My wife and I decided to take our two boys to Cheshire Farm, a local ice-cream farm. It is something we had wanted to check out for some time so when the time came that both my wife and I had days off and didn’t have anything else arranged, we all jumped in the car and headed over there.
Lots Of Outdoor Activities
When we arrived we noticed that there was, amongst other things, a few adventure playground type areas. We let the boy’s burn off some of their extra energy by having fun on the climbing frames, zip wires, slides and swings before we checked out the farm. They also loved playing a round of crazy golf and racing round the Fools Gold Rush Go Cart course. We were lucky enough to be at the farm when it was time to milk the cows and had an interesting time watching from the special viewing gallery.
The animal corner was the next thing we checked out and I am glad we did as this is a place where the animals can find shelter when the weather is not as good. There was miniature ponies and hilarious pigs rolling in the mud; while the boys enjoyed meeting and stroking the guinea pigs and rabbits.
The Ice Cream Farm’s Country Kitchen Cafe
Obviously, no visit to a dairy ice-cream farm would be complete without a visit to the cafe to sample some of the produce itself. As well as ice-cream and homemade cakes, there is a selection of sandwiches (both toasted and cold), children’s meals, daily specials and a choice of hot or cold drinks. While we were there, we noticed that you can book the Farm and cafe for kid’s parties which I am sure most children would enjoy as it includes the “Make Your Own Ice Cream” machine.
The Artisan Room
The Artisan Farm is the best part of a visit to this farm as this is the place where you find out more about the process behind making their gorgeous ice creams. I must admit that both my wife and I were just as excited as the boys seeing the machine churn out the beautiful white stuff.
About The Flavours
There are far too many flavours of ice cream produced at the farm to discuss here so I will just talk about a few. They make a lovely cinnamon ice cream, which I imagine would be delicious during the winter. My wife’s favourite was the coconut flavour which she said tasted like heaven in her mouth. Our kids are big chocolate heads, so both the White Choc Chunk and Choc Fudge Cookie flavours were their favourites of the ones we tried. There are plenty more that I have promised we might buy at a different time such as the Baileys flavour and the Salted Caramel one that looked and smelled absolutely delicious.
At the end of our trip to the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm our kids were tired out and if I am honest, so were my wife and I. However, it was a great day out and not only would I recommend it to all my friends and relatives, but would definitely take the kids there again.