West Pennine Farms


The West Pennine Moors hosts two educational or “open” farms, where children, families and school children can enjoy learning about animals, farming and the countryside.

Cronkshaw Fold Educational Farm

Cronkshaw Fold Farm is located in the beautiful Alden Valley, Helmshore in Rossendale.  It is a traditional West Pennine working hill farm, predominantly farming sheep.  Since 1991 the farm has become a successful centre for educational visits for nursery schools, primary schools and high schools with many children participating in educational visits.  For further information, visit Cronkshaw Fold Farm website

Smithills Open Farm

Smithills Open Farm is set in the open countryside of Smithills Country Park, where families and children can enjoy see a wide range of different animals.  Lamb feeding and pets corner is available throughout the year.  For more information, visit Smithills Open Farm website.

The Wellbeing Farm

The Wellbeing Farm aims to provide you with a day you will never forget.  Located in Bolton, Lancashire we have a breath-taking view of the hills next to our farm.  Try something new with a llama trek to explore the countryside.  Along with our coffee shop which is open very weekend, we have butchery and cookery courses to help you learn and develop your skills in our cookery school whether you are a beginner or a hobbyist.  We are also a wedding and party venue and hold corporate events.  We would enjoy being able to work with you so the event fits your objectives.  For more information please check out our website at http://www.wellbeingfarm.co.uk/