Farm Park

Walby Farm Park is the place to be for bucket loads of fun inside and out, delicious homemade food, a bit of retail therapy in the gift shop, and – best of all – the chance to make a magical connection with animals.

You’ll encounter farmyard favourites and rare breeds – cute and cuddly, big and small. Our fun and interactive sessions include meeting the rabbits and guinea pigs, pony grooming, goat racing, ferret shows, hand feeding and milking demonstrations. The Animal Paddocks and Animal Barn are full of interesting finds and there’s plenty of information to help visitors of all ages learn as they go.


There’s acres of room to let off steam – 30 to be exact – and rain or shine we have indoor and outdoor options to keep all ages entertained.

Our Indoor Adventure Play Barn is fun for all ages, with a dedicated area for little ones, and the 24-foot Demon Drop Slide (for daring adults as well as children!) to the huge range of options outside – including our JCB Diggers, Pedal Tractors, Swings, Trampolines and Go-Karts – you really can spend a full day playing!

Don’t forget to look out for Custard the Cow, our friendly mascot, who is always ready to give you a warm Walby Farm Park welcome.

For more undercover play, there is our newest attraction – Milecastle62, a three-level Roman fort that is fully covered to withstand any Cumbrian storm that comes our way.  Clamber the wooden walls, climb ropes and slopes to the top turrets, balance along tree trunk beams, descend to ground level by slide or pole or dare to crawl through the top-level transparent tunnel.  There is also a fully accessible ramp up to the main Milecastle LXII structure and lookout point and a designated under 3s area – the Barbarian Village.


When you’re having fun and burning off energy it’s vital to refuel and The Cowshed Café is just the place. Our family-friendly menu is packed with freshly made, locally-sourced dishes for all appetites. Delicious hot and cold homemade food is served daily from 10am-5pm.

If you’re looking for elevensies or afternoon tea, then our fabulous home baking is just the thing – perfect for savouring over a choice of locally-roasted coffees while taking in the stunning countryside.


The Walby Farm Park Gift Shop “The Gift Shed” has been stocked with farm and countryside lovers in mind. Our range of toys, books and gifts is complemented by a hand-picked selection of children’s clothing, which can be handy if you’ve forgotten any essential items for your visit!


Walby Farm Park children’s birthday parties are fun-filled and include all-day entry plus:

  • Exclusive use of our Party Room for an hour
  • Hot or cold party food

Birthday cakes, party bags and extras to personalize your party are also available. There’s lots of information on our web page here and you can also book online, just follow the Birthdays link.  Please feel free to call our Welcome Team on 01228 573056 or email them [email protected] if you’d like any more information about Parties and Party Bookings.


If you would like to come back for more fun on the farm with your class or another group we have an Education Room for your use (subject to availability). Find out more on our Educational Trips page.

Learning outside the classroom - Pond Dipping

Whatever the weather you can be sure of a fun-packed day at Walby Farm Park for all the family.  To save £2 per ticket, book online in advance and get ready to create some magical memories!