Latest News From Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Great Pancake Party

On Saturday 1st March, we held a ‘Great Pancake Party’ at The Farm in aid of the Cardiomyopathy Association. The day was a great success with lots going on, including a ‘Record Breaking Pancake Toss Attempt’, ‘Pancake Olympics’ and even pancake flavoured ice cream!

Take a delicious detour with Britain’s Best Bites

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Whatever the weather, we know that our award-winning ice creams and sorbets here at Cheshire Farm Ice Cream go down a treat. And now the secret’s out – we’ve been featured in an exclusive map showcasing some of the country’s best regional produce!

Created by Europcar UK, Britain’s Best Bites takes budding travellers all the way from John O’Groats to Land’s End, showcasing some of the very best food and drink along the route.

Starting in the north of Scotland, the interactive map takes in everything from fresh seafood to estate-grown venison, specialist jams and artisan chocolate. Crossing the border, curly Cumberland sausages and award-winning cheeses become the main event – with a stop off at our irresistible ice cream farm just in time for dessert.

And it’s not just the country’s best loved local delicacies that are showcased in the map. Europcar UK has also created original animations of well-known sights such as the Cairngorm Mountains, the Blackpool Tower, Cheddar Gorge and even a Loch Ness Monster popping up for good measure.

Looks like it’s time to say goodbye to stale service station sandwiches – everyone from foodies to families will find something to love about the local treats served up along the route. So check out Europcar’s top picks before you set out on your next road trip and get ready to fill your boots with some tasty treats from the very best local producers.

Christmas at the Ice Cream Farm

CFIC-Xmas-headerFather Christmas and his reindeer are coming to the Ice Cream!

He will be riding on his sleigh with his reindeer for the parade through the farm on the following days:

Sunday 1st December – Reindeer parade at 11am and Santa’s Grotto 1pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 7th December – Reindeer parade at 11am and Santa’s Grotto 1pm – 4.30pm

Come and visit Father Christmas in his grotto and get your photo taken with him too!

Sunday 8th December – Santa’s Grotto

Saturday 14th December – Santa’s Grotto

Sunday 15th December – Santa’s Grotto

Saturday 21st December – Santa’s Grotto

Grotto open 10.30am – 4.30 pm (Closed 12 noon until 1pm)

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Duck Tales…

This Saturday 14th September, look out for our sponsored duck that will be swimming merrily along the River Dee in Chester!  Our Crazy Daisy inspired duck is in aid of The Countess of Chester’s Babygrow Appeal, which raises money for the eventual redevelopment of The Countess’ Neonatal Unit, with a £3million aim.

The race takes place from 3pm, with activities for all the family starting from 12pm.  You can even purchase your own baby ducks for the race from http://chesterducks.eventbrite.co.uk/.

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The Sweetest Bank Holiday Around!

As the school summer holidays are drawing to a close, why not treat the kids and the rest of the family to a visit to The Ice Cream Farm this coming bank holiday weekend!

Bank holiday weekends are loved by us Brits!  An extended weekend, a mini-holiday, a well deserved rest, whatever you see your bank holiday as, we all love them.  And of course it offers a great excuse to go and visit our favourite places like The Ice Cream Farm.

So why do we even have bank holidays?  Here comes the history bit: Bank holidays were introduced in 1871 by Sir John Lubbock, and as the title implies, they were designed to give the banks a day off.  The August bank holiday was introduced much later starting in 1965 to help extend summer holidays over a longer summer period.  And a few years later this replaced the bank holiday at the start of August that was made in 1871 as a summer holiday for the banks.

So it looks like we have a lot to thank Sir Lubbock for!   After all he has provided you with another opportunity to visit us at the Ice Cream Farm.  And we obviously can’t wait to see you all here!  We have something for everyone this weekend, from the adventure park for kids (and big kids alike) to the scrumptious Ice Cream, to the mini golf course and let’s not forget the Boot Camp Adventure Course which will not be here after the summer – so grab this last chance to take the challenge!

New Feature Combining Fitness and Fun

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Great Britain has had remarkable recent sporting successes.  Just look at our new sporting hero, Andy Murray, who was victorious in the Wimbledon final!  He has become the first British man since 1936 to win the men’s single title which is one of the most renowned prizes in the sporting world.

And let’s not forget last year’s London Olympic Games which showed Britain in all its glory – the remarkable night of Ennis, Farah and Rutherford will never be forgotten.

With all this British success, enthusiasm for sport has risen.  Membership in local sports clubs has increased with such schemes as ‘local sport’ becoming very popular.  Success in British sport has also inspired us to keep fit and active.

This summer the Ice Cream Farm is proud to present our brand new Boot Camp Obstacle Course.  This ultimate attraction combines fitness with – most importantly – fun.  For all abilities this is really something different for everyone to have a go at.  Why not let your competitive instinct take over as you compete against your friends and family?  And what better way to reward yourself at the finish by indulging in one of our very own Cheshire ice creams!

This new feature is the ‘must-do’ activity around this summer only, so don’t miss out: come and have a go!  It is only £1 a go!

Let’s not overlook our other sporting activities that keep you entertained all year through: from mini golf, to the adventure park, to the quad bikes, there is something to keep the whole family active.  And with our latest summer obstacle course addition, why not visit the Ice Cream Farm today?

Sponsor an Ice Cream Farm animal!

Some big, some small, some fluffy, some feathery and all definitely fantastic… the animals at the Ice Cream Farm have always been a big hit. Now with your support, the folk at the farm are bringing our loyal fans even closer to the animal action by giving visitors the chance to sponsor their very own animal.

The ‘Sponsor an Animal’ scheme will help fund our conservation and rehoming work whilst allowing animal lovers exclusive access to their favourite mammals and birds. Good news for both the critters and humans alike!

As part of the package Sponsors will receive a sponsorship bundle bursting with goodies, as well as the chance to spend time with the keeper and get a real hands on experience with your chosen animal. As a thank you for helping with the Ice Cream Farm’s commendable work with the animal kingdom the sponsor’s names will also appear in pride of place on a ‘Thank you’ board in the main viewing area. This un-missable package is available for just £25.00 for 3 months.

With a host of animals available to sponsor including; adorable miniature ponies, chubby, rolling pigs and unusual fallow deer there is something for everyone. All this, served up alongside a scoop of one of the 50 irresistible ice cream flavours on offer, make The Ice Cream farm the ‘must visit’ destination of 2013.

For further information on how to sponsor your favourite furry animal please contact Anna at the Farm on 01829 770995.

North West Businesses Unite to Bring Taste of Cheshire to the Nation

Cheshire Farm Ice Cream is supporting Manchester-based business, Destiny Foods’, rebrand from Classic Catering in an exciting move that is taking our award winning ice cream nationwide. The venture has been highlighted by a joint attendance at this week’s International Food Exhibition held in London, where the North West companies are sharing a stand to launch the re branding campaign.

With 27 years of constant reinvestment under our belt, we are no strangers to expansion. Following Destiny Foods’ rebrand, lucky consumers will now find their favourite Cheshire Ice Cream in more and more places across the UK in the coming months as well as all the familiar locations which include, DeVere, Village, Principal Hayley, Ramada, Novotel and Mecure Hotels, to name but a few.

Destiny Foods is one of the largest distributors of desserts in the UK and the affiliation was an obvious one for Cheshire Farm Ice Cream. Our director, Jonathan Fell, comments: “Over the years we have invested heavily into our business. This factor is mirrored in Destiny’s own growth plans. We both share the same view that anything is possible if you combine a little innovation, quality and expertise with a lot of hard work”.

Both businesses are British Retail Consortium Grade A accredited and will work closely together to discover new and innovative ways of pushing the product out to a nationwide audience, which includes; independent stores, pubs and restaurants, as well as the top UK hotel chains. Jonathan Fell goes on to say: “Competition within the food service industry is extremely fierce but we feel that Destiny Foods are ahead of the game in this sector. Their services complement what we have to offer in terms of product and we’re looking forward to seeing our little scoop of Cheshire across the UK and beyond.”