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Mrs Dowsons Visitor Centre & Farm

Type:Farm

Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road, Clayton Le Dale, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7JA

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Mrs Dowsons Visitor Centre & Farm

At Mrs Dowsons Farm Park they are passionate about giving their visitors the opportunity to see, touch and engage with their friendly farm animals, explore the countryside and experience a real working farm!

Don’t miss their new BIG BARN.

NEW! The BIG BARN is home to donkeys, sheep and alpacas who are waiting for you to come and feed them!

Fun activities and talks.

Ever wanted to know why a cow has four stomachs? How we feed the baby calves, or how they farm and conserve the fields and wildlife that call the farm home? They have lots of different talks and activities throughout the day including talks from their real farmers!

Explore their farmland.

Take in the fresh country air with a walk on our nature trail and meet some of their animals, big and small, along the way. They also have exciting tractor rides!

Mrs Dowsons Farm Park look forward to seeing you soon…down on the farm!

“We had a wonderful day out feeding the lambs, horses, goats and rabbits. Even on a cold day it’s so good to be outside on the farm. The children loved it.” Laura, Facebook

As well as listening out for the sounds of the farm and countryside, join the farmer for a fun and educational tour of the farm. He’ll tell you all about what it’s like working on a farm, from getting up at 5am to bringing new born calves into the world!

There really is so much to see at Mrs Dowsons Farm Park, with hundreds of animals waiting to meet you and your family. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a day when their tractor is in the fields, you’ll be able to jump on board in the trailer and see all the sights in style – farmer style!

Mrs Dowsons Farm Park is a real working farm which means they’re always busy caring for their friendly animals! You can find out exactly what it’s like to be a farmer, even muck in and help to bottle feed the lambs, feed the hungry alpaca or handle baby chicks – it’s all in a day’s work exploring the farm.

At Mrs Dowsons Farm Park, they make their own award winning ice cream using fresh milk from their farm dairy. Although their ice cream kitchen is off limits due to their top secret recipes, you can treat your little farmers to a fresh and delicious pot or cone in their café!

Mrs Dowsons Farm Park opens weekends, school and bank holidays, check their exact opening times at www.mrsdowsons.co.uk/opening-times

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission£4.95 per person per day
Under 2'sFree

Admission to the farm is just £4.95 per person, under 2’s go free, book online at www.mrsdowsons.co.uk or on the gate.

Opening Times

Open (10 Mar 2018 - 23 Sept 2018)

* Open weekends, school and Bank holidays from 10:30am till 5pm.

Events

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 - Sunday, 23rd September 2018

Tractor RidesJoin the Farmer for a tour around the farm and fields, take the ride to the very edge of the dowsons farm and enjoy the views, on a clear day you can even see blackpool tower!
more info

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2015
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist 2016
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Small Visitor Attraction Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Small Visitor Attraction Award 2017

Directions

Road Directions

From the M6 junction 31 follow signs for Clitheroe A59. We are situated approximately 4 miles along the A59 between Preston and Clitheroe. Look out for the Mrs Dowson Ice Cream signs.

Facilities

Other

  • Recycling Policy - Garden Waste
  • Recycling Policy - Glass
  • Recycling Policy - Plastics
  • Recycling Policy - Veg/Food Waste

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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