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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Young rabbits at Adam Henson's Cotswold Far Park

Happy bunnies!

The happiest bunnies are those that are able to display natural behaviours like hopping, climbing, tunnelling and digging. We’ve been thinking of fun ways to give our rabbits the opportunity to do these things whilst living in the Touch Barn. Over the coming months we will be testing out some home-made rabbit toys on our furry friends and letting you know which ones are a hit and which one are a flop! This month we have built a hopping station! Luckily for us we had a visit from the lovely Roots to Shoots team earlier in the year and they were kind enough to cut some of our felled trees into discs. We then pinched some logs of varying...

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Father's day offer at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

Dads go free this Father’s Day

Get ready to make some special memories this Father’s Day and take advantage of our special offer! This year we are giving every Dad (or Grandad) free entry to the Farm Park, simply mention this offer at the entrance shed.Enjoy seasonal demonstrations Milking and Shearing, alongside year-round favourites such as Meet the Farmyard Animals, Bottle Feeding and the Farm Safari.This offer is only valid only on Father’s Day (Sunday 19th June). For faster entry why not buy tickets online in advance (just remember that you don't need a ticket for Dad!).

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Adam to appear at Cheltenham Science Festival

‘Rare Breeds with Adam Henson’ at the Cheltenham Science Festival Wednesday 8th June 2pm – 3pmAdam is thrilled to be joining rare breed experts Tom Beeston and Vaughan Byrne for a special rare breeds discussion at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival.As UK farming has become more intensive, many breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry – seen as unsuited to modern farming techniques – have become increasingly rare. Is this a change for the best? Together, the trio will be discussing the pros and cons of some of the UK’s most endangered livestock breeds.Book your ticket now >

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Like Farmer Like Son book

New book coming soon!

As Countryfile’s ratings go from strength to strength – recently peaking at 9.5 million – Adam Henson is delighted to announce the publication of his deeply personal memoir Like Farmer, Like Son.Join Adam as he shares the touching story of his childhood, exploring a hidden family history and the unbreakable bond between Adam and his life-long hero: his father Joe.Here, in Like Farmer, Like Son, Adam reveals the family traits and childhood experiences which have made him the man he is today.The book is released on Thursday 2nd June. Pre-order your signed copy here. In the lead-up to the release, Adam is emba...

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Three Counties announce bursary in memory of Joe Henson

The Joe Henson Bursary will see grants of up to £3,000 donated to two students of the three counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire studying agriculture or related subjects.Ken Nottage, CEO of Three Counties, said: “We were deeply saddened by the news of Joe’s passing. Joe was a highly regarded member of the Three Counties Agricultural Society and it was his vision and passion for Rare Breeds that sees us champion them as a core part of our Royal Three Counties Show today. In tribute of Joe’s fantastic work, we are thrilled to be launching a bursary in his memory. The Joe Henson Bursary will support those with...

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