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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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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We’re going Green in 2018!

With our team and visitors celebrating all things wild during our 'Nature Week' we thought there was no better time to announce our Green plan. It's easy to feel that you alone aren't able to make much of a difference to the environment- but you are! The combined efforts of everyone trying to do their bit can have a really meaningful impact. We've always been passionate about doing the right thing for the planet but this year have decided to really push ourselves. All of our teams have been beavering away behind the scenes to identify areas in which their departments can improve. So far: We've replaced all plastic straws wi...

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Welcome our new Falabella Horses!

Last week we welcomed a new breed of horse to the Farm Park.  Not only are the Falabella the newest horses at the Farm Park, they are also easily the smallest! These little creatures are usually no taller than 8 hands (32 inches). The falabella horse has been bred in Argentina for over 150 years and was developed to be the size of a pony but with the conformation of a horse. They do indeed look like a tiny horse and with their large expressive eyes, we think they look rather endearing. Horses are normally taller than 14.2 hands, however the Falabella is one of the few exceptions to this rule. As well as height, the bone structure...

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Live Milking and the Sheep Show are back!

The Animal barn is no longer filled by our lambing season (don’t look too sad it’s back next Feb!) so we can get back to our old favourites on the demonstration stage. The Entertainments Team will be delighted to take you on a journey through time in our Sheep show. Watch as our cheeky rams climb the pyramid stage and hear about the part that their breed has played in British farming history, plus, there are costumes! Milking takes place twice daily and you can see first hand where the milk you drink every day comes from. Meet our milking animal (cow or goat) and ask as many questions as you can think of- test our knowledge! Find...

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Calving – Live!

New born lambs steal the limelight, as well as our hearts, in spring. But sheep aren’t the only breeds giving birth at the Farm Park at this time of year. Now that Easter is behind us we’re in to the calving season as our pregnant rare and native breed cows take centre stage. We have six expectant mothers this April; two Highland cows, two White Parks, a Belted Galloway and a Gloucester. They’re all beautiful British breeds which are easy to recognise and always popular with the public. Just like the lambing demonstrations, we’re hoping that at least some of the cows will give birth during the day in our new Animal Barn so that visi...

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