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.
Went with a 1 year old in a buggy and I have to say us adults had a great time! Plenty to do and see and a lovely walk around the farm. Make sure you do buy a bucket of bread or carrots to feed the animals. We were ushered by staff into the lamb feeding barn and loved every minute of that experience. They have a hot dog/ice cream van, but also plenty of benches and seats picnic areas should you wish to bring a packed lunch. Washrooms were clean and plenty of hand washing stations. I am 7 months pregnant and there were plenty of informative signs for which animals not to touch and avoid. Lovely farm in the middle of Oldham!
Enjoyable family fun On arrival I realised I’d no cash in my purse. Which was an issue as they don’t take cards. (There is a Tesco [turn right as you exit the farm] 10 mins away on foot with a cash point though, so that was good). It cost £11 for one adult and two kids.You can buy small pales of carrots and bread to feed animals at £1 a pale. Which is great. I saw other people taking their own carrots and bread in so I assume it wouldn’t be an issue.We had glorious weather. We spent about three hours there. It would have been longer but we had to get home to our dog. (No pets allowed there). It’s ideal for smaller kids as it’s not a massive walk. There are paths all around the site, gravelly and uneven in places but people seemed to be managing with pushchairs ok. There’s slight slopes to walk up so it may be an issue for some people. Staff use mobility scooters to get around the site, so if you use one it’s possible. However be ready for a bumpy ride!We took a packed lunch which I was pleased about as the availability of food was quite limited (hot dogs and ice creams). Prices from £1 to £2.50 if I remember rightly.The animals are varied and we all enjoyed feeding them. Sadly we missed the feeding of the lambs as it was so busy. So to avoid disappointment arrive early! Petting the rabbits was a high point for my sons. They were beaming!The park has two nice play areas and both have seating available for picnics. The zip line was great fun. The caterpillar ride for £1.50 was excellent! My sons loved it. The dry dusty dirt blew about a lot and they were filthy afterwards. Which is neither here nor there but, if you are planning going else where afterwards you may want to bare it in mind. Around the outside of the park itself there’s a canal, with pathways that would be a lovely walk or bike ride. Next time I’ll be sure to do that.There’s a pub down (turn right as you leave the farm) road where you can get a pub lunch should you feel inclined. Also there is a train station right outside for trains into Manchester.
Wonderful family day out! We bought our buckets of carrots and bread and fed the farm animals on the lovely nature walk circuit (30 minute walk). We also got to hold mice, rabbits and Guinea pigs; we fed lambs from milk bottles and had a picnic in the play area. It was reasonably priced too (£3.50 for adults £4 for children). We'll come again. Thank you for the experience!
Great memories made here! This little gem of a place is truly amazing. The animals are well cared for, the staff are friendly. The scenery is stunning. Our 10yr old daughter loved feeding the lambs, cuddling a tiny mouse and riding on the caterpillar. We didn’t want to go home. It was lovely feeding all of the animals on our walk around the park, we bought more food and walked around it again. We’ll be returning, it’s well worth every penny. Thanks to all in making this place special for all to enjoy.
Disappointing lack of butterflies My new boyfriend took me here recently, I had wanted to see the butterflies but we were disappointed to find out there were no butterflies. However he took me round the rest of the park and it more than made up for it, it just goes to show that I dont need no butterflies when he gives me the Oldham Zoo.