Welcome to
Lancaster Park
& Animal Farm

A great day out for the whole family!

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UPDATE: Tier 3

At present the farm remains open.

Please ensure you check and follow national and local guidance before booking or travelling.

If you have a booking and are travelling from outside the Greater Manchester area please send us an email no later than 3 days before your booking date so that we can cancel and refund your order.

So that we can limit visitor numbers in the farm we will be taking online bookings only for now, sorry no walk-ins at this time.

We’re a farm park located in Chadderton, Oldham.

We’re so proud to be rated 4.5/5 and receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running!


Adult Farm Ticket*


Child Farm Ticket 1-15*


Under 12 months Farm Ticket*

Please be sure to book online as we can’t take any walk-ins at the moment.

*All online bookings incur a 50p per person Booking Fee.

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

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!

Read Our Reviews!

5 star ratingWonderful, simple and highly recommended For a nice couple of hours you can’t do better in the immediate area. The prices are decent, and though no frills- the experience is always lovely.

The caterpillar ride...
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5 star ratingFamily day out We had our son’s friend coming over for a play date and we wanted to do something interesting which was pocket friendly. We found Lancaster Park online. The website was... read more


5 star ratingLovely visit We took our Grandson and had a lovely morning walking in nature, feeding the animals and playing in the park and also went on the Caterpillar Ride. All felt... read more


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: Friday, Saturday & Sunday only. School holidays: Everyday & All bank holidays.

We have two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Tickets must be pre-booked online at this time.

Admission Prices

Adults – £4.00, Children – £4.00

Children under 12 months old – FREE

Tickets must be pre-booked online at this time.

You will require cash if you would like to purchase or use the following – Animal Feed Bags £1, Rooster Rally £1, Caterpillar Ride £2, Digger Corner £1, Pirate Shootout £1.  Please bring the correct change if possible.

Get in touch now

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