Cheshire has become home to the world’s largest ice cream shop as Chester tourist attraction, The Ice Cream Farm, beat off international competition to receive the coveted title from Guinness World Records this month.
The 10,000sq ft site, which has recently undergone of £5 million redevelopment, is the most visited, free to enter family tourist attraction in the north-west.
Celebrating 30 years in business, The Ice Cream Farm began when its owners, dairy farmers the Fell family, saw diversification opportunities in the 1980s.
Launched in July 2015, the record-breaking ice cream parlour stocks a myriad of multi-award-winning ice creams and sorbets, from classic flavours such as Honeycomb and Sticky Toffee Pudding to Salted Caramel and Bubble Gum, as well as a wide selection of special edition flavours.
The Ice Cream Farm also offers several activities, from ‘Strawberry Falls’ adventure golf, ‘Scoop JCB diggers’, ‘Honeycomb Canyon’ sand and water play area, and ‘Daisy’s Garden’, a free play experience that includes a snow-emitting, life-size ice cream tree.
The attraction was described as one of main contributors to the north-west’s economic growth by the RBS Regional Growth Tracker in October 2015.
Jonathan Fell, director of The Ice Cream Farm, said: “This year we’re celebrating 30 years in business, which is something we are immensely proud of.
“However, to gain international recognition from a body such as Guinness World Records has left us totally speechless and bursting with pride. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary.”