Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Average time spent – 4+ hours.
Things to do at Cockfields Farm review
You can have a fun family day out at Cockfields Farm Park. We tend to spend all day there and make the most of our visits (I usually have to drag the kids away).
There’s plenty to do at the farm, no trip to the farm would be complete without visiting the animal barn. You can see all sorts of animals including goats, pigs, sheep, alpacas, ponies, donkeys and even meerkats. My children love to feed the animals and feeding the goats are their favourite. You can purchase animal feed on entry to the farm. There’s also a reptile room filled with snakes and creepy crawlies.
There’s also plenty of opportunity to cuddle and touch the animals including bunnies, guinea pigs, chicks and even a bearded dragon. Every 30 minutes, a different animal is in the animal handling barn, each family get their own space and time with the animals. You are given a timetable as you enter so you can plan your day around which animals you want to cuddle; we usually visit them all.
As well as visiting all the farmyard animals, there’s an outdoor play area with swings, a beach area filled with buckets and spades, a large jumping pillow, an indoor role-play area (which is closed at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions), plus a traditional fairground carousel. All this is included in your admission fee. There are no restrictions on how long you have on the jumping pillow or how many goes you have on the carousel which is fab. My children love to keep going back to both activities during the day.
Throughout the year, Cockfields Farm holds special events such as the Pumpkin Festival during October and their fabulous Christmas Experience where you can meet Father Christmas.
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.
Important Information Cockfields Farm
Eating – Café serving hot cold food and drinks. Ice creams and cakes. You can picnic indoors and outdoors.
Facilities in brief – Farm with lots of different animals to feed and stroke. Outdoor play area with sand play, jumping pillow, carousel and more. Cafe and toilets.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. A ticket for anyone over the age of 1 costs £8.95. Under 1’s are free. Parking is free.
Opening: They are open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR, Greater Manchester. Phone: 0161 331 3322
Guest post with thanks to Rachel Evans from Out and About Mummy. You can read her Halloween review of Cockfields farm here.
Category – Farm park – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages, although younger children will get more out of a day out here.