Keelham offers families great food, healthy eating tips and a packed programme of kids events this summer

Families looking for an original shopping experience which is fun for both parents and kids can visit Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton where they can make the most of the region’s bountiful produce and rural beauty, whilst enjoying a packed programmed of children’s activities and events over the holidays.

Offering a fun way to ‘get your 7 a day’ ““ kids can receive a free piece of fruit every time they visit the award-winning farm shop during the summer holidays, and a special, refillable water bottle which they can fill with unlimited squash or water on each trip, all for just £1.

At Keelham kids are encouraged to take part in a programme of free craft events and workshops in Home and Garden, each of which puts Keelham’s commitment to championing sustainability and healthy eating at its heart. From top tips on how to make little changes that will have a big impact on caring for the planet, to learning where different foods come from, the series of enjoyable events will give little fingers lots of big ideas to get creative at Keelham.

Parents can pick-up ideas on fun, affordable ways to keep summer holiday boredom at bay, even on rainy days. Simple recipe cards featuring healthy snacks, from smoothies to home-made granola bars, and a special range of children’s cooking equipment will help them to get baking. A dedicated area in Home and Garden also is now on display, where green-fingered kids can buy mini gardening tools and seed packets, helping them to grow their own fruit, veg and plants at home.

Keelham’s popular Animal Croft is at its best in summer, giving kids the chance to get up close to a variety of farm animals, including pigs, sheep and goats.

For more information on kids’ activities at Keelham this summer, visit