Newest Review: ... the farm and ice cream. You can tell they've spent an awful lot of money on this. *Outdoor Playpark* In the nicer weather, there's a ... more
I scream for Ice Cream!
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm (Cheshire)
Member Name: fragglerock2006
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm (Cheshire)
Advantages: Absolutely fantastic place to visit, and free!!
We visit Cheshire Ice Cream Farm a lot during the summer months, it's a great place to go with the children as it's really family friendly and it attracts both the young and old.
It has recently been renovated so if you haven't been there in a while, it's definitely worth a visit.
*Crazy Daisy's Play Barn*
This is super! It has two great soft play areas. A seperate toddler soft play area which is FREE for under 3's. This is really good, as usually play centres charge for every child that plays, and a lot don't offer much for under 3's - but there are lots of fun, things for the little ones to play with
The second play area is for over 3's, and the cost is £3 per child on weekdays, £3.50 per child on weekend. It is definitely worth it, take a look at the pictures on the website for more information, there is a huge ice-cream slide and football area. They are both very modern and have lots of lovely play equipment themed around the farm and ice cream. You can tell they've spent an awful lot of money on this.
In the nicer weather, there's a lovely outdoor playpark to take advantage of, and it's free! It has quality wooden play equipment and is very solid, and safe as there are bark chippings on the ground.
My favourite part, you simply can not visit this place without trying one...or two...or perhaps three flavours of their amazing ice-cream. They have won a tremendous amounts of awards for their recipes, and they are all over the walls in the ice-cream shop. There are over 30 flavours of ice-cream and sorbets, including my firm favourites: Malt Tease, Choc Fudge Cookie, Honeycomb, Rhubarb and Custard, Toffee Fudge and Apple Pie and Custard. You can have choose from a variety of single and double cones aswell as tubs. It's £1.60 for one flavour, £2.20 for two flavours. (all flavours are the same price)
They also do special flavours at christmas; Christmas Pudding and Champagne Sorbet. And they sell big tubs for you to take home, in their freezer bags they'll last 1-2hours until you get home.
After recently having a huge renovation, they have a very large carpark. It attracts over 250,000 visitors every year, so it needs it! The last time we went, two huge coaches pulled up.
The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is a working farm, and there are lots of animals to see, including pigs, miniature ponies, a duck pond, hens, rabbits and more. There is also a milking gallery where you can watch the cows being milked.
No visit to the ice-cream farm is complete without a visit to their superb restaurant. There's a part connected to the play areas so you can drink and eat and watch the children at the same time, or there's a quieter part. It's a lovely place and the decoration and finishing is lovely, they have lovely leather sofas and solid wood coffee tables. The food is wonderful and they have a kids menu, an adults menu and even a menu of organic baby food. An example of the kids menu. Jam/Ham/Cheese Sandwich or Spaghetti Hoops with toast triangles. For adults, they have baquettes with gorgous fillings like hot meats and chutneys, scrummy jacket potatoes, toasties, slices of homemade cakes, cream teas and they always have a specials board.
They also cater for children's parties. And the last time we went, they had craft activities going on for the children upstairs. Making bracelets and other lovely things.
All in all, this is a fantastic place to visit. We live just over an hour away so go every couple of weeks during the summer. I wish we lived closer, we'd be there every day.
Definitely worth a visit! Also, on your way home you'll spot a sign for the Cheshire Candle Factory - this is a really great place too! Only 5minutes away and lots of lovely things to buy, see and do, including great activities for the children, badge making, painting, puppet making, making candles and all reasonable too. £1-£2.
Summary: A great day out for young and old.
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