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Petting Zoos in Wales that Children (and Big Kids) Will Love

kids at petting zoo

Petting Zoos in Wales that Children (and Big Kids) Will Love

Are you looking for family activities that’ll delight little ones and big kids alike? If so, head to a petting zoo in Wales full of furry friends.

Thanks to its abundance of lush landscape, including mountainous ranges and ancient woodlands, Wales is an epicentre for wildlife. Whether you travel north or south, there’s bound to be a farm nearby showcasing native species. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of red kites and ospreys circling in the sky above!

Keep reading as we cover some of the best children’s farm parks in Wales to visit on your next day out. For avid animal aficionados, why not continue the fun with a trip to the zoo afterwards?

Wiggleys Fun Farm, Bridgend

Come rain or shine, Wiggleys Fun Farm provides hours of entertainment with multi-tier indoor and outdoor adventure parks, dramatic trail walks and interactive petting pens.

 

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While it’s tricky to drag kids away from soft play, they won’t want to miss out on cuddling newborn lambs in Babies Barnyard. They can also feed the woodland ducks at this hands-on petting farm in South Wales. If the weather’s balmy, enjoy a picnic surrounded by picturesque pastures before taking a spin around the mini race track.

Foel Farm Park, Anglesey

Foel Farm Park is both a working and petting farm on the North Wales coast, with stunning views of Snowdonia and Caernarfon Castle. Spectacular setting aside, on this educational escapade, you’ll gain an in-depth insight into caring for both machinery and animals.

Regardless of age, you’re sure to adore a tractor and trailer tour overlooking the Menai Strait. The more adventurous might even like to ride a quad bike as it blazes through the grassy dunes. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to make fluffy friends – time your trip wisely, and you might get to bottle-feed the farm’s calves and ponies.

Cefn Mably Farm Park, Cardiff

Ideal for toddlers and teens, there’s a treasure chest of activities to enjoy at Cefn Mably Farm Park. As young ones dive through tunnels and slide inside, older children can test their hand-eye coordination with a few rounds of crazy golf. There’s also a miniature train and pony rides on offer here. The open-air play area provides space to burn off excess energy, with diggers and a winding go-kart circuit.

 

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Although this South Wales petting zoo is an outdoor attraction, there’s a roomy open-sided marquee where you can unwind with hot coffee and homemade cake while the children let loose.

Cantref Adventure Farm, Brecon

Nestled in the Brecon Beacons National Park, the award-winning Cantref Adventure Farm boasts some of the most striking scenery on our list. Alongside animal experiences, live shows and play areas, there’s a riding centre on-site, offering countryside treks for all ages. Perhaps, you’d like to drive a tractor or spend an afternoon paddle boating? There’s so much to do, all included in the admission price.

The farm is easily accessible to day-trippers, but there’s also accommodation for those after extended stays. The self-catering holiday cottages make ideal bases to explore the area’s outstanding natural beauty.

Treat the whole family to farmyard thrills with a visit to a jam-packed petting zoo in Wales. You can also explore more fun family days out for your trip to Wales on our blog.

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