Streamvale Open Farm – Things to do in Belfast with kids
Updated On: November 07, 2023
Streamvale Open Farm – A Place Fun For Animal Lovers
Looking for something fun and exciting to do in Belfast, that children will enjoy? Then we highly recommend visiting Streamvale Open Farm. Not only is it a great working farm but it also provides opportunities for children as well as parents, to learn about farm life in a fun environment.
Streamvale is one of 11 Open Farm attractions NI. These include the Ark Open Farm in Newtownards, Phils Fram in Armagh and the Kilcreggan Urban Farm in Carrickfergus, which provides valuable community and working experience for adults and young people with learning disabilities.
Things To Do At The Farm
There are so many things to do at Streamvale Open Farm that allows for so much fun and learning about animals. Every child and adult will leave the farm with new knowledge about farming and fun experience.
New Play Village:
The farm this year has opened the first Agricultural themed play village in Ireland. The new village helps to encourage children to learn about farming and food through lots of play and fun. The village includes a Vets Clinic, Farm Shop, Milking Parlour and Mechanics. Children can also get dressed up in different costumes and get involved in live demonstrations.
One of the most popular things to do at Streamvale Open Farm is to take some time to cuddle the cutest puppies that will make your heart melt. You can also spend some time with the lovely newborn chicks that are just as cute.
Feed The Animals:
Everyone loves to head to this farm because they get the opportunity to feed the baby lambs their milk. There is plenty of feeding times throughout the day you to take part in at the pet corner.
Throughout the day kids can also visit the friendly ponies known as Snowball, Sophie and Mary. The ponies love the attention and you get the chance to groom them so their coats are nice and clean.
Enjoy a fun tractor ride where you can see the beautiful countryside and all that the farm has to offer. You will be taken through the farm lanes and see amazing views overlooking Belfast and Dundonald. To top it all off you get to feed the friendly deer along the way.
Tractor Rides are now a free attraction all year round. They used to have a cost but is now included with the entry to the farm.
This is something both kids and adults can enjoy as you are taken on a quad tow around the farm track. This is full of tunnels, twist and turns that will keep you laughing the whole time.
Similarly to the Tractor Rides, the Barrel Rides are also free all year round for everyone.
You must check out Chase the dog who is trained by Helen and enjoy running through the obstacle course. Chase loves an audience and he might even perform one of his many tricks for you.
Indoors Play Area:
Children will love the amazing indoor play area where they can straw bounce. As well as enjoying the slides and tunnels and the mini tractor zone that’s always a hit.
These are just some of the great and unmissable things you can do at this farm. The farm also hosts a variety of events that change each season. But if you would like to find out more about upcoming events check out their website at Streamvale farm.
Opening Time And Prices
- 16th March to 3rd November – 10:30am – 5:30pm
- Other Days (4th Nov – 15th March) – Closed
- Children (Age 3 – 18) – £7.60
- Adult (Age 18+) – £8.20
- Student (ID Required) – £7.60
- Babies (3 and under) – Free
- Family Ticket (4 Persons) – £30
- Family Ticket (5 Persons) – £32
- Family Ticket (6 Persons) – £34
- Grandparent Deal – £8.20 All year round.
Grandparents, please remember to bring your yearly ticket on each visit, to get in for free.
Perfect Kids Birthday Party Venue
Streamvale farm also offers a kids birthday party package. It is one of the farms most popular features.
The cost of a party costs £160 which includes the hire of the private party room, a private tractor ride for your party and free private bottle feeding sessions.
It is a cheap and affordable party alternative, as the costs also allow as many children and adults into the farm.
Other Facilities Available:
- Streamvale Cafe
- Indoor Picnic Area
- Free Range Ice Cream
- Card Accepted
- Toilets on Site
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Gift Shop
- On-Site Parking
- Tours Available
Streamvale Farm is located in County Down, just outside of Belfast. The address is below:
38 Ballyhanwood Road, Dundonald, Belfast
BT5 7SN, County Down
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