• Language
    Language

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Already saved an Itinerary?

Thornton Hall Country Park

Type:Farm

Thornton-in-Craven, Nr Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BD23 3TS

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 558 reviews558 reviews

Tel: 01282 841 148

Add Thornton Hall Country Park to your Itinerary

Check availability for Thornton Hall Country Park (opens in a new window)

Thornton Hall Country Park

#RedefiningLancashire.  We are delighted to off the UK’s first Farm Safari Drive Thru.  Our extremely friendly animals now find themselves living outside ready to greet our visitors. On route you will find viewing points, feeding points and information relating to each area of the route.  The 30-35 minute adventure route covers over 160 acres with animals such as llamas, alpacas, emus, horses, ponies, goats, sheep, cattle red deer and ducks to see, some up close, some at a distance. Not only that, but the views are also incredible.  The team will be available to inform and educate with signage of facts about the animals, the land, and the surroundings.  #RedefiningLancashire.

​​​​​Come rain or shine, a fun filled, family day out beckons at Thornton Hall Farm. Animal encounters, glorious countryside, indoor and outdoor entertainment and much more.

Make friends with friendly farm animals, greet the newest arrivals and take part in a range of seasonal hands-on activities, demonstrations and animal encounters. Climb aboard the Wizzick Farm Safari for a unique, fun and educational guided tour of the farm and deer park. Let the kids explore the Play Barn with ride-on tractors, giant slides, sandpit and tots play area. Hitch a ride on the giant caterpillar or try the junior Quad Bikes – great fun for children aged 6 and over. 

Visit Harrison's Cafe and patio to enjoy a selection of quality teas and coffees, as well as freshly prepared sandwiches, toasties, delicious soups, homemade cakes and thirst-quenching cold drinks.

The farm is conveniently located off the A56 in Thornton-in-Craven, between Clitheroe, Colne and Skipton with ample free car parking right outside the entrance.

 

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Senior Citizen£6.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket£6.50 per ticket
Child Ticket£7.00 per ticket
Caterpillar£2.00 per ticket
Family packages available from£26.00 per ticket
Quads from£4.00 per ticket
Safari 25 min£3.50 per ticket
Under 1sFree
Under 2s£3.50 per ticket

Group discounts and special birthday packages available.

Opening Times

Open (4 July 2020 - 24 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Open (8 Jan 2021 - 24 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30*

* School Holidays - Open every day including Monday - 10am to 4:30pm
Early closures after October half term
Early November closure (approx 2 weeks) for Christmas event preparation
Pre-booked school and group visits welcome throughout the season

Open all October Half Term

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

Events

Friday, 16th October 2020 - Saturday, 31st October 2020

Screamfields at Thornton Hall Country ParkGrab your friends this halloween and head out for a night of frightful fun at Scream Fields.
more info

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Small Visitor Attraction Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Small Visitor Attraction Award 2017
  • Local AwardsBest Leisure & Tourism SBA 2018 Best Leisure & Tourism SBA 2018 2018
  • Local AwardsBest in Education NFAN 2018 - Highly Commended Best in Education NFAN 2018 - Highly Commended 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2018 - Small Visitor Attraction Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2018 - Small Visitor Attraction Award 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 - Large Visitor Attraction Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 - Large Visitor Attraction Award 2019
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2019 - Small Event Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2019 - Small Event Award 2019
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020

Directions

Road Directions

We are just off the A56 in Thornton-in-Craven, between Clitheroe, Colne and Skipton with ample free parking right outside the entrance.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Skipton (6 miles). Bus services stop just 5 minutes walk from our door - contact the Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for further information.

Facilities

Other

  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards student/youth
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Picnic Site
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Use and Promote Local Produce
  • Village Location

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Open now
  • Time limited visits

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    391
  • Very Good
    111
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

    Follow Us

    Video

    • Thornton Hall Farm Video

    What's Nearby

    What's Nearby

    What's Nearby

    1. NEW Farm Safari at Thornton Hall Country Park

      NEW unique drive through Farm Safari experience in the Lancashire/Yorkshire Countryside…

      0.06 miles away
    2. Quadtrex - Quad Bike Trekking!

      Join Quadtrex for an action packed adventure to remember on the specially adapted quad…

      0.35 miles away
    3. Greenberfield Picnic Site

      Beautiful picnic area at the summit of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at what is described…

      0.95 miles away
    1. Bancroft Mill

      A demonstration featuring the textile mill engine in steam, original boilers and…

      2.13 miles away
    2. Foulridge Canal Cruises

      Foulridge Canal cruises has been operating under the present ownership for 23 years on…

      3.57 miles away
    3. Whitemoor Riding Centre

      Set in 40 acres of beautiful countryside in the Borough of Pendle Whitemoor Riding Centre…

      3.77 miles away
    4. Pendle Nature Reserves

      Get to grips with Pendle’s wild side! Visit one of or Local Nature Reserves and you’ll…

      4.74 miles away
    5. Colne Heritage Centre

      Colne Heritage Centre features items of historical interest associated with the ancient…

      4.93 miles away
    6. ARTPAD

      ARTPAD provides a variety of art and craft activities for adults and children. It is an…

      5.02 miles away
    7. The Muni Theatre - Colne

      PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK THAT THE CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL…

      5.13 miles away
    8. Atom - Panopticon

      Pendle's Panopticon, 'Atom', rests on the hillside above Wycoller village in Wycoller…

      5.25 miles away
    9. Colne Little Theatre

      The Little Theatre in River Street, Colne is the home of Colne Dramatic Society. An…

      5.25 miles away
    10. Prestige Karting Ltd

      Prestige Karting is one of the largest indoor go karting centres in the North of England.…

      5.48 miles away
    11. The Estate Grounds at Stirk House Hotel

      Explore 22 acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside with nature trails, breathtaking…

      5.6 miles away
    12. Wycoller Country Park

      In a valley largely devoted to sheep and cattle rearing, Wycoller Country Park has a good…

      5.7 miles away
    13. Pendle Heritage Centre

      The Pendle Heritage Centre is open daily and includes a Garden Tearoom, 18th Century…

      5.72 miles away
    Previous Next

    Related

    Quadtrex - Quad Bike Trekking!, BarnoldswickJoin Quadtrex for an action packed adventure to remember on the specially adapted quad bike trail where you will encounter the compromising hills of the natural quarry and whirl through the open woodland.

    Thornton Hall Country Park - Weddings, BarnoldswickNestled within 250 acres of idyllic countryside offering outstanding views, is the most exclusive purpose built new wedding venue – Thornton Hall. Specialising in weddings, celebrations and corporate events, Thornton Hall is the perfect place to share your wedding day or special occasion.

    Sign up for e-newsletter

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss