Docker Park Farm

There's loads to do at Docker Park Farm!

Docker Park Farm is set in stunning countryside with magnificient views out over the Lune Valley to the Howgills in one direction and the Yorkshire Dales in the other. It got extremely run down in the last decade before being put up for sale. We (John and Lisa Tamlin) bought the farm in December 2010 and the farm has undergone major investment and work to resurrect this lovely place.

Once through our entrance, you are in the large farm yard, which is full of ride on toys ranging from adult size go karts (and yes, loads of the parents zoom about on them!), kid's go karts, tractors and trailers for all ages, scuttlebugs and lots of other things. Most children keep coming back and back to this area throughout the day!

We have a large indoor playbarn, which houses an under 5 soft play area in one side and a two storey soft play with a fab curly slide and a large bouncy castle in the other side.

In addition to that, we have a playground out and about in the 13 acres of the farm with loads of different swings and a climbing wall too!

You can visit all the usual farm animals here at Docker; sheep, calves, goats, geese, ducks, hens and lots of pigs and piglets - all of whom are very friendly and love to be petted. Seamus, Tilly and now Skip are our resident donkeys who are always pleased to see you and they give donkey rides three times a day. There are alpacas at Docker Park too!

The rabbits and guinea pigs live a life of luxury and freedom under cover in one of our buildings and hands on petting goes on throughout the day.

The guinea pigs and Lop-Eared rabbits love being cuddled

We are very proud of our owls! After lots of work on our aviary, guided by the World Owl Trust, they have entrusted us with eight pairs of owls from around the world to look after and love and they are worth a visit in their own right!

In the summer months all our animals are out and about in paddocks around a six acre field with a lovely wide grassed secure walkway - brilliant for kids to run about and enjoy.

In the winter months, the animals come up into barns so visitors can continue to visit and enjoy them, whatever the weather.

To add to the visit, we have two lovely lakes which you can wander round at your leisure, spotting the wildlife or just soak up the stunning views that this beautiful place allows.

We have picnic tables in a stunning location on the farm with far reaching spectacular views and our cafe serves simply fresh food.

The ducks always have plenty to say

Max and Alfie - the Alpacas

The hens refuse to stay in their paddock

A perfect place for happy pigs

See if you can move along the climbing wall without putting your foot down.


"Just wanted to let you know that J and I brought our daughters J and L to your farm the other weekend, we had a great day and were impressed with what you have done.

J (5 years) thought the guinea pig/rabbit petting was fantastic and enjoyed feeding the pigs and riding on a donkey.  The indoor areas were great too and L (9months) enjoyed crawling around the tunnels without the fear of being jumped on by older children, like many other play areas.  The bouncy castle was a hit with both children and the food in the café lovely. All in all a big thumbs up."