A Crosby-on-Eden farmer who swapped his cows for customers, has been rewarded for his efforts.
Neil Milbourn has received the runner up award for National Farm Attraction of the Year 2014, after he closed his dairy business back in 2007.
Paul Crone donned his welly boots to find out more.
Farmer Neil Milbourn wasn't kidding when he made the bold decision to combine agriculture and tourism.
The venture could have left him high and dry but Walby Farm Park on the outskirts of Carlisle has just been voted as runner-up National Farm Attraction of the year.
A Crosby on Eden farmer who swapped his cows for customers, has been rewarded for his efforts
Neil Milbourn, owner of Walby Farm Park, has received the runner up award for National Farm Attraction of the Year 2014.
He closed his dairy business back in 2007.
But it's not the first time the attraction has been recognised. It won the award back in 2010.
A Cumbrian farm has received the runner-up place at the National Farm Attraction of the Year Awards 2014.
Neil Milbourn started Walby Farm Park in 2008 after he stopped milking cows in 2007.
The attraction won the award in 2010.
Now when it comes to the annual Nativity play where would it be without the animals?
That was the question asked by the Carlisle Christmas Spectacular production team.
This year they've decided to do it differently by using real animals in the starring roles.
Today the team held auditions at Walby Farm Park.
Here's the full report from Andy Burn.
Animals have been auditioning on the red carpet, in a bid to become star performers in the Christmas Nativity play.
Cows, pigs, goats and donkeys will all audition for parts in the christmas Nativity play in Carlisle.
A host of farmyard animals in Carlisle are auditioning for parts in a new Nativity play.
Cows, sheep, goats and donekys, all from Walby Farm Park, will walk down a red carpet to the sound of 'Away in a manger'.
Animals who manage to impress the judges by taking kindly to the music, will star in the Christmas extravaganza show.