Farm:Oldroyds Rhubarb Experience at Yorkshire Rhubarb Forcing Shed


Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb Farm

Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb Farm

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E Oldroyd & Sons ,
Ashfield Farm,
Main Street,


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.

Coach parties acceptedPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Last tour is Thursday 16th March. Booking is essential. Please phone 0113 282 2245 to make a booking.


Adult: £7.50
Child (5 - 13 years): £5.00
Sorry no children under 5 years.


See location of Yorkshire Rhubarb Forcing Shed on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 335280  Lat: 53.74729 Long: -1.49349

By Road:
Just off M62 in the village of Carlton

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed