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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 13:08

Job Vacancies


Position- Assistant Cafe Supervisor

Responsible to - Business Owner, Thornton Hall Country Park

Preferred Candidate - This position calls for a confident, friendly and happy personality. A passion for food preparation, being obsessive about cleanliness and being trustworthy are essential.

QualificationsExperience in a catering background is an advantage but not essential as full training can be given for the right candidate. 

Roles / Responsibilities:
- Food preparation
- Cooking / Baking
- Dealing with customers (front of house)
- Cash handling
- Stock taking
- Ordering

HoursThis position is full time. As well as 3-4 week days, some weekend work is required (at least one weekend day), as well as during school and bank holidays. Please consider this before submitting an application.

SalaryRate of pay depends on experience.

Closing Date - Please submit your CV application before close of play Wednesday 17th January.

Application Details:

- Email applications to

- In your covering email, please provide a brief introduction & why you wish to be considered for the role.

- Please note we are not able to reply to all applicants individually.

- If you have been selected for interview, they will take place during January.  

- A work reference will be required during the process.

Published in Farm Information
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:35

National Farm Attractions Network Awards

Thornton Hall Country Park are delighted to have made the finals for the 2018 NFAN - National Farm Attractions Network Awards for the 'BEST IN EDUCATION’!  Wish us luck on 31st January when the winners will be announced.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:33

Critters 2 You

We’re excited to let you know that in the Summer of 2018 ‘Critters 2 You’ will be joining us at the Farm Park full time!  Come along and make friends with their friendly critters and mini beasts.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:32

New Building

As well as the team here at Thornton Hall Country Park, we’re sure you’re looking forward to the opening of our new entrance building in the Summer 2018!  Thanks for your patience & watch this space!

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:30

Yorkshire Attractions

Thornton Hall Country Park are pleased to announce that they are now part of Yorkshire Attractions!  Looking forward to working with the team

Published in News
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:06

Terms & Conditions


Toddler Sessions - £6 per toddler with 1 adult free.  Applies Monday - Friday, term time only.  Additional adults charged £6.  Additional babies (under 1) will be free of charge - however if under 1s wish to attend the music classes, they will be charges £6 toddler rate. This rate is not available to groups of 15+ children & adults.  Minimum admission charge is £6.

Carers - Those caring for a child with a disability are admitted free of charge on 1:1 ratio.  Proof of carer ID required at entrance.

Special Ticketed Events - Season Tickets, online offers, free party/school/family passes and discount vouchers are NOT valid on our special ticketed event days (see individual events for more details).


Guide dogs are welcome but for the comfort and safety of our livestock, please leave other pooches behind.

Expectant Mums:

If you are pregnant, we offer our congratulations but please avoid contact with sheep & goats.

Farm Park rides are not recommended for pregnant women.


Please note all our events are subject to change and additional ones are to be added to the programme.

Some events are subject to an increased ticket price - please refer to individual event web pages for more details.

For many of our special events, we have a photographer on-site.  If you do not wish to be photographed please inform the staff on the ticket window on your arrival.

All events activities and opening times are subject to change.

No refunds given under any circumstances.

Farm Park:

Always wash your hands after animal contact.

Children must be supervised at all times.

No liability for loss, delay or inconvenience can be accepted.

The farm operates a NO SMOKING policy.

Farm Park rides are not recommended for pregnant women or people with back, joint injuries or heart conditions.

All rides are weather permitting.

Thornton Hall Country Park cannot accept liability for any damage or personal injury incurred whilst visiting the farm or on any ride.

We reserve the right to refuse admission.

No refunds given under any circumstances.

All activities and opening times are subject to change.

We reserve the right to withdraw, suspend and change all information, events and timings contained within our advertising.


A non refundable deposit of £50 secures your party slot. Please advise numbers at least 3 days before the party date.

Minimum number of 12 of all parties - Exclusive parties require a minimum number of 15.

2 adults free of charge plus 4 grandparents for the birthday child.

2 adults permitted free of charge for every paying party child attending (siblings not attending the party will be charged a reduced entry).

Balance of party to paid on the day of the party.

Annual Passes: Thornton Hall Country Park Annual Passes:

Are valid for 1 year from the ate of purchase.

Are not valid for Toddler Sessions (Mon – Fri, term time).

Are not valid for premium ticketed event days.

Do not include free pony rides.


Website Terms & Conditions

Published in Farm Information
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 09:23


We are delighted to have made the finals for 2 fantastic awards:

  • The Visit Lancashire Tourism Awards - Best Small Visitor Attraction
  • The Yorkshire Post Rural Awards - Rural Tourist Attraction

Wish us luck!

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Published in News
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 09:20

Certificate of Excellence

We're thrilled to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for 2017.

Thank you to all our visitors and the team here at Thornton Hall Country Park!

Published in News
Monday, 09 October 2017 10:19

NEW Woodland Explorer’s Party


Published in Farm Information
Monday, 09 October 2017 09:46

NEW Unicorn Pony Party



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Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in our 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in our country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Wizzick Play Barn… a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!

We only allow Guide Dogs on to the farm sorry for any inconvenience.



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