The Best Childrens Farms, Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Across Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire there are so many brilliant childrens farms, zoos and wildlife parks to explore for a family day out.

With government restrictions easing, many are now reopening albeit with restrictions in place or certain parts still closed.  Booking ahead is usually essential so do check their websites in advance.

Find out which family farm attractions are reopening and click on the red links for honest reviews of those ones I’ve visited with my kids or a link through to the farm website if I haven’t been yet.

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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens – Oxfordshire / Gloucestershire

If you’re going to go for an all out family experience then the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is the place to go.  Opening from 17th June PLEASE NOTE: Online E-Tickets cannot be purchased on the day of your visit, therefore please buy E-Tickets online up to midnight the day before your visit.

Bucks Goat Centre – Buckinghamshire

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st. 20 visitors can book morning visits. 10 -1pm & 20 in the afternoon 2pm – 5pm. Further updates on their Facebook page.

Cogges Manor Farm – Oxfordshire

Open air and simple pleasures.  Cogges is open daily from 10am to 4pm but you must purchase a season pass.  They’re currently offering a 10% off season tickets which is well worth it if you’re local as it’s a lovely place to explore.



Fairytale Farm – Oxfordshire

Plan to reopen on 20th June but still to be confirmed on their website.  Perfect for younger kids with an enchanted walk, farm animals and some photogenic alpacas.

Farmer Gow’s – Oxfordshire

Farmer Gow’s is hoping to reopen on 20th June in time for Father’s Day.  I’ve not visited myself but my kids have been on school trips here and really enjoyed jumping on hale bales.

Green Dragon Eco Farm – Buckinghamshire

One of my favourites, they are currently running private family tours and will be reopening to the to all visitors from 4th July but do check their website in advance.



Gulliver’s Dinosaur & Farm Park – Buckinghamshire

T-Rex Treks are now available from only £5pp at Gulliver’s Dinosaur and Farm Park.  They’re roaring back into action with this exclusive 1 hour family experience, available from 20th June.

Millets Falconry – Oxfordshire

Reopening Thursday 18th June. With over 90 birds of prey, winding pathways and breath taking flying demonstrations, look out for the snowy owl if you have a Harry Potter fan.

Roves Farm – Wiltshire (close to Oxfordshire border)

Roves Farm is one of the farm parks that I’ve been back to on numerous occasions with my kids and we’ve always had a great time.  It’s perfect for a full family day out and it’s still a working farm too.  Currently open for walking trails, they will be reopening 4th July for current membership holders and 11th July to all visitors.

Willowbrook Farm – Oxfordshire

Open now with an animal menagerie, walking trails and a fantastic woodland play area which the most amazing tree houses.  The cafe provides hot drinks and food that can be eaten in the picnic areas.

Re-opening dates still to be confirmed below

Cotswold Farm Park – Gloucestershire

There are lots of great children’s farm park across the country, but the original is the Cotswold Farm Park.  They are awaiting further government guidance on a possible opening date, and are continuing to work on interpreting and implementing guidance to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

Cattle Country Adventure Park – Gloucestershire

No updated yet

Odds Farm Park – Buckinghamshire / Berkshire

Plans in place to reopen but exact date not yet confirmed.  It’s one of only 23 rare breed farms in the whole of the UK and the animals are a definite highlight.

Millets Farm – Oxfordshire

PYO and farm shop are open but no details yet on Phoebe Woods, The Animal Walkway and Play Area which currently remain closed

Beale Park – Oxfordshire / Berkshire

A trip to Beale Park, near Pangbourne, is always a fun family day out.  Set in 350 acres of Thames-side land, the park feels spacious and uncrowded, even in the school holidays.  There are landscaped gardens to explore and animals to spot.  They are planning to reopen (it won’t be on 15th June) but exact dates are still to be confirmed.

Bucklebury Farm Park – Berkshire

Still closed but hoping to open soon (date to be confirmed).  In the meantime you can pick up some delicious food from their farm shop.

Thrift Farm – Buckinghamshire

No details about reopening yet

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary – Oxfordshire

They are working hard for when they can open again

Newbridge Farm Park – Gloucestershire

They are hoping to be able to open in July and will update on their website when they know more.

Farmtastic Animal Farm – Gloucestershire

No update available yet



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