There’s always lots to see and do at Acorn Farm and sometimes we have extra activities and special events happening too! To find out what’s on now at Acorn Farm, please use the links to the left. To find out what sort of events we offer at different times of the year, please see below. If you would like to be one of the first to find out when we’re running any of our events, join our mailing list! Just send us an e-mail and we will keep you up to date with what’s going on at Acorn Farm!

Summer Experience Days!


Summer is here, and we are looking forward to welcoming you all to our farm in the school holidays! We are now taking bookings horse day and farm experience days. Spaces are limited for this very popular activity, so don’t delay booking!

Easter Experience Days!

Easter fun on the farm! No long now till the Easter Holidays!
Are you looking for activities for your children throughout the Easter Holidays? Why not try one of our popular experience days? We will be running a farm experience day and a horse day for beginners in the Easter Holidays. Please contact Marie on 0151 548 1524 or to book or for more information 🐮🐰🐷🐴


Acorn Farm Christmas Market Sunday 10th December 2023

On Sunday 10th December we will be running our first ever Christmas Market! We have some amazing small businesses joining us! This is a great opportunity to purchase some lovely Christmas gifts and support local businesses! Our grotto will also be open from 12pm-3pm 🎅

Santa's Grotto 2023

Our Santa’s Grotto will be open Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December this year! Tickets will be available to buy from mid-October!

MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Wednesday 4th October 10am-12pm we will be hosting a Macmillan coffee morning. We would love for you all to join us for coffee and cake and to raise money for such a wonderful charity

Halloween Fun Day 🦇👻

Our Halloween fun day will be held on Tuesday 31st October this year! Last year was a massive success and such good fun!

We will have lots of fun games & prizes, a fancy dress competition and our spooky haunted house! Normal admission prices apply. Tickets for the haunted house and games will be available to purchase on the day 🎃



Farm Experience day & Horse day for beginners

We have hosted 2 amazing experience days in the last 2 weeks the children had lots of fun! We still have some places left on our other experience days we are running throughout the summer. For more information please contact Marie on 0151 548 1524 or


Summer Holiday Fun!!

We have lots of fun summer activities planned! We will be running our popular Farm Experience days and Horse Days for Beginners!

To book or for more information please contact Marie 01515481524 or




We will be running small animal petting sessions and horse rides everyday Saturday 1st April until Sunday 16th April. We also have our popular Farm Experience day running on Wednesday 12th April.

From  Monday 20th March we will be selling raffle tickets with a chance to win a Easter hamper! Raffle tickets are £2 per strip or 3 strips for £5.00


Seasonal Events
Activity Days

We have an Autumn Fun on the Farm Day on 1st November 2023.

As part of our Autumn fun day, you will be able to:

Find out about looking after our animals

Help grade our eggs for sale in the shop

Help to clean an animal shed

Groom our horses

Plus  games & crafts


For more information or to book a place please call 01515481524 or email


During weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, we have horse rides and small animal petting sessions available. To find out more about these activities, please click on the links to the left.



We have a room available for birthday parties here at Acorn Farm! Room hire costs just £50 for the day. Admission prices apply as follows:

  • Children £3.00 (babies under 12 months free of charge)
  • Adults: One free adult with every paying child. Additional adults £4.00

Please contact us for more information or to check availability.



Small animal petting sessions are held every weekend, bank holiday and during Knowsley school holidays (except for Christmas school holidays). Tickets cost £2.00 per person for a half hour session (under 12 months free of charge). Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Activities are varied but can include: holding and stroking a chick, rabbit, guinea pig ,pet rat and our pygmy goats. Sessions are available every half hour between 11:00am-3:30pm (except 1:30pm) Places are limited to 15 people per session.



Horse rides are held every weekend and bank holiday afternoon and every afternoon during Knowsley school holidays (except for Christmas school holidays) between 1:30pm-3pm. Tickets cost £3.00 for 2 circuits of the riding arena. You can buy your ticket in the shop or Admissions Kiosk (when open). Last ticket sold 2.45 pm. Riders must wear a riding helmet (provided) and are side walked and led around the arena by Acorn Farm staff.

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 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.