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MP gets sneak preview of new-look Cheshire Farm Ice Cream

Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach is shown around Tattenhall attraction which opens in July

MPs were recently denied ice cream after the House of Commons freezer wouldn’t open so may be that’s why Eddisbury’s newly-elected Tory MP Antoinette Sandbach headed to The Ice Cream Farm at Tattenhall for her fix.

Director Jonathan Fell recently gave Antoinette Sandbach MP a personal tour of the Tattenhall attraction which will include one of the world’s largest purpose-built ice cream parlours when the new-look site is unveiled on Tuesday July 21 following a £4m-plus redevelopment.

The third most popular Cheshire attraction, which is free to enter, already pulls in more than 500,000 visitors per year and remains open during construction.

Honeycomb Canyon

But from next month customers will be able to choose from the ever-growing list of award-winning ice creams and sorbets in the potentially record-breaking 800 sq metre ice cream parlour at the centre of the new layout. Using a team of highly qualified architects and designers, the new parlour features a “fun open plan design, show-stopping serving counter, plush seating and children’s play areas”.

Mrs Sandbach, who donned safety wear and a hard hat for her sneak preview, was shown other highlights such as the transformation of the famous blue building into a 180-seater food and drink area.

And Honeycomb Canyon will be a spectacular sand and water play area that will allow children of all ages to play, engage and explore whatever the British weather brings.

The new lay-out also brings the main 200-space car park onto the same side of the road as the attraction itself, avoiding people have to cross the highway – with the current car park used as an over-flow.

Jonathan Fell, who led the tour, said: “Having only come into office in the last few weeks, it was great to be able to show Antoinette our fast-moving development so early into her first term. We believe that we are creating something totally unique to the UK, not only helping to grow tourism in Cheshire, but the North West as a whole. Antoinette was blown away by our plans and we very much look forward to welcoming her back again when we open to the public at the end of July.”

The family-run business employs more than 100 people on a site owned by the Bolesworth Estate. The new vision involved the relocation of Langford’s on-site dairy herd to a new state-of-the-art Owler Hall Farm which freed up space for the new development in an area currently which was occupied by the cow kennels and milking parlour.

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