Top activities to try with kids

Sow the seeds of curiosity with a family visit to our museum and historic working farm.

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New family trail

Our new family trail is full of top tips, object highlights and activities to help you make the most of your visit.

Join Clyde the horse on a journey around the museum galleries before taking on our super spotter challenge as you explore the great outdoors.

View the family trail

Make friends on the farm

Meet cows, pigs, horses, sheep and hens on our friendly working farm. Come in the spring for a cute overload – this is when our calves, piglets and lambs arrive!

Spot the scarecrow

Our scarecrow frightens birds away so they don't eat the seeds and plants in the farm's kitchen garden. Look out for him on your visit and see what's growing in the garden.

Watch out for wildlife

As well as our farm animals, the fields are full of wild creatures. Can you spot a hare or a fox? A mouse or squirrel? A kestrel or a sparrowhawk? Or maybe some beautiful butterflies?

Get in the swing

End your day with the wind in your hair has you have fun in our outdoor play area. Please note the play area is temporarily closed due to damage from recent adverse weather.


Plan your visit to the National Museum of Rural Life with our map to view online or print at home.

Museum map
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Pay once, visit all year with an Annual Pass!

Tickets are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of purchase. Terms and conditions apply.

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