A definite must go destination for kids this summer holidays is the Ice Cream Farm Cheshire. We had heard of the multi million pound transformation and the online photos looked fantastic so we had to experience it for ourselves. The attraction is well sign posted with plenty of parking overseen by their car parking attendants.
Admission to the farm is free and as you enter the centre piece of the farm is one of the best play parks we have seen in the UK. It’s in immaculate condition, clean and is just fantastic for all children and my girls loved it. They could have spent all day just in the play park.
There were toadstool houses, soft flooring, sunken trampolines, slides, tunnels and climbing. The centre piece of the park was a giant ice cream tree that every 25 minutes exploded out with artificial foam like snow.
This section reminded me of a set from a Willy Wonka film with giant red waterfalls and rivers. It is really themed brilliantly.
As well as the free attractions some activities had a small charge such as the crazy golf, the go karts, and the brand new Honeycomb Canyon indoor sand and water play area.
I found the charges to be reasonable and you are able to by a Play Pass from as little as £10 for four discounted plays. The more activities you purchase the cheaper the pass and the credits don’t expire for 6 months, so it’s a great value option.
Honeycomb Canyon is something I have never seen in the UK before. It was a fantastic undercover attraction.
As well as the play pass you can purchase tickets for each individual attraction and for Honeycomb Canyon it cost £3.50 for children over age 3, £2.50 for 1 to 3 year olds and free to babies less than 12 months.
Don’t worry if you forget a towel, these can be purchased on entry for £3. We did not have our swimwear or a change of clothes with us and the children played in most of the areas without being soaked!
The girls loved their time at Honeycomb Canyon and were reluctant to leave; we could only entice them out with the lure of ice cream. Within Honeycomb Canyon there were sandpits, streams of water to jump in, interactive water play together with a climbing wall and slide.
For child safety in the soft play and Honeycomb Canyon children have a wrist band with age and contact details in case of separation from their parents. There are also refreshments for parents to purchase whilst the children play.
There was a Silver Cone ice cream inspired go-kart track which was £1 to ride. After the race there was a winner’s podium afterwards to take a victory photograph.
At Fudge Farm which was the area dedicated to animals with a trail and outbuildings containing a wide range of animals such as chickens, pigs, guinea pigs, ponies, sheep, goats etc.
There was a giant indoor soft play area but during our visit in the May bank holiday it was really busy and we were unable to try this along with the crazy golf.
There is a centre piece café with a huge range of ice creams on offer, again one of the largest selections we have ever seen. The best part was the ice cream which tasted fabulous and the girls loved it!
On the way out is a lovely gift shop with a brilliant selection of children’s books, again better than most shops you would find in attractions.
The ice cream farm is a fantastic day out, child friendly and an attraction that we will definitely visit again.