Playdale Farm Park is a pleasant place to visit for a few hours. They are located in the countryside a few miles drive out of Scarborough in North Yorkshire. The park is medium-sized and suitable for children up to the age of around 10 years.
Playdale Farm Park Things To Do Review
Our visit started with a wander around the large indoor animal barn. There are lots of animals to feed in here and we soon used up our bag of food that we’d purchased. The goats were especially cute and there were lots of extra cute kid goats. The barn also features a ride-on play area plus an area where you can meet and stroke small animals.
Other animals include sheep, donkeys, llamas and alpacas. Plus pigs, ponies and smaller animals such as rabbits, tortoises and chinchillas.
Playdale Farm runs their small animal holding sessions in groups. We didn’t have too long to wait and our son was thrilled to bits to be able to hold and stroke one of their many cute guinea pigs.
The ride-ons are electric and suitable for most ages. You will need a £1 coin though so make sure you have some on you.
After visiting the animals you can either head off left for more, mostly indoors, play areas and their aviaries or off right for their outdoor animals and play areas.
There is a big play barn stuffed full of bales of hay. It was such a simple idea but the kids loved it. We struggled to persuade our son out of here as he was having a great time climbing and hiding.
Near the haybarn, there is a large play structure. This is really bright and colourful and a real asset to the farm. There is an array of plastic slides and wooden climbing structures.
We had a wander around their aviaries where they have small birds, chickens, turkeys and more. Then we ventured into the large indoor play barn. There was an excellent play structure for younger kids where they can improve their climbing skills. There is also a large soft play structure that suits kids of most ages. It was quite busy so I didn’t get a chance to take a photo. There was also a covered sandpit near here.
Heading right from the big indoor animal barn you will come across another wooden and plastic play area. This isn’t as big as the one above but it was less busy so our son was happier playing here for quite a while, There are some picnic benches here and there were quite a few dotted around the park.
Next, we tried out their peddle go-karts. These were great fun and us adults all had a turn as well. This was the first track I’ve ever come across where they have adult size go-karts.
They also have an excellent wooden toboggan slide which our son didn’t want to leave. Near to this were their outdoor animal paddocks. There were some very friendly animals including a very cute goat that fell in love with my husband.
Our final activity of the day was trying out their frisbee golf. Suffice to say we were rubbish at it. No matter what we did we just couldn’t get our frisbees to go through the holes. We haven’t returned since and I’m unsure why as we had a really nice day out here.
Playdale Farm Park FAQ & Further Information
Address: Carr Ln, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3TL, North Yorkshire. Phone: 01723 586351
Category – Farm Park – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for most ages, they are mostly suited up to about the age of 10 years.
What are the ticket prices?
Adults and children are under £8 each, under 2s are free.
What are the main facilities and things to do?
Farm park with indoor and outdoor animals you can feed, indoor play areas including soft play, outdoor play frames, toboggan and frisbee golf. There are toilets and a cafe.
When are they open?
Playdale Farm Park is open from Easter until early November. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.
Is there food available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
Are they dog friendly?
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue.