Kids day out in Eden Ostrich WorldTagged as indoor, outdoor, farm
Langwathby Hall Farm, Langwathby,
Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1LW
Tel: 01768 881771,
About Eden Ostrich World
It is a Farm Visitor Centre based at Langwathby Hall, a 230 acre working arable beef and sheep farm near Penrith in the beautiful Eden Valley. Within three months of opening, Eden Ostrich World won Cumbria Tourist Board's prestigious Best Visitor Attraction in Cumbria Award (under 50,000 visitors). To achieve this award in so little time is a tremendous accolade and one that we are particularly proud of.
Of high educational value, the Centre boasts rare breeds of cattle, donkeys, outdoor pigs, goats, red deer, meerkats, zebras, porcupines, racoon dogs, ducks and geese. Of course, the centrepiece is the magnificent African Black Ostrich. Visitors marvel at the magic of incubation with eggs hatching on a daily basis (May to October).
Conservation of the environment is high on the agenda with dry stone-walling, hedge planting, hedge laying and tree planting being featured. Perhaps the jewel in the Crown is the river Eden walk that is available for the pleasure of visitors. So important is this stretch of river for bio-diversity that English Nature has designated it a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Visitor Centre is very popular with visiting parties of schoolchildren who use the ready-prepared Teacher Packs to interpret the various activities and attractions.