A farm which attracts visitors from miles around has finally been given the go-ahead to extend its popular cafe.
Kenyon Hall Farm, on the border of Warrington and Wigan, has a shop, a plant centre, an outdoor play area and is currently pulling in the crowds with its Winter Welly Walks in its grounds.
The 20-seater cafe is also a huge hit – we tried the festive afternoon tea there in December – but bosses have been wanting more space there for a while and are thrilled that the extension has finally been given planning permission.
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It’s hoped work on the project will begin as early as next month.
Owner James Bulmer said: “We’re thrilled to announce we’ve been granted planning permission to extend our cafe.
“Our new conservatory will offer lots of extra indoor seating in winter and in summer its retractable roof and sliding doors will make it a light, airy space to sit and take in views of the farm.
“We’re hoping to begin building work during February, with the new area open to visitors later this spring. In the meantime, the café, farm shop and plant centre will be unaffected and remain open every day as usual.”
The farm has previously played host to Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury, who were pictured picking pumpkins at the site not long after meeting on Love Island and stopped off at the cafe there with daughter Bambi last year.
Its Welly Walks are on now until the end of February, open daily from 9am. They’re free and open to anyone, with dogs on leads welcome and a free children’s scavenger hunt along the way.
Visitors are encouraged to grab a hot chocolate at the cafe before or after the walk. There are two routes to choose from and they take around 15 to 20 minutes to complete. One of the routes is less muddy and accessible to wheelchairs and prams.