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Acorn Farm – Animobile Workshops for Schools

Location(s)Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby, Knowsley, L33 3AR
Key StagesKS1, KS2
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by third-party Administrator

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Welcome to Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm is an award-winning, family-friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside. We’re open 7 days a week 10am-4pm and there’s always loads to see and do! Whatever the weather, Acorn Farm offers a great value, fun day out for everyone! We have a wide range of animals here at the farm, many of which you can feed and stroke. Our animals include sheep, cows, goats, pigs, horses and chickens, small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs and even meerkats! We’re a working farm, so we often have baby animals including lambs, goat kids, piglets and chicks to see too. During weekends and school holidays, we run small animal petting sessions and horse rides, and we often have special events happening too. You can even hold your child’s birthday party at Acorn Farm! Please see our Events & Activities page to find out more. The farm’s facilities include two outdoor play areas, a woodland walk, plant sales centre and farm shop selling home-produced free-range meat, eggs and dairy milk ice cream as well as toys, souvenirs, sweets and drinks. Our onsite cafe is open 7 days a week, serving a range of daily specials, hearty homemade meals, desserts, snacks and drinks. We also offer an extensive education programme for schools and community groups and run a Day Service for people with learning disabilities. Please visit our Education Services and Day Services pages for more information.


When you hire our Animobile, we bring along a selection of our animals to you! Your group will be able to feel, feed and learn about our animals, which may include: small sheep and lambs, pygmy goats and goat kids, rabbit, guinea pig, hen and ducks plus chicks &/or ducklings when available. Our larger animals will be housed in two 2×2 metre square pens for the duration of their visit, whilst smaller animals will be housed in an appropriate hutch or cage.

The Animobile can be used as a general introduction to animals, healthy eating or any other theme/topic as required. Don’t worry if you have bad weather – we can set up indoors or outside if there is shelter available! Prices start from £175 during our off-peak period (September – February) and £200 during our peak period (March – August). Please phone for availability and exact price for your area. Please Note: Our Animobile is only available Monday – Thursday.

CANCELLATION CHARGE: Please note that should you cancel a booking after we have received a signed booking form, we reserve the right to levy a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the overall charge for our visit unless we are advised not to provide this service by the appropriate Government Departments.

These prices can be subject to alteration


Availability & How to Book

If you wish to enquire about this workshop/service, please use the form below (underneath the calendar) and someone will be in touch.

Alternatively, you can book this service now using the online diary and booking system below. Select the date you wish to book by clicking your mouse on it (turning the date box black) and repeat until all the dates you wish to book are selected and complete the form below the calendar and press Send. All dates selected will then show as Pending in yellow making them unavailable to anyone else.

If you do not wish to pick dates on the calendar, please fill in suggested dates at the bottom of the form.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your booking request and someone will be in touch with you directly to finalise details and organise everything for you.

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