Explore dog friendly farms in the UK
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Explore dog friendly farms in the UK

5 October 2023

Are you sniffing around for a fun day out with your pup? Look no further than dog-friendly animal farms or petting zoos in the UK!

Remember that not all farms are dog-friendly, so its important you check first before taking your dog along. If your dog isn't able to join you, a local, trusted borrower is the best way to make sure your dog is having a pawsome time, while you take in a farm visit.

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Those farms that are dog-friendly are the pawfect way to spend time with your furry friend while exploring nature and learning about animals. From London’s Surrey Docks City Farm to Amelia Trust Farm in Barry, there are plenty of options for you and your pup to explore.


Freyja the Bedlington Terrier looking at the horses behind the wired fence grazing on the grass

Amelia Trust Farm

At Amelia Trust Farm in Barry, Wales, you can take part in interactive activities such as animal feeding and grooming, as well as enjoy some of their delicious homemade treats.

London City Farms

If you're London based, there are plenty of dog-friendly city farms nearby such as Surrey Docks Farm and Mudchute Farm. These farms offer a variety of activities from animal feeding to tasting homegrown produce.

Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm and charity located in London. It's the perfect place to take your pup for a day of fun! With 2.2 acres of land on the south bank of the River Thames, there's plenty of room for you and your pup to explore. You'll find all sorts of animals, including ponies, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks. And don't forget to stop by the farm shop to pick up some fresh seasonal produce while you're there. So head down to Surrey Docks Farm with your pup - it's sure to be a pawsitively delightful experience!

Baloo visiting Mudchute Farm

Mudchute Farm

Mudchute Farm is the pawfect place to take your pup for an adventure! Located in East London, this working city farm covers a whopping 32 acres and is home to a variety of animals. From horses and ponies to rabbits and donkeys, there's something for everyone here. Plus, with plenty of trees and open pastures, it's the perfect place for your pup to romp around and explore. Dog owners can also take advantage of special walking routes pawfect for their four-legged friends. At Mudchute Farm, you're both sure to have a wagtastic time.

Bailey the Cockapoo standing in the drivers seat with his two front paws on the wheel of an old tractor

Forty Hall Farm in Enfield

Forty Hall Farm is a working organic farm that is home to a variety of animals, including cows, chickens, and pigs.

The best part? Your dog is welcome to explore the farm with you as long as they are kept on a lead. You can take a leisurely walk through the farm's fields and gardens while your pup sniffs around and enjoys the fresh air.

After your walk, you can stop by the farm's shop, which sells organic fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs, and other locally produced goods. You can even pick up a treat for your furry friend!

In addition to the farm, there are plenty of open spaces nearby where your dog can run and play. The parkland surrounding Forty Hall is a great place for a picnic or a game of fetch.

Yorkshire dog friendly farms

For those in Yorkshire, there are some great dog-friendly farms to visit such as Boston Park Farm in Doncaster and Hobbledown Heath. Here you can take part in educational activities with your pup or just relax and enjoy the scenery together.

Other dog friendly farms in the UK

Filey Bird and Animal Park, Filey

Filey Bird and Animal Park is a fun-filled destination for you and your pup! Located on the East Coast of England in Filey, this park offers plenty of activities for both you and your pup to enjoy.

Take a stroll around the petting zoo, or wander along the nature walk and spot some local wildlife, there's loads of fun to be had at Filey Bird and Animal Park.

Swithens Farm, Leeds

This family-friendly farm offers plenty of activities for both you and your pooch. The Open Farm is the perfect place to take a stroll, where you can feed friendly farm animals and explore the grounds. There's also a play barn with soft play and an outdoor playground, so there really is something for everyone.

With its great atmosphere and wide range of activities, Swithens Farm is the perfect spot for a family day out with your four-legged friend.

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Leeds

This 24-acre registered charity was established in 1980 and provides services to inner city communities. It's a working farm with animals like alpacas, goats, sheep, pigs, hens, donkeys, and ducks. Plus, it's an environmentally friendly space that welcomes dogs of all sizes.

The Barn is the perfect spot for friends and families to relax with their furry friends. Enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the scenic surroundings of the farm.

Border View Farm, Dronfield

Border View Farm offers a cattery and cafe, as well as baby goats and other animals.

The Cow Shed Cafe is open for eat-in or takeaway meals, so you can enjoy some delicious food while you explore the farm.

Your pup will love running around the fields and enjoying all the new sniffs!

Bluebell Dairy Farm, Derbyshire

This family farm, located just outside of Derby, is the perfect spot to have a day out with your pup. You can visit the Animal Patch, where you can pet the calves, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, pony, donkey and guinea pigs. Then after meeting all the animals, take a break in the cosy Tea Rooms or let the kids run wild in the Play Park. And don't forget to indulge in some of their delicious artisanal ice cream!

Easton Farm Park

This family attraction has been operating for over 30 years and offers a variety of activities for both you and your pup.

From meeting friendly farm animals to riding ponies, playing in the indoor play barns, and even visiting the Easton Bark Dog Park - there's something for everyone at Easton Farm Park.

The Easton Bark Dog Park is the perfect spot for your pup to run around and have some fun too. Plus, with plenty of other attractions like arts and crafts, trains, air cannons, and more - you'll be sure to have an amazing day out with your furry friend!

Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns, Norwich is an award-winning attraction and the perfect place to bring your pup and explore the stunning countryside.

With craft studios, shops, cafes, and even camping available, you won’t get bored!

Purdy the Pointer and a large horse


Take a pawsome adventure into Birdland Park and Gardens! This nine acre paradise is the perfect spot to bring your pup, as it's home to over 500 magical creatures. From exotic parrots to majestic owls, you'll be surrounded by lots of magnificent birds.

Greystones Farm

Located in Gloucestershire, this 6,000 year-old nature reserve is the perfect spot for an outdoor day with your four-legged friend.

Go for a wander and explore wildflower meadows, Iron Age ramparts, and the River Eye. Not to mention the replica Iron Age roundhouse where you can learn more about the farm's past.

Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is a must-visit destination for any animal lover with a pup in tow. During your visit, you can wander through the beautiful countryside and meet some of the sanctuary's friendly donkeys. As you walk, you'll learn about the donkeys and the important work the sanctuary does while enjoying breathtaking views of the coast.

Alongside visiting the donkeys, there are plenty of dog-friendly areas to rest, relax and enjoy the scenery with your pooch. There are picnic areas, walking trails, and even a nature reserve. Just remember that your dog must be kept on a lead and under control at all times to ensure the safety of all animals and visitors.

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