Category Archives: Activities

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Closure Announcement

As you can imagine, this is devastating for us all. Please bear with us during these very uncertain times - we will keep you all updated in the coming weeks and months. To all our Farm Park family - team, members, visitors and supporters from afar - take care of yourselves and your families, and we very much look forward to welcoming you all back to the Farm Park once this is behind us all. Best wishes,       FAQs Why are you closing? Supporting the ongoing health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is a priority; whilst devastated, we believe this is the responsible decision to...

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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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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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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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