A MAJOR expansion at Cannon Hall Farm which will transform it into a year-round tourist attraction has been given the go-ahead.

The owners will build a bigger shop, an indoor play centre, a bigger restaurant and more educational classrooms at the site in Cawthorne.

The application said that current visits were seasonal but the changes would make it an attraction that would work all year around.

The farm attracts over 225,000 visitors per year, and employs 150 staff.

*Picture shows managing director Robert Nicholson.*