The Garden House Marple | Day Out With The Kids

The Garden House Marple

4 star Rating 4 / 5 3 reviews

Marple, Greater Manchester, England

  • The Garden House Marple
  • The Garden House Marple
  • The Garden House Marple

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Home to ponies, pygmy goats, alpacas and lots more adorable animals, The Garden House in Marple is a lovely urban farm to visit with your kids. It’s a non-profit community project, so there’s no entry fee, just voluntary donations. At the farm, your little animal lovers will have the chance to learn about the furry and feathery residents, as well as to pet and feed their new friends.

From the piglets of the rare Gloucester Old Spot pigs, to the orphan lambs and chicks in spring, to the colourful butterflies in the butterfly house, there are lots of wonderful creatures to be seen. But there’s more than just animals. The Garden House also has fun play areas and even an ice cream kiosk for your little adventures.

The Garden House is situated in a field by the River Goyt, so don’t hesitate to take a walk and explore the beautiful Cheshire countryside. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing family stroll in nature.

  • Wonderful countryside environment
  • Adorable animals and fun play areas
  • Entry is absolutely free!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Lakes Road, Marple, Greater Manchester, SK6 7DH, England


Click here to visit The Garden House Marple's website
0161 427 8712

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 -15:00


Entry is free but donations are welcome 

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Clothing requirements

Please wear warm clothing and sensible footwear


The kids loved it!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by tashajadebacon . 13.05.19

Took the kids for a day out here expecting to only be able to fill an hour or two of the day, 4 hours later and the kids were still having a great time. Donation asked for of £2 per person and no pressure was put on to pay, able to add a donation when buying in the cafe too as we had no cash which was good! Everyone was really friendly, there is a walk, play barn, slope with toy vehicles provided for the kids to play on, really excelled expectations!

Stay away !!

1 star Rating 1 / 5

Written by Paulb . 05.04.19

After hearing about the garden house via social media we as a family decided to pay a visit. Wish we had not bothered. Dreadful road leading down to the place very bumpy and tyre ruining, Staff were less than interested, animals looked under nourished and not clean. Less than hygienic when you have cafe staff cleaning out animals then serving in the cafe. Definitely not a free day out and expected to donate whilst there at a cost per person but cleverly advertising suggested donation but being under scrutiny once there! Kids being told off by the owner for what I can only say as them having fun which is from what I can gather what the garden house advertises! We witnessed a serious accident whilst there and were told to leave. This did not surprise us to be honest as it was clear the place is under supervised and was an accident waiting to happen! Word of warning don't waste your time here.

Great day out in Marple!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Mazifur . 07.02.19

Visited here recently and it's a great attraction for Marple! Lots of things for kids to do, including a zip wire, picnic tables and lots of different animals. It's right next to the river Goyt as well, so a nice place to sit. It's recommended you give a £2 donation per person which I think is a bargain for a great day out.