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Lancaster Farm & Animal Park

Middleton Road
Chadderton
Oldham
OL1 2TG

Sometimes using a SatNav and our postcode doesn’t work well – it’s best to put “Lancaster Park & Animal Farm” into your “Maps”

(We’re behind the bus lay-by, opposite Mills Hill Train Station)

School/nursery groups should check the latest government guidance and ensure these guidelines/restrictions can be met by the group prior to making a booking.

Opening Times

We are open every Friday during term time to allow for school/nursery groups (as well as the general public) to visit during the week.

Opening times are 9:30am – 4:00pm

Staff Supervision

We ask that all school/nursery groups meet the recommended adult to child ratios when visiting the farm.  More information can be found on the NSPCC website here.

With this in mind on Fridays during term time only, we allow complimentary entry for 1 adult per 3 children for school/nursery groups ONLY.

Lunch

Most school/nursery groups find it easiest to bring along a packed lunch if they are planning on eating at the farm, however we do have a small kiosk selling hot and cold drinks, some snacks and ice cream (our kiosks accept cash payments only).  We have lots of picnic benches that you are welcome to use.

Suitable Clothing

We are an outdoor attraction, therefore please ensure your whole group dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

Making A Booking

You can make an advance booking via our website booking system which can be found here. Payment can be made by card via Paypal (don’t worry if you don’t have a Paypal account as it’s possible to check out as a guest during this process).  Alternatively we accept cash payments at the desk on the day.  Please be aware, we do not have a card machine at the farm so if you would like to pay by card please do so via our website booking system.

Risk Assessment

We recommend that a member of your group completes a pre-visit prior to your group visit.  This will enable you to familiarise yourself with the farm layout.  To organise for a member of your staff to complete a pre-visit to the farm please email info@lancasterpark.co.uk.  The link below takes you to our risk assessment, we have left several spaces at the end to allow you to adapt this to your requirements.

In the interest of safety all children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.  We ask that groups adhere to the NSPCC recommended adult to child ratios.

Download our Risk Assessment. Schools/Groups are encouraged to carry out a pre-visit and conduct their own risk assessment if needed.

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!

Get in touch now

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