Welcome to
Lancaster Park
& Animal Farm

A great day out for the whole family!


We are currently closed for winter.

We will reopen at half term on Friday 15th February 2019.




Children 1-15


Under 12 months

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

We are currently closed for winter.

We will reopen Friday 15th February 2019.

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!

4 star ratingLovely place. Great for young kids. Lots to see. Animals seem happy & well looked after, play parks in good condition. The nature walk is gorgeous & has animals all the way round.

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5 star ratingBirthday and Father Christmas visit Took my daughter today for her 6th Birthday with 7 of her friends to the farm to see the animals and Santa’s grotto, they had an amazing day. All the... read more

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4 star ratingGood Great day out with children . Petting animals is a joy for children. Good to put over the nativity scene and see father Christmas.

Lot of land being used in... read more

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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 Lancaster Park across the whole year.

Our next event is HALLOWEEN! Click here for more info…

Our Location

Middleton Road West
Mills Hill
Oldham OL1 2TG

(Opposite Mills Hill Train Station)

Opening Times


We are open EVERY Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Term Time.

We’re OPEN EVERY DAY through the School Holidays and 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 only.

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.