We are a popular attraction for group visits from WI, U3A, social and holiday clubs, something which we’re very proud of and pleased to see. We aim to make your group’s day as memorable as we can.
Your group will be greeted by a member of staff on arrival. They will talk them through what activities are available, where the nearest toilets are and any specials we have on the menu for the day, as well as answering any questions group members may have.
A Welcome Introduction
We also offer an additional option for groups who would like to learn more about the Farm Park and its rare breeds:
1.45pm: Heritage Talk
You may also like to book a Heritage Talk for your group as part of your visit, which is available Monday to Friday during school term time. This is a fact packed half hour talk with:
- A brief history of Joe Henson’s life leading up to the opening of the Cotswold Farm Park, as well as Adam’s story and how he then took over the park
- The history of the Farm Park from its opening in 1971 to present day (including all the extra things we now offer – Fun Rides, camping, Christmas etc)
- Stories about the rare breeds – how they became rare and how the Farm Park and the RBST are helping
- Information about our arable produce (with a selection of this produce to have a look at – oil, honey and beer)
With complimentary tea/coffee @ £80
We regret that due to the high volume of visitors we are unable to offer the above option at weekends and school/bank holiday periods.
A range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks are prepared fresh every day at Cotswold Farm Park. Groups are welcome to use our cafe facilities, please advise us at the time of booking if you wish to do so.
Our newly renovated Café is open from 9am to 5pm daily and visitors are able to choose lunch from the daily blackboard or simply relax with a pot of tea and choose from a variety of home-made cakes. Lunches are served between 12pm and 3pm daily, but we are unable to take bookings for lunches prior to the day of your visit.
To ensure that everyone enjoys their visit, we do ask that groups please use the Café and gift shop on an individual basis and not as a whole group as our facilities are not extensive.
If any members of your group wish to bring their own packed lunches, there are several areas where visitors can relax and enjoy their picnic.
2019 Admission Rates
Please note that the Farm Park will re-open again on Saturday February 16th 2019.
Group Rate (for 20 or more admissions paying in one transaction):
Senior Citizens: £9.50
Children (4-15 years): £8.50
Toddlers(2 & 3 years): £7.00
Babies (0&1 years): Free
All activities/events within the Cotswold Farm Park including the Farm Safari Ride are included in the admission price. Details of our 2019 seasonal farming demonstrations can be found here.
- Ample free parking for cars and coaches
- Our newly constructed Visitor Centre opens in February and includes a larger Café and new Gift Shop.
- Outdoor and undercover picnic areas
- Hand washing facilities
- Toilets with disabled access
- Coach driver hospitality
Payment can be made on the day by card or cheque made payable to ‘Cotswold Farm Park Ltd.’
The Cotswold Farm Park is committed to providing access for all. Disabled parking is available next to the entrance, there are disabled toilet facilities, and doorways to the Farm Park shop and cafe are extra wide and ramped. The Farm Park itself has concrete, gravelled and grassy walkways, all wide enough to accept wheelchairs, although please note on very wet days the grassy walkways are on a slight slope which may be difficult to push wheelchairs around. We have two wheelchairs available which you are welcome to borrow during your visit and we would be more than happy to reserve one or both for you, but please contact us in advance to ensure they are reserved for you.
Our Farm Park team will be very happy to help you in any way that they can, so please do not hesitate to ask them if you require assistance of any kind. The Farm Safari Ride has wheelchair access and there is always a member of staff on hand to offer assistance if necessary.
We have a large, free coach parking area and a drop-off point right outside the door. Daily activities are listed on an information board at the entrance and you may enjoy the Rare Breeds through History at your leisure without an experienced member of staff if you wish. For those wishing to explore further we have a fully signed two mile Wildlife Walk with interpretation boards indicating what to look out for.
Making an Enquiry
To enquire about booking a group visit, please use our online enquiry form or contact Alison Kirk on 01451 850 307.
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