Temple Newsam farm is a great place to visit and if you have a Leeds card it is free. It is usually closed on Mondays for the care of the animals.
I have been many times with my family and friends as well as relatives who have come to stay from other towns. They all enjoyed it.
When you walk it you are greeted by a friendly man who gives the children some food to feed some of the animals which they love.
Then firstly you see the geese and turkeys followed by the pigs which do smell a bit but that is okay and sometimes they have had some piglets recently and have their names on the board.
Then you walk down the slope and there are some goats which are friendly and love being fed with all the attention.
There are plenty of play areas for small children and some sheep.
It is a nice walk around that area then you can walk back up to the sheds where they are chickens and turkeys.
Besides the animals there are the exhibits in the various farm buildings including old machinery and sometimes displays from blacksmiths which are really interesting.
At the back there are bulls and sheep. There are plenty to see and on the way out there is a specially adapted area for washing hands which is really good to finish off your visit.
Wonderful and very enjoyable.
It's really really nice here - there are loads of animals you can visit and actually get involved with by helping muck out, feed, or just pet them. It's a real farm, with all the sights and sounds of a farm, and I really enjoy traditional pursuits like this.
The farm staff are really lovely, they are obviously really passionate about their jobs and it shows with how informed they are on the animals and their care and how they are happy to chat to people about it.
Prices are good, there is a little cafe, and a gift shop too, and loads of totally free parking, and bins, which is good as there are a lot of picnickers in the area in summer time.
It's so nice to have and to see something so traditional only 15 minutes or so from Leeds city centre and one of the reasons I love living in Leeds, the varied amounts of things there are to do.
Please take your kids here, they'll have a lovely day, and take your camera, it's a day not to be forgotten.
Temple Newsam is great for a day out, even if you want to spend no money. We went for a lovely long walk round the grounds with our baby in his pram, the pathways are fine for all types of buggy. There is plenty to do without visting the house or paying to go in the farm.
The cafe is nice and the toilets are very clean. I would say that the cafe is 'cosy', but that was good as we could happily wheel our buggy in without worrying about a carpet being messed up. Good value drinks and food too.
A super day out. Great house and gardens. Fabulous for the whole family. Learn about the history of the area whilst enjoying the surroundings. Highly recommended.
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a great working farm to visit with your kids/ grandkids.
has various farm animals & freindly staff & a little gift shop.
situated in temple newsham house grounds is a great day out on its own or as part of a visit to temple newsham house & gardens.
plenty of space for a picnic in the grounds too.
make sure you check the website or ring before you visit as access to the farm may be restricted when there is an event onat the house/ in the grounds.
This is a great day out. Brilliant fun for both adults and children. If you go in spring then there are plenty of lambs around to feed, and you might even be lucky enough to see one being born! You have to pay for entrance and (I think) a little extra for feed, but it is worth spending the money on what is guarenteed to be a lovely day out.
Temple Newsam Farm is a great place to take the kids to see lots of different farm animals i.e pigs,cows,chickens,goats,horses,donkeys,geese,ducks and lots more. Temple Newsam is a working farm which has a gift shop where you can buy souveniers of your visit.
Great for the kids and lots to look at and do. Just a pity it is not free any more.
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