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Farms, zoos & wildlife parks

IN HERTFORD

Foxholes Farm Park

Open every day throughout the school holidays and weekends 11am - 3pm (weather permitting). Closed during Winter. Come and enjoy the Hertfordshire countryside, get up close and feed the animals, meet the chickens, goats, lambs, chicks, guinea pigs, and calves. Take a walk around our Farm Park, kitchen garden and orchard or simply chill out and enjoy the view.more...

London Road, Hertford, SG13 7NT [show map & facilities]

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Goldings Estate Rare Breeds Farm

Goldings Estate Rare Breeds Farm is a conservation Farming Project in the heart of Hertford, with the support of DEFRA, Woodland Trust, English Nature, and many others. We are the alternative to the broken and defunct intensive farming system that is needed to promote quality British Meat, whilst integrating the sustainability of our wildlife and their habitats firmly within the core of our farming operation. Tour of our working farm including tea /coffee/soft drinks and lots of cake for £6 per person . Under 5 yrs £4 . Text 07902405708 with your name , time , date , and number of people . more...

Goldings Estate Rare Breeds Farm Ltd, Bramfield Rd, Hertford, SG14 2HZ [show map & facilities]

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OUTSIDE HERTFORD

Aldenham Country Park

Aldenham Country Park is a not-for-profit farming, food, Rural Care and education enterprise. We aim to enhance the countryside, care for wildlife and farm ecologically. We are open everyday from 9.00am except 25th December. Visit 100 acres of beautiful countryside, only 12 miles from central London. Enjoy the scenery, lakeside walks, explore the farm and feed the animals, playgrounds, pony rides and 100 Aker Wood, home of Pooh Bear and friends. Enjoy great value all year round access by becoming a member. We offer camping, exclusive glamping and facilities for families with SEND children in our pavilion. We offer extensive education and group trips, parties and celebrations for all ages, team building and meetings and have an events field for hire. We have a small farm shop selling produce from our farms here and at Church Farm and a Farm Kitchen where you can sit down for coffee and snacks as well as a refreshment kiosk.more...

Aldenham Country Park, Aldenham Road, Elstree, WD6 3BA [show map & facilities]

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Boydells Dairy Farm

PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL. BOOKING LINE MOSTLY OPEN, BUT ALWAYS 1-2 pm AND 7-9 pm: 07514 396431. NO TEXTS PLEASE. Boydells Dairy Farm is a small working farm, run by the Threadgold family consisting of Roy and Cherry, with son Kiley now in charge. The farm is open to the public and specialises in sheep milking. Set in the beautiful North Essex countryside only an hour's drive from central London, it provides a fun-packed and educational visit for children and adults alike. Most of the usual farm animals are to be found here, but, unlike other open farms, we give you a guided tour with lots of hands-on stuff. Try your hand at milking a cow, feeding hens, riding a donkey cart or outstaring a llama. But the chief part of your visit will be the sheep milking which takes place in a modern "rapid exit" parlour, milking batches of18 ewes at a time.more...

Boydells Dairy Farm, Wethersfield, Braintree, CM7 4AQ [show map & facilities]

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Bury Lane PYO Strawberrys

WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR PICK-YOUR-OWN STRAWBERRIES FOR SATURDAY 20TH AND SUNDAY 21ST JUNE. OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY - ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL. We anticipate Pick Your Own will be very busy this year so to maintain social distancing and ensure as many people as possible are able to enjoy this summer activity, we have decided to operate a booking system. See attached poster and our website for full details. Please note, when phoning to make a booking, 01763 260418, please select extension 2 (Fun Barn).more...

Bury Lane Farm Shop, Royston, SG8 6DF [show map]

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Cedars Nature Centre-

A community zoo based in the historic Cedars park in Waltham cross Hertfordshire. The zoo gives visitors the opportunity to get up close to Meerkats, Owls, skunks, small bird species, rabbits, Armadillos and various reptiles and minibeasts. New covid measures mean tickets are for 45 min intervals, please arrive on the hour you are booked for. Each interval will have an animal talk take place (weather permitting), please note that as per government guidelines no animal handling will take place. ​ Tickets are limited Set inside the grounds of Cedars park, paths are buggy, wheelchair, bike and scooter accessible. There is a café onsite and plenty of room to roam. more...

Theobald’s Lane, Waltham Cross, EN8 8RU [show map & facilities]

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Cedars Park

Cedars Park has been a popular public park since it was first gifted to the people of Cheshunt in 1919. For 100 years the park has provided essential space for quiet recreation in a landscape of lawns, woodland and formal gardens. Although close to Cheshunt and Waltham Cross with busy dual carriageways enclosing two sides, Cedars Park survives as an oasis of calmness and tranquility. n/b Please note the park is free to enter, parking is also free (although limited) but there is a nominal entrance fee for entrance Cedars Nature Centre (the small onsite zoo)if you chose to visit there. more...

Cedars Park, Theobalds Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 8RU [show map & facilities]

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Church Farm

We are delighted to announce that we will be re-opening for day visitors from the 15th June 2020. There will be a restriction on the number of visitors per day to ensure we can comply with social distancing measures. Therefore, all visitors must book in advance to aid us with managing the capacity. If you arrive without a ticket you may be refused entry. Book online here: https://churchfarmardeley.checkfront.co.uk/reserve/.... For the safety of our visitors and the Church Farm team we are adjusting the way we operate which is outlined here: https://www.churchfarmardeley.co.uk/health-safety. Please read prior to booking your Day Pass and again, before visiting. Farm Activities remain closed until further notice (egg collecting, trailer rides, Pygmy goat experience & lamb bottle feeding). All other information is on our website www.churchfarmardeley.co.uk. Glamping & camping is postponed until 4th July, possibly later, depending on government advice. You can book camping for July onwards, if it has to be moved to a different date in the future this will be possible at no cost. The Farm shop open 7 days. Please pay by card. We look forward to seeing you Covering 175 acres Church Farm produces the widest range of free range meat and naturally grown fruit and vegetables. Church Farm is open to the public everyday from 9.00am to 5.00pm 365 days a year. It is free to visit and free to park. Collect a free map and buy some food to help feed the animals, enjoy our woodland play area, indoor Little Farmers barn or relax in our Farm Cafe. more...

Church Farm, Ardeley, Stevenage, SG2 7AH [show map & facilities]

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Colchester Zoo

Following the recent announcements from the Government we are pleased to announce that Colchester Zoo will be re-opening on Thursday 18th June but health and safety at the forefront. After many long months of being closed to the public and with no regular income it is vitally important that we open again soon for the zoo to survive and continue the important work of caring for our animals. The majority of Colchester Zoo is open-air, over 60 acres with wide pathways and open areas. We hope that this will be an ideal location for those who would like to venture outside and reconnect with nature but within a safe environment. Tickets must be booked online for a timed slot. more...

Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL [show map]

Forty Hall Farm

We are happy to announce the farm will be available to visit every weekend from Saturday 25 July, 11am - 4pm.

Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA [show map & facilities]

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