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Old Holly Farm


Cabus Nook Lane, Cabus, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1AA

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Tel: 01524 791200

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Calves at Old Holly Farm

Old Holly Farm is an all weather family attraction designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Being a family run, working diary farm, the team at Old Holly are passionate about giving children (and adults alike) the opportunity to see, touch, smell, hear and taste the experience of a real working farm. But most importantly it’s about having fun, eating well and learning through play safely! 
With a local produce Farm Shop, Courtyard Café, an indoor children’s Playbarn, plus a small farm with some traditional farm animals.  Visitors can also watch our very own cow’s being milked every day at 4.30pm in our dairy viewing gallery – a great way to teach children about where their food comes from! 

Our Farm Shop is full of local produce, with jams, preserves, biscuits, sweets and treats, as well as a selection of kids toys! We are also very lucky to have Angela on the farm, busy making her Coolcow Ice cream, which is made using our own cow’s milk!! The Ice cream is available to enjoy from our Farm Shop, and with 22 flavours to choose from it makes for a difficult decision! 

The newly extended Indoor Playbarn is a fantastic place for kids to burn off some energy in a safe environment! Our Playbarn has been specially designed for all ages, with a height restriction of 144cm.

The Playbarn café gives adults the perfect place to enjoy great food, hot drinks and homemade cakes whilst watching the children play. Our kids menu is great for hungry youngsters, the challenge will be getting them out of the Playbarn!!

The Taste Lancashire accredited Courtyard Café provides an appetizing selection of meals and refreshments throughout the year, with its evolving menu and special boards reflecting the seasons and products sold in the shop. Wherever possible the produce and ingredients used are sourced from local suppliers, and our cows provide the milk used in all our drinks and cooking!

The inner courtyard, calf shed and animal paddocks are home to the animals. With donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chicks and calves there is plenty for visitors to meet and interact with, in a safe environment. It is important to be responsible when visiting Farms, so visitors are encouraged to use the facilities and information provided to keep safe. There is also plenty of information on the Old Holly website, or contact the team for any specific queries. Please don't forget, that as we don't charge entry to our farm we ask visitors not to bring their own food and drink onto our premises.

Old Holly Farm also caters for children’s parties, special events, school visits and coaches are all welcome, please contact the farm for further details. An Access statement is available to download from the Old Holly Farm website.

Old Holly Farm holds the Learning Outside the Classroom and Access to Farms awards.

Guide dogs welcome, please visit our website for further details.

Free entrance into the farm. £4.50 entrance into the play barn.

Discounted rates for groups 3+, childminders and after school. Entry to the open farm is FREE.

Please note there is a £10 minimum spend on card payment.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Entry to the Open Farm Jan – NovFree
Playbarn - for 2 hours£4.50 per ticket

Group bookings and Coaches welcome - please contact us in advance or call 01524 791200 for more details.

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.

Opening Times

Old Holly Farm (1 Jan 2019 - 24 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* Closed - Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th December and New Year's Day only.
Christmas Eve 8am to 3pm - New Years Eve 9am to 4pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Visit England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - Silver 2012
  • Sub-Regional AwardsSmall Visitor Attraction of the Year Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 - Small Visitor Attraction Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 - Small Visitor Attraction Award 2019


Road Directions

Travelling 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 on the right hand side of the road for Old Holly Farm. Take the nest road on the right, just after the Garage onto Cabus Nook Lane, the farm is immediately on the left.

Travelling 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.

Public Transport Directions

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, this bus stop is known as Cabus. For further details, including bus timetables, please contact Traveline.



  • Family Fun
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Facility for service dogs - Access statement available to download from website

Children & Infants

  • Baby Bottle and Food Warming Facilities Available

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

Special Offers

  • One child half price with another paying child into the indoor soft play at Old Holly Farm at Garstang.

    Entry to the open animal farm is free (exc. Dec), farm shop and café also available.

    Open daily 9-5pm. Quality Assured Café 2014. Silver Award-winner at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012   www.oldhollyfarm.com

    More offers like this - VISIT Card Special Offers



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    Old Holly Farm Courtyard Cafe, CabusOld Holly Farm is an all weather family attraction designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. We are passionate about giving visitors the opportunity to see, touch, smell, hear and taste the experience of a real working farm.

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