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A unique opportunity to experience traditional Lake District farming

12 July 2019

Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre is a new and exciting authentic farm visitor experience in The English Lake District. Located at Ings, between Staveley and Windermere the centre offers a great day out for the whole family. 

The centre’s main feature is The Lakeland Farm Arena – here visitors can attend daily shows that showcase animals from the farm and they will be given a detailed and informed presentation on the importance of these animals to the farm and how they have helped to shape the landscape that we see today and helped the English Lake District gain UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Visitors will also able to book tickets for one of the many traditional Lakeland farm experiences, which include Dry Stone Walling and Wool Spinning Classes; there’s also a Wool Craft lesson for children.


For those visitors just passing through, there is a Café and a Farm Shop & Butchers, offering a relaxed bite to eat and coffee while enjoying fantastic views over the fields towards Windermere and beyond, and the chance to buy local products.

This new attraction for the Lake District is unique in that it offers an experience that is unmatched in the area where visitors are able to not just learn more about Lakeland farming, but also experience many of the iconic animals close-hand and try their hand at some traditional farming skills.

About the author

Mairi Lock World Heritage Site Coordinator Lake District World Heritage Site

Coordinating World Heritage Site communications on behalf of the Lake District National Park Partnership