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.
IN LINE WITH THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ROADMAP, WE WILL BE OPEN INDOORS & OUTDOORS, WITH RESTRICTIONS, FROM 17 MAY 2021.
‘THE COWSHED CAFÉ’ IS OPERATING A 'CLICK & COLLECT' SERVICE.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU BACK!
- IMPORTANT NEW REQUIREMENT
Venues in hospitality, the tourism and leisure industry MUST:
- ask every visitor (over the age of 16) to provide their name and contact details
- keep these records of customers, visitors and staff for 21 days and provide data to NHS Test and Trace if requested
- display official NHS QR code poster so that visitors can ‘check in’ using the NHS COVID-19 app as an alternative to providing their contact details
- Hospitality venues must also take reasonable steps to refuse entry to anyone who refuses to participate
- adhere to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
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 limiting 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). We are unable to accept visitors without pre-booked tickets.
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