The Lake District's only Indoor Farm Attraction designed for groups.

An authentic Lake District Farm experience, created with groups in mind.

All sorts of groups are welcome at the Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre from tourist groups to U3A to primary schools.

▪️Beat the weather with our all-indoor farming experience

▪️Safe and clean environment

▪️Discover all about fell-farming and how it shaped this World Heritage Site

▪️Get to know the farmer and his dog

▪️Meet the breeds that graze the fells

▪️Enjoy a ‘Hungry Farmer’ lunch or afternoon tea

▪️See spinning and dry stone wall building

▪️Witness a live sheepdog display

▪️Level access to all areas from drop-off point


You can be sure that, to us, each group is unique and whatever your level of interest or knowledge, we will make the experience fit the audience and whatever your schedule, we will fit in with your itinerary.

Sample Itinerary:

To discuss your group booking, series bookings and exclusive bookings, please contact us:

By email at:

By telephone on: +44 (0)1539 766 142



Tapir Ltd acts as an agent for The Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre in all matters concerning group visits


▪️Refreshments on arrival in our friendly cafe or in our outdoor seating area with its beautiful views down the valley towards Windermere.

▪️Watch a demonstration of the ancient Cumbrian skill of Dry Stone Walling

▪️See a skilled Wool Spinner at work with wool from local sheep and maybe have a go yourself

▪️Come into the Arena which is designed to reproduce a livestock auction ring to see the show:

  • Meet the Fell-Farmer and his dog and find out about their lives

  • Meet the unique breeds of cattle and sheep that are farmed on the Cumbrian fells 

  • Learn about the 21st Century challenges facing Fell-Farmers

  • See some of the unusual skills and tasks a Cumbrian fell-farmer must master

  • Find out why some traditions haven’t changed for centuries

▪️Arena shows are tailored to your itinerary and can be 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes long.

▪️After the Auction Ring Show, why not stay awhile for a hearty lunch or our 'Hungry Farmer' afternoon tea.


Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre, 

Meadow Bank Farm, Grassgarth Lane, Ings, Cumbria LA8 9QF

The Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre is located near the village of Ings, between Kendal and Windermere in England’s Lake District National Park.


It is a 15 minute drive from Junction 36 on the M6 motorway, right on the route that most groups take when visiting The Lakes District.

Directions: Take the M6 motorway to junction 36. Follow the A590 towards Kendal then at the first roundabout, take the A591 towards Windermere. See the signs for the Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre after 4.5 miles as you pass the petrol station. Turn right onto Grassgarth Lane at the end of the dual carriageway and then turn right onto the private road.


Parking: All minibuses and coaches must be pre-booked to qualify for free parking. There is a drop-off point outside the front entrance and vehicles must be moved immediately to the dedicated coach park. 

Dedicated coach parking is available for pre-booked groups ONLY.

Some people have looked at the Google Streetview of where the Visitor Centre is but it is so out of date that it looks like a muddy track leading to a shed! This short video should put your mind at rest.