We are really excited to announce our new opening times for our 2023 season after a busy last year for both our team and our animals.

Our new season runs from March 24th until November 6th with our regular opening times from 10am to 5pm, Fridays to Mondays. We’ll also be open for additional days including full weeks during Easter, Summer, Halloween and Christmas. You can read more about this below.

Our new opening times have been planned to ensure our animals and our team get some regular R&R in between meeting our visitors. 2022 was the most amazing year for us and we were extremely busy for much of it, including sell-out days during Easter, Halloween and Christmas. While we’ve loved every minute we recognise the need to balance this with our aim of providing a stress-free and enjoyable environment for our guests, animals and staff.

We already restrict the number of visitors we allow into the farm each day and our new opening times will help us make the farm an enjoyable and relaxed place to be – for our animals, our visitors and our team.

The welfare of our animals is our top priority. We are focused on ensuring they are as happy and healthy as possible. They love being the centre of attention and are our star attractions. But even celebrities need a day off!

New opening times for 2023

Our normal opening times are 10am to 5pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

On some of our regular days we will hold special events throughout the year including:

  • End of March onwards
    • Lambing Live and Bottle Feeding
  • 9th April
  • 3rd and 4th June
    • YO7 Local Discount Weekend
  • 18th June
    • Father’s Day
  • 6th May
    • Coronation of King Charles III
  • 13th August
    • Farm Fest

We will also be open every day for our larger special events and during school holidays, as follows:

  • Easter
    • 10am to 5pm
    • Saturday 1st April to Monday 17th April daily
  • May Half-Term
    • 10am to 5pm
    • Friday 26th May to Monday 5th June daily
  • Summer
    • 10am to 5pm
    • Friday 7th July to Monday 4th September daily
  • Halloween
    • 10am to 6pm
    • Friday to Monday 6th to 9th October
    • Friday to Monday 13th to 16th October
    • Every day from Friday 20th October to Monday 6th November (the final weekend will include Bonfire Night activities)
  • Christmas
    • 10am to 6pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd December
    • Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th December
    • Every day from Saturday 16th December to Saturday 23rd December
    • Autism friendly time slots to be confirmed nearer the time

Tickets for 2023

If you wish to visit us on a certain day, please check our opening times and book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. We restrict the number of visitors we allow in to the farm each day and tickets can sell out for special events, school holidays or simply when the weather is nice!

Our ticket prices are:


£9.95          Online

£10.50        Bought in person at the farm entrance


£8.95          Online

£9.50          Bought in person at the farm entrance


£8.95          Online

£9.50          Bought in person at the farm entrance

Under 1s and carers go free.

Season tickets

Our season tickets are great value if you are planning regular trips to Monk Park Farm in 2023. Visit the farm for the whole day as often as you like or just pop in for a couple of hours on the spur of the moment.

Season tickets allow entry to the farm from March 24th to November 5th 2023.

Our prices are:

Individual Adult £60.00

Individual Child £54.00

Individual Concession £54.00

Family of four plus guest £190.00

Please note season tickets do not include our Christmas Experience, which must be booked separately. There will also be an additional cost for season ticket holders who wish to include a pumpkin in their Halloween admission.

Book standard day tickets, season tickets, event tickets, group tickets and gift vouchers here.

Our animals

We have a wide variety of animals here at Monk Park Farm including rare breeds such as alpacas, Belted Galloways, Cameroon and Soay sheep, Golden Guernsey Goats, Kunekune and Saddleback pigs, and wallabies.

Our animals get lots of time out in the fields of our 84-acre farm, and our visitors are able to view them from the footpaths around the site. The main paths around the fields are wheelchair, pram and buggy accessible, and our clear signage directs you to the best vantage points, while our information boards and audio guides feature lots of information about the different breeds. Our animals are very friendly and will come to say hello – especially if you have a bag of animal feed with you!

You can also meet some of our animals in the petting barn, where we have guinea pigs and rabbits. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, we also hold lamb and kid bottle feeding sessions in the petting barn or outside in our feeding pen.