7 of the best farm parks in Cheshire

Spring lambs at Stockley Farm, Arley

Spring lambs at Stockley Farm, Arley - Credit: Archant

Cheshire has a wide selection of farm parks; you can play with the animals, eat homemade ice cream and even ride a tractor.

Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is possibly the biggest in the North West, boasting a selection of over 40 ice cream flavours, sorbets and frozen smoothie flavours. Take part in outdoor adventures on the zip wire and climbing frames. Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, Drumlan Hall Farm, Newton lane, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9NE; 01829 770995 www.cheshirefarmicecream.co.uk


Stockley Farm, Northwich Stockley Farm Park offers a ‘hands-on experience’. You can bottle-feed the baby goats and lambs, groom the ponies and handle the rabbits and guinea pigs in the Pet’s Corner. Stockley Working Farm, Stockley Farm, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6LZ 01565 777323 www.stockleyfarm.co.uk


Wheelock Hall Petting Farm, Sandbach Fully equipped with a quaint tearoom and farm shop, Wheelock Hall Petting Farm has something for everyone. Wheelock is a stunning destination for gardening enthusiasts and has a variety of beautiful flowers to complement your garden. Do be sure to visit the play area and meet the animals at the farm. Wheelock Hall Farm, Wheelock, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 4RE 01270 764 230 wheelockhallfarm.co.uk


Glebe Farm, Astbury Glebe Farm has an exciting host of animals including 12 Alpacas the youngest of which, Emily, was born in June 2013. The farm Coffee Shop serves delicious food which is beautifully presented, so we recommend that you leave your picnics at home for this one. Glebe Farm, Astbury, Congleton, CW12 4RQ; 01260 273916 www.glebefarmastbury.co.uk


Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington One of the few remaining Pick-Your-Own farms, visit Kenyon Hall Farm to pick your own fruits and vegetables for freezing jamming and parties. The farm also has an eco friendly farm shop, serving local and artisan produce.

Kenyon Hall, Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington WA3 7ED 01925 763646 www.kenyonhall.co.uk


Red House Farm, Dunham Massey Made popular by its Maize Maze, Red House Farm is full of family activities. The farm usually hosts events inline with the school holidays and has a great onsite Tea Room and Deli Shop. Red House Farm, Red House Lane, Dunham Massey WA14 5RL 0161 941 3480 www.redhousefarm.co.uk

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Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford Today Tatton Park Farm is an authentic working farm using traditional methods. Feed the ducks, meet the pigs and donkeys and visit Aunt Mary’s 1930’s cottage. The Gardener's Cottage Restaurant within the grounds is well worth a visit for a snack. Tatton Park, Ashley Road, Knutsford, WA16 6QJ 01565 654692 www.tattonpark.org.uk


Backford Belles, Backford Join the farm walk where you can see the calves, hens and cockerels. This is also a working dairy farm that creates their own ice creams; there are 14 delicious flavours on offer. We would recommend you give ‘Banoffie Pie’ flavour a try when you visit. Acres Farm, Chester Road, Backford, Chester CH1 6PE www.backfordbelles.co.uk