Author Archive: Jenni

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Terraced Area

Introducing our new Visitor Centre…

The Ox Shed has been built on the site of the farm's old livestock barn and triples the size of our existing Visitor Centre facilities. It has been sympathetically designed, taking the original use of the site as inspiration, whilst bringing the Farm Park's facilities up to date with beautiful aesthetics, eco-friendly features and visitor comfort at the forefront of the process. We're delighted to open its doors to you all and can't wait to hear what you think. The Ox Shed will be open to the public from 9am - 5pm every day and is free to enter.   Inside ‘The Ox Shed’ We’ve had a fantastic team on site during the...

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Snow Closure 10th-12th December

Update Wednesday 13th December: The Farm Park is open again today.   Due to the local travel conditions we will be CLOSED again today. We are hoping to re-open tomorrow, Wednesday 13th December. If you are waiting to hear from us regarding your Fun Ride or Father Christmas booking for the 10th December, we will be in touch with you very shortly. Stay safe and enjoy the seasonal weather  

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IAE Barn New Piglets

New Arrivals!

Our brand new IAE Animal Barn saw its first birth last night at 7pm, in the form of a dozen gorgeous Gloucestershire Old Spot piglets. Dolly XXVII (the 27th!) is an experienced mum and some of her grandpiglets are even coming with us to The Big Feastival later this month. She did a fantastic job delivering all 12 piglets, including her youngest, who decided to come out backwards and has been named 'Orion's Belt' due to the 3-spot formation on his side. Dolly had a very relaxed birth, with Livestock Manager Mike keeping a careful eye on things, but not needing to assist at all. This is the first birth to have taken place in one of...

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20 things to do in the summer holidays

20 Activities for the Summer Holidays

Here are 20 fun activities to have a go at (indoors and outdoors!) while the children are off school.   1. FREE - Play the memory tray game Remember the Generation Game programme? If you haven't played this game before, you might recognise the format! Place a selection of interesting objects on a tray and cover them with a tea towel. Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil. Uncover the tray, give them a set amount of time to memorise the objects and then cover the tray back up again. Ask the children to write down a list of the objects they can remember. Whoever remembers the most wins a small...

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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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