Animals swap the farmyard for park for return of family event

Astley Hall
Astley Hall

A variety of furry and feathered friends will be among the wildlife at Astley Park on Saturday.

Fishers Mobile Farm, from Charnock Richard, will have a selection of farmyard animals, including miniature ponies, rabbits, pygmy goats, sheep, lambs, ducks, hens, a cockerel, a donkey, pig and Jersey cow.

Named Animals In The Park, it will be held on the lawn outside the Coach House from 10am to 4pm.Coun Peter Wilson said: “Last year was the first time we brought this event to Astley Park and it proved so popular with families we just had to bring it back this summer.

“Once again people of all ages will be able to see and meet a whole range of animals, in a safe environment and will have the opportunity to find out more about them.”