A DALES cheese factory and tourist attraction is welcoming visitors back through its doors – from the comfort of their own homes.

The Wensleydale Creamery, based in Hawes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has announced it will be launching a series of digital experiences for cheese fans and families from Monday, April 6.

Those joining the Digital Days Out to the Wensleydale Creamery can enjoy a two-week long programme of online experiences to discover an insight into artisan cheese-making.

The creamery uses traditional methods to handcraft award-winning Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese using milk from Yorkshire Dales farms.

The free events will run from Monday, April 6 to Sunday, April 19 on the Wensleydale Creamery website and Facebook page and will feature new digital posts daily, including demonstrations, "behind-the-scenes" footage, children’s activities, recipe videos, activities and quizzes.

While its visitor centre might be temporarily closed to the 350,000 visitors it attracts each year, the new digital series aims to bring to life the full experience online for the very first time.

Trish Cannon, visitor centre director at the Wensleydale Creamery, said: “In these unprecedented times, we are determined to do whatever we can to bring enjoyable and educational experiences to families who can now discover the special journey of the Wensleydale Creamery and its cheese from their homes.

“Whilst you might not be able to travel to visit us, we believe our wide range of virtual activities and demonstrations will be interesting and fun for the whole family this Easter.”