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Coronavirus – Information for our visitors

If you are planning on visiting the Farm Park from an area which has been directly affected by the Coronavirus AND are showing symptoms similar to those associated with the virus, we politely request you do not visit the Park. Guidance and advice from the NHS can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. If you are concerned about a booking you have made please feel free to contact our team through our social media channels or by emailing hello@cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk. In the interests of visitor and staff wellbeing, the Farm Park has the following currently in place: - Robust daily cleaning schedule on...

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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...

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