Popular Yorkshire children’s attraction William’s Den has won a major honour at the National Farm Attraction Network awards.
Tor and Christian Carver opened William’s Den at North Cave, East Yorkshire, five years ago.
They were “absolutely delighted and extremely proud” that they triumphed in the competitive Best Food and Beverage category in the awards.
Host Jules Hudson, best known for presenting TV shows like 5 On The Farm, Escape To The Country and Countryfile, praised William’s Den for “providing restaurant quality food, lovingly made as if they are cooking for friends at home.”
He added: “Their reputation locally is for fantastic pizzas, delicious ice cream, cracking cakes and amazing dishes – cooked, presented and tasting like no other attraction.”
Tor Carver commented: “This fantastic endorsement of our food offering left us overwhelmed and very proud. It was also a fantastic tribute to our loyal and hard-working staff and our brilliant suppliers. This was a team effort.”
How the adventure began
Tor explained that the William’s Den adventure began in 2017.
“The idea for creating an exciting and unique visitor attraction really came from hosting birthday parties for our son William in our garden and hearing the shrieks of joy from his friends as they relished the freedom and space to play outside. They never wanted to go home. An idea was born.”
She added: “It became abundantly clear that we had to create an environment for children to play inside and out whatever the weather, where they could run wild and experience the freedom to roam, and while the kids were doing that, we wanted the grown-ups to enjoy being outdoors with their children and appreciate everything else on offer.
“It’s been hard work, especially when the global pandemic struck, but we have remained true to our dream. Winning prestigious awards like this one makes everything worthwhile.”
William’s Den will be open daily for the July/August summer holidays from 21st July until the 4th September.