The 10 Best Things to Do in Oldham, United Kingdom (UK)

August 8, 2017 Randal Brittian

Oldham /ˈɒldəm/ is a town in Greater Manchester, England, amid the Pennines and between the rivers Irk and Medlock, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) southeast of Rochdale and 6.9 miles (11.1 km) northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, which had a population of 230,800 in 2015.
Restaurants in Oldham

1. Dovestone Resevoir

Peak District National Park, Oldham, England
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Dovestone Resevoir

Reviewed By loui46

Absolutely breathtaking scenery, a great walk with the family and dogs. I'd read up about how filthy the toilets were previously to visiting so came prepared with antibacterial wipes and hand wash. Could do with more toilets especially for the ladies as we can't go behind tree's. More bins too as I noticed lots of dog mess all around the Reservoir and that included poop bags with dog mess in, so clearly people were bagging up their dogs poop but due to lack of bins were throwing the bags on the path. Will definitely return again for the views. Car park was quite small and packed so can imagine it would be a nightmare in summer trying to get a space. Car park cost £1.30 for the whole day and that was also with a blue badge. I think it was 60p for 3 hours.

2. Lancaster Park & Animal Farm

Middleton Rd, Oldham OL1 2TG, England +44 7745 723999
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

Lancaster Park & Animal Farm

Reviewed By gabrielle871

I just want to comment on how much we enjoyed our Christmas experience and despite you losing power just before we were due to go in the grotto your staff were kind, thoughtful and friendly despite the fact some other visitors were complaining. It was clear that safety came first and your staff made sure it was safe for people to enter rather than just rushing to get people in an we were able to keep warm in the petting barn which was also a lovely experience as always. Well handled and very professional. This has always been my children's favourite farm and I highly recommend it to anyone.

3. Stonerig Raceway

Unit 2 Milking Green Hartshead Street, Oldham OL4 5EE, England +44 161 478 2184
Excellent
87%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 167 reviews

Stonerig Raceway

Please look at web site for opening times. You don't have to be in a large group to come and race we are open to the public.Stonerig raceway is an award winning venue where you will Experience the very best in scalextric racing you will not believe what you see, it really is an attraction well worth seeing, it is great for all ages, it really gets family competing together in a friendly,fun and competitive way. We have 5 massive full themed tracks and 1 hire track, so come and tack you'r position on the starting grid.

Reviewed By susanagemmell - Manchester, United Kingdom

I booked this for my husband's 65th birthday. I was anxious to find something that would suit all the family with an age range from 5years to 65years. Stonerig raceway fitted the bill perfectly. It was a day enjoyed by us all and everyone was...MoreHi Susana Thank you for your review my team and my self are pleased we could make it a great one for you. we look forward to seeing you and your family again in the near future. Many thanks Gareth Stone Diector

4. Tandle Hill Country Park

Tandle Hill Road, Oldham OL2 5UX, England +44 161 627 2608
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Tandle Hill Country Park

Reviewed By Graceland_13 - Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Love visiting Tandle Hills Country Park, it’s a beautiful park, with activities for the children. Either take just a stroll, or a longer hike, lots of different paths to follow. Climb up to the top of the hill and get amazing views. Lots of benches if you are feeling a little tired. There is a cafe, but not always open. But there are picnic benches. There is plenty of parking. Well worth a visit at anytime of the year.

Saddleworth Museum High Street, Oldham OL3 6HS, England +44 1457 874093
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery

Reviewed By George C - London

The revamped Saddleworth museum is a joy to visit ! A real example of a museum done well! Great exhibits, friendly staff

Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL, England +44 161 770 4653
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Gallery Oldham

Reviewed By Valerie A - Oldham, United Kingdom

I go to The Gallery regularly for lunch with a friend and it is always well frequented. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and the menu is very good.

7. Cheeky Chimps Play Centre

Acorn Street | Lees, Oldham OL4 3PD, England +44 161 626 2552
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Brilliant small Business, giving Children a fun and active time with climbing frames, slides, ball pool and cafe.

Reviewed By SunQueen1574 - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

We have been visiting cheeky chimps for a number of years now with our children, have attended numerous parties there, as well as holding parties for our children there too. We have always found it to be a perfect play centre, that is clean, safe and fully enclosed, where you can see your children at all times. Excellent cafe, with a good select of food and drinks for both children and adults. Parties here are always great and staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Definitely worth the visit!!!!!

8. Little Owl Farm

Grains Road | Grains Bar, Oldham OL1 4SX, England +44 7500 247872
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Little Owl Farm

Reviewed By PLON - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

A sunny afternoon and a couple of hours spent enjoying this hands on experience with the little man age 7. Staff encourage young one's to interact with the animals, encouraging petting of the ducklings and rabbits as well as feeding of goats and pigs, Lovely inexpensive cafe offering a range of snacks, drinks and sandwiches. We will visit again and look forward to seeing the development of this place.

9. Civic Hall

Civic Hall Lee Street, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6AE, England +44 1457 876665
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Community Venue available for hire for weddings, wedding receptions, dinners, Concerts, exercise classes, play groups, meetings and more

Reviewed By RedBP - Manchester, United Kingdom

This is my first visit as a concert venue to the Civic Hall in Uppermill Oldham. The venue was an ideal size to see such a lively interactive band as Hayseed Dixie. They had a licensed bar for refreshments which was very reasonably priced but did have a queue. The atmosphere was very friendly with a very mixed age group.
There was a support act Tom Copson that performed before the main act which was very good. Hayseed Dixie came on at 8:30 and played until 10:30 with non stop rock/bluegrass aka rockgrass music that was brilliant to listen to. John Wheeler aka Barley Scotch lead vocal, guitar and fiddle, Johnny Butten on the banjo holder of the Guinness Book of World Records title for Fastest Banjo Player also played the fiddle and vocals, Hippy Joe Hymas on the mandolin, guitar and vocals with Jake "Bakesnake" Byers on bass and vocals. The technical capabilities of these musicians were first class. Vocals were excellent from all four. Songs had a mixture of humour along with the classic rock roots from a bluegrass perspective. The band interacted with the audience throughout the show to create a great atmosphere. It would be hard not to tap your feet to the beat. Great show and a surprising venue made the event special for me and my wife.
We would attend another act at this venue and will certainly see Hayseed Dixie again.

10. Reclamation Room

Lee Street, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6AE, England +44 1457 870870
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Creative vibrant space for the community and beyond. Reclamation Room incorporates a coffee shop, with creative workshops, art, retail, interior an commercial design, holistic therapies, community collaborations and much more

Reviewed By Bethany E - Oldham, United Kingdom

Reclamation room is the perfect hidden gem of Uppermill. If ever I'm heading out for a brew or something to eat this is always my first choice. No matter what you order you will not be disappointed..especially if it's a cheese scone! The staff are just lovely..all of the time! They will always help and have a smile for everyone.
One of the best things is how community led Reclamation rooms is though. They support local businesses in what they sell and run work shops for all kinds of different activities whilst also running a community garden. So even if you weren't hungry you could always find something to do here!

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