Home farm at Temple Newsam, Leeds
Temple Newsam in Leeds, LS15 0AE, is a Tudor-Jacobean house with home farm, playgrounds, cafe and park. For adults it costs £7 to visit the farm, or £10 for house and farm. Under 5’s go free.
Home Farm at Temple Newsam is a working rare breeds farm. There are plenty of animals to see, an adventure playground and Temple Newsam play area, ride-on diggers and old machinery/farming equipment.
There are 2 play areas at Temple Newsam, one adventure playground in the Home Farm and a multi-frame Phys-Cap play area in the grounds.
Home farm play area
I liked the home farm play area, there are some lovely wooden climbing frames, wooden animal rockers, spinning dishes, wooden tractor and swings. The equipment was suitable for toddlers.
Animals and barns
Temple Newsam is a rare breeds working farm, there are lots of animals to see. Around the barns you can get the chance to learn about old farming machinery.
The barns with machinery and old farming equipment feel like a museum and there is lots to see.
There’s some old carts and tractors to sit on around the farm, as well as a ride-on straw digger barn.
Is it a good day out?
Considering we only paid £7 each and Eric was free, there is a decent amount of things to do. For that price you can see all the machinery and farming equipment, tractors, 2 play areas including access to the home farm adventure playground. The grounds at Temple Newsam are big with plenty of areas to have a picnic and enjoy ball games.
We didn’t go inside the house but if I was to go back, I would. This is a nice option for a relatively cheap day out if your children are under 5 and you can definitely make it a full day out if you take a picnic and did both playgrounds.
Have you been & what did you think??
We love going to Leeds and there’s so much to do there… check out this post for more fun days out in Leeds:
More animal-themed day out blog posts for you to read:
- 15+ Best days out with animals
- Chatsworth House adventure playground & farm
- Piglets Adventure Farm, York