children feeding free range hens
straw bounce playing in the barn
Learning farming from the farmer
hens eating from your hand
children in the meadow grass
children and goat kids looking on
children smelling flowers
happy outside child
child exploring in the meadow grass
Children's farm explorer parties

Here at Cronkshaw Fold we offer the perfect party venue for children with a love of animals and the great outdoors. Our Children's 'Farm Explorer' birthday parties offer your child the chance to meet the hens, feed them and collect the eggs and use the special egg grading machine to weigh them. We then go on to visit the other farm animals which include sheep, goats, and working sheepdogs. Depending on the season and what additional animals we have at the farm at the time of your visit your child may also have the opportunity to stroke a newly hatched chick or sheepdog puppy, bottle feed an Orphan Goat Kid or Lamb or see ducklings and goslings learning to swim.


When can we come and what to wear


We are very much a non-designer gear function - children will have the most fun if they are dressed in clothes they are not worried about getting dirty - wellies, cosy clothes and a sunhat/ waterproof depending on the season. 


We accept bookings year round, in the winter snow can make the farm car park unreachable by car, but for the active family who are prepared to walk the 20 minutes from the main road your children can enjoy using sledges to take hay to feed the sheep, and have a whole farms worth of snow with which to make snow castles, snowmen and snow farm animals - and of course to sledge down the hills! We also have plenty of under cover spaces on the farm should it start to rain. 





We have a minimum charge of the equivalent of 10 children (£150.00) in order to ensure we can cover our costs. This includes a guided tour round the farm to meet and feed the animals then a tasty birthday party tea. All the food we serve is ethically sourced from either our own farm, next doors dairy farm or the Coop (ranked the UKs 2nd most ethical supermarket after Waitrose.) Parties last for two hours, times can be booked to fit with you and your family.



Children                           £12.50                                         

Babies                              FREE    

Accompanying adults         FREE    


Optional Extras 

Party Bags                        £4.50 per bag

Chocolate Yogurt Cake       £15.00






To book a party with us complete the form below. Once your preferred date has been reserved a deposit of £150 is paid. Any remaining fee for additional children can be settled on the day of your party to remove the faff of knowing in advance the exact number of guests who will turn up on the day.

WE HAVE A STRICT NO SMOKING POLICY ACROSS THE WHOLE FARM. This is not the venue for you if any of the accompanying adults will need to smoke before, during or after the party. This is due to our farm being a conservation area. This is very important to us, and we ask that you respect this policy to help us protect and conserve our beautiful farm and wildlife.



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