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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • EVENTS OVERVIEW
  • SANTA'S GROTTO
  • BIRTHDAY PARTIES
  • SMALL ANIMAL PETTING
  • HORSE RIDES

EVENTS OVERVIEW

EVENTS OVERVIEW

There’s always lots to see and do at Acorn Farm and sometimes we have extra activities and special events happening too!

To find out what’s on now at Acorn Farm, please use the links to the left.

To find out what sort of events we offer at different times of the year, please see below.

If you would like to be one of the first to find out when we’re running any of our events, join our mailing list! Just send us an e-mail and we will keep you up to date with what’s going on at Acorn Farm!

EVENTS

Seasonal Events

Seasonal events at the farm include our Halloween themed activities and Christmas Grotto! Whether you fancy having your face painted like a witch or meeting Father Christmas in festive farm surroundings, we have an event to suit you!

Activity Days

On select dates during the Easter and/or summer school holidays, we run our Be a Farmer for the Day event. These give children the opportunity to explore their interest in farm life and learn more about farming!

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

During weekends, bank holidays and Knowsley school holidays, we have horse rides and small animal petting sessions available.

To find out more about these activities, please click on the links to the left.

SANTA'S GROTTO

SANTA'S GROTTO

Come and visit Santa in his grotto on Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th December between 12.00 noon and 3.00pm.

Tickets are £6 per child (plus farm admission of £2.00 child / £3.00 adult) which includes a wrapped present from Santa.

It’s going to be magical …… you won’t want to miss it.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

We have a room available for birthday parties here at Acorn Farm!

Room hire costs just £45 for the day.

Admission prices apply as follows:

  • Children £2.00 (babies under 12 months free of charge)
  • Adults: One free adult with every paying child. Additional adults £3.00

Please contact us for more information or to check availability

SMALL ANIMAL PETTING

SMALL ANIMAL PETTING

Small animal petting sessions are held every weekend, bank holiday and during Knowsley school holidays (except for Christmas school holidays).

Tickets cost £1.50 per person for a half hour session (under 12 months free of charge). Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket.

Activities are varied but can include: holding and stroking a chick, rabbit, guinea pig ,pet rat and our pygmy goats.

Sessions are available every half hour between 11:00am-3:30pm (except 1:30pm)

Places are limited to 15 people per session.

HORSE RIDES

HORSE RIDES

Horse rides are held every weekend and bank holiday afternoon and every afternoon during Knowsley school holidays (except for Christmas school holidays) between 1:30pm-3pm.

Tickets cost £2.50 for 2 circuits of the riding arena. You can buy your ticket in the shop or Admissions Kiosk (when open). Last ticket sold 2.45 pm.

Riders must wear a riding helmet (provided) and are side walked and led around the arena by Acorn Farm staff.

Opening Times

10am – 4pm (7 days a week)

Sorry no dogs allowed [except for assistance dogs]

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Weekends:

Mar – Sept:
10:30am-4pm
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Oct – Feb:
10:30am-3pm
Hot food served until 2:45pm

Weekdays:

Mar – Sep:
9am-4pm
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Oct – Feb:
9am-3pm
Hot food served until 2:45pm

Oct/Feb half term holidays:
9am-4pm

Hot food served until 3:45pm

Directions

Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby, Knowsley, L33 3AR

The X3 (stops on Woodward Road), 97A and 98A (stops on Acornfield Road) bus routes come closest to the farm; please go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk for details.

Admission Prices

Adults: £3.00
Children (1-16 years old):£2.00
Under 12 months: Free of charge

Groups of 15 people or more must prebook a guided tour for which there is an additional charge. Click here to contact us.