Lancaster Park
& Animal Farm

A great day out for the whole family!



We are open for the BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND – Friday 4th May – Monday 7th May

Lamb feeding times are 10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm

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!

5 star rating  Really good value for money day out with the kids. There are a couple of different play areas for them to hammer when it's warm and sunny and plenty to do if it's not. I definitely recommend it

Simon Berry Avatar Simon Berry

5 star rating  Little gem Despite first appearances, this was a hidden little gem of a place. Reasonably priced to get inland for the carrot and bread buckets. Lots of different animals to see and feed. Lovely little walk and play parks also. Really enjoyed the morning.

Hannah G Avatar Hannah G

5 star rating  Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! We visited in the Easter holidays with not much expectation but we were blown away at how brilliant this place is.

When you drive in and park up you feel that you’re visiting a scrap yard not a farm but once you go through the gates you are met by an abundance of well looked after animals and really friendly staff.

We arrived just in time to join the lamb feeding, we sat on the hay bails and each lamb was brought out and we took turns to feed it with bottled milk.

The other visitors fed the lambs and left but we waited around and got to feed loads more lambs and a member of staff said if we wait she will let all the lambs out for a run around once the last lamb had been fed.

So we waited and it was amazing 20 lambs jumping and running around and my children were in their element.

The girl who looks after the lambs showed individual care to each lamb and she seemed to know each one and what they liked best.

After we left the lambs we walked around the whole farm and met all the other animals, horses, donkeys, geese, ducks, goats, pigs and by the end were met by beautiful peacocks.

This place is a real hidden gem and truly worth a visit I would imagine on a day with great weather it would be ideal for picnics and a longer stay.

It costs £4.00 for children and £3.50 for adults.... make sure you buy some buckets of carrots and bread on the way in to feed animals on the way round.

We will be going back in the next school holidays for sure

Amy H Avatar Amy H

5 star rating  Lovely afternoon Had a lovely afternoon here with the kids. The farm was extremely clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. The animals are evidently well cared for. Would highly recommend a visit here and we will certainly be returning. Many thanks.

Amanda E Avatar Amanda E

5 star rating  A wonderful farm with lots to see Firstly this farm has such a touching origin story, the owner fought for years to get this farm up and running, if you have chance visit the website and have a quick read. It'll make you want to visit even more!

There's so many animals to see here and all seem to be very happy and well looked after, it's so cheap to enter and animal feed buckets are on sale for £1.

There's a park and rides for the kiddies and a petting shed manned by lovely, helpful staff.

It's very outdoors as you'd expect so prepare for the weather, I'd recommend wellies and its CASH ONLY.

Noah's P Avatar Noah's P

5 star rating  GREAT PLACE I have visited here quite a few times... it's a great place to take the children and the staff are lovely. All the animals are looked after and the children love feeding them... well worth a visit *****

Emma J Avatar Emma J

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.