Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley is celebrating after scooping two prestigious awards in a national tourism competition.
We won UK’s Best Large Farm Attraction and also scooped the gong for Best Digital Presence, which covers all our work online and on social media from The National Farm Attractions Network.
The judge commented that Cannon Hall Farm was the best farm park he’d ever visited and the attraction – which is run by the Nicolson family – was constantly innovating.

Farm founder Roger Nicholson with his granddaughter Katie and the NFAN judges.

They also remarked that the farm’s social media strategy – which sees them air a weekly TV show on Youtube and Facebook – helps generate interest and custom.
Richard Nicholson, farm director, said: “We were delighted to win the awards. By chance I came across this news clipping from 2006 when we first received this award. No fancy award ceremonies back then. In fact, if I remember rightly, we had to provide our own champagne to make things look a little posher. It’s the third time we’ve picked up the award and we’re very grateful for the recognition from what is a warm and welcoming group who are always been happy to share the lessons they’ve learned in the farm tourism business.”

Marketing manager Nicola Hyde with director David Nicholson and the NFAN judges.