Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire

Folly Farm originally opened to the public as a hands-on dairy farm in 1988, and years later it attracts stacks of awards and 400,000 annual visitors. A Piggery and a Ferret Farm are a couple of highlights to look out for, not to mention the adventure play area and Vintage Funfair.  Meet Glyndwr, the critically endangered black rhino, the first rhino to be born in Wales.

Male rhino calf lying down in bedding.
Penguins at Folly Farm.

 Penguins and baby rhino at Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire,  West Wales

The Meadows Farm Village

The Meadows Farm Village in Caerphilly is an interactive animal experience. There are a variety of species, including meerkats, guinea pigs, miniature pigs, wallabies and prairie dogs. Enjoy a coffee and cake, with cover for rainy and hot days. The walkways have been improved for wheelchairs and mobility scooters and there's an accessible compost toilet.

group of children and adults with Lorikeets in Lorikeet walkthrough.
wallaby in field.
meerkat stretching behind wire mesh.

The Meadows Farm Village, Caerphilly, South Wales

Greenacres Animal Park, Flintshire

Cosy and picturesque but set within an expansive park near the River Dee, Greenacres Animal Park stars alpacas and llamas, donkeys, hybrid wolves, pigs, rabbits and ducks. Relax and take a view of the paddocks from the picnic space, and look out for the events programme throughout the year.

four pigs near fence.
girl stroking rabbit.
boy on mini vehicle.

Manorafon Farm Park, Abergele

Foel Farm Park, Anglesey

Bottle-feed lambs and calves or head off on a tractor, trailer or pony ride at Foel Farm Park offering wonderful views of Caernarfon Castle, the Menai Strait and Eryri (Snowdonia). The on-site chocolatiers catch our eye, and the café and tea rooms offer a more balanced range of refreshments.

Lorikeet Walkthrough

The Meadows Farm Village

Attraction
Cardiff
Landscape of the attractions at Cardiff Bay seen from the water.

Greenacres Animal Park

Attraction
Deeside
Dolbadarn Castle

Foel Farm Park

Attraction
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Dolbadarn Castle

Manorafon Farm Park, Abergele

Have fun with a host of animals at Manorafon Farm Park. Meet the farm animals, reptiles and fluffy bunnies in Pets' Corner. There's indoor and outdoor play, so fun come rain or shine, plus a gift shop and food and drink. Enjoy special event days too.

Cefn Mably Farm Park, Cardiff

Cefn Mably Farm Park has been designed with children in mind, there are thousands of feet of heated and undercover play areas for children at this menagerie between Newport and Cardiff. Pony rides, picnic areas and plenty of opportunities to get close to some amazing animals feature, as well as a special play area for under-fours.

Gypsy Wood Park, Caernarfon

A husband and wife team originally created Gypsy Wood Family Fun Park to care for Simba, a small horse born with deformed legs. Almost a decade on, he’s at the centre of a gaggle of happy donkeys, goats, pot-bellied pigs and other friends, including the smallest breed of sheep in the world. There's also the biggest garden railway in Wales and mini-diggers to enjoy.

Cantref Adventure Farm, Brecon

There are dozens of activities to enjoy at the award-winning Cantref Adventure Farm. For starters, take your pick from bottle feeding pigs, rampaging through a play zone, handling hamsters, pony rides, pet racing, adventures through swamps and a badger-themed quest. There are indoor and outdoor areas, as well as tractor rides.

model of dinosaur.
Alphcas.

Cantref Adventure Farm, Brecon, Mid Wales

Cardigan Island, Ceredigion

On an off-shore site overlooking a nature reserve, Cardigan Island is a clifftop wonder welcoming a cast of dolphins, grey seals, pups, porpoises, seabirds and numerous other maritime visitors. Say hello to the hill-dwelling prairie dogs, Tex and Mex, Llinos the llama and Bruce the wallaby from Australia, joined by Vietnamese pigs.

Children's Farm Park, Llanfair

Llanfair, near Harlech, is the setting for the Children's Farm Park where you can easily keep the kids enthralled for a day. Pigs, calves and pigmy goats are a few of the locals, and there’s an indoor sandpit, crazy golf and plenty of café and picnic areas.

Related stories