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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FBA Winner 2015

A Wonderful Surprise

We are proud to announce that we have won the Rural Family Business award at the Cotswold Life Family Business Awards.The Awards are now in their third year and aim to celebrate the array of family run enterprises across the Cotswolds.As you may know, the Farm Park has been in the Henson family since it began in 1971. Opened by Joe and his business partner John Neave, the Farm Park involved the entire family. Joe's wife Gill ran the mobile catering van and all four children got stuck in to help. Adam succeeded the tenancy in 1999 and continues to develop the business with his good friend and business partner Duncan Andrews....

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An Evening with Adam

Adam brings to the stage an entertaining evening about his farming life, his TV career and the running of the Cotswold Farm Park, together with his thoughts on British Agriculture.Two dates are available to book now:Saturday 31st October – Octagon Theatre, YeovilSaturday 7th November – Town Hall Theatre, LoughboroughTickets can be purchased via the respective theatres.

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Hearing Dogs for deaf people

Charity of the month for September

This month’s charity is Hearing dogs For Deaf People and has been nominated by Adam Henson, Director of Cotswold Farm Park.Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings. Launched in 1982, 16,000 life changing partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs in the UK have been created. there are currently over 750 working partnerships in the country.Donations can be made at any  time during your visit and any amount is gratefully received. Collection boxes a...

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KAtes home nursing

Charity of the month for August

This month’s charity is Kate's Home Nursing and has been nominated by Jo Shaw, Visitor Services Manager at Cotswold Farm Park. “Sadly we lost my father in April 2012 to cancer, and Kate’s enabled us to have him at home for the last two weeks, giving us valuable personal time with him.   Their presence allowed us to be able to sleep at night knowing that he was being cared for both medically and with compassion, during his final days.  Each and every nurse who came to us were kind, considerate and very professional, and we could not have asked for any more from them.  My daughter has since been raising money for Kate’s, including walki...

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birds of prey man

Birds of Prey Week

Toby Puddle, who has been a practicing falconer for over 18 years, is amazing visitors with his impressive collection of owls, falcons, kestrels and hawks.  After giving everyone a brief introduction to his companions, addressing a few common misconceptions and dazzling us with some astounding figures, Toby gives visitors the chance to see the birds in action.  They really are some beautifully engineered creatures and young and old alike are relishing the opportunity to don the gauntlet and examine them at close quarters.  During his three daily displays, Toby is flying the birds on a creance line.  We know it’s unlikely they will go f...

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