Take the kids to … Old Hall Farm, the Lake District

It’s hands-on fun, 19th-century-style, at this working farm that runs on steam and horse power – with homemade ice-cream to boot

Free-range fun on a small working farm that runs on 19th-century-style horse and steam power. Friendly staff welcome helpers to hand-feed lambs and piglets, collect eggs, fill water troughs and groom donkeys and ponies. Have a go at hand-milking or butter churning to earn yourself a cone of fresh ice-cream (made on site by owner Charlotte Sharphouse with milk from her small Jersey herd). There are also toy tractors to ride and a play barn with hay bales and rope swings.

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