Little Owl Farm is a family run business owned by Mr John Beck and Miss Cindy Bramhall. We are located on Lower Ship Farm in Grains Bar, Oldham, OL1 4SX.
We opened our doors in March 2016 offering our visitors the benefit of local access to the countryside and the opportunities we have to offer; a safe environment to engage in hands-on activities with exposure to the living environment.
Our animals are housed both inside and outside and our friendly ducks, chickens, and peacocks roam freely about the area. We have a variety of animals to meet and feed including rabbits, pigs, goats, sheep, tortoises, fish, donkeys and owls.
Tawny Owl Toilets provides the necessary hand washing facilities and is wheel chair and push chair accessible.
Cindy’s Café serves locally sourced fresh food and drink options with indoor seating and our outdoor eating area boasts a picturesque view of the countryside. The view is equally impressive from our picnic area.
The parking area has ample room for all vehicles (ie car, van, mini bus, coach, tractor) to negotiate safely. We advise for anyone with additional needs to please call ahead to arrange for safe vehicle access via the footpath.
During term time we offer educational group visits to include curriculum based sessions lead by a qualified teacher. We work closely with teaching staff to ensure that the content relates to current topics and key learning outcomes are met. Our School Visitor’s Pack includes Risk Assessments and we provide additional topic related handouts for students to complete in review of their session at Little Owl Farm.
Miss Bain (Reception Teacher, St Mary’s RC Primary, Littleborough) says;
“We have been returning to Little Owl Farm for the last few years and find it the perfect setting for our annual Early Years trip & the children love it! The owners Cindy and John are extremely personable and always offer a warm welcome. They work closely with you to plan the details of your day and always offer a wide range of activities.”
During the school holidays we offer themed activities and crafts, Forest School Taster Sessions and of course, the opportunity to meet all our farmyard friends! Please visit our Facebook page for our schedule of activities and events.
Little Owl Farm aims to provide a safe, friendly and FUN opportunity for all ages and abilities to learn about the countryside, small animals, agriculture and the importance of sustainability of the local environment.