Oldroyds Rhubarb Experience at Yorkshire Rhubarb Forcing Shed
E Oldroyd & Sons ,
What’s all this fuss about rhubarb? See for yourself at the Yorkshire Rhubarb Forcing Shed.
Witness the unbelievable sight of rhubarb growing indoors, in total darkness and out of season. If you listen close enough you might just hear the rhubarb growing!
Owner and self-declared ‘High Priestess of Rhubarb’, Janet Oldroyd Hulme will take you on a journey tracing the interesting history of rhubarb, starting from 2700BC right up to the present day. Learn how the pink vegetable became vital in medicine and discover how the forcing process was developed resulting in the delicious taste we love today.
You will then take a peek inside one of the dark forcing sheds. Watch your step the sheds are lit only by candlelight!
Like what you’ve seen? Now’s your chance take home a tasty rhubarb souvenir. Buy rhubarb roots to grow at home, fresh forced rhubarb and a range of rhubarb themed products including speciality preserves.
Please allow approximately 1 hour 45 minutes for your visit. Complimentary light refreshments are provided upon arrival. Although the whole visit takes place indoors, it is a working farm and warm outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear is advised.
Tours run from January to March and must be booked in advance.
Child (5 - 13 years): £5.00
Sorry no children under 5 years.
Price includes tour with light refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits)
- Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb
- Coach parties accepted
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Smoking not allowed