Welcome to grange farm Lowton
Our farm shop and plant centre opening times are;
Monday - Saturday 10:00AM -5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
THE ANIMAL PARK REMAINS CLOSED FOR NOW THANK YOU.
A bit of the farms history
Grange farm Lowton is owned and ran by Andrew and leanne they have one member of staff that works two days a week and a close friend who comes to help them at the weekends and during any planned events they also have the occasional seasonal staff for the events. I know hard to believe isn't it they run things single handed many customers are shocked when we tell them this. Andrew and leanne are extremely hard working and dedicated to the business and love being so hands on and building up that relationship with each and everyone of there customers.
Andrew bought the farm in 1998 from the bents family a lot of Lowton people will know who the bents family are we here many memorable stories from our customers about them and it is a pleasure to listen to. When Andrew bought the farm in 1998 he operated a landscaping and tree surgeon business called holly house landscapes as well as processing seasoned hardwood logs and selling thousands of real Christmas trees and farming the land for grass forage for the horse industry.
In 2014 Andrew finally hung up his landscaping and tree surgeon boots to concentrate more on the farm side of things which he continues to do so today along with the log processing and selling thousands of real Christmas trees.
Grange farm has really flourished over the last 4 years going from strength to strength. in 2017 Andrew and leanne decided to plant a field full of pumpkin plants they planted 5000 plants in to the ground this was quite a gamble as they planted them to invite the general public into the farm to pick there own and was unsure it would work much to there surprise the gambled paid off and they completely sold out. From then there pumpkin season has grown and it 2018 they decided to also host Halloween events and activities and it was October 2018 they hosted a movie night in the barn this was a big hit with the public and tickets sold fast and they had to turn people away. This completely freaked leanne out as she wasn't sure how she could top it the year after but surprise surprise they did and they sold a whopping 15000 pumpkins in 2019.
Andrew and leanne cannot wait for October 2020 and neither can we to see what they have planned up the sleeves.
In April 2019 Andrew and leanne decided to host a Easter event it was called "peter the rabbit and friends" wow again an amazing event that went down a treat with the general public again selling out of tickets fast. so with this they had more drive to do more and so they did they converted the outside office space into a small cosy tearoom serving all homemade food made by leanne her self and with much talk and meetings with the Wigan council they converted one of the hay barns into a indoor animal barn meeting all the necessary requirements i.e animal licenses, safe guarding, animal welfare, risk assessments, hygiene, washing facilities and so on .It was then that a member of public suggested to do birthday parties for children and so they did and again fantastic they hosted over 250 children's birthday parties in total last year and hosting private bookings for a couple of Alzheimer's groups who love animals.
The tearoom has also continued to grow and they have already outgrown it. A bigger tearooms was always on the cards before the small one and so with all the planning passed they have started to convert another hay barn into a 120 seat tearoom. And honestly what a credit to them the build is looking absolutely stunning and of a very high standard. we can not wait to see this project open it is going to be amazing and something completely different to anywhere else in the area. Please visit the gallery on the progress pictures.
In the beginning of march 2020 this year Andrew and leanne opened a small farm shop and plant centre.
The farm shop started off very small in just a small area in the barn selling a few of your daily everyday needs and again it has proven to be a hit with the public and they have already expanded in to the whole of the barn area. When Andrew was just a young boy the age of 12 years in fact he asked his parents for a garden shed for Christmas and that is what his parents had bought him. He turned this shed into a farm shop selling all local produce and it was very successful until of course the supermarkets came in and took over which is a real shame as there is no better food then local grown fresh produce. And this is what Andrew and leanne are aiming for today people to eat much more fresh local produce. Going back to when Andrew was 12 years old he would deliver fruit and veg after he closed his shed in the evenings and whilst doing that many of his customers would ask if he would cut there grass and do the odd gardening job and so he did and then more and more customers would ask him to do there's and again he did and this is where holly house landscapes came from and by the age of 21 Andrew had 10 men working for him and he continued to flourish and this is when he bought grange farm.
Andrew and leanne are continuing to add new local products to the farm shop daily and hope that customers continue to shop this way like the old days.
They have opened a online food shop so that customers can order a click and collect and choose what day they would like to pick up. they do not yet offer a delivery service but again this is something they can work towards in the near future. Please visit the online farm shop to see products or place a order.
The plant centre is full of beautiful bedding plants, perennials, hanging baskets, potted plants, herbs, vegetable plants, compost, top soil, garden stone, slate, bark chippings, builders sand, grit sand, patio sand, cement and much more. Andrew and leanne are extremely lucky to have such fantastic suppliers all suppliers are the best in the industry and supply to all major garden centres. The plants are not yet on the website but are always available to purchase from the farm during opening hours come and take a look you will not be disappointed.
Thank you for custom may it continue for many more years to come.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS ON THE FARM AS WE CAN NOT RISK ANY INFECTION PASSED ON TO OUR ANIMALS.
LOGS & COAL - Here at grange farm we have been producing and selling well seasoned logs for over 18 years. We distribute these logs either loose on the back of a tipper truck or by the builders bag.
We also sell our logs in single nets to make it that much easier to either pick up from the farm or easier for you to store at home as most people don’t have the space or a log store. Please take the time to browse through our online log store.
Should you require delivery please note we only deliver if the order is £100 or more and we charge £1.00 a mile after the first five miles. We do not accept same day you order for delivery orders need to be placed at least one day in advance.
Our Wood Yard opening times are:
opening times Monday - Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
HAY, HAYLAGE, STRAW - All of this is produced by ourselves from our own land which is completely free of any weeds and is a mixture of Timothy, rye, fescue and meadow grasses and is of a very high quality. All of these products can either be purchased from the yard of via the website. Please visit our Hay page.
Should you require delivery please note we do not deliver 1 large bale on its own we deliver a minimum of 2 large round bales within a 5 mile radius and charge £1.00 a mile after 5 miles we deliver a minimum of 6 large round bales of 10 miles or further again we change £1.00 a mile after 5 miles.
Should you want small conventional bales then it is a minimum of 14 bales within a 5 mile radius again if further we charge £1.00 a mile after 5 miles.
Our yard times to order or pick up these are:
opening times Monday - Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Delivery is unavailable for orders under £100
In April 2019 we converted our outdoor office space into a small cosy tearoom with a nice homely feel to it all of the food is home made and made freshly to order. All our cakes are baked fresh on the day and we serve illy coffee.
We are currently on with converting one of our big barns into a two story tearoom which will seat 120 people in at any one time we plan to open this in summer 2020.
In April 2019 we converted our back barn into a indoor animal park along with fencing some outdoor paddocks to the back of the barn. We did this so that members of the public e.g. families, schools and care residents could come to the farm and enjoy a hands on experience with the animals feeding, holding, brushing, stroking and even bottle feed the animals (bottle feeding is seasonal).
We also created an indoor play barn and an outdoor play area so that children could also let off a bit of steam and play whilst here at the farm. We also run seasonal events and topics at the farm so that children can learn whilst here.
We run a tractor ride in the summer (weather permitted) children can see and learn about the things we grow here. We open up one of our fields also in the summer as a maize maze so there is always something extra to do whilst being here.
We run children’s birthday parties here to from April - September please read through our party packages.
The animal park is open April - September then it closes for the winter so the animals can get a well deserved rest.
Animal Park opening times are:
REMAINS CLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING
October is always the busiest time of the year for us at the farm we open up to the public to come and pick there own pumpkins out of our pumpkin fields.
Each year towards the end of may we hand plant thousands of pumpkin plants may 2019 we planted 10,000 plants and looked after all the plants on a daily basis ready for the the public to come and pick in october.
Throughout October we hold Halloween events to keep families and children entertained whilst here each year we do something different. We change the maize maze round to become a child friendly spooky maize maze.
We also convert our barn into a carving area so that you can carve your pumpkins here and leave the mess with us all you need to do is purchase the carving kit from us to participate.
Please click HERE to view our gallery. Any events around October will be posted in the events section at least a month before hand.
Each year we sell thousands of real Christmas trees as well as potted trees, mistletoe,holly, holly wreaths, Christmas pots and much more. Our Christmas trees are all on display in our Christmas tree forest so that you can walk through them and hand pick your very own.
We offer local delivery all we ask is for a small donation and we deliver the trees after the farm closes at 5:30pm.
We also have a Santa’s grotto each year at the farm this is a ticket event so you will need to look out for it in the events section. Each year we do something different so that our customers come back and enjoy yet again another year with us.
Our birthday packages are: £15.00 per head and are a minimum of 10 children.
Our animal party package times can be arranged on a sat or sun and at the times of 11am till 1.15pm or 1:30 till 3.45
Party food is included all you need to provide is the birthday cake, party bags and decorations.
The recommended age is form 2 years up to 7 years but 10 years is more than acceptable. Upon booking the party we require a deposit of £50 to secure the booking and pay the rest on the day of the party.
Free entry is granted to just one adult accompanying their own child any extra child or adult are more than welcome to sit and wait in the tearoom or pay the standard admission into the farm.
On arrival the party host will greet you and go through the party routine with you please note we do have to run the party on time to cater and set up for the next party if any on the day any child running late will just have to join in along the way.
We run a tractor ride this is included in the price of the party but please note can only be run providing the weather is ok and not rained to much.
If you would like more information please phone the farm and speak to a member of staff.
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How To Find Us & Get In Touch!
Address: Stone Cross Lane, Lowton, Warrington, WA31JU
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org