The heatwave’s behind us and the ‘Back to School’ signs are all over the shops, but the summer isn’t over just yet! There’s still plenty of fun to be had at the Farm Park and a Bank Holiday week can always guarantee lots of families heading to the Cotswolds for a great day out. If you remember to bring your phone, you won’t be disappointed. Our Wonderland-themed Maize Maze has become a social media hit with visitors from all over the country sharing selfies as they navigate their way through more than a mile of twists and turns, following the White Rabbit, solving the puzzles, playing games and seeking out the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. The mind-bending Maize Maze really is made of maize and continues right through until Sunday 2nd September, so don’t miss out!
Animals are at the heart of everything we do and our large collection of British rare and native breeds are more popular than ever, whether they’re cute and cuddly or mighty and magnificent. They’ve been joined by some new arrivals here at the Farm Park who were born during the summer and have been settling in over the last couple of months. Among them are Felipe the Falabella horse who never ventures far from his mum, Amore, a wonderful Highland calf with that trademark ginger coat and a litter of Gloucestershire Old Spot piglets, one of our local county breeds.
Meanwhile an animal of a very different kind is causing a stir. If you’re following this year’s Cotswold AONB Hare Trail, it’s not too late to come face-to-face (or should that be nose-to-whiskers) with our very own sculpture. Fennella Forage Hare was created by the Winchcombe-based artist Gemma Hastilow and features beautiful illustrations of nature’s bounty; the plants, fruit and fungi that are freely available in the Gloucestershire countryside. It’s so intricate, informative and eye-catching that it really has to be seen to be believed. The good news is that Gemma’s amazing artwork will stay at the Farm Park entrance until 9th September before joining the other 60 hare sculptures on the trail in a fund-raising auction on 21st September.
So what are you waiting for? Get on over to the Cotswold Farm Park and stay in the holiday-spirit just a little longer.