Acorn Farm

“A great value, fun day out for everyone.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Kirkby, Merseyside

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Acorn Farm is a family-friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside, open 7 days, from 10am to 4pm. It features a wide range of animals including sheep, cows, goats, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and even meerkats. As a working farm, there are often lambs, goat kids, piglets and chicks. There are outdoor play areas, woodland walk, plant sales and a shop selling home-reared free-range meat and eggs. Weekends and school holidays, there are animal petting sessions and horse rides.

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Acorn Farm
Acorn Farm, Depot Road, KIRKBY, Merseyside, L33 3AR


About the area

Discover Merseyside

A metropolitan county on the River Mersey, with Liverpool as its administrative centre, Merseyside incorporates the towns of Bootle, Birkenhead, St Helena, Wallasey, and Southport. In the 19th century, Liverpool was England’s second greatest port, and the area has been affected by urban deprivation and unemployment. 

When the port of Chester silted up in medieval times, Liverpool took up the slack. The first dock was built in 1715 and the port came to prominence with the slave trade. Following abolition, the port grew to a seven-mile stretch of docks, busy with cargoes of cotton, tobacco and sugar and the huge wave of emigration from Europe to the New World in the 19th and 20th centuries. In its turn, immigration brought an influx of people to Merseyside to join its expanding population, including many from Ireland fleeing the potato famines. In the second half of the 20th century, accessible air travel brought an end to the era of the ocean-going liners. Meanwhile, trade with Europe was picked up by the southeastern ports. Merseyside’s population dwindled, but it remains one of Britain’s most vibrant and interesting areas.

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