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Acorn Farm

Part of Knowsley's Local Offer (KLO)

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 for a small additional charge, and we often have special events happening too. You can even hold your child's birthday party at Acorn Farm!

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 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. Toilet & handwashing facilities are available onsite.

We also offer an extensive education programme for schools and community groups and run a Day Service for people with learning disabilities.

Admission charges: Adults - £3.00 Children - £2.00 (babies under 12 months free)

Contact Details

0151 548 1524

Depot Road,
L33 3AR

L33 3AR

Opening days / times

Monday-Sunday 10:00-16:00

Additional Information

Venue facilities

Day time activities for people with disabilities

Referral procedure

You can contact Acorn Farm Day Services yourself or be referred by a social worker.  Age range for Day Services 18-70

Disabled access information

Fully accessible on one level with no steps. Accessible toilet

Availability comments

All year (Closed between Christmas and New Year)


CEVAS;  LoTC;  VAQAS;  RDA Safe guarding training;  First Aid; Basic Makaton and Deaf Awareness;  Autism awareness training;  Disability Awareness;  Life Star Training;  Epilepsy training;  Administration of Midazolam training;  Defibrillator Training;  TSI Practical Systematic Instruction Training;  Train the trainer;  travel training;  Advocate Training;  Positive Practices in Behavioural Support Through Nonlinear Applied Behaviour Analysis;  Qualified Teacher; 

Things to know

Groups of more than 15 must pre-book a guided tour, for which there is an additional charge.

Registered Charity No. 516925.

DBS Policy in place

Delivery period


Universal AccessUniversal Access

Provides additional or specialist facilities for SEN & D peopleProvides additional or specialist facilities for SEN & D people

Parking availableParking available

Disabled accessDisabled access

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29 August 2017 - 11:16am
Sorry, this site isn't manned on the Bank Holiday but I believe that Acorn Farm are open every day except the Christmas period. I hope you found out in time and managed to visit them. Thanks, Knowsley FIS.
27 August 2017 - 9:29pm
Hi are you open this bank holiday Monday 28th August? If so what the opening hours? Thanks

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