This is an excellent time of year to think about visiting a farm in North Wales. Why? Small baby animals. There’s nothing more lovely than watching a lamb wobble on legs that’s too big for them, or to see baby piglings snuggle up to Mummy pig.
Most farms with baby animals also have a feeding time programme so you or your children can feed the baby lambs or calves. You’d be surprised how hard you have to hold on to that bottle!
North Wales has a range of different animal offerings from small farms to farms where you get a tractor ride or can get on a quad bike. We’ve collected three together for you that all offer something different.
Some farms are closed to visitors through the winter, but it’s not long until spring, so you can get planning your trip now.
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm and Animal Park, Criccieth
Not far from our hotel, Dwyfor Ranch gives children the opportunity to interact with and hold range of animals including guinea pigs, rabbits and puppies. There’s an opportunity to feed some of the bigger animals too which include the lambs, but also alpacas, donkeys and pigs.
Dwyfor Ranch is currently closed for winter, but will be reopening soon, so contact email@example.com or ring 01766 523136 for opening times.
Foel Farm Park, Anglesea
Foel Farm Park is a working farm, and so much more. Again there’s a chance to feed the animals but you’ll also be able to have a go on the tractor and trailer ride, ride a pony and get on a quad bike.
As the animals are spread out, there’s space for children to run around in and there’s also a cafe and gift shop so it makes a great day out. There’s an added bonus too, in that the Anglesey Chocolate Farm is also on site and you can see their chocolatier make chocolates in the workshop. More importantly they’re also available for sale!
The farm is closed now, reopening at February half term for the week and then being open on weekends until the end of March. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01248 430646 to check before visiting.
Bodafon Farm Park
A bit further afield, but Bodafon Farm Park is open all year around and they allow dogs (on leads) so a good option if you’re coming to visit us in winter.
The farm has the usual range of farm animals but you’ll also be able to see deer and highland cattle which are slightly more unusual farm finds. There’s also a large collection of birds of prey at the farm, including quite a few owls.
The added bonus is it’s right by the sea, and you can see it from the farm, so you can take a stroll along the beach afterwards. The cafe offers a wide range of food including authentic wood fired pizzas in the farm’s pizza oven and fresh fish on the BBQ (Cafe only open on weekends during January).
A day on the farm is a great way to get to know Welsh farming life, and afterwards why not head back to our restaurant to feed yourself?
For hotel quality accommodation near Porthmadog come and stay with us at the Golden Fleece Inn for a warm welcome.