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Come and visit us all year round, we are always open and look forward to welcoming you to the farm soon!

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Opening times & Prices

We are open every day from 10am to 5pm.

We are closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day.

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Disability Access

Smithills Open Farm is fully accessible for any visitors with disabilities. We have ramps in place where necessary and disabled toilets on site. Most of the pathways are tarmacked too. The farm is set on a small hill (typical Bolton countryside) but there are plenty of benches around. Any disabled person is entitled to one adult to accompany them free of charge. Please note – wheelchairs cannot be taken on the tractor and trailer ride as there are 3 small steps to get onto the trailer.

Hygiene Guidelines for Visitors:

All visitors must wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching or feeding any animals. We also advise you to clean and sanitise pram and wheelchair wheels after visiting.


We have a variety of Groups and Party packages to suit both adults and children alike. From Birthdays to school parties and group bookings, see what we have to over here.

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From animals in the Pets Corner to the Robotic Milking Machine and homemade Icecream there is a lot to explore at Smithills Farm

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Find us

Smithills Open Farm is located in Smithills Country Park which is Brown Signposted from most directions.

Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton BL1 7NS

By carBy car

FROM THE SOUTH Join the M6 then the M62 signposted Bolton. Leave the M62 at Junction 12 and Join the M60. Follow the Manchester Directions from this point. FROM MANCHESTER Join the M60, heading towards Bolton, join the M61 for a mile then leave joining the A666. Follow the brown signs for Smithills Hall and Country Park. FROM CHORLEY Join the M61 heading towards Bolton. Leave at junction 5 following brown signs for Smithills Hall and Country Park. FROM BLACKBURN / BURNLEY / ACCRINGTON Join the M65 motorway leaving at Junction 3. Take the first exit of the roundabout following the A675 for Bolton. Follow the A675 through Abbey Village then through Belmont Village. Approx 1 mile after Belmont Village the road forks, take the right hand fork signposted Horwich. You will then see brown signs for Smithills Hall and Country Park. FROM PRESTON AND THE NORTH Join the M6 motorway, leave at junction 30 to join the M61 then follow Chorley directions. FROM WESTHOUGHTON Go to Chequerbent roundabout and head towards Bolton. After Hunger Hill turn left at the Shell Garage. Go straight on until you reach Chorley New Road. Turn right onto Chorley New Road then turn immediately left onto Victoria Road. Follow brown signs for Smithills Hall and Country Park.

By busBy bus

Bus Number 526 or 525 from Trinity Street Station (directly outside the Train Station). Tell the driver you want the last stop at Smithills. The bus stop is opposite the entrance to the farm lane. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the bus stop to the farm.

By trainBy train

Most surrounding train lines will stop at Bolton Town Centre Train Station. From the Train Station you can catch the 526 bus or taxi. The station is 3 miles from the farm.


Meet all of our animals and learn some interesting facts.

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