Smithills Open Farm

“Family-run farm attraction” - VisitEngland Assessor


Bolton, Greater Manchester

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Smithills Open Farm is set within 70 acres of countryside just north of Bolton. The Grimshaw family still run a working dairy farm here alongside the visitor attraction with its 25 different types of animals and reptiles. Youngsters can burn off additional energy on bouncy castles and in the adventure playground. Homemade food is served in the café.

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Smithills Open Farm
Smithills Open Farm,Harricot Farm,Smithills Dean Road,BOLTON,Greater Manchester,BL1 7NS


About the area

Discover Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.

Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.

The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.

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