Welcome to a Love Local post ladies and gents, I’m going to be talking family fun in the Lake District…
Walby Farm Park is a family fun day out no matter the weather, rain or shine there will always be something fun to do at the farm park. Located around 45 minutes from both our Thanet Well Lodge Retreat, and the under development Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat which is due to open in December, making it the perfect place to visit during your holiday break.
Walby Farm Park has endless fun inside and out, offering home made and locally sourced food, as well as helping to create a magical connection with the wonderful farm animals. The Play Barn, indoor play area, offers a huge ball pool, 24 foot Demon Drop Slide for the bigger children and adults, also a cute dedicated toddlers play area too. Outside, when the weather is being kind, you can have a go on the JCB Diggers, try the Tractor Tower, jump on the trampolines or speed around (safely) in the Go Karts. Loads of fun before you even see the animals!
Meet the Animals
Walby Farm Park have the firm farm yard favourites, along with beautiful rare breeds for you to marvel at and learnt their names for a cuddle. They do offer fun interactive sessions where you can meet the rabbits and guinea pigs, have a go at pony grooming, cheer along in the sheep or ferret racing, or see the hand feeding and milking demonstrations up close too! With 30 acres of land to explore make sure to venture out to spot as many animals as you can, including pigs, cows and even llama’s! And don’t forget to keep an eye out for Custard the Cow, a friendly mascot who is always ready to give a warm Walby Welcome!
Eat and Shop
Grab a bite of home made goodness from the Curly Tales Café, hot and cold meals freshly made with ingredients locally sourced served all day, there will be something to suit all appetites. If you fancy some elevenses, or classic afternoon tea, the options are there with some delicious locally-roasted coffee, all in a stunning countryside setting. The on site Gift Shop has a huge range of toys, books and gifts, all stocked with farm and country lovers in mind, have a browse around and enjoy some retail therapy after a fun day frolicking with the animals.
A wonderful, fun family day out and make sure to check their website out for fantastic pictures of the animals, and the stupendous Goat Cam where you can catch the goats kidding around or just relaxing and having nap together (I can’t stop watching, they are adorable!)
Happy Adventuring Ladies and Gents!
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