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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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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Lambing infographic 2017

The numbers behind lambing…

Whilst we all enjoy the baby boom, we've put together a few stats to give some insight into what's going on behind the scenes.      Lambing will continue until 23rd April. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest lambing news, photos and videos.

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Commercial breed lamb Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

We are Closed for Winter

We've closed slightly earlier this year so that work on the planned developments to the Farm Park can start (very exciting!). We will re-open for the 2017 season on Saturday 11th February with the start of our Lambing Season.If you're missing us over the closed period why not get your Farm Park fix by following our blog, or keeping in touch through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest!Day tickets and memberships are still available to buy online and make excellent Christmas presents!Day tickets are valid for 12 months and memberships bought during our closed period will be activated on 11th February 2017.

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Halloween crafting!

We've been very busy here at the Farm Park making lots of decorations for our Halloween Party Week. Keep an eye on this page for printer friendly instructions to our favorite Halloween crafts.Download Rabbit Wizard Costume Instructions (PDF) 

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