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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Adam and Dave Danson-Hill

Say ‘hello’ to Inspiration

We've just welcomed a new addition to the Rare Breeds Walkway – a steel white bull, which towers over its paddock-mates, standing at 3.3 metres tall.The steel sculpture, named ‘Inspiration’ after one of the real-life White Park bulls here at the Park, is a celebration of the life and work of Adam’s father, Joe Henson, founder of the Park and well-known in the farming community for his work with rare breed farm animals.‘Inspiration’ was designed and created by artist and artisan, Dave Danson-Hill and is a result of 6 long months of hard work.Look out for Inspiration when you visit us... you'll be able to spot him from quite ...

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New Animal Barn

 On Saturday 22nd July we'll be opening the gates to our brand new Animal Barn, where animals and activities will be kept, regular demonstrations will be shown and bottle feeding will be held. Our new addition means there will be more space on the park as well as more attractions for our visitors to explore - just in time for the summer holidays!The Demonstration Barn and Touch Barn will be undergoing upgrades too, with new indoor play equipment and animal pens for all to enjoy.We are always trying to improve the park to help our customers have the best experience possible. We are very excited about our new development...

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Cheltenham, England – 21st June 2017We are excited to announce we have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the sixth year in a row.‘The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period.’ - TripAdvisorWe are pleased to be recognised as one of the most prestigious visitor attractions in the country, and hope that we can continue on this level of quality with our recent improvements to the park.Our hardworking team are delighted to be given such positive feedback, and would like to thank our visitors for t...

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Bee blog

Always lick the spoon!

Honey bees are incredible! People have been harvesting honey from bees for thousands of years.We have 20 hives dotted around the farm and they (along with their wild cousins the bumble bee) are important pollinators for many types of crop. Each hive will have one queen and approximately 35,000 worker bees.The queen will lay up to 2,000 eggs a day. Most of these will hatch into worker bees, which take 21 days. In the first 2 days of their lives they act as cleaners, days 3-11 are spent as nannies for the larvae, days 12-17 are spent producing wax and building the honeycomb, on days 18-21 they work as bouncers! and guard the hive...

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The Three Counties Henson Pig Trail

Marketing Gloucester have been working with the Royal Three Counties Show team to develop the trail. This year's focus is to encourage a deeper understanding of Gloucestershire's rural heritage, promote cultural tourism in the county and raise money for local charities. We are particularly pleased that the Gloucestershire Old Spot (GOS) has been chosen to feature in the trail. The breed, along with many of our other native pig breeds have declined rapidly in the past 3 years, with numbers of registered breeding GOS sows dropping by over 50% since 2014.There will be twenty statues of the pigs dotted around the city with an additiona...

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