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!
Lancaster Park and Animal Farm is managed by the Lancaster family, first opening in 2011.
Admission Prices are Adults – £4.00, Children – £4.00, Children under 12 months old enter for FREE!
From 17th July we are open every day for the summer break.
We have two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Tickets must be booked online in advance of your visit.
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.
In 1960 Ben bought some farm land in Chadderton where he built a home and raised his family alongside his wife Lily. Over the years Ben was responsible for the demolition of many of the North West’s cotton mills and chimneys including the Schwabes chimney in Rhodes, the Times Mill and the Laurel Mill. He was always passionate about recycling and reusing materials, even before it became fashionable and would salvage anything that he could.
Alongside his work as a demolition man Ben’s main passion and hobby was his home and farm where he kept a small selection of animals. Over many a summer his friends would bring their children to Ben’s house and he would show them around his chickens pen, his bee hives or his pig pen.
Ben was passionate about wildlife and nature and was dedicated to teaching his children all he knew, he would often take his children walking across fields after work, showing them how to identify edible mushrooms, find birds’ nests, teaching them how to know one tree from the next and spotting hares in the grass.