Piglets Adventure Farm is a firm family favourite all year round, offering not only indoor and outdoor play areas but tractor rides, go carts, and a whole farmyard to explore.
As well as animal paddocks, and farmyard trails, there are regular sessions at the Animal Barn every day, where children can interact with the animals up close all year round. Kids & parents alike can enjoy cuddles with bunnies and guinea pigs, and help to feed cows, pigs and alpacas.
Of course, the farm offers plenty of play opportunities including both obstacle courses, crazy golf, and indoor play areas, which can prove invaluable during the colder months.
For those who want to rest their feet and refuel after all the day’s excitement, there are several on-site venues to treat yourself to a cup of tea or a bite to eat. While ‘Piggy Pizza’ and ‘Truffles Trough’ are great for a quick bite to eat, their Coffee House cafe serves hearty, seasonal food from local suppliers that are the perfect remedy to the autumn cold.
If you’re planning a visit it’s worth remembering that while farm visits may provide some picture-perfect moments, they can sometimes be a messy affair in the unpredictable Yorkshire weather, so make sure you and your little ones bring wellies, just in case!
Beningbrough Hall & Gardens
On the outskirts of York, Beningbrough Hall has been enchanting visitors since it opened over sixty years ago. With miles of parkland complete and nature trails that lead you alongside wildlife rich riverbeds and into picturesque ancient woodland carpeted with autumn leaves, the estate has so much to be explored!
To add to the magic, from October 26th, Beningbrough will be temporary home to Gerard Hobson’s nature inspired sculptures which can be seen be scattered throughout the gardens. His works are intricate celebrations of the natural world – showcasing our native wildlife in all their beauty. Why not take a trail around the gardens this autumn and see how many you can spot?
Finally, Mums and Dads will be happy to know that the 3rd November officially marks the start of the National Trust’s ‘Winter Season’, meaning ticket prices are lowered by almost half. At £8 per adult and £4 per child, it’s a pretty good excuse to plan a visit, and explore the splendour of the house and gardens one of these golden autumn weekends!