Back to School
- We're open from 9am until 5pm everyday from now until Christmas Eve
- Parent & Toddler starts back at 9am on Monday 8th September
- Don't forget its reduced entry into the Playbarn from 3.30pm weekdays, term time only
So whatever the weather this September, with free Animals, our fab indoor Playbarn, great homemade food and a Shop filled with goodies -
make Old Holly Farm the place to be
We are a family run, working organic dairy farm, and are passionate about giving children (and adults alike) the opportunity to see, touch, smell, hear and taste the experience of a real working farm. We are open 9am - 5pm everyday all year round (visit our Latest News page for details of upcoming events). But most importantly we're about having fun, eating well and learning through play!!
Remember you won't want to go home before watching our cows being milked at the end of every day! See our Dairy page for information about the farm! Plus why not visit our farm shop and treat yourself to one of our delicious home-made Ice creams - made from our very own organic milk! Perfect for a Summer's day!!
The spring chickens amongst our visitors are invited to explore Old Holly Farm Courtyard where they can experience the thrill of coming face to face with our traditional Lancashire farm animals. This can be followed by hours of 'rough and tumble' in the newly extended indoor soft Playbarn and you may even coax them away for long enough to enjoy an appetizing and nutritious home made meal or snack from our busy kitchen!
Whilst the children are busy burning off energy, the Courtyard Café and outside seating area offers a tranquil and serene retreat for those needing to escape from those daily stresses, whilst enjoying home cooked traditional lunch, refreshing drink and tempting home made cake. If you don't have a chance to try everything or want to take home what you've just eaten... then visit our Farm Shop where speciality and local foods can be purchased, so that you can enjoy a reminder of your experience at Old Holly Farm in your own home.
Our staff are always on hand to answer your questions and help you make the most from your visit. We hope you enjoy your visit.
We look forward to welcoming you to Old Holly Farm time and time again.
CLICK HERE to download a pdf of our current leaflet
Note: Please see below for details of our admission prices
Where & When - Old Holly Farm is easy to find, on the main A6 road, just 2 miles north of Garstang, towards Lancaster, or only 5 minutes from junction 33 on the M6.
Parking, there is ample free car parking on site, and disabled parking is clearly signed near the entrance to the Shop. Please note there is a 5mph speed limit on our site.
Traveling from the north, leave the M6 at junction 33, taking the A6 signposted for Garstang, about 5 miles from the junction you will see a sign a petrol garage, then a brown sign for Old Holly Farm - both on the left. Take the next road immediately on the right, which is called Cabus Nook Lane, the farm is immediately on the left. Car parking for Old Holly Farm visitors is via the second farm entrance and is clearly signposted. Please be aware that the A6 has a speed limit of 50mph so you will need to slow in order to turn safely.
Traveling from the south, leave the M6 at junction 32, taking the A6 signposted for Garstang, about 10 miles from the junction you will see a sign for Old Holly Farm on the left hand side of the road. Take the next road on the left, just after the Italian Restaurant onto Cabus Nook Lane, the farm is immediately on the left. Car parking for Old Holly Farm visitors is via the second farm entrance and is clearly signposted. Please be aware that the A6 has a speed limit of 50mph so you will need to slow in order to turn safely.
Group bookings and Coaches welcome - please contact us in advance or call
01524 791200 for more details.
Traveling by Public Transport
Old Holly Farm is an ideal destination for a car-free day out. A regular bus service, which connects Preston and Lancaster, has a bus stop directly outside the farm entrance.
For further details, including bus timetables, please contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.
Open weekdays from 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm
Closed - Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day only.
Christmas Eve 8am to 3pm
New Years Eve 9am to 4pm
Please download our Access statement for additional information for all our visitors. Or alternatively please contact us on 01524 791200 and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have.
CLICK HERE to download our access statement >>
Entrance to our open farm and car parking is free, however as we do not charge an entrance fee we respectfully request that customers do not bring their own food and drink onto our premises, if you have any queries or special diet requests please contact us.
Please note: During December there will be a entrance fee per person to visit our Farm.
Playbarn Admission Prices*
£4 per child for 2 hours play.
Children under 12 months get in for free.
Family ticket for 3 children is £10.
Family ticket for 4 children is £12.
A family ticket for 4 children or more get a discounted entry rate of £3 per child.
£2.50 per child from 4pm weekends and school holidays
**NEW £2.50 per child from 3.30pm weekdays (term time only)
Parent + Toddler session every Monday during term time, 9am-11.30am, is £3.50 per child. Entrance includes a juice and biscuit for your child and a hot drink for you!
Please ask at the Playbarn for details regarding Childminder rates.
Please note: Childminder's must provide ID at time of entry.
*Please note these are our current admission prices, but may be subject to review at any time.
We accept all major credit and debit cards, but do not accept American Express.
Please note there is a £10 minimum spend on cards. We also accept cash and cheques.
Other useful links you may be interested in.......
Welcome to Wyre - Lancashire's Coast and Countryside - Visit Wyre
Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board
The Forest of Bowland - An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Visitor World - Free tourist attraction listings site
Days out in the North West - covering Lancashire, Cumbria, Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, a great guide for family days out
Sugarvine - Information about where to eat, plus read others reviews!
Baby Maze - local Lancaster parenting website, a fab network of things to do, places to go and advice, plus its run by a Lancaster Mum so who better than to get you up to speed with Lancaster and Babies!!
Signkids - a Preston based youth club for Sign Language Users, deaf and hearing, to use, learn and improve British Sign Language (BSL)
DAYoutWITHtheKIDS.co.uk – is an easy to use website for finding
places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by
age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor
or outdoor attraction.
Local Accommodation and Places to Stay in lovely Lancashire!
Shepherds Barn - Quernmore, Lancaster - a 5*, dog friendly, self catering converted barn. Only 10minutes outside of Lancaster, with excellent access to the motorways.
Middle Holly - B&B at Forton (just 2minutes away from us!)
Premier Inn - Preston North
Hunter's Rest Cottage - Hurst Green, Clitheroe
Bleasdale Cottages - Bleasdale, Preston
Visit Lancashire - accommodation in Lancashire
Stay Lancashire - stay in Lancashire - places to stay, visit and all that's going on in Lancashire
Recommended by HotelsCombined.com - a hotel search engine that combines all hotel deals, from all major travel website's into one free, quick and easy search
iknow-northwest - Great range of places to stay in the Garstang area
Visit our Dairy page for more useful information about farming, for example www.thisisdairyfarming.com
Visit our Schools page for more useful links about keeping safe whilst visiting working farms