The Farm Park Blog

New arrivals, events, announcements ... you'll find all the latest news from Cotswold Farm Park here in our blog.

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It’s heating up on the farm!

It’s hot. In fact it’s very hot! The summer heatwave means we’re seeing lots of sun cream, wide-brimmed hats and ice-creams around the Farm Park at the moment. There are plenty of ways for our visitors to stay cool and safe in the sun and similarly the Farm Park staff are making sure the animals are calm and comfortable too. Just like us, livestock need shade and water when the temperatures rise. In the paddocks there are shady spots which the animals will seek out for themselves as soon as the air begins to warm and their water troughs are getting topped up throughout the day. There are other similarities between humans and farm an...

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Our first Members Party was a success!

Last Friday evening, we held our first Members party. This event was exclusively for our members, but they could also bring up to 5 friends along for free. It was a great atmosphere: the sun was shining, the BBQ sizzling and acoustic guitar vocalist Drew Hall was strumming some tunes. In addition to the Farm Park being open, there were some extra activities on offer. The Farm Safari took a special detour and went behind the scenes to the Farm and there were also talks about our Rare Breeds and the history of the Farm Park. We also had free tasters of produce, including cheese, meat and alcohol from some of our shop suppliers, ...

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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 Fa...

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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 month will ...

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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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