Bates Farm

Hello!

We’re the Wilshaw family. We’re a family of farmers and have been here at Bates Farm in Warrington for nearly 70 years. 

On the farm, we have beef, sheep, turkeys, pigs, arable crops and plenty of tractors. As well as farming, we also host seasonal events throughout the year, giving the public an insight into farm life. 

We are perfectly located between Manchester and Liverpool, easily accessible from the M6 and M62. 

TherymasterWidnes
TherymasterWidnes
2023-12-24
Lovely place
Phil Mc
Phil Mc
2023-12-23
Picked up our Turkey and veg box, all ready for the big day, thank you so much
Carl Beswick
Carl Beswick
2023-10-29
Great for the kids..
Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith
2023-10-25
Amazing morning out. Set up beautifully, wonderful farm tour and so friendly. My two boys loved it so much Nice seeing a proper farm and learning how it works. Highly recommended
Laura Holcroft
Laura Holcroft
2023-10-25
Had a lovely morning, pumpkin picking and enjoyed a farm tour meeting the calves, sheep and piglets! Would recommend!
Wendy O'neil
Wendy O'neil
2023-10-24
Love this farm, first discovered in March this year and we went to a lambing experience which was just amazing! We got a tour round by farm Fi and you can see just have passionate she is about the farm! I love how this is a family run farm and the experiences they put on are truly amazing! It was so good that we bought tickets for a second time for the lambing experience. We have recently been to the pumpkin patch which was so well organised if you didn’t fancy getting muddy you could go in the barn! Loved how they are raising money for cancer research with their pink pumpkins and face painting! The sisters are amazing and so is the whole team! Highly recommend
Nikita Rice
Nikita Rice
2023-10-24
We had our first visit to Bates Farm on the weekend for pumpkin picking and we will definitely be visiting again (for lambing season). The farm is wonderful, we had a great tour with farmer Erin who is so smiley and explains everything. We loved seeing the animals and then the pumpkins were amazing! So much choice all colours and sizes. Even amazing PINK pumpkins to raise money for Cancer Research. We chose a wonderful pink pumpkin. Loved all of the great photo opportunities and want my own orange piano 🎹
Nif Nif
Nif Nif
2023-10-23
Fantastic Pumpkin picking! You can also have a farm tour when you arrive and they were doing facepainting for £1. You could purchase pink pumpkins with donations to cancer research. We spent just over 2 hours stroking cows and piglets then a fab pumpkin pick. It was a brilliant morning out and highly recommend a visit. Will definitely be visiting again and again

WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE FARM

We will be hosting our Lamb Tours during February & March where you will get to meet and hold the lambs, as well watch live lambings if you’re lucky. Complete the form below to subscribe for event updates:

Bates Farm Meet The Lambs
Bates Farm Meet The Lambs

A WAY OF LIFE…

Farming is not just a job, but a way of life. Rain or shine, we farm everyday. Feeding the animals and farming the land to help feed the nation. We have a passion for educating others about where our food comes from and bridging the divide between town and country.

As a farmer, you’re more than just a farmer. But a vet, engineer, business owner, problem solver, piglet scratcher and gate opener!