Welcome to
Lancaster Park
& Animal Farm

A great day out for the whole family!

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We are open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday during Term Time &

EVERYDAY during the school holidays!

Click here for our SCHOOL HOLIDAYS OPENING DATES.

Open 10am-4pm

£3.50

Adults

£4.00

Children 1-15

FREE

Under 12 months

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

Join us for Halloween!

Click here for our Halloween event

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!

We love this farm, you can kill hours here. The picnic areas are great and play areas keep the kids happy. The only down side for us was that there... read more

Kerry Bee Avatar Kerry Bee
9/07/2018

Really good petting farm. You can hold rabbits, mice and rats. There are donkeys ,goats and horses all of which you can feed.

There are two playgrounds one of which... read more

Zoe Bailey Avatar Zoe Bailey
9/01/2018

Its bigger than it first appears so don't use all the kids feed buckets in the first part of the site. Has a lot of horses, chickens, sheep and goats... read more

Chris Murren Avatar Chris Murren
8/30/2018

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
Chadderton
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 – £3.50, 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.