Welcome to the Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre
We're a new and authentic farm visitor experience in The Lake District between Windermere and Staveley on the A591. Learn why the modern Lakeland farm is so important to the future and sustainability of The Lakes, and how historic farming has helped form this beautiful landscape helping The Lake District gain World Heritage Status.
Find out more about the traditional methods still used on today's Lakeland farm, meet the animals and watch daily livestock shows in the Lakeland Farm Arena. Try your hand at some traditional farming techniques.
Enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in our Farm Cafe overlooking the fields towards Windermere and beyond, visit the Farm Shop & Butchers, where you'll be able to take a some of our farm produce home with you.
Don't miss us ... we're just by the speed camera at Ings, opposite the petrol station.
We look forward to welcoming you to the farm.
Kerrie & Isaac
Lakeland Farm Arena
- Daily Livestock Shows Available -
The aim for the livestock shows in the arena is to help educate about why the Lake District looks like it does ... a working landscape. You'll be introduced to the some of the different types of livestock we have on the farm and hear about the important role that they play in shaping and maintaining this beautiful vista that millions come to see each year, and that recently been awarded World Heritage Status.
"A must see visit when in the Lakes, excellent polite staff great food and a very knowledgeable talk about the animals and the way farming is ran today, people with a lifelong passion towards agriculture doing a great job here"
Our Activities ...
Dry Stone Walling Experience
Drystone walling is an important skill to have on any Lakeland farm as the walls are important to keep livestock safe. Join our expert waller and learn the basics and build your own drystone wall. This experience is great fun for all ages and abilities.
Wool Spinning Experience
Here you can experience the use of Herdwick wool for spinning, felting and weaving. The fleeces are laid out and sorted, before being carded into ‘rolags’ for spinning. watch as the fleece is turned into yarn, ready for knitting or weaving into strong fabric.
Children's Wool Craft
Learn about the Lakeland sheep and their wool while having fun and making a wool craft. Wool work time will keep the children’s busy hands and then they can take home what they have made.
Farm Shop & Butchers
Our Farm Shop sells quality meats from our own farm, and a wide-selection of carefully chosen local crafts and suppliers.
The Farm Cafe
Enjoy a coffee & cake, a meal, made with some of our own farm-bred ingredients and other quality local suppliers.
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Born and bred in Great Langdale in the heart of The Lake District, we're a third generation National Trust farm tenant and we have been breeding award-winning Herdwick sheep for many years. We're currently farming two farms in The Lake District; one at Fell Foot and here at Ings. Along with our flock of Herdwicks, we have a successful herd of beef cattle which is in high demand with many butchers throughout the North of England.
About the Farm
Due to influences out of our control, and as with many farmers around the country, we've been forced to consider diversifying away from traditional farming to secure the future of our Herdwick flock, our herd of cattle and, most importantly, to secure the future for the next generation of Lakeland farmers ... our children!
A true Lakeland farm experience ...
Notice About Dogs - We have made the hard decision NOT to allow dogs at the Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre (or left in vehicles at the centre). We haven't made this decision lightly, but to ensure the safety and welfare of our livestock we felt it necessary.
We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you
We will answer all enquiries as soon as possible, but if we're out on the farm it may not be straight away.
If your enquiry is urgent, please give us a call - 07503 054762
We're extremely grateful for the support from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development