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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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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Extended opening hours for Evening Lambing

We know that Lambing is one of the most magical times of year here at the Farm Park and many of you just can’t get enough. If you’ve always wondered what it’s like in our lambing shed after dusk then you are in luck! For one night only, we will be keeping the Animal barn open until 8pm. Wrap up warm and snuggle together to watch our ewes bring their lambs into the world (hopefully!). Hot food and plenty of hot drinks will be available from the Shed. Just buy a normal day ticket and enter any time between 10:30am and 7:00pm to take part in this event. Check out our special event listings to find out more.

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