What are your opening hours?
We are open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm.
We are closed on Mondays including bank holidays.
What are your contact details?
The best way to contact us is my sending us a message on our social media. Via facebook.
Our phone lines are open between 10am – 3pm, Tuesday to Friday.
You can call us on 0161 427 8712.
You can send us an email at email@example.com
Do i need to book to visit?
All group visits of 6 or more people (including adults and children) MUST be pre-booked.
Please contact us before your visit to check availability and book.
If you are visiting with a school, educational group or volunteer group please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability and confirm your visit details.
If you are visiting with friends and family with a group size of five or less (including children and adults) booking is not required.
What does it cost to enter?
The Garden House is free entry, but as we rely completely on donations, our suggested donation is £3 per person.
For Group or educational visits please email email@example.com to confirm donation details.
Entry for a self-directed visit is £3 per person. For school and organisation visits, the cost is £5 per child which includes small group guided tours and education activities. Schools and organisations are required to pay 7 days in advance of the visit.
Can you feed the animals?
Yes, tubs of feed are available to purchase at the cafe. Please be aware that we are not a petting zoo and there are limited quantities available.
Do you have a car park?
Yes we have a car park onsite however this can get very busy.
The best place to park is in Brabyns brow free car park and follow the riverside walk to the farm enterance.
For more details on how to get to us visit our page ‘Getting Here’.
If you need assistance or access to disabled parking on site please contact us before your visit so we can ensure a parking space is available.
What animals live at The Garden House?
A variety of animals live at The Garden House, including Goats, Alpacas, Chickens, Pigs, Rabbits, Ducks and Shetland Ponies.
Our animals live their lives at The Garden House spending time free roaming. You can meet our Pigs, Alpacas and Horses most days along the Riverside Walk!
Many of our animals have been rehomed and resuced. Some of them have been raised from eggs by our volunteers.
Please be aware that we are not a petting zoo and be aware that animals can bite. Children must be supervised at all times on site by parent or guardian.
Do you have a Cafe?
We have an on-site cafe and Icy Bar Open from 11am – 3pm Tuesday to Sunday. Picnic benches with tables and seating areas are available.
You can find out more about our Riverside Cafe here.
What organisations do you work with?
We work with a wide variety of organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, including charities, schools and trusts. We work primarily with organisations catered for children and young adults with complex needs.