Animal Keeper GV




1-hour experience:

Treat someone special to a unique animal keeper experience.

In our 1 hour experience, you will receive your very own farm guide who will give you a detailed tour of the farm, followed by animal petting, lamb and calf feeding, animal handling/grooming as well as egg collecting. Share the fun by bringing a loved one.


£35.00 for one person

£65.00 for two people


3-hour experience:

If you fancy a little longer and more in-depth knowledge and experience we have a 3-hour animal keeper experience. In your 3 hour experience you will receive all of the above mentioned in the 1-hour experience along with the addition of:

Stock care and management, animal welfare, information regarding the Countryside Code and general mucking out, and farm cleanliness.


A perfect adventure for any animal and farm lover.


£99.00 for 1 person

£185.00 for 2 people


What is included:


1 Hour Experience:

  • Tour of the Farm
  • Animal petting
  • Lamb and Calf feeding
  • Animal handling and grooming
  • Egg collecting


3 Hour Experience:

  • Tour of the Farm
  • Animal petting
  • Lamb and Calf feeding
  • Animal handling and grooming
  • Egg collecting
  • Stock care and management
  • Animal welfare
  • The Countryside Code
  • Mucking out and Farm Cleanliness


Important – what else do you need to know:


  • Pre-booking is essential: Call 01282 841148
  • Suitable for: 1-hour experience 2 plus / 3-hour experience 6 plus
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing and suitable footwear to be worn
  • If you are pregnant, please let us know/avoid contact with sheep and goats.
    Always wash your hands after animal contact
  • Please arrive 15 mins prior to your experience
  • ‘Animal keepers’ may be accompanied by other ‘Animal Keepers’ of similar age
  • Farm park admission/access to our special events is NOT included
  • Please view our Farm Park Terms and Conditions on our website.
  • Voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
  • Can not be swapped for monetary value. 


Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm here at Thornton Hall Country Park. Climb on board our Safari Ride and take a trip up to our Deer Park then enjoy some delicious food in our onsite diner while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Play Barn… a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!

We only allow Guide Dogs on to the farm sorry for any inconvenience.




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  • Thornton Hall Country Park Ltd. Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS Company No: 09438826
  • 01282 841148
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