Category Archives: Activities

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The Wonders of Lambing

Is there anything that can beat the sight of a newly-born lamb? Eyes blinking, a first tentative bleat and a woolly tail wagging ten to the dozen. It’s what spring is all about here at the Cotswold Farm Park as our brand new Animal Barn becomes the focus of everyone’s attention with all the excitement and anticipation of a maternity ward. This really is my favourite time of year and I love seeing new, little lives coming in to the world. But what makes lambing time even better is being able to share that joy with hundreds of our visitors. The improvements we’ve made over the winter mean that there’s plenty of room in the Animal...

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We are now closed for Winter

We are now closed for the Winter but will open for the 2018 season on Saturday 10th February with the start of our Lambing Season! If you're missing us over the closed period why not get your Farm Park fix by following our blog, or keeping in touch through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest! Tickets and animal snacks are available to buy online in advance. E-tickets are valid for 12 months and will grant faster entry though our shop.

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Re-purpose your pumpkin!

1.Turn your Pumpkin into a Planter Keep the Autumn festivities going by using your pumpkin as a planter for a small potted plant. The planter will last for several weeks, and then you can plant it directly in your garden to decompose   2. Create a Pumpkin Birdfeeder Feed your neighbourhood birds with a pumpkin birdfeeder. 3. Relax With a Pumpkin Face Mask Out late at a Halloween party? Recharge your skin with pumpkin’s good-for-you vitamins A, C and E. 2 Tbsp organic canned pumpkin puree or 1 small pumpkin 1/2 tsp organic honey 1/2 tsp milk (you can substitute soy or...

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New Adventure Barn

On Saturday 16th September, we will be opening our brand new Adventure Barn! The barn will be split into three sections; Barefoot Beach, Forest Floor and Construction Corner. These will feature a large sandpit with tower and beach hut, a ride on didicar track with den play area and a JCB area with ride on tractors! All areas will combine play and education - linking these aspects to our local history and the forming of the landscape. As well as a play area for the kids, we are adding a cafe outlet - The Shed - for the grown ups, serving hot and cold drinks with snacks.

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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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