Review Cockfields Farm Park
Cockfields Farm Park is open again and we headed along to discover what fun they have in store. Read our review of Cockfields Farm here.
We are big fans of Cockfields Farm and was excited to see that they have now reopened with new fun instore and indoor and outdoor attractions. Perfect for any weather.
We were invited along to check out what they have in-store and sent along with our mum reviewer Amy and her children aged 8 and 10 for an honest review. Here is what they thought.
Review Of Cockfields Farm Park
Cockfields Farm is located on the Ashton Under Lyne / Oldham border and offers a fun day out for families. Along with their resident animals to meet, they offer animal handling sessions, have a large playframe, indoor beach area, outdoor bouncy pillow and lots more.
Tickets must be booked in advance online and they offer a large free car park (see here).
When we arrived at Cockfields we were so excited to be out and about. My children (8 & 10) love feeding the boisterous goats so this is where we headed first. They were thrilled to see that, since our last visit, there have been many new additions to the family. The adorable baby goats were a real hit and, at the time of our visit, more new additions were imminent: Gloria (the farm’s Gloucester old spot pig) is due to give birth any time now.
The reptile room was a firm favourite with both of my children. My daughter (8) was fascinated by the unusual skinny pigs whilst my son (10) loved the snakes, Percy the tortoise and Nancy the owl.
We then made our way to the events barn to get up close and personal with the animals. We loved petting the guinea pigs and long-haired rabbits and also got to see some more cute babies- this time chicks. Animal petting sessions take place throughout the day- with numbers restricted within the barns and social distancing in place.
After spending time with the animals, the children were eager to play. They thoroughly enjoyed jumping on the huge bouncy pillow and playing on the swings in the park.
Once we managed to drag them away we took a pleasant walk to the duck pond- a newly expanded area, which we haven’t explored before.
Cockfield’s farm offers several alternatives to keep yourself and your little ones fed. There was a good selection of hot meals and snacks on offer in the cafe at reasonable prices. As an alternative, you can bring your own food: picnic benches are located in the main and play barn and also in the outdoor park area.
This was one of our first trips out since the easing of lockdown restrictions. Cockfields has done a fantastic job at making sure visitors feel safe throughout the day.
They have responsibly restricted the number of visitors entering the site. Arrows clearly mark out a one-way system and hand sanitising stations are located around the site in addition to the usual handwashing facilitates. In smaller areas, such as the reptile house, numbers are restricted to two families at any one time. We felt safe throughout our stay and hope to return very soon- hopefully to see Gloria’s baby piglets when they arrive!
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