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When there are so many places to choose from it's hard to know where to visit! In good or bad weather, with very young children or older teens, activity venues or quiet walks, every venue will offer something different with a variety of facilites available. We will add our thoughts on places that we have Tried & Tested so that you are well-informed before you make your decision to leave the house!

A Fun-Filled Day at Woodside Animal Farm


If you're looking for a fun day out then Woodside Animal Farm is an excellent choice! Located just outside of Luton in Slip End, this local farm offers an array of activities and attractions that cater to visitors of all ages. My sister in law (Jade from Mum's Guide to Dunstable) and I often take the kids there as it's definitely a crowd pleaser!


From the moment we arrived, the welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff set the tone for a fantastic day. The farm is home to a diverse collection of animals, from cows, alpacas, cuddly bunnies and baby goats to more exotic creatures like monitor lizards and giant tortoises. The "Hands On" sessions throughout the day are a highlight, allowing visitors to pet and hold the smaller animals such as bunnies or chicks. Most of the animals you can feed on the way round, we bought a huge bag of feed for just £2 at the entrance which lasted us the whole day.


All year round there is an indoor soft play suitable for ages 3-11 year olds, with a secure gated section upstairs for the Under 3s which is great; the baby changing facilities are also located in the ladies toilets up here. There's also tractor rides, crazy golf, a sand pit, a couple of outdoor park areas with swings, climbing frame and slide, an area with bikes, trikes and scooters plus two huge jumping pillows for heaps of fun! In the warmer months there's a mini fun fair, with the carousel and chairoplane  running, usually April to October. 

The café is located in the Playbarn and it offers a delicious selection of fresh sandwiches, toasties, paninis, and tempting cakes, ensuring that no one goes hungry. There's a great little kids selection where you can pick 5 items (including a sandwich and drink) for just £4.95! The farm shop is another gem, stocked with a variety of goodies and treats, making it easy to pick up a souvenir or a tasty snack to take home.

You can see a Reel of our last trip on my Instagram.

Tickets can be purchased on arrival or if you book before you go you save 20% online, check out the website for opening times and more: Woodside Animal Farm Website.

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