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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The Summer Fun Continues!

The heatwave’s behind us and the ‘Back to School’ signs are all over the shops, but the summer isn’t over just yet! There’s still plenty of fun to be had at the Farm Park and a Bank Holiday week can always guarantee lots of families heading to the Cotswolds for a great day out. If you remember to bring your phone, you won’t be disappointed. Our Wonderland-themed Maize Maze has become a social media hit with visitors from all over the country sharing selfies as they navigate their way through more than a mile of twists and turns, following the White Rabbit, solving the puzzles, playing games and seeking out the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. T...

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Glamping at The Farm Park

Do you like the idea of camping, but still fancy a bit of luxury and don’t want to miss out on creature comforts? If so, glamping may be perfect for you. We’ve got a variety of different glamping options in our campsite, check out the choices below: Shepherd’s Huts We’ve recently got two Shepherds’ Huts in our campsite.  The ‘Ronaldsay’ Shepherd’s Hut sleeps a family of four, with a double bed and bunk beds. The ‘Castlemilk’ Shepherd’s Hut has a double bed, making it perfect for a couples retreat. Both huts have the majority of items you will need, including linen, electric points, lighting, a small electric cool box for drinks an...

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It’s heating up on the farm!

It’s hot. In fact it’s very hot! The summer heatwave means we’re seeing lots of sun cream, wide-brimmed hats and ice-creams around the Farm Park at the moment. There are plenty of ways for our visitors to stay cool and safe in the sun and similarly the Farm Park staff are making sure the animals are calm and comfortable too. Just like us, livestock need shade and water when the temperatures rise. In the paddocks there are shady spots which the animals will seek out for themselves as soon as the air begins to warm and their water troughs are getting topped up throughout the day. There are other similarities between humans and farm an...

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Our first Members Party was a success!

Last Friday evening, we held our first Members party. This event was exclusively for our members, but they could also bring up to 5 friends along for free. It was a great atmosphere: the sun was shining, the BBQ sizzling and acoustic guitar vocalist Drew Hall was strumming some tunes. In addition to the Farm Park being open, there were some extra activities on offer. The Farm Safari took a special detour and went behind the scenes to the Farm and there were also talks about our Rare Breeds and the history of the Farm Park. We also had free tasters of produce, including cheese, meat and alcohol from some of our shop suppliers, ...

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Colin and his clan are off the Watchlist!

You might have heard about the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST), you might have not. They were founded in 1973 (with the help of our founder Joe Henson) and work to promote and save UK native breeds of farm animals. The RBST have had many triumphs over the years and 2018 is no exception! This year the Whiteface Dartmoor sheep have, for the first time in decades, made their way off the Rare Breeds Watchlist. This means that there are now more than 3,000 registered breeding females and the breed are no longer considered to be in immediate danger of extinction. The conservation of native farm animal breeds is at the heart of the Fa...

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