Lancaster Park
& Animal Farm

A great day out for the whole family!




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 ratingbrilliant half a day out. Brilliant park especially for the younger ones..lovely animals and nice walk.Even better if the suns out.A real hidden gem.

ian w Avatar ian w

5 star ratingSuch a lovely place! Mum and I (both adults) had a lovely few hours here - we'd have stayed all day had we not got somewhere to be. Such a humble, no frills adventure. I didn't realise they had their own car park, which was a bonus - so park up for free, simply pay your dirt cheap admission fee, buy small buckets of carrot or bread at £1 per bucket (TIP: If you want to buy lots of food for the animals, I'd take a carrier bag to put them in - we bought 4 buckets and they were a bit of a pain to carry around threaded onto our arms), and off you go around the perimeter of the farm. A lovely walk, at parts alongside water, so picturesque. All the animals are great and some real characters. A couple of play/picnic areas along the way too (this 34 year old had a lot of fun on the zipwire!) Will definitely be back!

Tanya C Avatar Tanya C

Loved it. Had fun in the sun and rain. Played on the parks. Got dusty and messy. Ate food. Met lots animals lol and will be coming back. Very much value for money. Friendly staff.

Kaleemah Miah Avatar Kaleemah Miah

4 star ratingbrilliant day took the children ages 2-4 they had a brilliant time. they were able to feed the animals you can buy a bucket of bread or carrots. have a picnic plenty of seating. also have a train ride at set times. There is a petting zoo the children were able to hold rabbits and rats but that’s timed too so check. There’s a nature walk too and a play area with swings and slides.

Nasra S Avatar Nasra S

4 star ratingGreat day out for families If you want a cheap, fun day out then this is the place to go. There are animals to feed including baby rabbits, horses, goats and many more. You can buy carrots and feed at the front and take them round to feed the animals. Rides and parks for children to go on including a tractor ride around the fields. You can take your own picnic and make a full day of it or go next door to the Rose Of Lancaster for a nice family dinner.

Sophie G Avatar Sophie G

Top little farm in manchester. It is definitely a much less industrial feel than other farms I’ve been to.

I guess the point I’m trying to make is that the animals seem happy and well looked after, they have huge open pastures to live in and they almost seem like visitors themselves, rather than caged up performers. Less commercial.

Also expect to pay around half the price of a typical farm.

I also know that they sell some of their smaller animals and a friend had a much better experience buying from this farm than from pets at home, as the animals have been handled from birth.

Kids love it and we love it.

Ryan Rafferty Avatar Ryan Rafferty

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.