While we were in the Lakes another place we visited was Old Hall Farm – a traditional working farm set in a very scenic location.
It cost £15 for entry for the three of us. Hubby and I were each £7.50 and the little man was free as he is under 5. Children aged between 5 and 15 cost £5.
We weren’t too sure what to expect as while we were in the Lakes we really struggled to get both internet on our phones or wifi, so we couldn’t check reviews or details online. We only knew about the farm as we picked up a leaflet while we were out and about.
The little man and his Dad were lucky enough to have a short ride on a small pony and trap. He couldn’t have looked less impressed if he tried!
There’s a little area for small children to play in opposite the tea room. It’s really sweet with little diggers and tractors and there are picnic benches so parents can sit and watch.
We paid a visit to the Chicken Shed tea room which is lovely. You can have a quick cuppa or try some of their delicious home made scones with jam and cream. The prices weren’t too bad, they were about average for The Lakes. I think it cost us around £10 for two cuppas and two scones. We sat outside and enjoyed the sun while we ate our scones and were pestered incessantly by a black Labrador who ended up getting half of our scones. I can imagine some wouldn’t be quite so keen with a dogs head on their lap while the ate their dinner.
Overall I thought the farm was quite nice, small but a pleasant place to visit. The little man doesn’t need to much entertaining so it was nice to walk round and look at the animals and let him touch things but I think older children would find it difficult to stay entertained. It kept us occupied for a couple of hours but with refreshments and entry it was quite expensive considering what we say.