Lancaster Park
& Animal Farm

A great day out for the whole family!


We are open every FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY  and everyday during school holidays.

We are open DAILY for the Easter holidays from FRIDAY 23RD MARCH – SUNDAY 15TH APRIL.

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 rating  Cold Turkey Took my kids here at February half term and because of the very cold weather most of the animals were inside and the caterpillar wasn't in operation. When the weather is good this is always a good day out and the petting farm is the...

CodeSelfish123 Avatar CodeSelfish123

5 star rating  Something fun for all the family, everyone there are very welcoming and helpful, the animals in the petting barn are so soft and tame. The nature walk makes it a longer activity/day out with two play areas and a lovely picnic space.

Sophia Best Avatar Sophia Best

5 star rating  I’ve visited this farm loads of times with my daughter it’s such good value for money. And so much for the children to get involved with highly recommended for a great family day out

Lisa Jay Avatar Lisa Jay

5 star rating  We have visited a few times with my 2 children who both loved it! I would highly recommend it, it's perfect for children (and adults!). Great value for money with lovely friendly staff!!

Nichola Woodley Avatar Nichola Woodley

5 star rating  Come here all the time with my girls they love it ��

Shelley Louise McGregor Avatar Shelley Louise McGregor

5 star rating  Love a farm day! We last visited on Sunday, always a fun day out - my two young boys love feeding and petting the animals. The animals are tame and well looked after. Lovely walk and the parks are a good fun and great picnic stops! We have made...

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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 Location

Middleton Road West
Mills Hill
Oldham OL1 2TG

(Opposite Mills Hill Train Station)

Opening Times

We are open EVERY Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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 Island £1, Pirate Shootout £1

Get in touch now

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