Site logo

This lovely family-run open farm is a great place to visit with young children – we love seeing the animals, exploring the adventure playground and having something to eat in the cafe. Situated just outside York, there's free parking, plenty of picnic space and it's a great option for birthday parties for animal-mad kids too.

Meet their rare breeds 

From pygmy hedgehogs to rheas, turkeys to goats, Beetle Bank Farm have lots of wonderful animals for you to get to know. Their friendly staff are on hand to answer your questions and help you look after these beautiful creatures.

Play and explore

Let off steam in the fields, go wild in the adventure playground, have fun in the sandpit or ride on the tractors and play with the inflatables.

Parties and events

If you'd like a party or meeting with adventure and animals in the mix, Beetle Bank Farm would love to host! Day and evening bookings are available. Get in touch to discuss how they can develop a package to suit you.

Education Centre

Find out more about the animals, running a working farm as well as their many conservation and wildlife projects. Resources and activities for all ages. They welcome small school and other groups - contact them for more details.

Café and Farm Shop

Relax and revive over breakfast, lunch or a cup of tea in the café, looking out over the beautiful grounds. All the food and produce is local, delicious and homemade.

Follow them


The best of York and beyond for families, Straight to your inbox every week.

Subscribe now