Meet the animals

yellow and blue sheep

Monk farm

Thirsk falconry centre

Beacon alpacas wearing tinsel

Monk Park Farm, near Thirsk

The perfect place for a family visit. So much space to run free, enjoy the new outdoor play area, meet and feed the animals and enjoy an ice-cream on the café terrace.

New for 2022 extended Petting Barn, a new Kids Mini Train Ride, two gigantic Air Bouncers, refurbished picnic and play area near the pond and improved paths to be more pram and wheelchair friendly.

Thirsk Birds of Prey falconry centre, Sion Hall, Thirsk

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre at Sion Hill Hall sets high standards of conservation whilst sharing the experience of the beautiful birds of prey with visitors. A visit is inspiring and uplifting as you can see around 100 birds and 50 different species. With three spectacular flying demonstrations daily, where over 30 of their impressive birds fly around the centre and some even venture out over our beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Thorp Perrow - Arboretum and Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre, Bedale

Take a stroll in the Arboretum, watch the kids run wild in the adventure playground, enjoy the wonderful Bird of Prey displays, or hand feed the wallabies in the Mammal Centre. Something for the whole family.

Beacon Alpacas, Husthwaite

Beacon Alpacas offers a close-up experience with these fascinating animals which you can walk and enjoy the stunning scenery of Herriot Country’s Hambleton Hills.

Big Sheep Little Cow, Bedale

Big Sheep and Little Cow is a small, family-run farm near Bedale in Herriot Country that has a family play area, guided farm tours, go-karts, brush a pig, lamb feeding, home-made ice-cream.