Windmill Animal Farm
Windmill Animal Farm at Red Car Lane in Burscough, Lancashire was first opened to the public in 1992 and offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed and touch the animals.
As well as many unusual animals to see, the farm has three children’s play areas. The indoor play barn, one of the largest in the North West, the new outdoor play area by the main farm complex and the second new outdoor play area by Lake View, which can be reached by the miniature train that crosses the farm.
Pedal tractors can be ridden around the farm by the children, who are most welcome to bottle feed the lambs at the appropriate time of the year.
One of the best features of the farm is the miniature railway. This is a 15" gauge railway, which is owned and run by Austin Moss. Austin constructed the railway himself, laying all the track and making some of the engines and coaches in his workshop here at the farm. The track is over one mile in length and the half way point is at Lake View. The train runs every day the farm is open, starting at 11.00am, and is always on time every half hour until 4.30pm.
From the M6, exit at junction 27 on to the A5209 and follow the signs through Burscough Bridge.