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 meet the rabbits and guinea pigs, pony grooming, sheep racing, ferret racing, 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 open (a bit different in August 2020, without ball pools and shapes), dedicated area for littlies, 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!

In 2020 – we built our NEW under-cover attraction, Milecastle 62!  Milecastle 62 is a three-level Roman fort that is fully covered to withstand any Cumbrian storm that comes our way.  Did you know we are located on the line of Hadrian’s Wall between Milecastle 62 and Milecastle 63? During the Roman Empire Milecastles were built to control people passing from one side of the wall to the other.  Our Milecastle 62 attraction recreates the history of the site in a fun, interactive play experience for little ones of all ages and abilities.

Clamber the wooden walls and there is so much to explore:

  • Climb ropes and slopes to the top turrets
  • Balance along tree trunk beams
  • Descend to ground level by slide or pole
  • Dare to crawl through the top-level transparent tunnel
  • Plus so much more!

There is also a fully accessible ramp up to the main Milecastle LXII structure and lookout point.

Designated Under 3s Area – Milecastle’s neighbouring Barbarian Village is the perfect place for pre-schoolers to let off steam!  Tucked around the side of our Animal Barn, with seating also provided, it’s the ideal spot for youngsters to play under the watchful eye of parents.

Project: Walby Farm Park – Undercover Adventure

Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

RDPE 2014-2020 Growth Programme, Support for investments on creation and development of non-agricultural activities.


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.


Our Walby Farm Park Gift Shop 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:

  • Walby Farm Park invitations and balloons
  • 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.

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