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How much does the party cost and what will it entail?

We offer room hire in our LTC building for £25 an hour, this is an educational building with two available classrooms and a small kitchen area (fridge, sink and tea/coffee facilities). The whole building is included in the hire. We also suggest that you need an hours set-up time and an hour clearing away. We do charge for this set up and clearing away time. Each added activity is charged at a rate of £20 see below.

What additional activities can children do ?

Additional activities last approximately 30 minutes, please select from those listed below.

  •  Farm tour and animal handling experience

Take a tour around the farm—meet all our animals and see what crops we grow. Pet and groom our small animals (guinea pigs and rabbits).

  •  Scavenger hunt

Children are split into teams and must work together to search for a variety of things around the farm. They are given a hunting worksheet and in order to win, must answer questions and find the most items from the list. It is a fun and active opportunity to self-explore and learn about the farm.

  • Whirlow ‘Egg’perience

Have the opportunity to visit the old hen house, feed the chickens and collect the freshly laid eggs from the nest boxes. Children will then learn how we grade the eggs into small, medium and large so that they are ready for sale in our shop.

All activities can be adapted according to your needs.

 When can I have a party?

  •  Saturdays and Sundays
  •  Between 10am and up until 4pm

Booking in advance is essential. Please ring or email to check availability.

 What age is the party suitable for?

  •  We offer birthday parties for children aged 3 years and over.

 How many children can I bring?

  • Maximum 20 children.
  • Adults: Children aged 3–4 years old need one adult per child.  Children 5 years and over need one adult for every five children.

These adult/child ratios do not include Whirlow staff.

 Who is responsible for the children?

You are fully responsible for the behaviour of the children. Whirlow staff are entitled to refuse to lead the party if the children are not behaving properly.

You are also responsible for all First Aid, but we will provide access to first aid kits.

All activities are fully risk assessed and lead by trained members of staff.

 Who does the catering?

  • You can bring your own party food.
  • We can provide your party food (for an additional cost).

 Where can parents park and can they stay during the party?

  •  We have a large car park at the entrance to the farm.
  •  We ask that only the required number of adults stay with the party group while out on the farm. Parents can stay in the classroom, have a walk on our public footpaths, join a weekend farm tour or have refreshments/lunch in our farm café.


Need present ideas?

Take a look at our animal sponsorship page and sponsor one of our farm animals for the birthday child!


Please note: no alcohol is permitted at any children’s party.

 For more information about us, please contact our Visitor Coordinator: Ashleigh Courage
Telephone: 0114 2352678 or Email:

Last edited on mlAug 1st, 2017

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