Welcome to Acorn Farm

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, and we often have special events happening too. You can even hold your child’s birthday party at Acorn Farm!

Please see our Events & Activities page to find out more.

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 dairy milk 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.

We also offer an extensive education programme for schools and community groups and run a Day Service for people with learning disabilities. Please visit our Education Services and Day Services pages for more information.


Acorn Farm Animal Activity Licence Number: 19/03558



As Acorn Farm is a mostly outdoor attraction, we advise you to check the weather forecast before setting off for the day and dress appropriately. It is always worth bringing a poncho or umbrella in case of wet weather.

If you get caught out by the rain there are covered areas where you can shelter eg plants sales.

Unfortunately admission, small animal petting and horse ride tickets are all non-refundable and non-transferable and must be used on the day of purchase. However both horse riding and small animal petting are held undercover.

The good news is that on rainy days there is usually availability for both horse rides and small animal petting.

If you are able to support us with a small donation we would be very grateful.  You can donate via our donate button below.

Acorn Farm is now on Justgiving! 

For any one who would like to support us or make any donations. The QR code below will take you to our fundraising page.

Opening Times

10am – 4pm (7 days a week)
Sorry no dogs allowed [except for assistance dogs]

Oak Tree Cafe (cafe only!)


Mar – Oct:
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Nov – Feb:
Hot food served until 2:45pm


Mar – Sep:
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Oct – Feb:
Hot food served until 2:45pm

Oct/Feb half term holidays:

Hot food served until 3:45pm


We are a charity

Please help, thank you

Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence


Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby, Knowsley, L33 3AR

The X3 (stops on Woodward Road), 97A and 98A (stops on Acornfield Road) bus routes come closest to the farm; please go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk for details.

Admission Prices

Adults: £4.00
Children (1-16 years old):£3.00
Under 12 months: Free of charge

Groups of 15 people or more must prebook a guided tour for which there is an additional charge. Click here to contact us.