Group Visits

Thank you for considering Cotswold Farm Park as a destination for your group.

We are a popular attraction for both coach parties and visits from groups such as the WI, U3A, social and holiday clubs. This is something we’re really proud of and we always aim to make every group’s day as memorable as we can.

 

All groups are greeted by a member of staff on arrival, who will talk through what activities are available, confirm your lunch and Heritage Talk timings, and answer any questions group members may have.

We have a large, free coach parking area and a drop-off point right outside the door. For those wishing to explore outside of the Farm Park, we have a fully signed two mile Wildlife Walk.

Option 1: Full Groups Package

Includes Farm Park tickets, seasonal two-course meal with reserved seating and a private Heritage Talk with tea and coffee.

Available term-time weekdays only. Ideally bookings should be made 14 days in advance, for groups of up to 60, although we may be able to accommodate larger groups or shorter lead times – please do get in touch.

£19.50 per person

All activities/events within the Cotswold Farm Park, including the Farm Safari tour, are included in both our standard group admission price and Full Groups Package. Details of our seasonal farming demonstrations can be found here.

Seasonal 2-Course Meal

Autumn: Chicken and Mushroom Casserole, followed by Warm Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream

Winter: Cottage Pie, followed by Apple Crumble

Summer: Cheese and Ham Ploughmans, followed by Strawberry Eton Mess

Heritage Talk with Complimentary Tea or Coffee (30 mins)

  • 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)

 

Option 2: Standard Group Admission

Our basic group rate applies for 20 or more admissions paying in one transaction.

Pricing

Senior Citizens (60+): £9.50

Adults: £10.00

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 tour, are included in both our standard group admission price and Full Groups Package. Details of our seasonal farming demonstrations can be found here.

 

Refreshments

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 café facilities, please advise us at the time of booking if you wish to do so.

Our newly renovated café is open from 9am daily and visitors are able to choose lunch from the day’s menu or simply relax with a pot of tea and a variety of homemade 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, unless you are booking our Full Groups Package (see above).

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.

 

Heritage Talk

On term time weekdays, we are also able to offer a private Heritage Talk for your group as part of your visit for an extra charge. 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

The Heritage Talk will usually be booked in for 1.45pm, although we can be flexible with your group’s timings. The Heritage Talk and complimentary tea or coffee is included as standard for those groups booking our Full Groups Package (see above).

 

How to Book

To enquire about booking a group visit, please use our enquiry form or call Alison Kirk on 01451 850307, option 2 (9am – 5pm, Monday-Friday).

For Full Package Bookings:

Bookings should ideally be made at least 14 days prior to your visit, although we may be able to accommodate shorter lead times – please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do. Payment needs to be made 14 days prior to the visit (or at the time of booking). If you’re booking with plenty of notice, we’ll be in touch four weeks’ prior to your visit to confirm numbers. In the unfortunate circumstance that you need to cancel your booking within 14 days of your visit date, we will retain £10 per person.

Lunch tables will be reserved for your group and lunch will usually be served at 1.30pm, but we can be flexible on timings if this doesn’t suit your group. We can take bookings for up to 60 people as standard; we may be able to accommodate larger groups, please get in touch to organise a bespoke package.

For Standard Group Admissions:

Payment can be made on the day by card or cheque made payable to ‘Cotswold Farm Park Ltd’.

 

Facilities

  • Ample free parking for cars and coaches
  • Our newly renovated Visitor Centre, The Ox Shed, opened 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

 

Accessibility

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 café 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 tour has wheelchair access and there is always a member of staff on hand to offer assistance if necessary.

 

Download PDF - Group Visits Groups Brochure 2019