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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Closure Announcement: 16th Feb

As the weather conditions have continued to worsen we will be CLOSED on Sunday 16th February. Our on site team will ensure our livestock are kept safe and sheltered, all other team members have been asked to stay at home and stay safe. We plan to re-open again on Monday 17th Feb. Thank you for your understanding.

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Closure Announcement: 9th Feb

⚠️ Closure Announcement ⚠️ As the weather warning for Gloucestershire has been updated to Amber, we will not be open tomorrow (Sunday 9th Feb). We will remain open until 5pm today (8th Feb) and will be back open on Monday 10th Feb. If you have purchased an advance ticket, this will remain valid for any future visits for the next 12 months. Our on site livestock team will be ensuring the animals are looked after and housed safely. Thank you for your understanding 😊

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Pregnant ladies and the Farm Park during Lambing

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It normally causes a mild illness in people with healthy immune systems, but it can be problematic during pregnancy because it may harm your baby. The parasite can be found in meat, cat faeces, unpasteurised goats’ milk and the birthing fluid of pregnant livestock. Toxoplasmosis is caught by swallowing anything infected with, or contaminated by, the parasite. There is a risk of catching toxoplasmosis from a pregnant ewe, if, during the process of lambing, infected material enters your eyes or open cuts. This is very unlikely and we take every care to avoid...

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Keep your rabbits and guinea pigs warm this winter

Our top winter tips: Insulate the hutch. Provide lots of straw in the bedroom compartment so that rabbits and guinea pigs can nestle in the middle to keep warm. Old blankets on the roof, covered by a tarpaulin can also be used as a make-shift hutch cover if you aren't able to buy one. Keep them company. It's common to spend less time with your outdoor fluffballs during the shorter Winter days but this can cause them to feel lonely. Make sure you find time to provide a similar level of affection as in the warmer months. Check their water regularly. Water bottles with a metal ball freeze quickly, keep an eye on this and make s...

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We’re officially ‘excellent’!

Cotswold Farm Park has been awarded the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the 8th year in a row! The whole team are delighted and it also means we keep our place in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame - what an accolade! This means so much to us; thank you to everyone who has left a review for us. If you're planning your next visit, please do give us your feedback - on TripAdvisor, Facebook, Google or of course, direct by email :). We're always blown away by your lovely comments and love to hear about your day. We always take on board comments about how we can improve too, so your input will help us to be even better.  ...

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