Streamvale Open Farm was first opened to the public in December 1987 by the Morrow family who have farmed here for 9 generations.
The ethos has remained the same – Streamvale Open Farm is here for families to enjoy and learn about the countryside; to experience the sights and smells of a real farmyard; to have the opportunity to get up close to the traditional farm animals which have been part of our heritage for centuries.
There is a full spectrum of farm animals – from chicks to dairy cows, baby bunnies to massive pigs and lots of fun thrown in as well. The mini farmer areas give children lots of space to burn off energy pedalling around on toy tractors and all the family love to cuddle the small animals and of course feeding times have been a firm favourite for decades.
Streamvale Farm is also a commercial dairy farm where you can actually watch the 300 dairy cows being milked every afternoon.
In Northern Ireland a lot of families have no longer a link to our farming base and Streamvale Open Farm allows everyone to feel part of the daily farming life that supports our economy. The fact that this farm continues to produce food makes it an authentic visitor attraction and provides interest for the families who want to get up close to animals and also those who have an interest in the rural economy and our local history.
We are now enjoying a second generation of visitors” says Judith Morrow, one of the family who live and work at the Belfast Dairy Farm. Young couples who came here when they were small are now bringing their children to experience the fun of the farm.