The Gincase (CLOSED)

Maybray Hayrigg, Silloth, CA7 4LL
Shetland Pony

Shetland Pony

Whilst the Lake District could be considered to be one giant adventure playground for children, there are times when you may be seeking alternative places to keep them entertained.

Farm parks have become increasingly popular in recent years as farmers seek to grow their businesses and the Gincase near Silloth is one such example.

Offering a mixture of indoor and outdoor attractions, the park will especially appeal to young children and is a great way of spending a few hours.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01697 332 020 / Website
Please see official website
Seasonal Opening:
Closed Mid Dec to Early Feb

Things To See

The farm has 16 paddocks with gravelled walkways in which you will be able to see a selection of farm animals, including goats, pigs, horses, Shetland ponies, donkeys, alpacas, ducks and geese. At certain times of the year, visitors can bottle feed goat kids and lambs, or groom the ponies. In addition, there is an animal barn housing a large aviary with exotic birds such as parrots, as well as animals available for petting including rabbits and guinea pigs.

There are plenty of play areas for children. Outside there is an adventure playground with equipment that suits a variety of ages, and a mini pedalled go-kart track. There is a giant indoor play area housed in a barn where you will find a soft play area with a section for young children, as well as climbing structures and slides for older children. There are ride on tractors here and plenty of picnic benches for parents. A separate indoor play area houses a giant sand pit, with buckets, spades, and additional ride on tractors etc.

The Gincase is also home to a two storey gift shop with locally made crafts, gifts, and toys available for sale, including locally made chutneys and jams.

Useful Information

The Gincase has a traditional style tea room that serves traditional Cumbrian food including hot meals, light lunches and snacks, and afternoon tea with all cakes baked on the premises. The tearoom is relatively small, however, and during busier periods, you may wish to consider bringing along your own picnic. Alternatively, a snack station near the indoor play area sells hot and cold drinks, ice creams, and pre-packed sandwiches. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor picnic benches available.

The park is wheelchair accessible but following periods of poor weather with heavy rain the terrain may become difficult to navigate.


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