their mutually innocent nature and curiosity towards each other creates a special bond, and most children gain such joy from petting and feeding animals.

My three-year-old daughter recently met and fed some wallabies, and absolutely loved the experience. The West Midlands is full of fantastic farms that are perfect for children. Here is where to find them.

Ash End House Children’s Farm
Middleton Lane, Middleton, Near Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 2BL
0121 329 3240

Ash End House Children’s Farm is home to lots of animals including ducks, hens, chicks, goats, sheep, rabbits and pigs!
There are loads of activities for the kids, including outdoor play, the allotment garden and the Big Barn Play soft play centre (it is on the same site as the farm but is separate.)
You can also take a tractor trailer ride, view the Birds of Prey display and take part in some bottle feeding!
There is also a Shire Horse Centre and a café.
You can also host your child’s birthday party at the farm.

Image: Ash End House Children's Farm

Balsall Heath City Farm
10 Malvern Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 8NN

Come and visit the 50 animals who live on the farm, including lambs, goats and and birds!
Free to visit, but a donation is much appreciated.
Also provide educational visits to nurseries, schools, home-schoolers and groups.

Broomey Croft Children’s Farm
Bodymoor Heath Lane, Bodymoor Heath, Kingsbury, North Warwickshire, B76 0EE
01827 873 844

This delightful children’s farm is located in Kingsbury Water Park.
Have a ride on the tractor trailer or feed the animals.
Also has a children’s play area and offers children’s birthday parties.
You can read more about Broomey Croft Children’s Farm here.

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, Telford
Preston on the Weald Moors, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6DJ
01952 677 917

This is not your average farm – along with the Farmyard Theatre Barn, other attractions include the Lemur Forest, African and Eurasian Adventure and Parrots of the Caribbean!
You can feed the wallabies at Wallaby Woods, along with other animals at allocated times.
Birthday parties are also available.
There are heaps of activities including play areas and animal experiences.

Forge Mill Farm and Sandwell Park Farm, Sandwell Valley Country Park
Sandwell Valley Country Park, Salter’s Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BG
0121 569 3070
Forge Mill Farm website
Sandwell Valley Country Park Website

Forge Mill Farm houses a number of farm animals, including cows, goats, sheep, horses and chickens.
Has a delightful farm shop selling fresh meat, vegetables, plants and gifts, plus drinks and light snacks.
Activities include children’s play area, a farm trail, access to Forge Mill Lake and during summer, a Maize Maze.
Sandwell Park Farm houses a number of animals that include cattle, sheep, pigs and birds, including some rare breeds.
The farm offers educational activities for schools and groups.

The Old Rectory Farm, Sheldon Country Park
Ragley Drive, Church Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3TU

The Old Rectory Farm houses sheep, ponies, goats, cows and birds.
The farm is open daily.
You can read more about Sheldon Country Park here.

Umberslade Farm Park
Butts Lane, Tanworth in Arden, B94 5AE
01564 742 251

Umberslade Farm Park has a range of exciting activities for families, including bottle feeding lambs and calves, holding baby chicks and bunnies and riding on the ponies.
Take a ride on the tractor trailer, have a play in the adventure play areas or sit down for a meal or snack at the café.

Woodgate Valley Urban Farm
Woodgate Valley Country Park, 36 Watery Lane, Birmingham, B32 3BS
01214 217 623

Animals at the farm include sheep, goats, rabbits, mini pigs and birds.
Along with the farm, there is a children’s play area and dedicated walking tracks at the park.
Read more here.

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