Nanny Pat’s days out: a trip to Roskilly’s

Lady serving ice cream at Roskilly's Ice Cream parlour in Cornwall.

If your mouth waters at the thought of something sweet, make sure you sample some of Roskilly’s ice cream, sorbet or yoghurt while you’re on holiday (they also produce their own fudge, which makes an ideal present for anyone back home – if it survives the trip back!)


Roskilly’s have won several awards, most recently at the Taste of the West Awards 2012, where they scooped gold awards for their Farmhouse Chocolate ice cream and Organic Pear & Elderflower sorbet, and a silver for their Farmhouse Clotted Cream Vanilla ice cream. Mmm…

Their produce is sold all over Cornwall and beyond, but for a real treat, why not head down to their farm and find out more? Once you’re there, there’s lots to keep kids and adults entertained – as Nanny Pat and her family found out.

Things to do on the farm

There are some lovely walks around the ponds and through the orchards and woodland that the whole family will enjoy.


The friendly ducks will come and say hello, and there’s lots for keen nature spotters to explore.

Don’t miss milking time – head to the viewing gallery between 4.30-5.30pm and you can see the Jersey cows that produce the milk and cream they use in their produce being milked.

The Croust House

Worked up an appetite? Wander over to the Croust House. It’s the perfect place for a family lunch, with delicious homemade food including includes soup, pizza, pasties and a variety of fresh salads. There are also some mouthwatering homemade cakes… There’s plenty of seating indoors (sitting beside the roaring fire’s great in the winter)and outside in the old farmyard.

During the summer holidays they also put on special live music evenings.

Art, crafts, toys and gifts

In the Bull Pen Gallery, you’ll find a range of furniture and stained glass made on the farm, as well as work from other local artists, including driftwood furniture, pictures, paintings, ceramics and jewellery.

There’s also a well-stocked shop with an excellent children’s section selling wooden toys, puzzles and games.


Nanny Pat’s verdict

A great day out for the whole family – it’s buggy and wheelchair accessible and they welcome dogs, too. There’s plenty to see and to do keep little ones amused and the ice cream is divine!

Getting there:

Roskilly’s farm is in Tregellast Barton, St Keverne, nr Helson. Postcode for SatNavs: TR12 6NX. Free parking and admission.

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