Ash End House Children's Farm, located close to Tamworth, Staffordshire, has been operating for more than 30 years and is ideal for animal lovers of all ages. Activities run throughout the day, such as lamb feeding in the spring and a Bird of Prey demonstration throughout the year. There are also plenty of hand washing facilities throughout the site, so you can fully interact with the animals without worrying about hygiene during lunch!
The on-site café keeps appetites fuelled so your little ones are ready for an afternoon of fun. It’s always a good idea to make sure you have a good breakfast at your Staffordshire hotel first, though, as there's lots to see and do here.
Ash End Farm is also home to The Big Play Barn, an indoor play area featuring a fireman's pole, jumping pillow, rope bridges, ball pits, slides and much, much more. The Play Barn is also a base for several other activities, such as Water Zorbing, and is also available to hire for Christmas or birthday parties.
The farm is open every day except for the Christmas period, which begins on Christmas Day and ends on 2nd January. Opening times are from 10am until 5pm in the autumn, spring and summer, and 10am until 4pm in the winter months.
As well as traditional farm animals such as pigs, sheep, goats and chickens, Ash End is also home to bunnies, Shetland ponies and a collection of birds of prey.
The Farm Shop sells a range of locally sourced produce as well as gifts, books and toys, and The Shire Horse Centre gives children the chance to meet the very placid working horses used on the farm.
For a fun yet educational day, Ash End Children's Farm is hard to beat. It can be fully explored within one day, so whether you're based in one of the local hotels or travelling from further afield, you'll be able to enjoy a fun-packed day that the kids will remember for years to come. Staffordshire hotels are close to all the main family attractions throughout the county, and are happy to help you plan the perfect family break by providing you with everything from information and ticket booking services to packed lunches.