The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is celebrating a fantastic year which propelled it into the top 20 visitor attractions in the UK.
It represents an incredible feat for the Tattenhall dairy farm which was forced to diversify due to a cut in milk subsidies.
The venue brought in more than 821,000 visitors to place it alongside the likes of the National Gallery, Science Museum and Brighton Pier in the top free visitor attractions, according to the Visit England survey.
Over recent years, visitor numbers have continued to climb despite its rural location, much to the joy of the owners Tom and Margaret Fell and their sons Jonathan and Graeme. Three years ago the venue underwent a £5million redevelopment to open the world’s largest purpose-built ice cream parlour and a large indoor sand and water play area.
While admission to the park is free, visitors can go on a range of individual rides, including a mini JCB digger, giant sand castles and crazy golf costing £1 to £3.75