Thornton Hall Country Park is a ‘traditional’ working farm that offers plenty of opportunities to interact with animals! Meet friendly llamas, cows, lambs, poultry, guinea pigs, ponies, and pigs before hopping on-board the 4X4 Wizzick Farm Safari to go and see the deer park and larger animals roaming free in their paddock close up (small additional charge). Take part in lamb and calf feeding, help the farmer collect the eggs from the hens and fall in love with the miniature Shetland ponies. There are plenty of other activities for children and families to enjoy, such as indoor and outdoor play areas and quad biking (a small additional charge). If you want to stay a bit longer then pitch up at the campsite set in rolling fields where you can stay in a tent, motorhome or caravan and wake up to the countryside on your doorstep. Experience a day in the life of a farmer! Café on site * Disabled access * Pony trekking *
We have some of the countries biggest tourist attractions within the pages of all of my books, all are fantastic and are most certainly worth a visit, but then you also have the beating heart of my books, which are my hidden gem attractions, take Take Thornton Hall Country Park for instance. Run by a family specially for families, this attraction is relatively new compared to others in the area, but boy is it evolving fast. With so much to offer here, from its many animals, along with its rare breeds section, you also have a really good play centre, the kids can even go quad biking if they want to. You won’t go hungry either, as it has a really good cafe offering mouth watering afternoon teas, hot food or just a drink should you so wish. I got a really good feel about this family run attraction and I know when I come to select my attractions again in four years time, Thornton Hall will be even bigger and better by then and maybe not so much a hidden gem, but one of the big boys I spoke about at the beginning of this review.