Welcome to Thorpe Farm; home of Hope Valley Ice Cream

Hope Valley Ice Cream is made in our dairy right here at Thorpe Farm, in the heart of the Hope Valley, in the beautiful Peak District National Park.

Hope Valley Ice Cream is run by the Marsden Family, who’ve been dairy farmers here for generations. We started milking cows at Thorpe Farm over 300 years ago, and by adding value to our milk, we hope to be milking cows here in the Hope Valley for the next 300 years. By visiting our farm and buying our ice cream you can help us make our hope a reality!

We welcome visitors to the farm, to see the pigs and donkeys, baby calves or watch the cows walk themselves into our two robotic milking bays. We also have a small sandpit and tractor to play on in the yard. Dogs are welcome on the farm but please keep them on a lead.

After you’ve explored the farm, you can reward yourself by having an Ice Cream! Here you can enjoy an ice cream, or our uber fresh latte or a hot chocolate, which comes directly from Moo to Mug where the frothing pasteurises the raw milk. We also sell toasties and a selection of cakes.