Cotswold Farm Park has just reopened following their Winter shutdown in time for half term. Lots of lambs are arriving already so now is a good time to visit. The arrival of new lambs is always a great sign that Spring really is on the way! Over the winter the farm park has added a new indoor play barn which is going down very well with visitors. There is plenty to keep you busy all day: demonstration barns, exploring the park and finding out about rate breeds, adventure playgrounds, nature trails and tractor rides
The ever popular Cotswold Farm Park is a great place for families to visit in the Cotswolds. There is plenty to keep you busy all day: demonstration barns, exploring the park and finding out about rate breeds, adventure playgrounds, nature trails and tractor rides. During the summer holidays each week has a special theme. This week is Birds of Prey Week with regular talks and demonstrations taking place. On Monday 10th August, the theme is 'Romans in the Cotswolds' with activities based around finding out about how the Romans shaped the Cotswolds.
This half term Cotswold Farm Park (also known as Adam's Farm) has organised a special 'nature week' In the Farm Park's Conservation Area a wide range of activities will be taking place including pond dipping sessions, a nature trail, a sensory footpath, crarts and planting. Cotswold Farm Park's Beekeeper will also be talking about all things honey!
Cotswold Farm Park makes a great family outing in the Cotswolds – with plenty of activities to keep everyone happy!
Now is a perfect time to catch lambing season at Cotswold Farm Park. They have some amazing statistics about the lambing that will be going on:
– their lambing season lasts for 8 weeks
– 655 pregnant ewes are expecting 1110 lambs
– lambs gain 70% of their birth weight in the final 6 weeks of gestation
– 1127kg of ewe nuts will be consumed in the demonstration barn each week
Twitter is full of tweets by people who have enjoyed watching lambs coming into the world during their visit to the farm park. Visitors have also been enjoying the excellent informative lambing talks.
Lambing season continues at Cotswold Farm Park until 12th April so would be a great place to visit over Easter.
Cotswold Farm Park are reopening following their Winter shutdown in time for Valentines Day and Half Term. The arrival of new lambs is always a great sign that Spring really is on the way!
The ewes at Cotswold Farm Park have been scanned and sprayed with coloured dots to indicate how many lambs they are carrying. This allows the ewes to be fed the right quantities of pellet food to ensure that multiple births aren’t too small and the single births aren’t too big.
Cotswold Farm Park opens on Saturday 14th February with their special 'Lambing Week'. As well as the fun of seeing the new arrivals, their will be craft activities and games for everyone to enjoy including a special lambing hunt.
From 1st – 21st December there with the help of their friendly animals and some audience participation there will be a 'Living Nativity' performance twice a day in the Demo Barn at Cotswold Farm Park. It promises to be a lovely way of introducing children to the Christmas story in the run up to Christmas. There is always a lot to see and do during a visit to the farm, and this addition makes it extra special!
For many of us, Adam Henson is know from his appearances on the BBC programme Countryfile. His farm, in the heart of the Cotswolds, is open to the public and makes a great outing for young and old alike.
There are many farm parks up and down the UK, but there is something special about Adam's Farm. Originally opened by Joe Henson (Adam's father) in 1971 it has a real focus on education and rare breed conservation is at the forefront.
From daily demonstrations to tractor rides, adventure playgrounds to hands on experiences this really is one for all the family.