Ranger's Café

Let us welcome you to our new, light and airy Ranger's Café with relaxing terraces siding on to open fields. Our wheelchair accessible Café was built to fulfil our vision of providing a contemporary facility to enhance the experience for both our day service customers and the wider community whilst visiting our Centre. 

Come inside! Our cheerful surroundings and friendly ambience is the perfect setting to visit with family. Or what could be more indulgent than meeting a friend for a hearty breakfast with vegetarian/vegan options available and served until 11:30am? Could we tempt you to a roasted cup of coffee and delicious cake made freshly for you on site? Food tastes even better when you know that the profits are ploughed straight back into the charity to provide the Centre with facilities for adults with learning disabilities. Therefore, we are the perfect place for a spot of lunch, with a tasty selection of hot or cold options made especially for you by our highly qualified chef. Ask us about our gluten free/ dairy free/ vegetarian and vegan options. Still undecided? Then we invite you to see for yourself the variety of lighter or more substantial lunches on offer, by perusing our online menu...

View the Breakfast and lunch menu here

View the Children's menu here


Ranger's Café is nestled next to The Rife, a short stroll away from local footpaths and welcomes dogs on leads! So, what better place to stop off during your walk to refuel? You could also treat your four-legged friend to a special doggy ice cream or sausage!


Our little guests are important to us and have their own special menu to choose from. Our Junior Ranger Breakfast is served until 11:30 and lunch between 12 and 3pm. Therefore, you can build up their energy before a visit to Dales Farm or a session in our soft play area or recharge them afterwards. We also offer changing facilities.

Table Reservations

We are able to take table bookings for groups of between 6 and 12 people. Unfortunately, we do not take bookings for smaller groups. If you would like to book a table, please ring to check availability. A £5 deposit will then be taken per person, that will be taken off your final food bill. We will require 48hours notice should you wish to cancel, or your deposit will be lost. We will hold your table for 20 minutes but can't guarantee a table will be available after that time and your deposit will not be refunded. Sometimes, we are able to accommodate larger groups, so please phone so that we can discuss your needs.


You are welcome to bring a packed lunch from home and enjoy it in our designated picnic area, if you are visiting our farm. We do not have an indoor picnic facility and we politely request that you do not use our Cafe tables to eat your own food.


Has your child got a birthday coming up soon? We can take all the stress and mess out of planning a children's party by offering three different options. Please click on the link below to find out more.

Rangers Café can also cater for pre-booked groups, of any age, wishing to find a venue for a coffee morning, gathering or celebration. Please call 01903 245078 or email [email protected] to see if we can help you with your requirements.

Click here for more information on Children's Parties in Rangers Cafe 

Soft Play Area

Ranger's Café is also home to our fantastic farm themed soft play area. If you are 107cm or shorter you are invited to explore, play and let off steam. Aimed at our youngest guests the soft play equipment can encourage motor development as toddlers step, climb, crawl, jump and roll without fear of injury. It is a great way to make new friends and learn how to share and take turns too! For your child's maximum enjoyment and safety we limit entry numbers, so please pre book your play session in advance to secure your place. Tickets cost £1.50 per child and can booked via our online shop*.

We are also offer private play sessions especially for children with SEND so that their individual requirements can be catered for. If this would be of interest to you, then please ring 01903 245078.

Book your soft play tickets here.

* All tickets are non-refundable, so please check your date carefully when booking.

If for any reason you wish to transfer your ticket to another date, we are able to do this if you provide us with over 24 hours notice. Please be aware that a £1.50 administration fee will be charged for this service.

Soft Play Annual Pass

For regular visitors to the Soft Play area, we now offer an annual pass.

Read more about our Soft Play Annual Pass here

We are open 7 days a week:

Monday to Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00 pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

We look forward to welcoming you soon!