|Venue Info: ||Baby Facilities, Cafe, Disabled Facilities, Parking|
|Looking for: ||Animals & Farms|
|Address: ||Hemsworth Road
|Postcode: ||S8 8LL|
|Age Group: ||All Ages|
|Kids Activity: ||Indoors and Outdoors|
|Telephone: ||01142 582452|
|Website: ||Click Here|
Graves Park Animal Farm provides a popular home to some of the rarest breeds of farm animals in the country. You can get up close and personal with Tamworth pigs; Highland cattle and Jacob sheep, plus goats, donkeys,waterfowl and many more.
The Animal Farm is open every day between 9.00am and 4.00pm (except Christmas Day). Entry is free of charge and limited car parking is available.
Facilities and Features
- Pets Corner
- Visitor Information
- Car Park
- Toilet and handwashing facilities.
- School groups and children's groups welcome (please contact us for details)
- Fully accessible toilets
- Cafe and childrens play area - nearby
- Farmyard and paths are fully accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs
Perhaps Graves Park’s greatest asset is its Animal Farm. The farm is home to Highland Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Pigs, Deer, Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Chinchillas and lots of other animals.
Pig and piglets
The farm was started in 1976 when 22 acres of agricultural land near Norton hall was added to the park with the aim of creating an animal farm, the farm was founded with a Highland Heifer and a Belted Galloway heifer supplied by the City of Manchester, today the farm has hundereds of animals.
The farm has three distinct sections:
Just off the Hemsworth Road Car Park is a farmyard which houses the collections small animals such as Specialist Chickens, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits, the area is tarmaced and accessible for disabled people. The farmyard is also home to the main barn where there are often baby animals, including piglets and lambs, this is particularly popular with families.
Off the farmyard there are a series of small paddocks, these run down the east side of Deer Park. These paddocks are home to the farms donkeys, goats, pigs, including Sandybacks, and sheep.
The third section of the park is beyond the lakes, fronting Norton Hall and off Norton Park, there are several large meadows which are home to flocks of sheep and the farms highland cattle.