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Gallop on over on Saturday 27 May at 9am
Do EWE fancy being an 'ANIMAL CARE VOLUNTEER'? Why not join the Farmer Parr’s flock?
Are ewe looking to learn new skills and gain some work experience too?Ewe might like to join our friendly team of volunteers!
If ewe would like to meet the team and learn about the program please join us for our "Introduction to Volunteering" morning.
Our volunteer program lasts 6 weeks. If you complete the program you will be given a letter of approval. This should prove helpful when applying for employment or a college / university place.
Introduction to Volunteering Morning
Sat 27th May, 9.00am start (please don't be late).No need to book - just come to our Cafe for 9.00am!Minimum age for volunteers is 15.It should be fab-ewe-lous fun!
Meet Daisy the Dairy Cow! Children can learn how to milk a cow and have a go themselves.
Archie is our new pony and he is settling in very well.
Feed the Lambs
10.30 Pony Grooming (Stables)
11.00 MOO’vellous Milking Time (Show Barn)
11.30 Lamb Feeding & Farm Tour (Large Animal Barn)
1.00 Meet the Little Animals (Show Barn)
1.30 Pony Rides (Sand Paddock – Weather Dependent)
Followed by Pony Grooming (Stables)
2.30 Animal Show & Lamb Feeding (Show Barn)
3.30 MOO’vellous Milking Time (Show Barn)
4.00 Feed the Animals (Large Animal Barn)
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. Farmer Parr's is open every day right through to the end of December!
Keep an eye on Farmer Parr's Facebook page for more details
At Farmer Parr's you can get up close to your favourite farm animals all year round - in a few weeks baby goats, as well as Lambs, Chicks, Ducklings, Baby Rabbits & Baby Guinea Pigs will be appearing - along with the early weeks of the New Year.
Whatever the time of year, it's always a fab-ewe-lous time to visit Farmer Parr's! Gallop on over!
Plus we were just awarded Trip Advisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’. BAAAARH-illiant MOOs!
ADULT – £6.50CHILD (2-16) – £5.50CONCESSIONS – £5.50FAMILY (2+2) – £20UNDER 2’S – FREE(We reduce our entry price from Nov – Feb)
School & Group Trips are great value AND good fun
N’EWE learning opportunities have been introduced for 2017!
We can tailor trips to suit Reception, KS1 & KS2.
£5.00 per child - Teachers go FREE!
More information at http://www.farmerparrs.com/schools-groups/
If you're a teacher, work at a school, or a parent who thinks this is a great idea, get in touch for more information. Farmer Parr's is also a great place for community group visits too.
- Animal show with plenty of hands-on opportunities- National curiculum topics tailored to different age groups- Lamb feeding and other newborns through the Spring and Summer- Visiting groups have use of the function room- In addition to the animal farm we also have a large museum- Catering can be provided or packed lunches welcome- We can cope with groups of any size- Plenty to see and do do undercover in bad weather- Lots of outdoor space to enjoy in good weather- Paddocks, picnic an dplay areas to enjoy and explore- Open all year with seasonal events - please see the website
National Curriculum Topics
- Animal nutrition and feeding requirements- The classification of animals- Cold blooded and warm blooded species- Diurnal/nocturnal/crepuscular animals- Evolution, adaptation and specialisation- Animal care and husbandryAdapted for Reception, KS1 and KS2
Pre-visits are always welcome!Just give us a call and we will gladly show you around. Risk assessments can be downloaded from our website£5 per child, teachers FREEOptional extras - tractor rides £1 per child, pony rides £2 per child
If you would like more information just call and ask for Lee, James or SophiePhone 01253 874389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy lamb feeding, chick handling, baby bunnies, egg hunt, animal shows and tours, egg collecting, tractor rides, pony rides and grooming, at your favourite animal farm.
Here's a link for our Prices, Times & Daily Timetable!
PS - Our cafe is open to ALL from 9am everyday!
Why not adopt an animal for that special someone?This includes a photo, certificate and 12 passes to visit the farm - for just £30Visit Farmer Parr's website for more info
If you are a regular visitor, animal adoption can cut your entry costs down by over 50%!Just choose your favourite animal and ask in the cafe on your next visit. Or treat a whole family to a family ticket - for just £20(Just ask in our Cafe - please mention this website)
If you love chickens you'll love Chicken Lee - he's doing a new Chicken Talk every morning at Farmer Parrs - it's for adults and children so you'll meet the chickens and learn a bit about them.
You can also help us feed the Alpaca every afternoon (and these lovely baby Alpaca are the best!).
See ewe soon!
Farmer Parr's is open every day for all the fun of the farm - you can meet the animals and do so much more, read on for daily opening times and activity timetable. Remember, that at Farmer Parr's you can get up close to all your favourite animals, and there are lots of small breeds and babies of all kinds to enjoy too!
You can meet different baby animals throughout the year. We also have the Bouncy Castle & Ball Pit in our new ‘Picnic Barn’ – so Bounce on Over!
Also at the end of last year we had 2 ‘mini’ additions to the farm.Pip is miniature Dexter cow and although nearly fully grown she is not much bigger than a large sheep – she is totally Moo-vellous! Pip is the black one on the left in this photo with her friend Milly-MooWe also have Shauny – a particularly small miniature horse, who has already built up quite a fan base.
Every day at 2.30pm
Trot along to the farm for this cute show every day, with all kinds of animals strutting their stuff!
This is Baaa-rbara looking fab-ewe-lous for the animal show!
Stephen and Henrietta geting ready to strut their stuff!
With new baby chicks down on the farm, there'll be chick handling every day after the show
If you love to get up close to the animals then you need to head to Farmer Parr's this summer!
With a large selection of farm and rare breed animals, as well as a large museum, pottery, play area, picnic area, paddocks, cafe and shop - it’s a great day out whatever the weather.
Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm.
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.Closed from Christmas Day to New Years Day
Admission prices:Children - £5.50Adults - £6.50Concessions - £5.50Family Ticket - £20.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Under 2’s free.
(We reduce our prices on the winter months from 1st Nov – 1st March. At Christmas this reduced price includes a visit to see Santa & Rudolph!)
All major credit cards are acceptedPrices subject to change
FREE parking for patrons and coachesBaby changing facilitiesDisabled access and toiletsPushchairs welcomeCafe and shopNo dogs except guide dogs
There's also the indoor Fylde Country Life Museum, Pottery Shop and studio, children’s play and picnic areas, pony rides and tractor rides, cafe and shop.
Farmer Parr’s is really easy to find being not far from Blackpool on the main road to Fleetwood, with lots of free parking.
When you arrive at Farmer Parr’s you check in at the shop where you can also grab a bite to eat, an ice cream or snack or a drink in the cafe. Follow the footpath and the first thing you find is the Fylde Country Life Museum.
Step back into the past in a huge barn, set out into rooms inside, where each one offers a window into times gone by. Smaller guests won’t have seen any of the exhibits before, but grandmas and older guardians will take a walk back in time to their own childhood and things that they remember from the early to mid 1900’s. There are ironmongers shops, cobblers and printers shops laid out to marvel at, along with old farming equipment and agricultural lives gone by. Perhaps most fascinating and nostalgic for some are the living room and kitchen sets, with furniture and domestic scenes from a long forgotten age, when today’s modern appliances and ways of doing things were a twinkle in the eye.
Head through the Museum and into the next indoor barn which is home to the events and activities that take place during the year. This is where you’ll find Santa at Christmas with his friendly deer helpers, and various other events through the seasons, including spooky goings on at Halloween when it’s time for Farmer-Parr-a-Normal! At the back of the barn you’ll find domestic pets like rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises.
Beyond the barns is a world of farm animals. Open stalls are home to pigs, sheep, goats, ponies, horses and cows, all friendly and used to the hundreds of people that they meet. You can get up close and personal to all of them, say hello, feel their fur, and make friends. Say hello to Eric the Jersey cow who loves everybody – he’ll try to nibble your clothes and give you a big lick!
As you go through the stalls, the site opens up and aviaries overlook the fields and duck ponds, which is where you’ll find birds and smaller mammals.
The site at Farmer Parr’s is quite large and there’s nothing nicer on a dry day than a walk around the paddocks, following the footpath and looking at the animals out in the fields. Take in the fresh air and keep your eyes open, because along with the residents who live at Farmer Parr’s you’ll also see all kinds of wildlife. There are wild rabbits and all kinds of birds, in winter the pylons in the field are home to thousands of starlings as they flock in the spectacle that’s called a ‘murmuration’. Watch them swooping and diving at dusk as they roost in huge numbers for safety.
Don’t forget you can enjoy a tractor ride, pony rides, and on advertised days at the height of the season you can even ride in a full sized tank!
The season starts at Farmer Parr’s with chicks and lambs at February half term and then keeps going all through the year.
Animals at Farmer Parr’s include:
Sheep, cows, pigs, horses, ponies, llamas, alpacas, rhea, goats, wallabies, deer, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, spiders, tortoise, donkeys, chipmunks, ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, owls, peacocks and more!
Adopt the animal of your choice to receive lots of benefits.
Your adoption pack includes lots of information and a fact file on your chosen animal, a certificate of adoption and a photograph, plus 12 passes to visit the farm.
Lots of animals to choose from, and all this is just £30!
A fantastic idea for regular visitors to the farm simply for reduced price entry – also makes a great gift for that animal mad person – animal adoption is popular with animal lovers of all ages.
Just ask in the cafe when you’re next at the farm, or go to the website.
Hand cleaning stations are found around the farm. Please use them after contact with any of the animals, and again before eating.
If you love animals you can also book your birthday party at Farmer Parr’s too. Including a party buffet in the function room, and an animal show with plenty of hands-on fun, it’s a perfect present for any animal mad youngster. Prices from £6.95 a head.
Add on extras include tractor rides and pony rides, plus paint-a-pot.
Farmer Parr’s is an LEA approved visitor centre.
Your school can enjoy an action packed day with the use of our purpose built school room, with trips easily tailored to your educational needs.
Farmer Parr’s also specialises in packages for groups of people with disabilities.
If you are organising a coach trip don’t forget there’s plenty of free parking, and we’ll throw in a brew and a butty for your driver. Schools and groups – please ask for more details and prices
The Pottery Studio and Shop offers a ‘paint a pot’ service to farm visitors.
Choose a pot, paint it, and then have it fired for you and glazed in the studio. The Pottery Studio is a registered charity and all proceeds go to developing the service.
Farmer Parr’s Animal World in Fleetwood celebrated 20 years of fun in the summer of 2016.
James Parr with Doreen Lofthouse at the opening of Farmer Parr's in 1996
Farmer Parr's through the Years
Farmer Parr’s diversified from a dairy farm 20 years ago and houses a large museum as well as the animal farm – so it’s an attraction for all the family and not just for children.
The idea initially came from schools wanting to visit the dairy to learn about farming. It seemed like a good idea to open the farm to the public and give children a chance to meet animals and learn about farming, food and the environment. New barns have appeared over the years and there is now plenty to do whatever the weather.
It has also become well known for various seasonal events including Christmas and Halloween. If you haven’t been to Farmer Parr’s recently it might be worth a trip over the summer holidays – it’s come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years.
The friendly, family run farm offers more hands-on and educational activities throughout the day and was expanded in 2016 with a new ‘Animal Village’.
So gallop on over for some Fab-ewe-lous Farm Fun!
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