Author Archive: Laura

Laura Hockley

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Plenty of Potatoes!

This September saw the Farm Park host it's first ever Potato Patch and we've had a spud-tacular time! Back in May we planted approximately 10,000 seed potatoes of two varieties. These gave us a whopping 15 tonnes of spuds for you guys to dig. We also held a '#spudselfie' competition to win annual membership. To enter we asked for photos of you with your freshly harvested potatoes, after you'd crafted them into something creative. We had some cracking entries so a huge thank you to all who entered. The tubers grow deep under ground and we suspect that a few of these golden nuggets might have evaded the reach of our hard working...

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We are Changing…but in a good way!

We've come a long way in the 47 years that we've been open. There have been lots of great changes along the way and our latest plans are set to be the best yet. If you've paid us a visit during the school holidays you will probably have noticed that we've out grown our current visitor centre. The shop is too cramped to browse with a buggy and the cafe is creaking at the seams during a busy lunch time. The planned development and refurbishment is set to double the size of the shop and offer 3 times as much seating in the cafe. With panoramic views of the countryside, courtyard dining and fresh food prepared from local ingredients,...

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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 Farm...

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We’ve won the Certificate of Excellence- again!

We are thrilled to announce that for the sixth in a row, we have won the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence and have maintained our place in their ‘Hall of Fame’ It’s testament to the hard work and attention to detail our teams show every day and we consider ourselves very lucky to work with such a brilliant bunch! The Certificate of Excellence, celebrates travel businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings on the world’s largest travel site. With this fantastic award, there’s no better time to become a member at the Farm Park. As June is ‘Members month’, any new members that sign up this...

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Father’s day is on the way!

Sick of buying Dad socks? We've got you covered. Check out our top 5 Father's day gifts: 1) Bushcraft 2) A weekend camping 3) Adam's Ale gift pack 4) Membership to the Farm Park (we offer gift packs too) 5) Homemade steak and chips (grab a rare breed steak from our shop for extra brownie points!) AND we are letting Dad's go free this Father's day weekend. If you book your tickets to the Farm Park online in advance you won’t need to pay for Dad (as long as you’re paying full price for at least one other ticket).

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