May Half Term Children’s Activities and Events at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park!



Are you searching for the perfect way to spend your May Half Term with your kids? Somewhere where your little ones can run wild in the countryside, enhance their motor skills with indoor and outdoor play, whilst you enjoy a hot drink, or homemade meal in our Hen House restaurant?

We have the perfect way to spend your May Half Term. We will be open from 9.30am – 5pm everyday throughout the holidays (Dorset) with different animal activities running every hour, indoor and outdoor play for your little ones to explore, run, jump, climb, and play, as well as, our amazing events!

Scroll down to find out what you can expect from a day at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park this May Half Term!

Daily Animal Activities

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Pig Racing, Goat Feeding, Alpaca Chatter, Pampered Ponies, Meet the Cows, Hold a Guinea Pig in Creature Comforts, Feed the Rabbits in Veggie Time.

Our friendly reception team will show you a daily timetable of our animal events when you arrive to the park. Please refer to this throughout your visit and arrive at the demonstration areas at least 5 minutes before the event is due to start, our Animal Barn team run to a tight schedule.

Enjoy seeing and learning about our animals, our team will be happy to answer your questions and always remember to wash you hands. Have fun everyone!

Explore the Indoor & Outdoor Play

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You will find fun on the park, whatever the weather. Explore all of our indoor play throughout the winter, or the cooler and rainy days and discover our outdoor play during the warmer days with the World of Dinosaur Roar Discovery Trail, Animals Pens, our water Splash Zone park and more!

Explore the Farm Park


We have got some amazing activities running throughout the May Half Term holidays for both parents and children to get involved with. You will find that we have our Wet the Western Tractor Trailer Ride, Foam Party, and Sheep Shearing activities and talks throughout the week. Read below to find out which event is on what day!

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th May 2024: Wet the Western Tractor Trailer Ride 

We are looking for cowboys and cowgirls to join us this half term for the ultimate WILD WEST SOAK OFF! Children will be encouraged to draw their water pistols (which we will provide) and completely soak the staff. The wetter the better. So, jump on the trailer ride and get ready for the greatest soak off in the west! YEEEEHAAAAA!

If you’ve visited during Easter with our Bandit Bunny, or during Halloween for Soak-A-Spook, you’re children are going to LOVE the Wild West Soak Off!

  • Tractor rides are an additional charge of £2.50 per person (payable by card or cash on the day)
  • Please refer to the timetable when handed to you upon arrival

Wednesday 29th May 2024: Foam Party 

Meet us on the picnic table lawn near the pig racing track for the return of our famous Foam Party. Children will be able to slip, slide, and dance the afternoon away (aka completely exhaust themselves before heading home for the day). There will be music, foam, and lots of crazy dance moves for you and your little ones to get involved with.

  • We highly advise you bring towels with you to help dry off before heading home for the day
  • This is scheduled towards the end of the day so your little ones won’t spend the day completely soaked!


Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th, and Friday 31st May 2024: Sheep Shearing 

Want to know more about work on the farm? We look after our animals with great care, and our sheep need their yearly trim. Why not join Lyddia in the Big Barn and watch how she shears 100s of our sheep on the farm. She will be stopping throughout the day to explain what she is doing and why sheep need to be sheared yearly. Lyddia will also be able to answer any questions you have!

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