The Ice Cream Farm is an award-winning family tourist attraction based in Tattenhall near Chester that offers a whole new flavour of activity. From ‘Honeycomb Canyon’, Europe’s largest sand and water play area that allows children of all ages and abilities to play whatever the British weather brings, to ‘Daisy’s Garden’, a mystical garden over-flowing with delights to climb, balance and swing on, ‘Strawberry Falls’, crazy adventure golf, and ‘Silvercone’ mini race track, to name but a few,
The Fell family has been creating award-winning Cheshire Farm Ice Cream for over 30 years now. What started as a small on-site ice cream parlour selling their real dairy ice cream, has rapidly grown into the multi award-winning tourist attraction, The Ice Cream Farm. Today, they now supply Cheshire Farm Ice Cream to over 1000 outlets around the UK, producing up to 10,000 litres of ice cream a day. The Ice Cream Farm has recently been picked as ‘the best ice cream parlour in the UK’ by Big7, alongside multiple awards for their facilities and ice cream.
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With over 800,000 visitors a year, The Ice Cream Farm is the most visited ‘free to enter’ attraction of its kind in the North West. It was also awarded the ‘World’s Largest Ice Cream Parlour’ title by Guinness World Records. In addition to all of this, the site, which had a £5 million redevelopment in 2014, is considered to contain the world’s largest purpose-built ice cream parlour and Europe’s largest sand and water play area.
What to do at The Ice Cream Farm?
The Ice Cream Parlour
With over 50 award winning ice creams & sorbets to choose from the 1000sq metre ice cream parlour is an open plan parlour with a huge serving counter, plush seating & a children’s play & seating area.
Honeycomb Canyon is a indoor sand and water play area believed to be the largest in Europe. Inside you will find sand pits, playhouses, water pools, mills and channels to keep the kids entertained for hours. It is recommended to bring a towel and spare change of clothes for your kids. All ages are welcome. Admission is free for under 12 months and £4.50 for over 12 months although you can make big savings with their Play Pass.
Strawberry Falls Mini Golf Course
The Strawberry Falls adventure golf course is a brilliantly designed mini golf course. From curious candy canes to a giant sandcastle there is a hidden excitement around every corner. All ages are welcome. Admission is £4.50 per player although you can make big savings with their Play Pass.
The animal farm has ranch-style farm buildings that houses numerous farm animals & pets. Head down to learn about what its like to look after farm animals, where they live, what they like to get up to during the day and what they like to eat. All ages are welcome and it is free of charge to enter.
Meet Crazy Daisy in her outdoor adventure playground and magical garden. Here you will find giant toadstools, slides and trampolines to keep the kids entertained for hours. All ages are welcome and guests can be any height.
Silvercone is a coin-operated quad bike circuit where you can whizz around against each other. Admission is £1.00 per lap and is open to children over 4 years old or parental discretion.
The Fun Factory is a fully air conditioned, ice cream themed indoor adventure play barn. Here you will find activities such as a melting ice cream slide, a cow shed and a crazy firing ball pit. There is a toddlers section which has a mini ice cream slide, bubble tubes & a giant piano to walk along. They haven’t forgotten about the babies either. There is a soft play area with a mini ball pit and lots of lovely softness to roll around in. For children there is a height restriction of 146cm. Admission is free for under 12 months and £4.50 for over 12 months although you can make big savings with their Play Pass.
The Loft is a arcade space for teenage visitors which has graffiti covered walls, mood lighting and areas to chill in. Games include a driving motion simulator used by Formula One Drivers themselves, Sega Rally, Air Hockey, a Dance Floor, Juke Box and Drum Machine. Minimum age is 7 years old. Admission is £4.50 for half an hour or a play pass stamp, all machines are free to play once inside. Refreshments are available in the room.
Digging for treasure has never been more fun…and you get to take it home!
Everybody loves digging for treasure and at Gemstone Cove you’re guaranteed to find some! Get stuck in by sieving through sand and water to uncover hidden gem stones. The best bit of all is that you get to take your finds home in a special bag, keeping them nice and safe from any magpies! Suitable for all ages, £4.50 per play although you can make big savings with their Play Pass.
Bounce up and down to your hearts content on the giant ‘marshmallow’ mounds. An outdoor attraction, with the blue marshmallow being for ages 6 years + and the green marshmallow for ages 2-5 years. Admission is £4.50 for an all day access wristband so you can go on as many times as you like or play pass stamp.
Rocky Road Adventure
Their Mini Land Rover adventure Rocky Road is a new attraction aimed at children 3 to 10 and is the first one of its kind in the North West to offer this amazing off-road experience using replica mini Land Rovers!
The Ice Cream Farm Prices
It’s free for all the family to enter the Ice Cream Farm and enjoy The Parlour, Daisy’s Garden, Fudge Farm and the Impule Emporium. The paid activities cost from £1.00 to £4.50 although you can make massive savings from buying one of their Play Passes.
The Pit Stop
Refuelling has never been more fun… swoop past the Pit Stop for a quick bite to eat!
The Pit Stop is the perfect place to refuel after all that fun. Food that is served changes with the seasons.
In summer you can expect a range of tasty subs and salads and in winter enjoy warming pizzas, hot dogs, pies and sausage rolls – made from local and award-winning David Joinson sausages!
There’s a choice of drinks and snacks to keep you going too.
With outdoor seating, you can take a pew with your Pit Stop snack or race off to the next attraction on your Ice Cream Farm adventure!
Bigger, better, brighter and totally delicious, The Pantry at The Ice Cream Farm provides an amazing dining experience. The famous blue building that housed the original parlour has been transformed into a 180 seater food and drink area, providing a bright and contemporary environment, vibrant colour scheme and wall art, as well as an exciting new menu. Whether it’s total indulgence, a light bite or refreshing drink you are after, The Pantry is bursting with delights.
The Impulse Emporium is a shopping experience like no other. They have created a fantasy world of intriguing shop fronts, charming books, tantalising trinkets and a magical selection of sweets that would have J.K Rowling scribbling inspiration. We all love a little momentum on a great day out, but at The Ice Cream Farm they’ve taken it to a whole new level.
Parking at The Ice Cream Farm
The Ice Cream Farm provides ample parking for all of their guests. A new car park has been created within the new Ice Cream Farm site, which also offers extensive disabled parking and easy access to the site. Coach parking is also now available on the site. The original car park now acts as an overflow car park on busy days throughout the year.
We have ensured that The Ice Cream Farm and its attractions are accessible to all. We provide disabled parking spaces close to the entrance should you require them, as well as ground level disabled toilet facilities.
Toilets and Changing Facilities
Extensive additional toilets and baby change facilities have been installed throughout the site.
Directions to The Ice Cream Farm
Follow the brown tourist board signs on the A41 Chester / Whitchurch Road for ‘THE ICE CREAM FARM’
The main way to get to us on public transport is from Chester, with most train stations in the UK having routes to Chester Railway Station.
From Chester you can then catch the 41A bus from Stand F on Foregate Street (approximately a 10 minute walk from the Railway Station) to Tattenhall. It is then approximately a 13 minute walk to The Ice Cream Farm.
The Ice Cream Farm Opening Times
Open all year round except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 09:30am-5:30pm. It is free entry.
The Ice Cream Farm, Drumlan Hall Farm, Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9NE
Telephone Number – 0800 133 7000