A little history
Set on the borders of the breath taking Lancashire and Yorkshire countryside, Thornton Hall Country Park has been run by the Harrison family for over 18 years.
Back in 2001, as was the case for so many farms across the country, the farm fell victim to Foot & Mouth. John Harrison and his wife Sandra took the brave decision to diversify and re-opened the farm as a visitor centre to local schools and education centres. Such was the success of this new business, the farm continued to grow as they opened up the farm and play centre to the public.
Award Winning …
Chris Harrison and his wife Emma took over after his parents retired in 2015 and are the fourth generation of the Dawson / Harrison family to farm here. Continuing to grow and thrive Thornton Hall Country Park is an award-winning leisure attraction that provides animal encounters, live shows and experiences, play areas, camping, quad-biking, diner, thrilling family events as well as spectacular evening shows (you can even get married here!)
“One of the many rewards working here is the people – working with our wonderful team and being able to see families enjoy their day, coupled with the great feedback we receive, makes it all worthwhile.”