Call: 01756 710444

We are next open on


13th August

Between 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Last entry 4pm)

Many of the queries we receive by phone or email have been answered below in our Frequently Asked Questions section of this page.

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Hesketh Farm Park
Bolton Abbey, Skipton,
North Yorkshire, BD23 6HA

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Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked loads of different questions about visiting Hesketh. To make it as easy as possible for you to plan your visit we thought it would be useful to include the questions and answers on the website. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer. If you answer isn’t included here or elsewhere on the website, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help.

Do you accept credit and debit cards?
We do. All cards apart from American Express are accepted at the Farm Park entrance and for refreshments and shop purchases but we are only able to accept cash for tractor and trailer rides.
Do you have ATM machines?
No we don’t, but we can usually give you ‘cash back’ up to £50 with a debit card transaction.
What food and drink is on offer?
We serve light refreshments such as home made sandwiches, sausage rolls, toasted teacakes, biscuits, cakes and hot & cold drinks. Please note that no hot meals are served.
Can I bring a picnic?
Yes of course. Outside is a perfect setting to enjoy your picnic and inside there are many picnic tables to take cover from the sun or rain. However, we do request that you take picnic rubbish home with you.
What happens if it rains?
Even if the weather isn’t great, there’s still loads of fun to be had at Hesketh Farm Park. We have a huge amount of undercover area which includes our animal handling and feeding area, our large sandpit, pedal tractors for under 3’s and over 3’s, straw maze, slide and climbing equipment.
Come rain or shine, whatever the weather, there’s always lots to see and do.
Can I drop my children off and pick them up later?
Sorry, no: all children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Is Hesketh Farm Park wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the majority of the Farm Park is accessible for all, with wide flat areas undercover in our two barns and many accessible areas outside. There is disabled parking right outside the entrance and a disabled toilet too. In addition, our tractor and trailer ride is accessible to wheelchairs.
Are there places to wash our hands?
At Hesketh Farm Park we’ve got plenty of hand wash stations, each with warm water, antibacterial soap and hand towel. Around the Farm you will find hand washing facilities available near each animal contact area, and plenty of basins by the toilets too. Please supervise the washing of your children’s hands immediately after leaving an animal contact area, before eating and drinking and after touching footwear.
Please note that sanitising hand gels do not provide adequate protection alone. They are not a substitute for thorough hand washing, but can be of value if used as an additional measure.
Is there anything I need to know if I am pregnant?
Pregnant women should avoid contact with newborn lambs and goat kids, and like all other visitors, ensure that they wash their hands frequently with warm water and antibacterial soap. If you have any queries, please ask a member of staff.
What is your smoking policy?
Hesketh Farm Park is a non-smoking farm. If you wish to smoke whilst you are on site, please ask a member of staff who can direct you to a suitable area.
Do you have first aiders?
We have a first aid room and qualified first aiders on site at all times. Please notify a member of staff if you require any assistance.
Are dogs allowed into the Farm Park?
Unfortunately we only allow guide dogs into the Farm Park and also recommend that you do not leave dogs in your car under any circumstances.
I’ve left something behind at the Farm Park, what should I do?
Please get in touch with us if you have left any property behind, either by email or telephone on 01756 710444. If we cannot find it immediately we will keep a description of your lost item in our records.
We’ve had a wonderful time at the Farm Park and would like to tell people, what should I do?
We really hope that you have a fabulous time at Hesketh Farm Park and would be delighted if you would share your experiences with your family and friends. You might also like to think about giving us a review on TripAdvisor, you could tell us what you enjoyed about your visit on our Facebook page or tag us in your pictures on Instagram.