Lancaster Park & Animal Farm

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of admission to the farm?

Please click here for admission prices.


Is the farm open today?

Please click here to see which days we are open.


Do you accept card payments?

We do not currenly have the facilities to accept payments with credit or debit cards or cheques.  Please ensure that you bring cash on the day of your visit.


Do you have a car park?

Yes we do have a free carpark within the farm, however please bear in mind that spaces are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.


Do you have a cafe at the farm?

We do not currently have a cafe at the farm (although we are in the process of building a new barn which will include a cafe - this is not up and running yet).

Currently we have a kiosk which sells hot drinks, cold drinks, hotdogs, ice cream, chocolate bars and crisps.

Please feel free to bring along your own food, just please make sure you tidy up after yourself.


Is the farm indoors or outdoors?

Our Petting Barn and Aviary are under cover however the majority of the farm is outdoors, so if its cold or raining be sure to wrap up and dress appropriately.


How much time should we plan to spend at the farm?

The farm is quite large at around 25 acres, that's around the same size as 25 football pitches!

Some people like to arrive as soon as we open and spend all day there while others will spend a couple of hours or a morning or an afternoon, it all really depends on what you want to do.

We would recommend allowing yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy it properly without having to rush, although many people like to spend much longer.


What should I wear when I visit the farm?

As most of the farm is outdoors this all really depends on the weather as you will be exposed to the elements much of the time, so if its wet and cold wrap up warm, bring wellies, a waterproof coat and maybe an umbrella, if its hot wear loose fitting clothing, and sun hats to protect yourself from the sun...and don't forget your sunscreen! 

Don't come in your best clobber and Louboutin's, wear suitable clothing and footwear, it's a farm, and the animals don't care what you're wearing! 


Is the farm muddy?

Generally the farm does not tend to be overly muddy (but we are a farm!) if it's been raining then we would advise wearing wellies.


Is the farm accessible for disabled people and/or wheelchairs?

The ground at the farm is level but is made of tarmac planings which is quite rubbly (see photo to make your own judgement). Some people using wheel chairs and mobility scooters find it fine while others have found it difficult to push over.

There are very few steps on the farm, we have tried wherever possible to use ramps, with the exception of the Aviary which has steps at the entrance and exit.

It is important to bear in mind that the Nature Walk has some quite large slopes, going down might not be an issue but just remember you have to get back up!

We have a disabled toilet at the farm.

Tarmac Planings v2


Do you offer any discounts for carers/senior citizens/disabled people?

Our admission prices are already lower that many other petting farms, therefore we do not offer any other discounts.


Do you have a gift shop at the farm?

We do not currently have a gift shop at the farm, however we do have a small selection of children's toys available to purchase from the Kiosk.


Do you do birthday parties at the farm?

At present we are unable to organise birthday parties as we do not have an indoor area for parties. However as many other families have done, you are welcome to pay normal admission fee and bring your own food, balloons, party equipment etc and do your own party at the farm.


Do you allow visiting dogs on the farm?

Unfortunatley we do not allow visiting dogs on the farm, we do however have our own farm dogs who you may see roaming around with their favourite farmer.


What time is last entry to the farm?

Last entry is at 3:15pm


Do you do a discount for late arrivals or can we visit the following day for free?

Unfortunatley not, whether you arrive early or late the admission price is the same each day.

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