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Home Farm at Temple Newsam is a great place to meet hundreds of child friendly farm animals. They include pigs, sheep, goats, cattle and ducks. Get hands on with the piglets and chickens running free in the yard!

Home Farm is a fantastic day out, value for money and a cheap treat for you and your family. On special event days enjoy traditional crafts, activities and demonstrations, such as butter making and blacksmithing. There’s even an amazing playground for the kids to let off a little steam.

Stroll along our historic cobbled yards, take time to explore traditional buildings and experience the sights and sounds of recreated workshops – including the timber yard and sawmill.

Our award winning conservation farm is one of the best-loved family attractions in Leeds. We are a working farm and home to some of the rarest breeds of farmyard animals in the country.​​​​​​​​

You'll find full details of opening times on our  Visitor Information page


Click to expandHistoric buildings at the farm

The Great Barn, built in 1694, is the oldest building on the farm and also the most imposing.

Buildings were added at different times during the next few hundred years, including the Cow-Byre, recently renovated following a fire in 2011; Sawmill; the Engine Shed and the impressive Dovecote that can house 1200 breeding pairs of birds.

Leeds Corporation built some of our more modern buildings in the 1920s. Home to a large herd of dairy cows they were the place where the corporation processed the milk that provided free school milk for Leeds school children.

Click to expandRare breed farm animals

We are a working farm and one of the largest rare breed centres in Europe. This means that even though Home Farm is a fun place to visit there is also a serious side to our work. All the animals at Home Farm are Native to the UK and most are classed as Rare Breeds by the Rare Breed Survival Trust. As a rare breeds centre we help to ensure the continuation of some of the oldest breeds of farm animals in the country, and provide a living legacy people can enjoy now and in the future.

During your visit, you will run into all sorts of farm animals that you are not likely to see anywhere else, including a wide variety of rare breed poultry.

Our breeds on display include;


- Gloucester
- Irish Moiled
- Shetland
- Vaynol
- Hereford
- Belted Galloway


- Kerry Hill
- Whitefaced Woodland
- Leicester Longwool
- Boreray
- Manx Loaghtan
- Norfolk Horn
- Portland


- Golden Guernsey
- Bagot


- Middle White
- British Saddleback
- Tamworth​​​​

Click to expandFarm tours, workshops and environmental education

We offer a variety of curriculum linked led workshops: delve into history with our full-day Anglo-Saxon re-enactment workshops, book a farm tour or explore the wildlife of this beautiful estate with our experienced education staff. 

Half-day workshops are £60 and can be complemented by each other or a visit to Temple Newsam House; full-day reenactments are £180 for Leeds LEA schools or £210 for independent/non-Leeds schools.  We can offer one FREE farm tour per school (additional tours are £60). 

Please email parkseducation@leeds.gov.uk for more information about our led workshops, or contact 0113 336 7560 to find out how you can organise a self-guided visit.  Alternatively, you can find more information in the searchable database of educational workshops.

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