Owned by a family of farmers for over one-hundred years, Claremont Farm has gone from humble beginnings to become one of the most popular alternative attractions for families in the North West, with a touch of entrepreneurship and richness of northern soul.
It may not be home to thrill-seeking rides, swimming pools or exotic animals but its raw and organic approach to activities is what makes it so enticing to all those who visit. It feels for many, distinctly British, in that old-fashioned way that ignites the fond memories of those who remember the less-commercialised days.
For those lucky enough to live close to the farm, its warm and welcoming atmosphere, events and shop make it a real hub within the community and a true gem of the peninsula.
Enjoy a different kind of spa at Claremont Farm, the Calm Yard hosts holistic therapy sessions in the Kitchen each Friday. From Back, Neck and Shoulder Massages to Skin Food Holistic Facials, the small but wonderfully relaxing menu is the perfect treat for stressed-out guests. 2Fishing
Claremont Farm is home to an acre of ponds which are home to carp, chub, tench and bream amongst other species of fish. This quiet and relaxing spot is the perfect place to perch and enjoy fishing amongst the beautiful scenery. Guests are also able to stay overnight. 3Cookery School
Using its valuable network of farmers, producers and artisans, guests are able to take part in Cookery School and get to learn how to use the local produce to create delicious and wonderful dishes. A must for those who want to make the most of their kitchen. 4Bushcraft and Foraging
Claremont Farm plays host to Bushcraft and Foraging Courses with Littlefoot. Guests can walk through the forest, learn how to make shelters and fire from natural surroundings as well as learn about work with nature to create amazing lotions and potions. Overnight adventures are also available. 5Afternoon Tea
There are very few activities that are as quintessentially British as enjoying an afternoon tea. Guests can be treated to a delicious array of sweet and savoury items, with a glass of fizz optional. Ever the modern farm, the experience also caters for vegans, gluten-free and dairy-free dieters.
Claremont Farm Shop offers a breath of fresh air away from the commercialised supermarkets where the regular British shopper frequents, unaware that their fruit and vegetables have travelled a lot further than they have.
All the produce in the shop has either been grown in the farm or has come from other independent suppliers within the region. Claremont Farm works with over fifty local suppliers including local producers, farmers, gamekeepers and artisans, each putting passion and craft into their work. The fruit and vegetables offer a fresh and organic taste to customers, exactly how they should be enjoyed, in their rawest form. Along with groceries, customers can shop for everything from dairy products, meat and cheese to artisan breads, rice, grains and pulses.
For those who really want to immerse themselves in the countrified peninsula lifestyle, a visit to the Farm Shop is a must. Not only for the delicious foods but also to get to know the local community in its adjoining café.
After over forty years, Claremont Farm is best known for its berry picking, with many families from across the North West visiting the farm to enjoy one of the country’s favourite pastimes.
The farm grows a range of delicious summer fruits from strawberries, raspberries and tayberries to blackcurrants and gooseberries. On the beautiful British summer days, you can find many families taking to the vast fields to take part in their own adventure, exploring the rows of plants and allowing children to see exactly where their food comes from. Visitors will also be able to discover varieties of the berries which are not available in local supermarkets, making a trip to the farm all the more special.
free tractor ride around the fields will direct visitors to the best spots for pickings. The berry picking at Claremont Farm is available from the middle of June to the end of July. However, during the autumnal months, many take to the farm to pick their Halloween pumpkin, making the farm a great destination all year round.