Accredited with VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme.
We buy local wherever possible, using locally produced food and local suppliers, as well as home-cooking as much as possible.
We became Cumbria’s first Approved Farm Park for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST). We are involved in the conservation, breeding and promotion of rare breeds and demonstrate the importance of rare breeds to our visitors as well as to school children on educational visits.
Complimentary babycare products available in our Family Rooms – Naty / Simply Eco.
We installed solar PV panels on to our Play Barn & The Cowshed Café roof so that we can generate and use our own electricity, supplying any surplus back to the National Grid.
We recycle all glass, tin, cardboard and plastic used on the farm park and working farm.
Cooking oil from our kitchen is recycled into biodiesel and food waste is entered into our Hotbin Composters.
We minimise energy and water consumption as far as possible and aim to reduce the use of all raw materials, energy and supplies. For example, the toilet facilities are operated using an economy flush system. Water is sourced for our farming operations by our own borehole that we drilled on our land, providing a sustainable supply.
We harvest rainwater where possible to supply our livestock.
Manure is put back on the land to replenish the soils nutrient levels and organic matter.
🎟 TICKETS: online booking only, please also book Indoor & Undercover play sessions for each of your group
🎟 TICKETS: Annual Pass holders MUST BOOK ONLINE FOR EVENT DAYS
😷 FACE COVERINGS: no longer mandatory but advisory in indoor spaces
🍴 FOOD: The Cowshed Café is operating a ‘Click & Collect’ service.
🐰 🚜 ACTIVITIES: Animal interaction opportunities and other activities are under review as we move through the autumn. You can still get up close to lots of our animals (the goats are still greedy!), Baa-rmy Barrel Train and Tractor & Trailer Ride continue to operate every day *subject to weather & ground conditions.
🧼🖐 SANITISING & HAND WASH: many hand sanitiser and wash stations around the farm.
As always, we are committed to providing an enjoyable, safe and Covid secure visit for both our visitors and our team, several measures will remain in place to enable us to operate safely upon re-opening. This includes capping the number of visitors each day and so it is essential that ALL tickets are purchased in advance online (this includes Annual Pass holders who will need to make a booking for all Event Days).
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