Information on this site has been updated to cover the Covid-19 era opening
The number of visitors per a.m. and p.m. session will be limited therefore please book your preferred session online in advance.
All activity equipment will be regularly cleaned down but please do bring hand sanitiser with you. Please keep in your social hub groups whilst at the attraction and maintain social distance from other visitors. Please bring face coverings with you for use when indoors and when in close proximity to other visitors.
In the event of the Government regulations causing events to be cancelled tickets costs will be refunded in full. No refunds are granted for any other reason.
The information in the FAQs below have been written for more normal times and any mention of large groups in the text should be disregarded during the Covid-19 era.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AND OTHER HELP
- This is a working crop farm and although it is not an animal farm we cannot allow dogs on site (except for registered help dogs). Note it is NOT a petting zoo nor a children's farm.
- If you would like to book a large group or school visit, please see the "group bookings" section below
- Online booking of discount tickets can be withdrawn at anytime leading up to or during the day of the event depending on the number of tickets sold. Should this happen you will not be able to purchase discount tickets online for the particular day, although tickets can be purchased for full price at the entrance subject to full capacity not having been reached.
- All prices are correct at the time of publishing. However, Apple Jacks Adventure Farm (AJAF) reserves the right to change the prices without prior notice.
- AJAF also reserves the right to withdraw any attraction without reason and without the need to give any sort of compensation.
- The Massive Maize Maze usually opens near the end of July each year. The actual opening date of the Maize Maze is dependant on the weather and on other circumstances that are beyond our control.
- AJAF can refuse admission to anyone without reasoning. Guests must retain their ticket whilst on site and show it to security or entrance staff when requested to do so.
- Last entry 1 hour before the timed session showing on your ticket.
WHO CAN GO ON WHAT
See our disclaimer and safety notice page to find out who can go on what activity.
DOGS and OTHER PETS
This is NOT a petting zoo nor an animal farm however it is a working farm therefore no dogs or other pets are allowed on the property (except for registered guide dogs).
TODDLERS and BABIES
Children 90cm and under can enter the park for free (note that attractions for children under 4 are limited). Suitable activities for those aged 4 and under include: the sandpit, a small inflatable, a play area, and the tip topper ball-drop (light plastic balls). Children 4 and under are able to participate in some of the other activities, if not restricted by age, and if accompanied by an older suitable person responsible for the safety of the toddler.
BABY CHANGING FACILITIES
There are baby changing facilities available on site.
We do not sell baby food and are unable to heat baby food in a microwave. We can, however, provide hot water on request for bottles to rest in.
Lost children should speak to a member of staff (all staff will be wearing company uniform), they will be escorted to the Gift Emporium. We will then make an announcement over the loudspeaker. It is advisable to arrange a meeting point where one of your group leaders can be based should any of your party get lost, and let your party know where that meeting point is.
As our activities are physically demanding, younger smaller children may find it difficult to take part in activities such as Archery.
DISABLED ACCESS / ACCESS FOR THE DISABLED
Whilst it might not be possible to participate in activities, most areas of the adventure farm allow for disabled access and mobility scooters. Assistance is available if needed.
Try to arrive near to your session start time to make the most of all that the adventure farm has to offer. Our FREE car park opens at 15 minutes before the attraction opens.
CLOTHING AND LOST PROPERTY
You should wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor activities and remove all loose items. Apple Jacks Adventure Farm cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to any personal belongings or lost property whatsoever.
A lot of our activities are suitable for both adults and children.
CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
Although most of our activities are suitable for both adults and children, the adventure farm is not suited to corporate team building days.
Enjoy a tasty burger or hot dog freshly cooked on our authentic charcoal-grill. Or, try one of our freshly made sandwiches or jacket potatoes. View our grill menu here.
We sell a wide range of food, including jacket potatoes, salads & sandwiches. Please contact us to discuss any special requirements.
FULL PICNICS NOT ALLOWED BUT SANDWICH PACKS ARE
Until mid 2017 we allowed guests to bring along their own full picnic baskets. Unfortunately due to many guests abusing the privilege, leaving rubbish on the farm land, and feeding potentially dangerous scraps to the pigs we have had to withdraw the privilege and guests can no longer bring along a full blown picnic, or children's full party packs. However, small sized sandwich packs and drinks can be brought along. Any guest not abiding by this rule could have their ticket withdrawn and be asked to leave the adventure farm.
We do not host children's birthday parties but (shared) use can be made of our big marquee where children are able to run around and enjoy themselves. The big marquee has a large table at one end that can seat up to twenty people and can be used to celebrate birthday parties. We can provide catering if you let us know in advance after you have purchased your group entrance tickets. You can bring along your own, small, party bags and birthday cake but, due to past abuses, we can no longer allow all the party-food to be brought along with you. There is an entertainment show for children that performs at set times.
See images of the table and kids' packs HERE. Kids packs contain a selection from the grill menu as chosen and paid for by the party group. There is no charge for the marquee or for use of the large table. Use of the large table is on a first-come first-served basis but we will attempt to accommodate you if you pre-book the table by email (after you have purchased your group entrance tickets) and confirm the booking with staff at the site on the day, allowing plenty of time.
ENTRANCE PRICE and EXTRA CHARGES
The entrance price gives you access to all activities other than the mini-digger and quad karts which are coin operated and cost £1 per-ride. Skates are provided for use on the skating rink at no cost but a small charge is made for the loan of elbow and knee safety pads. Car and coach parking is free for the duration of your visit.
Our Gift Emporium should be able to satisfy your gift needs before you leave the farm.
RIGHT TO ENJOYMENT
We try to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable and trouble-free day when they visit the park. Unfortunately, there are times when certain visitors misbehave and under these circumstances, the company reserves the right to ask visitors to leave the adventure farm when their behaviour is deemed unacceptable. When children are involved in such a situation, we will contact the group leader prior to any action being taken.
A copy of the Risk Assessment can be viewed at the entrance to the Adventure Farm. All activities are regularly risk assessed and that information is retained on file. However, we are not able to provide visitors or group leaders with any risk assessment information other than that which can be found on this website. Visitors requiring a risk assessment have to undertake their own risk assessment.
OPEN WATER DANGER
Apple Jacks does have a small amount of open water on the farm grounds. However, any open water is off the beaten track and not within the boundaries of the adventure park. Parents or guardians must accompany small children at all times when on the site.
On site vehicle use is kept to an absolute minimum when the farm is open to members of the public. If the need arises to bring a vehicle on site, speed restrictions are reduced to walking pace and all vehicles will put on its hazard warning lights and will be provided with a walking escort.
We always have at least 1 trained first aider on duty at all times; more are on duty on busier days. Please note, we are only equipped to treat minor injuries and our staff cannot administer tablets, creams or medicines.
If travelling by train or bus, on arrival near Warrington make your way to the Central Bus Station near to Warrington Central train station. Take the Number 8 bus to Stretton Road, and get off at the bus stop nearest the entrance gate to Apple Jacks. When arriving via Public Transport, it is important to know that Apple Jacks Adventure Farm has a long driveway to the ticket entrance (around a 15 minute walk). Check on local travel sites or the better known search engines before travelling to ensure you have the latest information.
CAR PARK / COACH PARK
We have a massive car park available. And… it’s totally free to park for the duration of your visit to us! We also have a designated coach parking area for use by large groups of visitors, that is close to the entrance to the attractions, and also free to use. Coach drivers of large parties: drive through the entrance gate onto the track that eventually leads across the bridge over the motorway, keep going until the track opens up onto a massive car park. Drive through the car park to the designated coach parking area on the left close to the entrance to the attractions. The Car Park will open 15 minutes before the attractions open, and will be closed and locked 30 minutes after the attraction closes. All vehicles are left at the driver's own risk.
GROUP BOOKING DISCOUNTS AND FAMILY TICKETS
Any reference to "Family ticket" generally refers to a family of 4. Group booking discounts are sometimes available via our online booking system only and are obtainable by purchasing a family ticket for each group of 4 people Examples: If there are 20 people in your group purchase 5 x family tickets (totalling 20 people) from our online booking page, regardless of the fact that it is a group booking and not a family booking. If your group consists of 22 people, please purchase 5 x family tickets via the online booking page, plus 2 x single tickets. Vouchers must be produced at the entrance and it must be possible for the voucher code to be scanned and also for the ticket details to be read. Confirmation emails will not be sufficient - the ticket voucher MUST be produced and scanned either from the hard copy or from a mobile device.
If you are planning or coordinating a school trip, for your convenience please ensure you read the information available on this site by clicking here.
OTHER DISCOUNTS, DISCOUNT CARDS AND VOUCHERS / SCANNING
From time to time we run authorised promotions with Ticket Quarter, with Groupon, Wowcher and with local radio stations. The discounts offered by Ticket Quarter, Groupon, Wowcher and by local radio stations are accepted if authorised by AJAF. Vouchers must be produced at the entrance and it must be possible for the voucher code to be scanned. Confirmation emails will not be sufficient - the voucher MUST be produced and scanned either from the hard copy or on mobile device. If you have purchased a Groupon or Wowcher voucher present it at the entrance; you do not have to book online. If a discount code, discount card or voucher is not authorised by this site as being acceptable that discount or discount card is NOT acceptable.
ANNUAL PASSES / GIFT VOUCHERS
No annual passes nor gift vouchers are available for purchase.
Lots of people don't mind sloshing about in their wellies and turn up to do just that. We only close the entrance-gate due to really bad weather if we have health and safety concerns. Otherwise, the entrance-gate will remain open until early afternoon regardless of weather conditions and will only be closed if bad weather causes all our guests to leave. There are plenty of covered play areas on the site where you are able to take shelter from heavy downpours, and there are gravel and tarmac pathways, however in wet weather you would be wise to bring your wellies and a pac-a-mac with you.
REALLY BAD WEATHER
If a decision is taken to close the Adventure Farm due to extremely severe weather conditions being expected for most of the day, guests who have booked in advance will, where possible, be informed as soon as possible via email and will be provided with a code to postpone their visit for another day during the same season. Closure will also be announced on our social media accounts. There is plenty of cover available on the site and some customers complain if we do close, therefore we only close the attraction in the most extreme of circumstances and visitors should assume we will be open unless otherwise announced.
Tickets can only be used for the date and session shown on the ticket. Make sure you choose the correct ticket type, date and session as tickets cannot be cancelled, refunded, swapped or exchanged after they have been ordered! Refunds are given only in accordance with statutory regulations in the event of the event being cancelled, rescheduled, or moved to a different location. The Citizens Advice website provides information on consumer rights when purchasing an event ticket.
CHARITY DONATIONS and RAFFLE PRIZE REQUESTS
Apple Jack's Adventure Farm has an adopted charity that it regularly supports and therefore does not respond to the many, many requests that are received for donations to charity, nor to requests to provide raffle prizes to raise money for good causes.
Please use our online job application form at https://www.applejacksfarm.co.uk/job-application/
DOWNLOAD THE AJ "I've Been To" CARTOON CHARACTER
Right click on the animation and select "Save As". Name the download to whatever you choose but make sure you use the .gif file type. After downloading the image you will be able to view it in an internet browser, and also use it in your emails.