Welcome to
Lancaster Park
& Animal Farm

A great day out for the whole family!


Join us on the farm this half term!

We’re open EVERYDAY for half term from Friday 15th – Sunday 24th Feb 2019.




Children 1-15


Under 12 months

(Please bring along cash as we do not currently have a card machine)

We are open…

TERM TIME: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays


& ALL Bank Holidays

Hello and welcome

Lancaster Park & Animal Farm is a family run childrens’ petting farm located in Chadderton near Oldham which offers a great day out for all the family!

Visitors are invited to meet, touch and feed the animals.  We have a range of animals from horses and sheep to rabbits, chickens and many more.  We have two play areas with swings, slides and ziplines dotted along a scenic Nature Walk.  Ride on the Caterpillar barrel ride, drive our mini quads on the Rooster Rally, dig up the sand pit at Digger Island or maybe you can take on the pirates at our Pirate Shoot-out!  Please feel free to bring your own picnic to eat at the picnic benches.

We love our farm and our animals, and we’re sure you will too!

Our History

Lancaster Park & Animal Farm was opened in 2011 by Benjamin Lancaster.  Ben, who was born in 1940, started out as a coal miner before moving into demolition. The land he purchased for the Park was previoulsy used for landfill.

Today the farm is looked after by Ben’s children David, John and Lily alongside a small group of dedicated volunteers and staff members.  The family are dedicated to improving and reinvesting in the farm and are sure you’ll see it get better and better over the coming years.  They would like to say a massive thank you all those who have given their time to help build up the farm over the years… Onwards and upwards!

Activities & Events

Read Our Reviews!

The grandkids loved it here. Lots of animals to see at close quarters. Great big park to walk round with swings and play areas. Take a ride on the quad... read more

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Chris Lanham

5 star ratingGood day out Must have past this place hundreds of times and didn't know it was there. Took my son and his friend, great cheap day, they loved the hands on petting... read more

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A great day out for the kids, plenty of animals and birds to see and feed, tractors and farm vehicles to play on, there's a couple of small play parks,... read more

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Rose Kelly

Our Animals

We have over 50 species of farm and domesticated animals on the farm – many of which we have helped to rescue.

We aim to provide the best possible environment and lifestyle for each of our animals to help them lead a happy and healthy life.

Several are real characters and some can be quite naughty on occasion!

Special Events

We have lots of special events at the farm across the whole year.

Our Location

Middleton Road West
Mills Hill
Oldham OL1 2TG

(Opposite Mills Hill Train Station)

Opening Times

We are open:

TERM TIME: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


& ALL Bank Holidays

The farm is open from 10am to 4pm (last entry at 3.15pm)

The Petting Barn is open from 12pm to 3pm.

Admission Prices

Adults – £4.00, Children – £4.00

Children under 12 months old – FREE

Optional – Food Buckets £1, Rooster Rally £1, Caterpillar Ride £1.50, Digger Corner £1, Pirate Shootout £1

(Please bring along cash as we do not currently have a card machine)

Get in touch now

We welcome enquiries from members of the public, schools, playgroups, organisations and others.