Miniature Railway

Hop aboard the ‘Flying Yorkshireman’ loco for a trip around the fruit fields and in season you can even stop off to pick your own soft fruit.

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See Farmer Karl & Chloe on James Martin's Home Comforts!

Skip to 7:15 to hear Karl talk about his love for gooseberries.


Current Opening Hours & Miniature Railway

Cedarbarn Miniature Railway

On Saturday 21st September we have a real Steam Engine running on the Miniature Railway. Mick the Driver will be bringing his beautiful Sally Ann Loco for rides between 11.00 - 3.00pm. Dont miss it !

The Cedarbarn Express will now be running Weekends only throughout September/October and daily October Half Term for our Pumpkin Express.

Autumn Opening Hours 2019

Monday to Saturday
Shop 9.00 - 5.00pm
Café 9.00 - 4.00pm

Sundays and Easter Weekend
Shop 9.00 - 4.00pm
Café 9.00 - 3.00pm
Sunday Lunch Menu Only, 11.45 until Close (3pm)
Booking Advisable

Brunch Menu
9am-11.30am(Monday to Saturday) & Sunday till 11am


Due to our new extension we now have two lovely dining areas The garden Room and The Barn Cafe.
We are now able to take a small allocation of bookings for Lunch at 12.00 only (Monday to Saturday)

Sunday - Bookings taken 11.45am - 2.30pm


Macmillan Ride of their Lives

Karl’s Mid-life Crisis!

This year’s Macmillan Ride of their Lives will be held on Saturday 15 June 2019, it offers a chance for twelve amateurs to enjoy the “ride of their lives” as they participate in a nine furlong (1.25 Miles) race around the famous Knavesmire, York Racecourse.

I have always been interested in horses & racing and started breeding thoroughbreds when I was 17, I would have loved to have been a jockey but work got in the way. So ... I turned 55 hit mid-life crisis and thought, if I don’t do it now I never will. I knew I would have to be incredibly fit so I have spent the last year training in fact; it has become more of an obsession, circuit training, running, jockey training at Jack Berry House and riding out 5 mornings a week at Brian Ellison’s yard.

Read more about why I wanted to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer support, below:

Sadly cancer touches everyone. On 16th November 2006 my father was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour and given weeks to live, six weeks later he passed away at home, surrounded by his family, as he wanted and made possible by the help and support of Macmillan. Over the past year we have had a number of close friends who have been affected by and treated for cancer giving me an even greater reason to challenge myself and take part in the race.

I have pledged to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Ride of their Lives, some great fundraising events here at the Cedarbarn including:

•Friday 15th March - An Evening of Gin at Cedarbarn with McMillan’s of Malton

•Thursday 4th April - Quiz Night at The Sun Inn, Westgate, Pickering and Raffle.

•Thursday 11th April - Ladies Day Pop Up Boutique. Fizz, Fundraising & Fabulous Finds.

•Friday 17th May - Race Night at Cedarbarn including Aberdeen Angus Steak Pie Supper

•Sunday 19th May - ‘Flower Power’ Plant Fair at Cedarbarn Miniature Railway.

•Friday 24th May - Pop-Up Restaurant at the Cedarbarn with Yorkshire Celebrity Chef, Steph Moon (Great British Menu) & the amazing Mellow Cello

•Saturday 1st June - Giant Family Fun Day with Ryedale Mumbler. Why not get a team together and challenge yourselves on the Huge Inflatable Assault Course there is also a mini version for the Kids, Rides around the Cedarbarn Railway on visiting Steam Engines, Bucking Bronco, Bouncy Castle, Face painting, plus lots more other activities for all the family. Music, Bar, Food, Tombola & Raffle.

•Sunday 9th June - Giant Pilates in the Cedarbarn Garden with Wendy Harding
For more details of the upcoming events please see Cedarbarn Facebook Page & Website.

If you would like to donate to Karl’s Just giving page please go to


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Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café

Welcome to Cedarbarn, where we're passionate about growing, cooking and eating fabulous food!

Our award-winning farm shop and café is food heaven… but our produce doesn't just taste great; we're proud to say it's locally sourced as far as possible, with much of it grown on our own farm. Nearly everything we sell or serve has been produced right here in beautiful North Yorkshire, whether it's our own fresh meat, Scarborough fish, seasonal fruit and vegetables or delicious deli products.

Cedarbarn is run by husband and wife team Karl and Mandy Avison, along with General Manager Alison Riley, who has grown up in the business, her father was a well known greengrocer on Leeds Market for many years. Karl’s family has farmed in the Thornton Dale area for over a century, and Mandy has years of experience in hotels and catering, so they make the perfect team! The business is a real family affair, with Karl and Mandy’s daughter Chloe managing the shop and their niece and nephew working in the business, even Karl’s mum lends a hand in the kitchen.

Our aim at Cedarbarn is very simple; to bring you top-quality, healthy, fresh food with impeccable provenance and as few food miles as possible. We're inspired by our love of farming and also care deeply about our impact on the environment - so all our operations are as eco-friendly as possible.


Miniature Railway Now Open!

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Cedar Barn Miniature Railway Map

Farm Activities

There's always something to do here on the farm, from planting to picking! Why not come along and visit us to find out more about the farming year and seasons?

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We have our own butchery, where we prepare our home-reared and locally-sourced meats to serve or sell. We oversee everything from field to fork, so you'll really taste the difference!

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The Cedarbarn shop is a feast of foodie delights, with our own fresh and cooked meats, home-made pies, sausages, burgers and ready meals, fine Yorkshire deli products and much more…

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Our popular café has spectacular views across the countryside and our 'pick-your-own' fields, serving hearty all-day Yorkshire breakfasts, tasty lunches based on seasonal produce and mouth-watering home baking.

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Miniature Railway

Hop aboard the ‘Flying Yorkshireman’ loco for a trip around the fruit fields and in season you can even stop off to pick your own soft fruit.

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Cedarbarn Extension

This 2018 project has been undertaken to extend the facilities and working space at the Cedarbarn & is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.



Take a look at what's in store in the Cedarbarn farm shop. We've a delicous range of home-reared meats, seasonal fruit and veg, deli products and locally-sourced Yorkshire goodies!

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