The Farm Park Blog

New arrivals, events, announcements ... you'll find all the latest news from Cotswold Farm Park here in our blog.

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Pregnant ladies and the Farm Park during Lambing

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It normally causes a mild illness in people with healthy immune systems, but it can be problematic during pregnancy because it may harm your baby. The parasite can be found in meat, cat faeces, unpasteurised goats’ milk and the birthing fluid of pregnant livestock. Toxoplasmosis is caught by swallowing anything infected with, or contaminated by, the parasite. There is a risk of catching toxoplasmosis from a pregnant ewe, if, during the process of lambing, infected material enters your eyes or open cuts. This is very unlikely and we take every care to avoid...

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Keep your rabbits and guinea pigs warm this winter

Our top winter tips: Insulate the hutch. Provide lots of straw in the bedroom compartment so that rabbits and guinea pigs can nestle in the middle to keep warm. Old blankets on the roof, covered by a tarpaulin can also be used as a make-shift hutch cover if you aren't able to buy one. Keep them company. It's common to spend less time with your outdoor fluffballs during the shorter Winter days but this can cause them to feel lonely. Make sure you find time to provide a similar level of affection as in the warmer months. Check their water regularly. Water bottles with a metal ball freeze quickly, keep an eye on this and make s...

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We’re officially ‘excellent’!

Cotswold Farm Park has been awarded the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the 8th year in a row! The whole team are delighted and it also means we keep our place in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame - what an accolade! This means so much to us; thank you to everyone who has left a review for us. If you're planning your next visit, please do give us your feedback - on TripAdvisor, Facebook, Google or of course, direct by email :). We're always blown away by your lovely comments and love to hear about your day. We always take on board comments about how we can improve too, so your input will help us to be even better.  ...

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Introducing our new Visitor Centre…

The Ox Shed has been built on the site of the farm's old livestock barn and triples the size of our existing Visitor Centre facilities. It has been sympathetically designed, taking the original use of the site as inspiration, whilst bringing the Farm Park's facilities up to date with beautiful aesthetics, eco-friendly features and visitor comfort at the forefront of the process. We're delighted to open its doors to you all and can't wait to hear what you think. The Ox Shed will be open to the public from 9am - 5pm every day and is free to enter.   Inside ‘The Ox Shed’ We’ve had a fantastic team on site during the renovati...

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Christmas Shopping Ideas

Our shop is open daily from 9.30am-4.00pm until Christmas Eve. You don't need to buy a Farm Park ticket to access our Shop or Café, so why not pop up to get your Christmas goodies. Check out some of our ideas below. A signed booked by Adam Henson Choose between A Farmer and His Dog, Adam's Farm - My life on the Land or Like Farmer, Like Son. Or pick all three online and receive a 15% discount! When you purchase any of these books online, you can add a personalised message which will by written and signed by Adam himself. Local Produce From cheese to alcohol, chutneys to chocolate, we've got it! Our shop stocks a wide variet...

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